CHRISNA DE BRUYN / THE EVER CHANGING POSSIBILITY OF IMMINENT CHANGE

HOME OF THE LONELY COWBOY /

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“The purpose of Architecture is to improve human life. Create timeless, free, joyous spaces for all activities in life. The infinite variety of these spaces can be as varied as life itself and they must be as sensible as nature in deriving from a main idea and flowering into a beautiful entity.” — John Lautner. 16 July 1911 – 24 October 1994

Sheats Goldstein Residence, is a house designed and built between 1961 and 1963 by American architect John Lautner in Beverly Hills,California. The building was conceived from the inside out and built into the sandstone ledge of the hillside; a cave-like dwelling that opens to embrace nature and view. The house is an example of American Organic Architecture that derives its form as an extension of the natural environment and of the individual to whom it was built. Typical of Lautner’s work, the project was approached from an idea and a unique structure was derived that solved the challenges of the site.

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THE CHEMOSPHERE /

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TONE DOWN YOUR DAILY ROUTINE. LEAVE THE BOXES BEHIND. LIVE IN MODERNIST OCTAGONS. REMEMBER TO BE KIND TO YOUR FRIENDS.

I can always recognize a building by John Lautner, Architect, not because it looks like any other Lautner building, but because it looks like nothing that has ever stood before on the face of the Earth.

(Originally written October 14, 1994)

The Chemosphere, built by American architect John Lautner in 1960, is an innovative Modernist octagon house in Los Angeles, California.
The building stands on the San Fernando Valley side of the Hollywood Hills, just off of Mulholland Drive. It is a one story octagon with around 2200 square feet (200m2) of living space. Most distinctively, the house is perched atop a concrete pole nearly thirty feet high. This innovative design was Lautner’s solution to a site that, with a slope of 45 degrees, was thought to be practically unbuildable. The house is reached by afunicular.

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MORE MORE /

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DONT FLY TO CLOSE TO THE SUN, IT MAY MELT YOUR WINGS. WEAR SUNGLASSES AT ALL TIMES.

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THE TROUBLE WITH MR. WOLF /

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DAEDALUS FASHIONED TWO PAIRS OF WINGS OUT OF WAX AND FEATHERS FOR HIMSELF AND HIS SON. BEFORE THEY TOOK OFF FROM THE ISLAND, DAEDALUS WARNED HIS SON NOT TO FLY TOO CLOSE TO THE SUN, NOR TOO CLOSE TO THE SEA. OVERCOME BY THE GIDDINESS THAT FLYING LENT HIM, ICARUS SOARED THROUGH THE SKY CURIOUSLY, BUT IN THE PROCESS HE CAME TOO CLOSE TO THE SUN, WHICH MELTED THE WAX. ICARUS KEPT FLAPPING HIS WINGS BUT SOON REALIZED THAT HE HAD NO FEATHERS LEFT AND THAT HE WAS ONLY FLAPPING HIS BARE ARMS. AND SO, ICARUS FELL INTO THE SEA IN THE AREA WHICH BEARS HIS NAME, THE ICARIAN SEA NEAR ICARIA, AN ISLAND SOUTHWEST OF SAMOS.

More is a film directed by Barbet Schroeder, released in 1969 starring Mimsy Farmer and Klaus Grünberg, dealing with heroin addiction on the island of Ibiza. It features a soundtrack written and performed by Pink Floyd, released as the album Soundtrack from the Film More.

THE PANAMA /

Posted in Uncategorized by chrisnadebruyn on May 10, 2010

ALWAYS COVER UP IN THE SUN AND STRIVE FOR A YOUTHFUL OPTIMISM AT ALL TIMES.

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LE FUMEUR BLONDE /

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SMOKE LIKE YOUR LIFE DEPENDED ON IT.

Assorted archive imagery. American Vogue Circa 1970’s.
Second from bottom – Photography Henrik Purienne
Bottom image – Photography Joe Szabo.

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I HAVE ONE PAIR AND THEY’RE FROM THE 70’s /

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3.55 THOSE JEANS LOOK REAL GOOD ON YOU. 3.13 YOU THINK YOU CAN RIP THAT SHIRT OFF YOU.  2.13 YOU RIDE HORSES IN THEM. 0.17 THATS WHERE YOU GET YOUR BLUE EYES

Calvin Klein Television Comercial. Early 90’s.

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THE JUMPSUIT /

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A SARTORIAL STATEMENT FOR THE DARING WOMAN. ACCENTUATE THE ABSURD.

Jumpsuit by Céline. Self Service – Spring Summer 2010.

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PRIORITIZE A KEEN EYE FOR ACCESSORIZING /

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THE DALMATIAN (CROATIAN: DALMATINAC OR DALMATINER) IS A BREED OF DOG WHOSE ROOTS ARE TRACED TO DALMATIA, A REGION OF CROATIA. IT IS NOTED FOR ITS WHITE COAT WITH EITHER BLACK OR LIVER SPOTS. BEST ACCESSORIZED WITH LIGHT BEACH CASUAL ATTIRE.

Paris Vogue. Circa 1973.

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LE MAILLOT VAGUE /

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THE STYLE OF A MODERN WOMAN. A GUIDE TO SUNDRESSING.

Assorted editorial imagery. 1969 – 1977.
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