CHRISNA DE BRUYN / THE EVER CHANGING POSSIBILITY OF IMMINENT CHANGE

 MIRAGE MAGAZINE NO3. BY HENRIK PURIENNE /

Posted in Uncategorized by chrisnadebruyn on May 19, 2010

ORCHESTRATE A PAST SENSIBILITY FOR FUTURE CHANGE. QUESTION THE ACCEPTED. NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF YOUTH. WEAR YOUR FRECKLES WITH PRIDE.

Photography by Henrik Purienne.
Styling by Chrisna de Bruyn.

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A preview of Mirage Magazine issue 3, to be released at an unspecified future date.

Mirage is a reto-inspired fashion scrapbook informed by the worlds of jetset hedonism, old school attitude and a certain adolescent nervousness. Issue 2 on sale now.

Mirage Magazine Website.

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HOME OF THE LONELY COWBOY /

Posted in Uncategorized by chrisnadebruyn on May 10, 2010

“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 /

Posted in Uncategorized by chrisnadebruyn on May 10, 2010

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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