Quote of the Week: Alexander Girard

“I am a reasonable and sane functionalist tempered by irrational frivolity.”

– Alexander Girard, 1907-1993

– interior designer, architect, furniture designer, textile designer, wooden doll maker, best know for his textile designs for Herman Miller from 1952-1975

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Photo Credits: Herman MillerVitra1st Dibs, Barneys NY The Window

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Quote of the Week

“A little bad taste is like a nice splash of paprika.  We all need a splash of bad taste – it’s hearty, it’s healthy, it’s physical.  I think we could use more of it.  No taste is what I am against.”

– Diana Vreeland, columnist and fashion editor, 1906-1989

Quote of the Week

“Among the favorite toys of many adults are stairs.  Stairs are irresistible fun, apparently, both to look at and to go up and down; an opera house without stairs for the audience to show itself off is unthinkable.”

– Michael Greer, Inside Design, 1962