midcenturymodernfreak:

Hawaii Modern

1955 Liljestrand House | Architect: Vladimir Ossipoff | Honolulu, HI | Photography: Mariko Reed

Designed by Vladimir Ossipoff, the Liljestrand House is recognized as an outstanding example of mid-twentieth century Hawaiian modern architecture.

Mr. Ossipoff’s designs are known for seamless integration of building and site, elegant orchestration of circulation, clever management of views, and creative mix of modern and natural materials.

The home is currently owned by Bob Liljestrand and was originally designed and built for his parents. Architect Vladimir Ossipoff was involved in all the details including all the furniture and rugs you see. The home, with spectacular views of downtown and Diamond Head, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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precolumbian:

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Wow… lotsa swoops.

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precolumbian:

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Wow… lotsa swoops.

Cash, gold, loans, ukuleles…

Posted at 9:26pm.

Cash, gold, loans, ukuleles…
Growing older is a process of verification. Age and experience bring into clarity all of the advice and cliches passed on by antecedent generations. Sadly, it’s always too late when you realize these things.

Posted at 4:06pm and tagged with: age, text, history, aging, personal, cliches, life, regret,.

thisishonolulu:

arqsa:

Minimal Balcony
by spiraldelight

The lanai stacks of Waikiki have a certain repetitive beauty.

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thisishonolulu:

arqsa:

Minimal Balcony by spiraldelight

The lanai stacks of Waikiki have a certain repetitive beauty.

ryanpanos:

The (New) Book of Questions

In 1974 Pablo Neruda published his best-seller “The Book of Questions” : poems in the shape of questions, observing whatever surrounded him , with the wonder of a child. Is in this spirit that the project ” The ( New) Book of Questions” is founded: to observe and question the “territories in process” we live in, rather than to “answer” them. These questions will lead authors and lectors into the realm of further observation and, if lucky, further questioning. The aim of this “book” is to become a device or tool for thinking, observing and understanding the landscape, city, and space. The (New) Book of questions will document , in the format of questions, different perceptions of the territory during a year (Nov. 8th. 2012 until Nov 8th  2013).

Ask your own questions about architecture here

Posted at 5:30pm and tagged with: architecture, philosophy, questions,.

architectureofdoom:

ohwowthing:

The open-air sculptured memorial to UTA Flight 772, a French passenger plane blown up over the Nigerian in 1989.

View this on the map

Posted at 1:00pm and tagged with: memory, memorials, art, memorial, tragedy, travel, africa,.

midcenturymodernfreak:

Modesty Blaise | 1966

The film story sees former crime boss Modesty Blaise (played by Italian actress Monica Vitti) being recruited by a branch of British Intelligence to help prevent a diamond theft, which leads to Blaise getting into conflict with Gabriel (Dirk Bogarde), the head of the diamond theft ring who maintains a compound in the Mediterranean where his right-hand woman, the Amazonian Mrs. Fothergill, alleviates her boredom by killing people. - Via

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Posted at 12:54pm.

The King Kakakaua Building. It’s as diverse as Hawaii with Midcentury modern, Streamline Moderne and Art Deco features with Asian inspired hardware and accents. (at King St & Kalakaua Ave Intersection)

Posted at 5:40pm.

The King Kakakaua Building.  It’s as diverse as Hawaii with Midcentury modern, Streamline Moderne and Art Deco features with Asian inspired hardware and accents. (at King St & Kalakaua Ave Intersection)