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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.
In 1974 published his best-seller : poems in the shape of questions, observing whatever surrounded him , with the wonder of a child. Is in this spirit that the project 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).
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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