try a little tenderness

Hungarian architect Farkas Molnar (1897–1945), The Red Cube, 1922-3
"He became a leading member of the Modern Movement between the wars. At the Bauhaus he designed his Red Cube House which was to be published, and is associated with Hungarian Activism. In 1929, at the invitation of Gropius, he contributed to the CIAM conference on ‘The Small Apartment’, after which he and others formed the Hungarian branch of CIAM. A powerful protagonist of International Modernism, Molnár designed several white-rendered blocky houses, with bold cantilevers and deep terraces, set in the hills around Budapest, clearly influenced by De Stijl. Some of his designs (e.g. Houses on Cserje (1931) and Lejtö (1932) Streets, Budapest) are paradigms of the International Style that gelled at the Weissenhofsiedlung, Stuttgart, in 1927. His Budapest apartment-blocks on Lotz Károly Street (1933) and Pasaréti Avenue (1937) are also significant. For a brief period in 1933 he collaborated with Breuer before the latter emigrated to America. Molnár was killed during the Soviet siege of Budapest (1945).”

Hungarian architect Farkas Molnar (1897–1945), The Red Cube, 1922-3

"He became a leading member of the Modern Movement between the wars. At the Bauhaus he designed his Red Cube House which was to be published, and is associated with Hungarian Activism. In 1929, at the invitation of Gropius, he contributed to the CIAM conference on ‘The Small Apartment’, after which he and others formed the Hungarian branch of CIAM. A powerful protagonist of International Modernism, Molnár designed several white-rendered blocky houses, with bold cantilevers and deep terraces, set in the hills around Budapest, clearly influenced by De Stijl. Some of his designs (e.g. Houses on Cserje (1931) and Lejtö (1932) Streets, Budapest) are paradigms of the International Style that gelled at the Weissenhofsiedlung, Stuttgart, in 1927. His Budapest apartment-blocks on Lotz Károly Street (1933) and Pasaréti Avenue (1937) are also significant. For a brief period in 1933 he collaborated with Breuer before the latter emigrated to America. Molnár was killed during the Soviet siege of Budapest (1945).”

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606 universal shelving system
by dieter rams
Rams’ ten principles of “good design”
1 Is innovative2 Makes a product useful3 Is aesthetic4 Makes a product understandable5 Is unobtrusive6 Is honest7 Is long-lasting8 Is thorough down to the last detail9 Is environmentally friendly10 Is as little design as possible
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606 universal shelving system

by dieter rams

Rams’ ten principles of “good design”

1 Is innovative
2 Makes a product useful
3 Is aesthetic
4 Makes a product understandable
5 Is unobtrusive
6 Is honest
7 Is long-lasting
8 Is thorough down to the last detail
9 Is environmentally friendly
10 Is as little design as possible

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c-inefilia:

 ”On the set of the film The Mirror, Andrey Tarkovsky included himself in one scene, lying in a hospital bed and holding a tiny bird on his right hand. And this is what happened to him at the end of his life: in his sick-room in Paris, the room where he died, a little bird would fly every morning through the open window and come to light on him.” 
From the book “Instant Light - Tarkovsky Polaroids

c-inefilia:

 ”On the set of the film The Mirror, Andrey Tarkovsky included himself in one scene, lying in a hospital bed and holding a tiny bird on his right hand. And this is what happened to him at the end of his life: in his sick-room in Paris, the room where he died, a little bird would fly every morning through the open window and come to light on him.” 

From the book “Instant Light - Tarkovsky Polaroids

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