Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Weekend Plans

East German Robotron 202 Typewriter from the DDR Museum
East German Typewriter - DDR Museum
via Nate Hofer

Katherine over at BackGarage has a great post up about her recent trip to Berlin and a stop at the storefront Deutsche Demokratische Republik Museum. The DDR's focus isn't on exposing crimes committed behind the Iron Curtain, but showing how everyday East Berliners lived, or should we say lived without. It really highlights the emotional attachments we sometimes make to objects and simultaneously makes STUDY a little uncomfortable since we'll be spending this weekend in the capitol of conspicuous consumption.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Life, on a Shelf In Your Kitchen

Deidre Schoo for The New York Times

Wha-BAM! Finger on the pulse my friends. At least that's what STUDY said when we saw these Ekby Mossby shelves hanging out in the New York Times profile of Kein Cross' duplex that he turned into a holiday boutique for one weekend in December. Okay, so we weren't the first people in the world to try these shelves out, but they certainly get the job done as evidenced by just about the entirety of the internet:

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Concert Posters as Supportable, Affordable Art

Via hensever

STUDY's been smitten for some time now with gig posters. Maybe it's a hold-over from those melancholy days spent in our rock-poster-plastered childhood bedrooms when all we could think about was how Dolores O'Riordan and Michael Stipe were the only people who really understood... but there's something comforting about these lovingly rendered prints that blur the line between hand-crafted and mass-produced.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Faith is taking the first step, even when you don't see the whole staircase.

Whether you're spending your Martin Luther King, Jr. Day stuck behind a desk or serving your community, remember that from humble beginnings come great things.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Mattress Shopping with Oskar

Would you deny this puppy a bed?

Poor Oskar. He's become so desperate about not having a proper place to lay his head that he's taken to sleeping in his car. Tough times my friend.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Doctor's Orders

There are few things we in life we hate worse than going to the dentist, but perhaps that wouldn't be the case if our dentist had this hanging out in his office:

Monday, January 11, 2010

An Uptown Kitchen Makeover

The kitchen here at STUDY HQ has been complete for months, but it wasn't until yesterday that we finally got around to photographing it. You may have seen snippets here and there, but we think it deserves a full-fledged post. What was once the least favorite - and arguably most disgusting - room in our little slice of Uptown rental heaven has become by far the cheeriest space. But first, a look back...

Friday, January 8, 2010

Horrifyingly Beautiful Interiors: Eyes of Laura Mars

Leave it to Apartment Therapy to get to a topic before this blog does, but let's face it... Eyes of Laura Mars is too gorgeous a movie to cover only once. I like to think of the film as a kind of love letter to the coked-out excess that was late '70s Manhattan, but there's so much more to the story of high fashion photographer Laura Mars, who has the unfortunate gift of being able to see through the eyes of a murderer—namely the interiors.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Hiatus, Interrupted

via Greything

STUDY was all over the place this past holiday season both mentally and physically, and while it's a great time of year, frankly we're glad to move on. I'm sure we're not alone in the particular form of melancholy this season can inspire, but it's times like these we have to remember what made the past year great.