Commissioned maquettes of 14 iconic American properties, from Frank Lloyd Wright’s Falling Water to Jefferson’s Monticello, speak to quintessential American architectural precepts of development. Next to these—in a set-up similar to Rem’s Elements—are full-scale, “please contact” mock-ups of supplies and structural systems used to build homes, from glass curtain partitions to balloon-frames. Just reverse the room, in a bit called “Living at Home,” the exhibit makes its most poignant assertion.
If asked to imagine house, most of us will come to consider a specific home or constructing. And, for many people, the quintessential picture of house stays the place we grew up in. This shut affiliation between home and residential has long marked anthropological literature.
Here, the curators show hundreds of home items and objects—one may even say “parts”—that help personalize our residing areas. The collection proves that walls, home windows, and doors are not sufficient to define a home. House and Home is Ireland’s best liked interiors journal with an accessible mixture of Irish ideas for Irish interiors.
My roommate and I have an entire wall in our kitchen plastered with maps of locations we have been, and twin Ferris wheels, one at Navy Pier, one at Place de … READ MORE