Vitsœ (pronounced ‘vit-soo’) was the name of the company’s founder, Niels Vitsœ (1913-1995). While selling Danish furniture in post-war Germany, this man of immense charm, grace, determination and dry wit was introduced to a youthful Dieter Rams by fellow designer Otto Zapf. In 1959 they founded a company called ‘Vitsœ+Zapf’ to realise Rams’s furniture ideas. … Read the rest of this entry.
The Jazz Loft Project, by Sam Stephenson at the Centre for Contemporary Photography and the Smith estate, is devoted to preserving and cataloging the works of photographer W. Eugene Smith. From 1957/65, Smith made 4,000 hours of recordings on 1,740 reel-to-reel tapes and nearly 40,000 photographs. The project is preserving and cataloging Smith’s tapes, researching … Read the rest of this entry.
Inspired by the perfumers of Paris and the fine chocolatiers of Provence, teamaker Steve Smith has once again picked up his tasting spoon — a big-bellied, sterling silver antique found in a stall in Tinsukia, India. Steve uses this spoon daily, to perfect the teas that bear his name. Joined by trusted cohorts from his … Read the rest of this entry.
Esquire is a men’s magazine, published in the U.S. by the Hearst Corporation. Founded and edited by David A. Smart in 1932 edited, Henry L. Jackson and Arnold Gingrich. In the 1940s, the popularity of the Petty Girls and Vargas Girls provided a circulation boost. In the 1960s, Esquire helped pioneer the trend of “New … Read the rest of this entry.