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Friday, August 1, 2014

Local mid-century inspiration

A beautiful modern home by award-winning architect Josh Nimmo is for sale in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Built on a beautiful wooded lot measuring over 1.5 acres, this 2777 square foot home boasts 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. Taking a cue from Richard Neutra, floor-to-ceiling glass walls blur the lines between the interior and exterior, where current owners have planted fruit trees and vines, herbs, and a variety of vegetables.

Tigerwood walls, a freestanding fireplace, and a dumbwaiter to carry groceries up from the basement level make this house unique. It is listed at $760,000.

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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Hans Bølling

Hans Bølling (1931- ) originally attended an Art and Handcraft School to become an advertising designer but decided some years later to study architecture at the Royal Danish Art Academy.

Bølling designed villas, government buildings and apartment complexes, as well as furniture, but he is probably best known for his 1954 design of The Duck and later its offspring the Duckling.

His teak animals and human forms are highly collectible, including Oscar the Dog, The Optimist and The Pessimist. The Mermaid figure, has been re-released by Architectmade.

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Oscar the Dog, 1953

Duck and Duckling, 1959

The Mermaid, 1960

The Optimist and The Pessimist, 1963

Rolling cart

In the following video from 2011, Hans Bølling explains how his animals and human forms came about. - greatdanefurniture