October 31, 2017

Update - December 1st, 2017: This home has been demolished. There was an auction for miscellaneous items from the home, although many had high reserves and ultimately were not sold. I did manage to buy an original cyprus folding screen from the house at that auction. Another Kawahara owner also secured items and materials from the home. At least something was salvaged from this beautiful property. See below for a photo of the folding screen from the Kawahara house:

Appreciating mid-century modern architecture can be a bitte...

October 27, 2017

We put a twist on classic Halloween decor with Eames and MCM pumpkin carving!

October 22, 2017

It's no secret that here at Trystcraft, we are big fans of Charles and Ray Eames. So when Uniqlo announced that they were releasing a collection in collaboration with the Eames Office, we were seriously excited! The SPRZ NY Eames Collection offers a variety of T-shirts, some of which include MOMA special editions, as well as blankets, stoles and house slippers. 

Our first impressions of the collection were that the items were priced very reasonably - in line with Uniqlo's normal pricing. All items in the collection are betw...

October 22, 2017

The Dow name might be commonly associated with the chemicals and plastics of the Dow Chemical Company, but architecture buffs will think of one man: Alden B. Dow. An architect from Midland, Michigan, Dow is largely responsible for the Michigan Modern style of architecture. With an architecture degree from Columbia University and a successful stint working with Frank Lloyd Wright at Taliesin, it's little surprise that Alden B. Dow became such an influential and prolific architect. 

If you visit Midland, Michigan, there'...

October 17, 2017

To call Frank Lloyd Wright prolific would be a serious understatement. Over 400 Frank Lloyd Wright buildings are still standing, and they can be found across the country (and around the world). Living in Kalamazoo, Michigan means we're lucky enough to have some FLW structures right in our city. There are also quite a few in surrounding areas, but most are not open to the general public. 

That's why we were thrilled to find out about the FLW 4 Tour in Okemos, Michigan. Put on by Docomomo Michigan and the Historical Society o...

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