DESIGN, BITCHES

This is a reminder to myself to go see Almost Anything Goes: Architecture and Inclusivity at the
Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara. It closes April 13, 2014.

In particular, I'm interested in seeing the installation, Heavy, by Design, Bitches, two sharp-witted
and talented architects working in Los Angeles.

Heavy, 2013 Photo: Design Bitches

Heavy, 2013
Photo: Design Bitches

I also love these photographs they took of themselves posing as Masters of Architecture from 2012 that are in this exhibition. This is the part where my inner architecture-nerd resurfaces with giddy excitement.

Photo: Design Bitches. Left to right, posing as: Eero Saarienen, Kazuyo Sejima, IM Pei, Philip Johnson, Charles and Ray Eames, Le Corbusier.

Photo: Design Bitches.
Left to right, posing as: Eero Saarienen, Kazuyo Sejima, IM Pei, Philip Johnson, Charles and Ray Eames, Le Corbusier.

Photos: Design Bitches. Love these ladies!

Photos: Design Bitches. Love these ladies!

Architects are a wonderful and crazy breed. It's proven. My favorite image in this series mimics Le Corbusier naked and painting a mural on E.1027, a house by Irish architect Eileen Gray. E.1027 was the subject of my architectural thesis way back when in 2002, so of course I'm very biased. And I could launch into a huge academic adventure right here, but I'll spare you. (You're welcome.) Suffice it to say, these are two very talented women and I'm excited to see that they were included in this exhibition.

Read the review of the exhibition in The Architect's Newpaper, here.