Thursday, February 4, 2016

Bailey House

I had the wonderful opportunity to shoot at the Bailey House, Case Study House #21. 
Here's a little history on the house:
The Bailey House is one of many houses that were part of the Case Study House Program that ran from 1945 to 1964. The program's goal was to produce a clone of houses, making the Bailey house one to stand out. It was probably the first house to take on new “informal” designs as the Bailey’s 
(the couple who commissioned the house) were a ‘contemporary minded couple’. It gave the architect, Pierre Koenig, the change to “realize steel framings potential to achieve a truly open plan design that capitalized upon the cast spans that steel facilitated”. 
That was only the genesis of the house, as it went through many renovations over the following forty years. The house eventually sold to a female art collector from South Korea which “represented the second highest price of a Modern house auction”. It is now currently a pop-up gallery showcasing the works of artists based in Seoul, South Korea. There’s not too much information about the artwork online, but having seen it in person — it’s phenomenal.

I didn’t quite know what to expect from the house besides the photos I browsed through online. In person, the house is much more personal. It is welcoming, and draws you in with its unique light fixtures and sculptures. What sparked my interest most was the sea life themed light sculptures that captured the beauty of several sea creatures such as jellyfish, anemones, coral. It’s no doubt they brought talented artists to showcase their intriguing work. You won't be able to see much of the artwork in this post, so look forward to the next couple posts!

Read a little more about the Bailey House here

Collaborated with fellow fashion blogger, Zach Choi of Native to Nowhere 

What I'm wearing: 
Lolli Harness from Alien Moe 
Belted Jumpsuit from Top Shop
Fringe Platform Heels from Young Hungry Free 
The Beatles Sunglasses by Chilli Beans

What Zach's wearing: 
White Shirt by Top Man
Letter Sunglasses by Smoke x Mirrors
Classic Shelly Watch by Daniel Wellington
Boots by Doc Martens

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