I’m on the verge of developing a serious allergy to all those same-same Nordic interiors in strict black & white, with just a few carefully-selected, authentically natural-toned accessories (baby included). Know what I mean? Want to start a riot in there?
Well, in case you’re feeling the same way as I am, you’ll enjoy the antidote contained in these images of Alexander Calder‘s marvellously energic home.
All these images come (via Mondoblogo) from the book Calder at Home: The Joyous Environment of Alexander Calder, by Pedro E Guerrero, who photographed Calder and his wife Louisa, in different houses and studios over 13 years, and all his homes and studios overflowed with energy, mobiles, works in progress and toys for grandchildren.
As I wrote this post, I remembered that I’d seen something at the new Whitney a week or so ago that had surprised and delighted me: Alexander Calder, so well-known for his perfectly balanced mobiles, constructed a fabulously crackpot functioning miniature circus from wire and bits of wood and fabric. It is a delight to behold, and makes perfect sense in the context of these pics of his home (and these of his studio, too).
Watch this video of Alexander Calder setting up and performing his circus, way back in 1961.