American Modernism

On beige paper, a simple, brown illustration of a tree with a thick trunk and willowy leaves is annotated with instructions and measurements.
Lanette Scheeline’s California Modernism
Lanette Scheeline's lyrical interpretation of the California landscape translated into environmental wallpaper murals that enhanced the modern domestic interior.
Image features a double-sided wastebasket in the shape of an inverted triangle with two triangular feet and a red interior. One side shows a black background with silver-toned rays emanating from top right corner and a 'cityscape' of colorful overlapping rectangles at the base. Please scroll down to read the blog post about this object.
Trashy Modernism
Tucked underneath a desk or in a corner of a room a wastebasket sits waiting to collect trash. While an often overlooked item of everyday life, it received the full attention of Donald Deskey. The designer, who established his career in New York in the 1920s, dedicated himself to reimagining the look of the American...