This 1940s star chart is a touchstone for me. I found it while antiquing on a quick trip upstate, stealing a few hours in a town just north of New York City. I instantly knew I would frame it and put it in my bedroom. I thought nothing would be more perfect for a bedroom than a dark blue night sky. I love the large celestial scale of it, a world in itself. (American Modern, p. 68)I don't know about you, but I think I may keep my eyes open for star charts the next time I go to a flea market or enter a vintage shop. Speaking of shops, later this week, perhaps tomorrow, I'm taking you back to NYC and showing you a stylish design boutique in the East Village that offers handmade items.
Martyn Thompson for House & Garden, November 2007 via Architectural Digest