Angie Hranowsky

The Miller House + The Remarkable Trio

November 30, 2011

Over Thanksgiving, while visiting my family in Indianapolis, I finally got a chance to visit the recently opened to the public Miller House & Gardens in Columbus, Indiana. Columbus has long been a mecca for modern architecture thanks to local visionary businessman, J. Irwin Miller.

In 1952 Miller commissioned Eero Saarinen, Alexander Girard and landscape architect, Dan Kiley to design his personal residence where he lived with his family for over 50 years. The stone and glass house is one of the greatest residences of the mid-20th century. Walking into the house today the architecture and interiors are timeless. The built-in tulip dining table is a precursor to the famous Saarinen Tulip table and the sunken conversation pit was the first of its kind. Saarinen's architecture is stunning, his use of marble walls and terrazzo floors are seamless from indoors to out. I am in love with the way Girard juxtaposed clean lines and cold surfaces with antique rugs, custom furniture and rich, colorful ethnic textiles.

Columbus, IN and the Miller House are architectural gems, worth a trip even if you don't have family in Indy.

California Love

November 17, 2011

I just spent a little time in Los Angeles with my dear friend Susan, too little actually, but it was inspiring and tons of fun! Lots of scouting, shopping, great food and a trip to the Rose Bowl flea market. I'm already feeling the pull to go back... here's a peek into my whirlwind trip.

I adore this store! Roseark and it's uber stylish jewelry designer and owner, Kathy Rose, first caught my eye on closetvisit.com. I am coveting her gold double tail cuff bracelet, but I walked away with a beautiful gold tattoo ring on this trip.

The most amazing selection of vintage clothing at The Way We Wore.

A Sister Corita Kent screenprint at the Rose Bowl flea market.

My friend Nepita's VW van just before we flew out.