over the weekend, i was cruising the decorative arts and design furniture collection at the los angeles county museum of art (LACMA) and stumbled across the purtiest little piece of furniture by henry glass (pictured above).
it's called the swingline dresser and was produced (in very small numbers) in 1951 as a piece of children's furniture. the rounded corners prevented injury and the multicolored cabinets were intended to assist with sorting.
however, mr. glass was a man of many talents. not only did he design a handful of colorful, modern, and modular furniture pieces, but he built the "first passive solar house in america" -- in 1948!
oh, and he designed the living room couch on "i love lucy."
here are a few more of glass's lovely goods...