What Matters

July 2021 Issue

UFOs – Uncompromising Futuristic Objects

Have you ever wondered what it might be like to live on the set of The Jetsons, Star Trek, Buck Rogers, Mad Max, or Star Wars? Have you been reading about the resurgence of UFO stories in the news? It seems that alien architecture is making its way down to Earth. Is this architecture attracting UFOs? Regardless, the results are otherworldly and spectacular.

George Tokaj

Like two crop circles in the middle of a field, this uber modern winery in Hungary is taking shape. Famous for the late harvest tokaj grape, the Sauska family is moving this region into sparkling and other wines through restoring old vines destroyed during Communist rule. Sauska wines are already on a lot of American restaurant wine lists, so enjoy them when you can. We can’t wait to visit Budapest and take a side trip to this modern marvel.

It’s a Mad World

Beijing and Los Angeles based Mad Architecture is the leader in alien-looking architecture here on Earth. There is something about curvy steel, molded concrete, and undulating glass that make these buildings feel alien and make rectilinear buildings feel humanoid. Check out some of these buildings around the world. Do you have a favorite?

Back to the Future

Have you ever considered what people over 100 years ago thought about the future of the world? Innovations like electricity, x-rays, radio waves, automobiles and airplanes were extremely exciting at the beginning of the 20th Century. Italy lagged the UK, France, Germany, and the United States in the pace of its industrial development. Culturally speaking, Italy’s artistic reputation was grounded in ancient, renaissance, and baroque art and culture. Simply, Italy represented the past. In the early 1900s, a group of young and rebellious Italian writers and artists emerged determined to celebrate industrialization. They were frustrated by Italy’s declining status and believed that the Machine Age would result in an entirely new world order and even a renewed consciousness. In 1909, Futurism was born.

Press On

We have been working on publishing this home (owned by our principal, Jason Claire) for quite some time. Enjoy the digital spread and please pick up the Summer 2021 hardcopy issue of Home & Design Magazine. Interior Matter took this Chesapeake Bay waterfront retreat and made it a very special mini-compound featuring a main home, guest home/office, pool and pergola, and dock. The home features vintage, custom, and new furniture, furnishings, wall coverings, lighting, and a collection of original art and artifacts from this couple’s world travels.