Y H B H S (card catalog) selection 13.....

Benjamin Luddy & Makoto Mizutani of SCOUT REGALIA,

designers, L.A.

High-Tech: Industrial Style and Source Book for the Home
by Joan Kron & Suzanne Slesin

"How to outfit your home with paraphernalia originally developed for factories, battleships, dry cleaners, laboratories, Chinese restaurants, and hundreds of other commercial and industrial users."


Ben and Makoto of SCOUT REGALIA write: "It was a random and supreme find during a trip to Powell's Books in Portland, Oregon last winter.

High-Tech: Industrial Style and Source Book for the Home
by Joan Kron & Suzanne Slesin. Published in 1978, this style and source book captures what was envisioned as "High Tech" in the late 70's.

There are really great examples (still relevant today) of open storage systems and utilizing industrial materials and systems for the home.

Additionally, there are some amazing photos of wacky interiors including a super graphic of a huge dewy pink rose in a dining room, a room fully clad in carpet, and a pre-wireless “High Tech” room with hanging cords plugging into all sorts of equipment."


Scout Regalia is a Los Angeles based, multitasking design practice obsessed with the design and fabrication of space, furniture, home products, graphic identities, material processes, and sustainable living. Established in 2006 with Benjamin Luddy and Makoto Mizutani, the design studio is dedicated to supporting local fabricators, and aspires to embody innovation, discipline, and inquisitiveness in all the work that is produced. Embracing both the unassuming and ornamental aspects of design, Scout Regalia celebrates the inherent design of everyday living.