Eames / San Diego

Join all the San Diego Eames nerds this Saturday, May 30th for a book signing and talk with Daniel Ostroff.
The event is being hosted by Boomerang for Modern, which is celebrating their 30th year in business! 

Books will be available for purchase.


Tackett / Thursday

La Gardo Tackett

Weekend / Stuff

Henry Takemoto

La Gardo Tackett and Kenji Fujita

Ellwood Hunt House / Threatened

Hunt House- Jerrold Lomax design under Craig Ellwood, 1955-57

I was fortunate to be able to visit the Hunt House before it sold in 2012 for $5.3 million. It was in incredible original condition, including some original furnishings. See more images here.
Architect Ardie Tavangarian purchased this architectural landmark and now wants to demolish it. 

Here is an example of a project by Ardie Tavangarian. 

Tavangarian also worked on a house for Jackie Collins, which was apparently inspired by a David Hockney painting. The architect reportedly worked with Richard Meier at one point. 
Source: The Real Deal

 The item was continued at the Malibu Planning Commission, so hopefully this small house won't become another victim of valuable real estate. It would be a major loss.
Tavangarian has already upset some in Malibu with another proposed project on an empty lot down the road. Read more here.
  

Tackett / Thursday

La Gardo Tackett

Weekend / Stuff

Iron Department

Tackett / Yanagi

Weekend ceramics, including Tackett and Robert Maxwell

Nathan Lerner / DIY Modern

Chair by Nathan Lerner (1913-1997) 
This is a full-scale foldout pattern for the DIY modernist handyman to complete at home. For those less adventurous modernists, the chair was also sold in kit form with pre-cut pieces that were sent disassembled in a box.
Lerner was part of the New Bauhaus at the Chicago Institute of Design and was Laszlo Moholy-Nagy’s star pupil.




Upholstery instructions.




Nathan Lerner  'LIGHT EXPERIMENT' photograph from 1937/1938 Annotated 'second semester' and 'Institute of Design Class Kepes-Smith' in pencil and with 'the new bauhaus chicago' stamp on the reverse, framed, 1937, printed in 1938
Source: Sotheby's (The auction note has a great bio on Lerner)