Showing posts from September, 2011

Freeman Lederman

Pat Lopez for Freeman Lederman

Freeman Lederman Hibachi Skewers

Eames House Video

Charles and Ray Eames' living room makes an interim home at LACMASee video here: LA TIMES

The House That Sam Built - Huntington Library

Sam Maloof string chair and Natzler Bowl Sam Maloof and Art in the Pamona Valley, 1945-1985 Huntington Library Part of Pacific Standard Time

Doug Ayers

Doug Ayers wood vases

San Diego's Craft Revolution From Post-War Modern to California Design

There is only one person who could have created the  San Diego craft bible, and Dave Hampton just did. It's amazing.
Barney Reid Enamel
Russell Forester and Jack Boyd
See the exhibit at the museum Martha made: The Mingei International Museum The exhibit was curated by Dave Hampton and is part of Pacific Standard Time

Reform Booth / SF20/21: San Francisco 20th

Espenet, JB Blunk, Romeo Reyna

Pearson / Sheets / Nelson

Herman Miller Rosewood Cabinet Series catalog Invoice for cabinets sold to California painter Millard Sheets and delivered to Bill Pearson Canceled check to Herman Miller from Bill Pearson Herman Miller business card for the Beverly Blvd showroom
Bill Pearson was a jockey, art enthusiast and kind of a bad ass.  He was also a winner on  "The $64,000 Question" in April of 1956.  Millard sheets, a good friend of his, was the  expert he brought in with him in the isolation booth.  Bill was a won on the show by correctly  identifying six paintings, the artists who painted them and a teacher each of the artists studied with.
Photo of Millard Sheets, Bill Pearson and show host Hal March: Getty Images 

Right after cashing his winning check for $64K, Pearson went into Knoedler gallery in  New York and bought a Edward Hicks’s painting, Peaceable Kingdom, for $5,000. 
Later in 1956 Millard Sheets goes to Herman Miller to place an order  for some  George Nelson 
rosewood case pieces for Bill Pearso…

Tackett / Tuttle


Michael Arntz

Pair of smallish plaques at the flea.  They wanted $6K with the threat  that if they didn't sell they would be sending them to auction.  OK, so flea market first, then auction...bozos
Monumental Garden Pot at LAMA in 2008 - Sold for $12K
"Monument to Hetch Hetchy" California Design 11

Sotheby's Is Slumming It

Kenji Fujita - Freeman Lederman
Malcolm Leland Lantern - Architectural Pottery
A Mid Century Eye: The Collection of Colleen Sullivan Entire Catalog is here

Hawk House / Hawk House

Hawk House Lamp
Hawk House Los Angeles 39

Hawk House Hurricane Candleholder and Barbecue-Brazier  Architect Craig Ellwood - Lappin Residence 1949 Modernism Rediscovered - Julius Schulman
Architect Carl L Maston - Virgil Apartments 1951 Photo: Modernism Rediscovered - Julius Schulman
Edwin "Stan" Hawk House in Silver Lake by Architect Harwell Hamilton Harris 1939 The address of Stan's house is listed in promotional materials for the Hawk House Brazier and Candleholder Photo: Architectural Forum - Fred Dapprich

SD Blackout

Finally a reason to use that VKG candleholder and Leland lantern

California look?

What defines the California look? LA TIMES

La Gardo Tackett Studio Bowl