Laverne Originals / Ruth Asawa

Laverne Originals ad / Ruth Asawa sculpture

Julius Shulman / Iron Man

Shulman's house and studio by Raphael Soriano

Shulman had a nice collection of iron furniture by some great Los Angeles companies. 
I'm sure they were some of the same pieces he would lug around to Case Study photo shoots.  
These photos are from when the house was listed for sale in 2009. 
Photos: davidbrayton.com

Paul Laszlo Americana line by Pacific Iron

Dorothy Schindele chairs for Modern Color Inc and possibly a VKG dining table. 

More Modern Color Inc pieces, including a Eugene Weston table

 It looks like the new owners are going to do some Dwell, BoConcept, Ikea remodel hack job on it: LA Curbed
I hope they haven't tossed the iron scraps to make room for the brand new stuff. 


Eames / Batgirl

Photo: vintagegal

Four Abstract Classicists

Four Abstract Classicists
Karl Benjamin, John McLaughlin, Frederick Hammersley, and Lorser Feitelson
Photo: Gety

Photo: LAMA

Eames: The Architect and the Painter in San Diego

SAN DIEGO, CA – On December 15, a unique partnership between several San Diego institutions will yield the local debut of the 
film Charles & Ray Eames: The Architect and the Painter, just days prior to its national (and local) broadcast debut via PBS.

ModernSanDiego.com in partnership with two Balboa Park institutions, Museum of Photographic Arts, Mingei International 
Museum, as and several sponsors, have come together to celebrate the work of pioneering designers Charles and 
Ray Eames. The couple’s groundbreaking work transformed photography, architecture, as well as interior, industrial, furniture 
and graphic design fields. This unique cross-disciplinary partnership reflects the Eames’ diverse interests and expertise 
that created a lasting legacy of their very productive lives.

Starting with a 6PM reception at Mingei International Museum’s ‘Craft Revolution’ exhibition, the evening will then conclude 
with the 7PM film screening at Museum of Photographic Arts’ 226-seat Joan & Irwin Jacobs Theater. KPBS will provide 
media support, and then air the same film at 10pm on Monday, December 19.

RSVPs are required prior to the event. Email jyork@mingei.org to RSVP. Tickets for RSVP’d guests will be sold at the 
door for $10, $8 for MOPA and Mingei International members.





Homer Delawie Lanthorn Residence

Interior shot of Homer Delawie's Lanthorn Residence in La Jolla.
There's a Jack Boyd and two Raul Coronel tiles on the table!

This house is for sale.
Contact keith@modernsandiego.com for more information



Image: Boo Radley's



It's hard to see, but there are a couple more Jack Boyds in the house, including a unicycler. 

Image: Objects USA

Jan de Swart

Jan de Swart Exhibition Catalog, 1963
Source: Jan de Swart

Jan de Swart Exhibition Catalog, 1963
Source: Jan de Swart

Top shelf sculpture from Sam Kaufman.
Seriously, look at the photo above. It looks like the same sculpture on 
the top shelf towards the left. 

Another good one from Fat Chance


Fulton Mall Clock Tower
Designers West, 1974: Jan de Swart

Fulton Mall Clock Tower, 2010
This place needs some work and these people are trying to do it:  Save the Fulton Mall
More Fulton Mall here

Cosanti / Earth House

Paolo Soleri designed "Earth House" at Cosanti
From the book: Artists' Handmade Houses
Thanks to Daniel from Cosanti for recommending the book

Bell/light fixture!

San Diego Craft, Then and Now

As part of their San Diego's Craft Revolution exhibit, the Mingei held a panel discussion called San Diego Craft, Then and Now.
Larry Hunter, Wendy Maruyama and Tanya Aguiñiga discussed the history of the 
San Diego State furniture program and their experiences as teachers, pupils and artists
Larry Hunter: Woodworking, The New Wave
Hunter studied under John Dirks.  

Larry Hunter Wood Clock

Maruyama studied under Hunter and has been a professor in Woodworking and Furniture Design
 at San Diego State University since 1989. 


Wendy Maruyama Book Stand

Aguiñiga studied under Maruyama and now teaches at Otis College of Art and Design.

Crossing the Line: A Space by Tanya Aguiñiga at CAFAM


Molded Plywood

From Professor Kaufman:

The "Molded Plywood" collection of four chairs designed by Charles and Ray Eames and their collaborators in the 
middle of the 1940s, and introduced after the end of WWII, has the distinction of being the first example of avant-garde 
furniture design finding immediate acceptance by the ordinary people for whom it was intended. Hitherto, highly 
original modernist furniture appealed -- almost without exception -- to a relatively small audience of architects, college 
professors, and wealthy socialites, however ideologically committed their designers were to the Common Man. 
This frustrating pattern of unintended exclusivity was finally overturned by the playful and imaginative approach of the Eames 
office, an achievement mostly repeated with each introduction of a new line of Eames designs.

Source: Sam Kaufman

Barton's Bonbonniere

Victor Gruen Lamp from Barton's Bonbonniere
at LACMA's 

Barton's Bonbonniere
Alvin Lustig is listed as the graphic design consultant 

Barton's Bonbonniere candy tin