Jean Balmer / Garden Forms

Jean Balmer Ceramic Garden Forms

Jean Balmer
Source: Objects USA

Voulkos / ACC

Aileen Osborn Webb and Paul J. Smith with a Peter Voulkos sculpture at the International Ceramics Exhibition in Ostend, Belgium, 1959.

It's hard to tell if they like it. 

Source: America Craft Council

Heath / Archives

Heath Ceramics donated the companies archives to the Environmental Design Archives (EDA) at UC Berkeley.  
The EDA is uncovering the history of Heath Ceramics and the lives of Brian and Edith Heath.
Read more at the Heath Blog

“Useful Objects for the Home” at the Akron Art Institute, 1947

Source: Brian and Edith Heath Collection from the Environmental Design Archives, via the Heath Blog


Art Disposal Service

Dean Santner / ACC

Dean Santner in his booth at the American Crafts Council Pacific States Crafts Fair in 1976 
Source: American Crafts Council

Every house should have a Santner wood cutting board.
Source: LAMA


Farnsworth had the same wine rack. 

Palm Springs

Hanging Eames
At Hedge

1960s Russian Jet Fighter Suit

Rudolph Schindler mailbox, Maryon Tool House, 1947
Architecture viewing is best done in the day.

104 °F

Knock / Knock

Paul Soldner
Source: Craftsmen Builder  

Wood door by Eric Hoglund

Kitty door

Svetozar Radakovich door, 1966 
(Greg Strangman collection)


Svetozar Radakovich, in collaboration with Carl Ekstrom Fiberglass Doors
California Design 10

John Kapel door
Source: Handcrafted ModernLeslie Williamson 

C. Fletcher Coddington

Studio Door by Malcolm Leland
Source: Studio 111


Kay Whitcomb Enamel Doors
Source: Reform Gallery

James Hubbell hardware

Mabel Hutchinson doors
Source: Reform Gallery

Dieter Muller-Stach

Claire Falkenstein Gates, Venice, Italy
Eames and Walsh Door, Dean House

Coffee

Vacuum coffee maker at La Fonda Del Sol 
Source: ALEXANDER GIRARD by Todd Oldham & Kiera Coffee

Chemex at the Eames House

Alexander Girard with his press
Source: ALEXANDER GIRARD by Todd Oldham & Kiera Coffee

Chemex at a Gordon Drake house

La Gardo Tackett and Kenji Fuji

Dr. Peter Schlumbohm and his Chemex coffee makers (1949)
Source: Life via Kaufman Mercantile

LBC / Vets

Caught another Tackett

BAT-1 : Barber Armchair Tilt - Upholstered

Kitchen Supplies

901 Washington Blvd

Eames Office, 1976
Source: The Story of Eames Furniture, Marilyn Neuhart with John Neuhart

Eames Office Model, built by John Neuhart
Source: The Story of Eames Furniture, Marilyn Neuhart with John Neuhart

Eames Office Model, built by John Neuhart
Source: Wright

Eames Office Model, built by John Neuhart
Source: Wright

Bay Cities Garage, 1943
Source: The Story of Eames Furniture, Marilyn Neuhart with John Neuhart

901 Today



June Schwarcz

June Schwarcz's house in Sausalito, CA

Nice Espenet dining set

Sculpture by Tom Hill, paper objects by Kay Sekimachi, and carved sticks by Dominic Di Mare

Wood spoons carved by Leroy Schwarcz, June's late husband.


2011 enamel piece by June 

June Schwarcz, still looking good at 93. She might even be 94 now.  Her birthday is this month.
Here is the full article on the American Craft website: The Seeker
All photos are by Leslie Williamson