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Balboa Park / Insta

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Malcolm Leland gates at the San Diego Museum of Art sculpture garden Instagram photos
Claire Falkenstein fountain in the San Diego Museum of Art sculpture garden
Harrison McIntosh in the upcoming True Blue exhibition at the Mingei There are some Pond Farm pots as well. 
Nakashima in the upcoming True Blue exhibition at the Mingei
Part of the upcoming True Blue exhibition at the Mingei
Japanese friendship garden

La Jolla

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John Baldessari Brain/Cloud (with Seascape and Palm Tree) For more information about this project: Murals of La Jolla

Kim MacConnel
Roy McMakin
View from MCASD - La Jolla
Ken Price

Louis Kahn / Salk Institute

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Louis I. Kahn






Karl Benjamin / RIP

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Karl Benjamin, the last of the Four Abstract Classicists, Dies at 86 Read more here
“Small Planes: White, Blue and Pink” 1957 Image: NY Times

Four Abstract Classicists Karl Benjamin (1925-2012)
John McLaughlin (1898-1976)
Frederick Hammersley (1919-2009)
Lorser Feitelson (1898-1978) Photo: Gety
"#12" 1970

Architectural Pottery

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Photo: Maynard Parker
Photo: Maynard Parker
Photo: Maynard Parker
Photo: Bob Lopez

Hawk House / Joel's House

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1951 Hawk House hurricane lamp advertisement from Joel in Spokane, Washington Spokane Daily Chronicle, 1951
Joel E. Ferris, the owner at Joel  Source: Spokane Mid Century
Mary Jean and Joel E. Ferris house, 1954 Bruce Walker was the architect and Lawrence Halpirn was the the landscape architect. Source: Spokane Mid Century
Source: Spokane Mid Centuryhas done some great research on various aspects of the Ferris house.  

West Side / Arts + Architecture

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Tadao Ando house under construction on Malibu Road

Malibu Modern
"Taco Guy" at La Salsa on PCH in Malibu
From 1949 to 1987 "Taco Guy" on La Salsa was "Burger Guy"on Frostie Freeze.  La Salsa purchased the location in 1987, turned the burger into a tray, gave him a tan and a new outfit = "Taco Guy". Source: Experiencing LA

I ran into a nice Evelyn Ackerman.  The title is Pennants, from 1958 Opening at the Marine Art Salon in Venice
Tanya Aguiniga weavings in the exhibition. It runs until September 15th, by appointment only. Photo: Marine Art Salon

Craig Ellwood / Hunt House / Inside

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Hunt House- Jerrold Lomax design under Craig Ellwood, 1955-57 Weekend house designed for Dr. Hunt and is wife.  The front of the house is shaped as the letter "H"...cute


Up until recently, all the original furnishings were in the house.  Photo: California Modern: The Architecture of Craig Ellwood
The red door leads to the staircase to the beach

Photo: Beautiful Homes and Gardens in California
After 55 years the original Van Keppel Green bar stools are still there. The design on the counter is OG too.    
This tea pot can be seen next to the fireplace in the vintage shot above.  All the cabinets and panelling are Philippine mahogany.  
The Eames chairs look like the original ones too. 
Photo: Beautiful Homes and Gardens in California
Photo: California Modern: The Architecture of Craig Ellwood