VKG / Tackett

Recurring theme: Tackett fish and VKG


That's a good VKG candelabra out there 
Photos: Maynard Parker

Textiles / Furniture

Ray Komai

Ray Komai chair
Source: Brooklyn Museum


Alexander Girard

Alexander Girard table
Source: Christie's


Olga Lee

Olga Lee chair

Barney Reid

Barney Reid stool with ReidArt fabric

Paul McCobb

Arbuck by Paul McCobb

Alexander Calder

Alexander Calder chair from his studio 
Source: Furniture

Erwine and Estelle Laverne

Erwine and Estelle Laverne bench for Laverne Originals
Source: Wright20

Angelo Testa

Angelo Testa with his weaving covering a Barwa lounge.

Tackett / T / K

Tackett Studio Ceramic


Kenji Ks and Tackett Ts



MCASD / X

 Doug Wheeler: DW 68 VEN MCASD 11 
UV neon light and space installation at MCASD

Sol LeWitt

Margaret Noble: 44th and Landis

Richard Long



UCSD / Art & Architecture

Geisel Library, 1970
Architect William Perreira


There's Theodor Geisel (Dr Suess) with The Cat in the Hat, right next to his library

John Baldessari, READ/WRITE/THINK/DREAM, 2001
Baldessari sliding glass door at the entrance to the Geisel Library.
I guess all Baldessari's can't be winners, or maybe I just don't get it.
More about it here.


Do Ho Suh, Fallen Star, 2012

More about it here.
Image: UCSD

Bruce Nauman, Vices and Virtues, 1988

This is what it looks like when it's on.
More about it here.
Image: UCSD



The Grove Gallery, 1972
Architect Chuck Powers assembled four storage sheds that were later expanded to include
a darkroom, kiln and ceramics studio. 



Glass kilns at the Grove Gallery / UCSD Crafts Center

Glass from the kilns



Galbraith Hall, 1965

Architects Deems & Lewis


I wonder who did the ceramic relief?

Modern San Diego has a great list of architecture at UCSD.

Eames Tag / Detroit

My friend Kristen Gallerneaux Brooks sent me this Eames tag from the Packard Motor Car Company plant in Detroit. 
It's a screen shot from a film she did called Get In My Car & Drive: Nowhere in DetroitYou can watch it here.

The plant, designed by Albert Kahn, closed in 1956

Current state of the Packard plant
Image: metalocus


Motor City
Image: metalocus

Charles and Ray actually drove Fords for most of there lives, though the last cars they owned were a Jaguar and Mercedes.
In 1954 Charles wrote a letter to Henry Ford II about his concern with Ford's selection at the time. The letter says Charles 
had been driving Fords since 1929, and Ford convertibles since 1941.  The letter can be found here.   
Image: PBS

Charles in his Mercedes
Image: Eames Outtakes: L.A. Unrestrained (embedded below) 

Charles rolling by 901 Washington Blvd/ The Eames Office
Image: Eames Outtakes: L.A. Unrestrained (embedded below) 

Apparently Ray was hell on wheels.