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LBC / Vets

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Pacific Iron Products
Heath

Wright Modern Design / Shopping List

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EAMES prototype Radio gift from charles eames to alexander girard
CHARLES EAMES AND EERO SAARINEN Organic design Chair
heywood wakefield made something cool

Don knorr
GRETA MAGNUSSON GROSSMAN That's a good one
EAMES ESU 400-C
CHECK OUT THE REST OF THE GOOD STUFF: WRIGHT

SAN / Art

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Snapshot in Sculpture 1960's San Diego Midcentury Art Dave Hampton curated an exhibit at the San Diego Airport - Terminal 2 Baggage Claim Trip out on that Jean Balmer

MARCAS FAMOSAS / GLEEN OF CALIFORNIA

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Gleen of California y Muchas Mas Source: La Opinion, 1959

Conover / Not

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Lawrence Peabody fiberglass chair for Selig. Not Luther Conover. 
Impostor stacking stools.  Go back to Jersey you washerless feet thin tops!
The original Conover stools, like this set, are so much better.

Offices / Pauls

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Paul Frankl
Paul Laszlo
Photos: Maynard Parker

Luther Conover House

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1947 drawing of a house Luther Conover designed for himself in Tiburon, Marin County, CA  The actual house was built in 1956 and some changes were made to this design.  Conover worked on the house with his architect friend Gale Taffinder. 
Sketches by Spencer Deverill Source: Arts & Architecture, 1947

She Bangs the Drums / Balmer

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Jean Balmer ceramic and rawhide drum. 
This is the coolest thing I've bought in a while... so cool I had to Instagram it.

House / Boats

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Stucco boathouses located a couple blocks away from the beach, in Encinitas, CA.  

The SS Encinitas and SS Moonlight were built by architect Miles Kellogg in the late 1920s using old timber from the  Moonlight beach dance house.  The dance house didn't make it through prohibition. Mile's dad was a sea captain.
They look so much cooler with the anchors and the pointy things. 
Image: Encinitas Preservation Foundation  More information: Encinitas Historical Society

JBL / Paragon

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JBL Paragon with some McIntosh tube equipment in Hideto Irikawa's house- Kamakura, Japan. Source: Selectism
This Paragon was in the PST California Design exhibition at LACMA. The Paragon was designed in Berkeley, CA by Arnold Wolf and made in Los Angeles, CA. It was produced from 1957- 1983. Photo: Darren Bardley
Image:  Audio Heritage 
Source: Lansing Heritage

MOCAD / BENEFIT & AUCTION

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Museum of California Design 2012AWARD BENEFIT and AUCTION Sunday, September 23, 2 PM to 5 PM Los Angeles, California  
The event will be honoring some of the artists whose work is included in the 
CALIFORNIA’S DESIGNING WOMEN 1896-1986exhibit at the Autry:

Marilyn Kay Austin
Renee Firestone
Arline Fisch
April Greiman
Judith Hendler
Gere Kavanaugh
Cher Pendarvis
Deborah Sussman

MOCAD's benefits are always excellent and take place at a great piece of architecture. In 2010 the event was  held at the  Eames / Saairnen Case Study House 9 for John Entenza.  It's also a great group of people who attend.  At past events I was able to meet David Cressey, Raul Coronel, Evelyn and 
Jerome Ackerman, and Julius Shulman- just to name a few.  The auctions include some really good items and the proceeds fund the Museum of California Design.

More information about this weekend's event is available here.

Photo: Tanja M. Laden,LA Weekly

Arline Fisch Image: Eichler Network

Marilyn Kay Austin
Photo: Susan Einstein


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Klaus Grabe / For Kids

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It's a little one.

Eames Office

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The Eames Office 
Eames dork paradise!
The current exhibition at the Eames Office is called "Essential Eames: The Design of Knowledge" It explores the educational philosophies of Charles and Ray Eames.  It includes displays from the 1961 exhibition they designed,Mathematica.
IBM sponsored the original exhibition. 
The "Image Wall"


"Celestial Mechanics"


Probability
Probability, the scale model.
"History Wall"
Vintage splints for sale! $650 isn't bad, especially considering they're coming straight from the source.
Vintage ephemera for sale!
Mathematica, the postcard This was the entrance to the 1961 exhibition at the California Museum of Science and Industry. Photo: Eames Office