Another Stan Hawk / Hawk house ash tray.
Other than that, it was a tough weekend in the field: Raymor, Martz, Don Shoemaker and a pot.
Palmer studied at the Rudolph Schaeffer School of Design in San Francisco. (He would later teach Furniture Design there.) He worked with designer Frances Mihailoff in San Francisco and designed furniture, interiors and store displays for Frank Bros. in Long Beach, CA.
The Palm Springs Spa (now The Spa Resort and Hotel) will be demolished within the next 18 months. The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians confirmed this at a recent meeting withthe Palm Springs City Council. The hotel is scheduled to close on July 8th. Apparently, this is a done deal.
City Councilman Paul Lewin asked the tribal council to save certain architectural features, like the concrete arched entryway. Agua Caliente officials will meet with local groups to discuss these sort of issues. I hope the Mason sculptures will be included in these talks. These need to be saved! More here.
Earlier this month I stopped off at the Fulton Mall again. I was on the way back from the Stan Bitters: Modern Primitive show at Heath in San Francisco. It's sad that in San Francisco they're honoring Stan's work and in his hometown of Fresno, the city is leaving it in a state of disrepair and are actually working to rip it out.
On March 28th a coalition associated with the 1000 Friends of Fresno filed a lawsuit in Fresno County Superior Court. The coalition, called the Downtown Fresno Coalition, challenges the City Council’s certification of an Environmental Impact Report on the proposed Fulton Mall Reconstruction Project. Read about the lawsuit filed to stop the destruction of the mall, here. The court date is set for October and in the words of Stan Bitters....
The litigation has only begun and we need your continued help raising funds to see us through the legal process.
To celebrate Charles Eames’ birthday today, the Miller House and Garden Collection posted some Eames-related items from their archive. The Millers purchased an Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman in 1977 for their Alexander Girard decorated Saarinen house (pic below). It looks like they got a deal too!