Showing posts from June, 2014

Weekend / Stuff

Another Stan Hawk / Hawk house ash tray.  More here.
Creative Playthings
Other than that, it was a tough weekend in the field: Raymor, Martz, Don Shoemaker and a pot.

Paul Palmer / TT

Tray Table by Paul Palmer for Bill Brewer Associates
In case you didn't believe me.
I live for stuff like this. I also realize that I put the stand upside down in these pictures.  
Paul Palmer for Frank Bros. Not the most exciting design, but cut him some slack, it was 1949.  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.

Tackett / Thursday

la / gardo

Weed Pot / Wednesday

#WeedPotWednesday  is blowing up on Instagram!  Well, not really, but there have been some good ones, like this beautiful Otto Heino Via cebthree
Sweet blue form Via themodernera
No weed pot Wednesday would be complete without Doyle Lane Via timowero
Purple Patrick Kennedy Via alamodern_
The stylized set up Via gonkedglookedslurped
Glass weed pot by James Wayne Via moderncactus
Doug Ayers wood weed pots Via Ayers vase addict ayersfan
To see all the #WeedPotWednesday posts, click here

Doyle Lane / Summit

Doyle Lane Summit featuring a panel discussion and a book release and signing  for the catalogue Doyle Lane: Clay Paintings  Saturday, June 28th 2 PM at Reform Gallery
More on the exhibition, here.

Palm Springs Spa / Gone

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. Photo: Julius Shulman, Getty Research Institute
Architects Donald Wexler, Richard Harrison and William Cody teamed up to design Palm Springs Spa Hotel in 1958. Those Nelson benches are really cool. Too bad they aren't there anymore. Photo: Julius Shulman, Getty Research Institute
Photo: Julius Shulman, Getty Research Institute
The reflecting pool and Architectural Pottery are long gone.

It's easy to miss, but there's an insane John Mason ceramic installation behind the bushes, to the left of the walkway.
The Mason sculptures can be seen in this cropped shot from 1961.  Photo: Julius Shulman, Getty Research Institute
John Mason's work is included in the permanent collections of major museum. It&…

Weekend / Stuff

Pile of Emil Milan Read about him, here,
Ellamarie and Jackson Woolley light fixtures from the San Diego Civic Theater,1964.
Ellamarie and Jackson Woolley, San Diego Civic Theater,1964. Photo: Courtesy of the San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture via Culture Lust

Tackett / Thursday


Fulton Mall / Fresno

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. Donate here
Another dry Bitters fountain. 
The Falkenstein sculptures are still missing.  More on th…

Eames / Miller House

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!Source:  Miller House and Garden Collection Source:  Miller House and Garden Collection
Source:  Miller House and Garden Collection
Source:  Miller House and Garden Collection
Too see all the Miller House Eames posts, click here.  There are some good ones.  If you aren't keeping up with their Documenting Modern Living project, you're blowing it!