Objects USA / Fall 15

Objects USA had a show

There was a lot of cool stuff.

Richard Allen Morris x 2

Weekend / Stuff

Museo Nacional de Antropología / CDMX

Museo Nacional de Antropología (1964) by  Pedro Ramírez Vázquez in Mexico City

Carlos Merida, 1964

JB Blunk / The Landing

J.B. Blunk: painting, drawing, sculpture at The Landing
The Landing's inaugural exhibition at its new gallery space features paintings, drawings, and sculpture by J.B. Blunk. It includes sculptural works with a selection of paintings and drawings that are being exhibited for the first time.
I began making wood sculpture in 1962. I knew how to use a chainsaw and it was one of those things. One day you just start. - J.B. Blunk

Hawk Arch

Mr. Peanut


This was taken before the room really filled up.  
The gallery was designed and executed by architect Gregory Pilon, and it's incredible. In 2004, Pilon designed Reform's former location on La Cienega Blvd. If you read this LA Times article, you'll see that Gerard is still championing the same designers--as evident in The Landing's office below.
The Landing began as a space within Reform Gallery. Now, Reform is represented in the Landing office with Maurice Martine, Olga Lee and Paul Tuttle. This is as good as it gets. 
Maurice Martine prototype 

More Blunk in the office

The show catalogue

Future ephemera collectors will be dying to get this one

Photographer Leslie Williamson, JB Blunk's daughter Mariah Nielson and The Landing's owner Gerard O'Brien.
Gerard, through Reform and the Landing's earlier showings, has put together some great exhibitions over the years. This space takes it to a whole new level.
The exhibition is on view until January 9th, 2016
You'd be a fool to miss it.

Photo: Joshua White, courtesy of The Landing

Weekend / Stuff

Harold Cohen and Davis Pratt for Designers in Production


More information can be found at Objects USA

Weekend / Stuff

From Las Pulgas in Mexico City

JB Blunk / The Landing

J.B. Blunk "Untitled," acrylic on redwood panel, c. 1990. In J.B. Blunk's handmade house. 

J.B. Blunk: painting, drawing, sculpture
On view at the Landing, November 14 - January 9, 20165118 w Jefferson Blvd Los Angeles
Opening reception: Saturday, November 14th, 4 to 7 pm

Weekend / Stuff

Doyle Lane at my favorite roadside viewpoint 

"Stackshelves" by John Keal for his Pacific Iron "Interior Living" line

Michael Boyd / PLANE

C O N T I N U U M  is the third exhibition for PLANEfurniture. Founder Michael Boyd’s paintings and a new suite of rugs designed for Christopher Farr are to be included in the presentation for context, along with more than a dozen new furniture designs and several new objects.
The exhibition runs from November 12th to December 15th at JF Chen

Michael and his wife Gabrielle
Source: W Magazine

an Eames anthology / Book Signing at Mingei


THURSDAY NOVEMBER 5, 2015 06:00PM - 08:00PM
In celebration of works currently on view in MADE IN AMERICA, enjoy an evening of all things Eames with film producer and design scholar, Daniel Ostroff. Learn about Charles and Ray Eames’ personal and professional partnership and new insights into their creative process. Daniel Ostroff is a member of the current Eames Office team and the editor of the new publication, An Eames Anthology: Articles, Film Scripts, interviews, Letters, Notes and Speeches, which includes previously unpublished material, and important writings on their work. Copies will be available for purchase at a book signing following the talk.
This event is sponsored by Modern San Diego