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Eames / San Diego

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Join all the San Diego Eames nerds this Saturday, May 30th for a book signing and talk with Daniel Ostroff. The event is being hosted by Boomerang for Modern, which is celebrating their 30th year in business!
Books will be available for purchase.

Tackett / Thursday

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La Gardo Tackett

Weekend / Stuff

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Henry Takemoto
La Gardo Tackett and Kenji Fujita

Ellwood Hunt House / Threatened

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Hunt House- Jerrold Lomax design under Craig Ellwood, 1955-57
I was fortunate to be able to visit the Hunt House before it sold in 2012 for $5.3 million. It was in incredible original condition, including some original furnishings. See more images here. Architect Ardie Tavangarian purchased this architectural landmark and now wants to demolish it. 
Here is an example of a project by Ardie Tavangarian.  Source: Eveett Fenton Gidley 
Tavangarian also worked on a house for Jackie Collins, which was apparently inspired by a David Hockney painting. The architect reportedly worked with Richard Meier at one point. Source: The Real Deal
 The item was continued at the Malibu Planning Commission, so hopefully this small house won't become another victim of valuable real estate. It would be a major loss. Tavangarian has already upset some in Malibu with another proposed project on an empty lot down the road. Read morehere.

Tackett / Thursday

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La Gardo Tackett

Weekend / Stuff

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Iron Department
Tackett / Yanagi
Weekend ceramics, including Tackett and Robert Maxwell

Nathan Lerner / DIY Modern

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Chair by Nathan Lerner (1913-1997) This is a full-scale foldout pattern for the DIY modernist handyman to complete at home. For those less adventurous modernists, the chair was also sold in kit form with pre-cut pieces that were sent disassembled in a box.Lerner was part of the New Bauhaus at the Chicago Institute of Design and was Laszlo Moholy-Nagy’s star pupil.




Upholstery instructions.
Source: Historical Design
Source: Historical Design
Source: Historical Design
Nathan Lerner  'LIGHT EXPERIMENT' photograph from 1937/1938 Annotated 'second semester' and 'Institute of Design Class Kepes-Smith' in pencil and with 'the new bauhaus chicago' stamp on the reverse, framed, 1937, printed in 1938Source: Sotheby's (The auction note has a great bio on Lerner)

Chula Vista / Modern

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Join Modern San Diego Real Estate this coming Saturday to preview architect Leonard Veitzer's Lincoff Residence (1964-66) before it hits the MLS.

In the early 1960s, Leonard Veitzer opened his office on 5th Avenue in Lloyd and Ilse Ruocco's Design Center Building where he worked alongside the region's leading architects, landscape architects and designers in a collaborative environment. The Lincoff Residence, published in Sunset Magazine, in 1967, is the byproduct of a unique collaboration between architects Leonard Veitzer and Guy Anderson, builder Ted Mintz, landscape architect Joe Yamada and artist Svetozar. See more HERE.Exclusive PreviewDate Saturday, May 16Time 2-5 p.m.Location 152 Old Ranch Road, Chula Vista 91910 



Tackett / Thursday

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La Gardo Tackett / Ray Eames "Sea Things"


LAMA / May 2015

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LAMA preview for the May 17th Auction RM Schindler, Jean Prouve and Le Corbusier with Charlotte Perriand
Early Eames three leg table and the other side of the Corbusier with Charlotte Perriand room divider
LAMA always keeps it real with some good Eames lots.
Max Gottschalk sofa
 Custom Gerald McCabe desk and bench
Claire Falkenstein
Great clay. I'll take it all.
June Harwood and Karl Benjamin = hardedge
Oh, and then there's this 1976 Alexander Calder mobile. I bet it hits a million.

Aguiñiga / Exhibition

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Incredible new work by Tanya Aguiñiga







Tanya Aguiñiga, her husband Todd and baby Io : )

SHEvening - new works by Tanya Aguiñiga and Nancy Baker Cahill MERRYSPACE/ Edward Cella Art+Architecture(May 9-25, on Fridays and Saturdays, or by appointment)2754 S La Cienega Blvd. Los Angeles, CATanya and Nancy will be be giving an artist talk about the dialogue between their current work on Saturday, May 23 at 1pm.

Umanoff / Off

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You've seen these wicker and iron bar stools. Sellers claim they're designed by Arthur Umanoff for Raymor.
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Well, return to Jakarta-  They're actually by Peir 1. They're pretty much on every vintage resale website. Here's Etsy.
eBay too

"In the style of" on 1stdibs 

Another Pier 1 classic can be found here