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Weekend / Stuff

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Tackett / Thursday

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Palm Springs Modernism / 2016

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Objects USA booth at the 2016 Palm Springs Modernism show and sale.

Delivered
Dharam Damama
The Damamas are the coolest. They have cool stuff too. 
Red Modern from Phoenix
Reform Gallery

Sputnik Modern from Dallas brought some power inventory.

Lisa Cliff Collection
San Diego's finest
Billiings Auction
Billiings also had a display of work by Rafe Affleck in the lobby. Keep an eye on these guys. They're digging up some cool stuff.

Weekend / Stuff

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Tackett / Thursday

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Weekend / Stuff

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Roy McMakin / Domestic Furniture Company, for Heath
Bench from Japan
Lantern
Fiber

Modernism / Palm Springs

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It's February, so that means it's time to go to Palm Springs.  Find out more about the show, here.
Palm Springs Modernism Week is not just about buying junk. There are tons of great events, including a talk by my buddy Darren Bradley, who is part of an event called The New Photographers of Mid-Century Modern Architecture. It takes place on February 19. Find out more, here.Photo: Edris Residence Architect: E. Stewart Williams, by Darren Bradley 

Photographer Dan Chavkin will be part of The New Photographers talk as well.  He also has new book, Unseen Midcentury Desert Modern, which includes architecture that has been largely unseen or overlooked. He'll be doing a book signing on February 14th. Go here for more information.Photo Lilliana Gardens Glass House. Architects: Donald Wexler and Richard Harrison. 1954, by Dan Chavkin
On Monday, February 15th, Amy Auscherman, Herman Miller’s Corporate Archivist will be presenting From The Vault – The Herman Miller Archives. More on that,…

Tackett / Thursday

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W.A. Sarmiento / Phoenix

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Western Savings, now Souper Salad (1974) by Wenceslao Alfonso aka W.A. Sarmiento  The Peruvian-born architect studied under Oscar Niemeyer. I'm sure that's no surprise after seeing his work. W.A. spent much of his career building banks for an outfit with the not so original name of Bank Building & Equipment Corp. of America. He landed the job after getting in a car accident with an architect who worked at the company. Phoenix Financial Center (1964-70) by W.A. Sarmiento 

This is at the top of the dome above. 
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That pot bums me out.

The original plan called for two towers.
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Oh well.
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Sadly, these aren't in use anymore. 
Sarmiento designed some great banks. This was in New Jersey.   Banks are so boring now. 
Read more about him, here.