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1950s chair by The Inco Company

John Risley

This exit sign looks very similar to the one at the Sea Ranch Lodge.
Supergraphics at Sea Ranch were designed by Barabara Stauffacher Solomon.

The Barn / A. Quincy Jones

There is a New England style barn on Santa Monica Blvd in Los Angeles. It was originally designed in 1950 as a photographer’s studio. 

In 1965, A.Quincy Jones (seen here) purchased the building and remodeled it after his home burned down. He referred to it as “the Barn.” It was his home and workplace until his death in 1979. His wife Elaine continued to live in there until 2009.
Source:  Julius Shulman, Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles 

1966 interior with Eames and other Herman Miller as far as the eye can see.

Source:  Julius Shulman, Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles

1966 and more Eames

Source:  Julius Shulman, Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles

Source:  Julius Shulman, Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles

Here was in the scene in 2002, with some David Cressey/Rober Martin planters for Architectural Pottery. The pots went up for auction at LAMA in 2010, after Elaine moved out of the house. 
Photo: La Times Magazine via An Eclectic Eccentric

This Eames Hang-it-all , a gift from Ray, from the Barn was also part of the same LAMA sale

Photo: Toshi Yoshimi, Via Dwell

In 2009 the Barn was purchased by the Annenberg Foundation, so it's in good hands.

Photo: Minardos Group, who did some restoration work under Fredrick Fisher and Partners

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Wood and Japanese


Serge Chermayeff for L. Anton Maix Fabrics

Vivika + Otto Heino and La Gardo Tackett

Gerald McCabe

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Arthur Umanoff side tables, La Gardo Tackett, and a bench from Japan

Stilux Saturn Lamp from Italy

Jerry Glaser Bowls

Hans Wegner Papa Bear Ottoman


LAMA Auction / May 2017

LAMA Preview for the May 21 Art and Design auction

Here we have a Van Keppel Green table and a KEM Weber Airline chair for Disney

Claire Falkenstein ceramic sculpture from 1939

Ken Price cup

Ken Price cup on paper

Greta Grossman

Monster Beato mural above a monster Nakashima cabinet

Nice tie in with the Natzler pieces below their former student's work. 

George Nelson Catenary Group. A set like this doesn't show up very often. 

Emerson  Woelffer and Jerome Kirk

Richard Allen Morris

Alvin Lustig chair for Paramount Furniture. They were made to order and about 50 were produced.
This should be interesting.

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Bulmore and Kurt Versen on Japanese tables

The build quality of Bulmore lamps is incredible. This thing is so heavy! Dudley Bulmore and his son Robert ran the San Francisco company.

Jun Kaneko cup

Japanese metal

Soleri special assembly bell

Hippie Modernism / The Struggle for Utopia

Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia at The Berkeley Art Museum

The exhibition explores the counterculture of the 1960s and 1970s and its impact on art, architecture, and design.

J.B. Blunk and Lenore Tawney

The sign should have read Reform. The Landing/Reform has long been championing Blunk for over a decade and featured Tawney in an exhibition last year.

Gorilla Graphics and Kamikaze Design, 1970

The 50s modernists failed at creating a utopia with the Le Corbusier approach, so the hippies went small.

Ettore Sottsass architectural concepts from the early 70s

The Post-Modernist attempt at utopia took the hamster tube approach. So much cuter than the rat race.

It reminds me of L. Frances Smith Elementary School (1969) by John M. Johnson.