Showing posts from August, 2012

VKG / Tackett

Recurring theme: Tackett fish and VKG

That's a good VKG candelabra out there  Photos: Maynard Parker

Textiles / Furniture

Ray Komai
Ray Komai chair Source: Brooklyn Museum

Alexander Girard
Alexander Girard table Source: Christie's

Olga Lee
Olga Lee chair
Barney Reid
Barney Reid stool with ReidArt fabric
Paul McCobb
Arbuck by Paul McCobb Source: Planner, Perimeter, Predictor, Paul McCobb
Alexander Calder
Alexander Calder chair from his studio

Tackett / T / K

Tackett Studio Ceramic

Kenji Ks and Tackett Ts


Doug Wheeler: DW 68 VEN MCASD 11  UV neon light and space installationat MCASD
Margaret Noble: 44th and Landis
Richard Long
Tanya Aguiniga at Product Porch
Doug Johnston at Product Porch

UCSD / Art & Architecture

Geisel Library, 1970 Architect William Perreira

There's Theodor Geisel (Dr Suess) with The Cat in the Hat, right next to his library
John Baldessari, READ/WRITE/THINK/DREAM, 2001 Baldessari sliding glass door at the entrance to the Geisel Library. I guess all Baldessari's can't be winners, or maybe I just don't get it. More about it here.

Do Ho Suh, Fallen Star, 2012
More about it here. Image: UCSD
Bruce Nauman, Vices and Virtues, 1988
This is what it looks like when it's on. More about it here. Image: UCSD

The Grove Gallery, 1972 Architect Chuck Powers assembled four storage sheds that were later expanded to include a darkroom, kiln and ceramics studio.

Eames Tag / Detroit

My friend Kristen Gallerneaux Brooks sent me this Eames tag from the Packard Motor Car Company plant in Detroit.  It's a screen shot from a film she did called Get In My Car & Drive: Nowhere in Detroit. You can watch it here.
The plant, designed by Albert Kahn, closed in 1956 Image: Single Fire Speed
Current state of the Packard plant Image: metalocus

Motor City Image: metalocus
Charles and Ray actually drove Fords for most of there lives, though the last cars they owned were a Jaguar and Mercedes. In 1954 Charles wrote a letter to Henry Ford II about his concern with Ford's selection at the time. The letter says Charles  had been driving Fords since 1929, and Fordconvertibles since 1941.  The letter can be found here.    Image: PBS
Charles in his Mercedes Image:Eames Outtakes: L.A. Unrestrained (embedded below) 
Charles rolling by 901 Washington Blvd/ The Eames Office Image: