Lawrence Peabody fiberglass chair for Selig. Not Luther Conover. Impostor stacking stools. Go back to Jersey you washerless feet thin tops! The original Conover stools, like this set, are so much better.
1947 drawing of a house Luther Conover designed for himself in Tiburon, Marin County, CA The actual house was built in 1956 and some changes were made to this design. Conover worked on the house with his architect friend Gale Taffinder. Sketches by Spencer Deverill Source: Arts & Architecture, 1947
Stucco boathouses located a couple blocks away from the beach, in Encinitas, CA.
The SS Encinitas and SS Moonlight were built by architect Miles Kellogg in the late 1920s using old timber from the Moonlight beach dance house. The dance house didn't make it through prohibition. Mile's dad was a sea captain. They look so much cooler with the anchors and the pointy things. Image: Encinitas Preservation Foundation More information: Encinitas Historical Society
JBL Paragon with some McIntosh tube equipment in Hideto Irikawa's house- Kamakura, Japan. Source: Selectism This Paragon was in the PST California Design exhibition at LACMA. The Paragon was designed in Berkeley, CA by Arnold Wolf and made in Los Angeles, CA. It was produced from 1957- 1983. Photo: Darren Bardley Image: Audio Heritage Source: Lansing Heritage
Museum of California Design 2012AWARD BENEFIT and AUCTION Sunday, September 23, 2 PM to 5 PM Los Angeles, California The event will be honoring some of the artists whose work is included in the CALIFORNIA’S DESIGNING WOMEN 1896-1986exhibit at the Autry:
Marilyn Kay Austin Renee Firestone Arline Fisch April Greiman Judith Hendler Gere Kavanaugh Cher Pendarvis Deborah Sussman
MOCAD's benefits are always excellent and take place at a great piece of architecture. In 2010 the event was held at the Eames / Saairnen Case Study House 9 for John Entenza. It's also a great group of people who attend. At past events I was able to meet David Cressey, Raul Coronel, Evelyn and Jerome Ackerman, and Julius Shulman- just to name a few. The auctions include some really good items and the proceeds fund the Museum of California Design.
More information about this weekend's event is available here.
The Eames Office Eames dork paradise! The current exhibition at the Eames Office is called "Essential Eames: The Design of Knowledge" It explores the educational philosophies of Charles and Ray Eames. It includes displays from the 1961 exhibition they designed,Mathematica. IBM sponsored the original exhibition. The "Image Wall"
Probability Probability, the scale model. "History Wall" Vintage splints for sale! $650 isn't bad, especially considering they're coming straight from the source. Vintage ephemera for sale! Mathematica, the postcard This was the entrance to the 1961 exhibition at the California Museum of Science and Industry. Photo: Eames Office