Showing posts from April, 2013

J.R. Davidson / Kingsley

The Kingsley Jr. House by architect  Julius Ralph (J.R.)  Davidson, 1947 Davidson was also selected to design Case Study House #1. In fact, he designed it twice. Read more here .  He also designed Case  Study Houses #11 and #15. LAMA w ill be auctioning off some of the original furniture from the home, including custom pieces designed by the architect. You can read more about the Kingsley house on LAMA's blog:  Fate of J. R. Davidson House In Peril By the  way, if aren't already on the the  LAMA mailing list , you should be. Photo:  Julius  Shulman   Source: Getty Research Institute Current photo of the Kingsley Jr. House The house with 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths and a pool in Pacific Palisades sold earlier this month for $4,560,000. At that price chances are the house will be destroyed or altered beyond recognition.  This is a real shame because it's the only unaltered house left by J.R. Davidson.   Image: MLS Photo:  Julius  Shul

Paris Photo / LA / Shopping

Paris Photo Los Angeles  at Paramount Pictures Studio In addition to the sound stages, galleries set up in the New York backlot  at Paramount. There were galleries from around the globe showing but the one I spent the most time at was  the  Michael Kohn Gallery   from LA.  Photos by  Charles Brittin  at the  Michael Kohn Gallery . Brittin was in the mix at the Ferus Gallery.  The photos above are of Wallace Berman and his wife. Wallace Berman verifax collages  at the  Michael Kohn Gallery . Wallace Berman verifax collage  at the  Michael Kohn Gallery . This isn't a photo but the BMW M1 Art Car #4 by Andy Warhol was there too. I also took a trip over to JF Chen , you know because they have all the good rare stuff. These Tony Paul chairs are super cool...canvas, iron, string and wicker.   Dan Johnson chairs at  JF Chen Dan Johnson dining set Photo: Maynard Parker  Super super rare Dan Johnson chair at JF Chen The p

LA Modernism / 2013

  The  10 Ten  booth at the 2013 Los Angeles Modernism show . Scott always dials it in with a great display. Having some really good pieces to show off doesn't hurt either. Vintage Cynthia Sargent rug at  10 Ten .  The George Nelson sofa is a good one too. David Cressey pots with Malcolm Leland door and birdhouse, at the Reform booth Gimme that Doyle Lane.  At  Reform   Espenet dining set at  Reform Jerry Ackerman messing around with Gerard in front of three Ackerman pieces at the  Reform  booth . Jerry is such a cool guy. He remembers every little detail about his and Evelyn's pieces. The wall of Myrton Purkiss at  Reform The Lisa Cliff Collection Beatrice Wood and Paul Soldner at the  Lisa Cliff Collection Archive  was showing vintage work by artist Brian Neary. Back in the day Brian's graphic art studio was across from Bill Curry's Design Line showroom in El Segundo. I like that they honored that h