Showing posts from May, 2017

Weekend / Stuff

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.
Image: Hall of Femmes

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…

Tackett / Thursday


Weekend / Stuff

Wood and Japanese

Serge Chermayeff for L. Anton Maix Fabrics
Vivika + Otto Heino and La Gardo Tackett
Gerald McCabe

Weekend / Stuff

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.

Weekend /Stuff

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 atThe 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.