Showing posts from April, 2018

Weekend / Stuff

The 80s called. They want their modern back. Ettore Sottsass Enorme Telephone

Downtown Modernism / Los Angeles

Downtown Modernism Show in Los Angeles Sunday, April 29th It only happens twice a year.
I've said it before, it's my favorite flea market--for both buying and selling. I'll be in my usual spot. 

Maurice Martiné / Exhibition at Archive

The Maurice Martiné exhibition is installed and the opening was a lot of fun.  It runs Monday through Saturday 11-5, until May 11th:
Archive 20th Century 884 W 18th Street, Costa Mesa, CA 92627
More information and some tips, here.
I couldn't be happier about how it looks. More pics later. 
The opening. Archive really went all out hosting the event.
Thanks to all my buddies that were there! I'll do a more more in-depth post later.

Weekend / Stuff

John Follis for Architectural Pottery
La Gardo Tackett for Architectural Pottery
Robert Maxwell Critter
Peter Shire, 1989

Jun Kaneko / Desert Botanical Garden

Jun Kaneko at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix
The exhibition includes a series of monumental sculptures by Kaneko.

Sun Dial with a Soleri bell

The Kaneko exhibition runs until May 18th

Weekend / Stuff

In terms of shopping, it was a very minimalist weekend. This is from the André Emmerich Gallery exhibition in 1979.

Cedric Hartman
A very well done E.T. ceramic face.  Ha!

AFASE Solar House / Scottsdale

Solar House (1957) by Peter Lee

In 1954, a group of Arizona politicians, business leaders and Arizona State University joined forces with the Stanford Research Institute to form the Association for Applied Solar Energy (AFASE). The mission was to promote research and investment in solar energy. They held symposiums, exhibitions and sponsored architecture and design competitions. 

This included a 1957 competition called Living with the Sun. Architects submitted designs for a solar house that would be built in Phoenix. Concepts were submitted by Paolo Soleri, Victor Olgyay, Davis, Brody and Wisniewski, and Leland Lewis Evison. The prize-winning design was awarded toUniversity of Minnesota School of Architecture senior, Peter Lee. 

Image: ASU via A House in the Sun: Modern Architecture and Solar Energy in the Cold War by Daniel A. Barber
Image: ASU via A House in the Sun: Modern Architecture and Solar Energy in the Cold War by Daniel A. Barber
Lee was a student of Ralph Rapson, who was the De…

Weekend / Stuff

Stool and Akari lamp by Isamu Noguchi 
Irving Harper for George Nelson - 1958
John Caruthers
Esther and Gross Wood
For books
For plants
For doors
Andrew Bergloff
Tackett and animals