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Mod Swap / 2021

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Mod Swap is back!  On Saturday, September 11th, a group of Midcentury collectors will be gathering in San Diego to unload some great vintage goods.   Mod Swap is brought to you by  Objects USA ,  Modern San Diego  and  One Bunk . This event is part of San Diego Design Week  2021, presented by Mingei International Museum .  Objects USA, a three person collective of San Diego-based art and design enthusiasts, started the Mod Swap about 15 years ago as a way for friends and collectors to exchange vintage objects and artworks “for fun and for free.” From small gatherings of friends trading in private homes, partnerships with Modern San Diego and Greg Strangman of One Bunk helped it grow into an outdoor event open to the general public with many more participants offering their wares. This year, about 20 regional collector/vendors will participate in what remains a fun and free event focused on vintage craft, art and design. See the 2019 Mod Swap, here .

Weekend / Stuff

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  Stan Hawk, La Gardo Tackett and some imports.

Weekend / Stuff

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Paul McCobb, Tony Paul and Robert Maxwell Alvin Lustig A nice book weekend overall. I'm especially excited to get the Antonin Raymond Architectural Details book again. I had it in the past and lost it in a trade.

Weekend / Stuff

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  Nathan Lerner, Marilyn Kay Austin, David Cressey and some other stuff. Nathan Lerner at my normal stop along the 5.  Japanese things Mel Bogart for Felmore

Cool Outside / California’s Mid-Century Landscape

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Cool Outside – California’s Mid-Century Landscape The Studio at Marin Art and Garden Center presents, “Cool Outside” – an exhibition of the work of Robert Royston and other visionary designers. It was curated by JC Miller .  The exhibition includes many original examples of furniture designed by Robert Royston, which are extremely hard to find. The Royston-designed table was executed recently. Such a simple and great design. Royston planters The wall displays include some great ephemera.  A Lobachi wheeled deluxe model by Warren Musser (inventor and manufacturer). Royston lounge and Luther Conover stools/tables. Muriel Coleman table and Luther Conover lounge. It's hard to talk about midcentury landscape without mentioning Architectural Pottery. Kimball Fiberglass bowl and planter. Donnell Garden in Sonoma, designed by l andscape architect Thomas Church, with Lawrence Halprin and architect George Rockrise. This was perhaps one of the first biomorphic pools in the US. And Stan Haw