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Lotus Meditation Building / Joshua Tree Retreat Center

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  The Lotus Meditation Building at the Institute of Mentalphysics or Joshua Tree Retreat Center . Although most of the buildings on the campus are by Lloyd Wright, this one was designed in 1960, by Arturs Damrose (1910 - 2002). The architect was born in Latvia and settled in Los Angeles, where he lived in the Daniel House (1939) by Gregory Ain. Information on any other projects by Damrose seems to be scarce. This is my fourth or fifth time at the retreat center and my second time staying there. That's right, you can stay there. Currently you can  stay the night in the Lloyd Wright cottages . Soon, there will also be other options as well. More on that in a future post. I came out here during Palm Springs Modernism week to get away from all the hoopla. There wasn't a single double decker tour bus in sight. Arturs Damrose repeated the triangle theme that is also present in the Lloyd Wright and other buildings on the property. There is an Arturs Damrose plate under the memorial pl

Weekend / Stuff

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  A very on-brand weekend.  Childish Gambones, Guido that is. 

Weekend / Stuff

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Jan de Swart Soleri, David Cressey ashtray, Kay Bojesen, Dean Santner and another Steve Salisian weed pot More iron, including an Inco stool

Weekend / Stuff

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C. Carl Jennings, Luther Conover, Kipp Stewart, Steve Salisian, and Gross Wood! The California pickings were good this weekend! A sweet little Japanese lantern, Sori Yanagi soy sauce pitcher and bowl by Tatsuz┼Ź Shimaoka. Nelson bubbles