Showing posts from February, 2023

Weekend / Stuff

Italian lamp Timo Sarpaneva for Opa cookware and smalls. Eames 670/671 hang tag and Kashmir tile by Dorothy Liebes

Cody House / Peter Blake Gallery

Peter Blake Gallery from Laguna took over the Cody House by William F Cody for an exhibition they are calling BLAKEHAUS PALM SPRINGS This was  William Cody’s personal residence. He started designing the house in 1946, but it wasn't built until 1952. The construction is an interesting combination of adobe walls with a steel frame. The Cody family owned the house until it was sold to  architect Francisco Urrutia, who worked for Cody from 1969-1974.    Urrutia "updated" the house in the 1990s.  The current owners, who purchased it in  2022, are Spanish architects Paula Bueso-Inchausti and Guille Castaneda. Their Palm Desert-based firm is Nomos RED and this isn't the only Cody house they own. The plan is to return some of the original features to the house. Also, apparently only architects are allowed to own this house.  Source: Arts & Architecture  Now to the art and design installation. Peter Blake Gallery has a long history of showing California Light and Space wo

Weekend /Stuff

  I've been slacking. This post is from the last two weeks.  Here is a Domestic table by Roy McMakin and Sintesi lamp by Ernesto Gismondi. San Diego art score. I was happy to get another painting by Conrad Woods.  The lady who owned the art was an artist herself. She also was a longtime supporter of the San Diego art scene and had the ephemera to prove it. Tom Mcmillin, David Stewart and a jewelry box.  I'm sure many of these McMillin vases (top left) have been sold as David Cressey. McMillin called them Shadow Vases and this one is hand signed. Many aren't.  This is from last weekend. It was slim picking. I did pick up a couple more Richard Allen Morris paintings.

Doyle Lane / Lytton Savings

  Ceramic tile floor by Doyle Lane at the Lytton Savings Bank in Canoga Park (1966). The carpet is by Edward Fields.  Photo: Julius Shulman,  GRI Digital Collections The tables also have Lane ceramic tile inserts. Kurt Meyer, AIA (1922-2014) was the architect and did multiple Savings and Loan Association buildings for Lytton. It was featured in Arts & Architecture and won an honor award from the Precast Concrete Institute.  The interior of this branch was designed by  Adele Faulkner  F.A.I.D. She did multiple Lytton interiors and was the first woman in Southern California to be named a fellow in the American Society of Interior Designers. Photo: Julius Shulman,  GRI Digital Collections A Claire Falkenstein wall sculpture in the upstairs office of the branch.   The bank's founder, Bart Lytton (1912-69) was a major art collector and helped found LACMA .  The Lytton Gallery was one of the museum's first 3 buildings. In 1968 it was renamed the Frances and Armand Hammer Building