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Weekend / Stuff

Peter Shire, Italian and a pair of BJ Product Design candlesticks from 1953   Roto-Beam fan from 1933


  Hun Chung Lee, Curated by Bianca Chen at JF Chen Jonathan Ryan at The Landing  ‘Implicit Explicit’, curated by Meaghan Roddy at Hauser & Wirth

Kaufmann Desert House / Richard Neutra

The Kaufmann Desert House by Richard Neutra (1946) I finally made it inside! When the Kaufmann's lived there, the furniture was mostly Van Keppel Green and Eames DCM's. The DCMs were special.  Rosewood with exposed metal shock mounts. The house was finished in 1946 so it makes sense that they would be such early examples. They probably had the inside line through their son, Edgard Kaufmann Jr. (aka Mr. Good Design)  Source: The vintage photos are by Julius Shulman  © J. Paul Getty Trust. Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles (2004.R.10) There is still a lot of VKG. Let's head up to the gloriette. The Palm Springs Modernism Week tour bus pulled up when I was up there. In 1947 the neighborhood looked very different. Source: Julius Shulman  © J. Paul Getty Trust. Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles (2004.R.10) This is what their view looks like. I've been in front of the house more times than I'd care to admit. This photo actually was taken in September of last year.

Weekend /Stuff

  Barney Reid Gordon Onslow Ford drawing

Case Study House 16 / Craig Ellwood

Case Study House 16 by Craig Ellwood (1953), also known as the Henry Salzman House and Case Study House 1953 I've driven by this one before but it was my first up close look. It did not disappoint.  This was a spec house for Henry Salzman, Ellwood's friend and the contractor who built some of his early houses. Salzman sold the house after construction and the first actual owner lived in the house into the early 2000's.  Photo: Arts & Architecture Magazine Photo: Marv Rand via California Captured Yes, it's still there.  You know, for kids.  Photo: Marv Rand I wonder what happened to the blackboard? Source: LA Times, Sept. 1953 Finn Juhl is cool but I wish this was filled with California pieces. At least they had VKG in the backyard and the Malcolm Leland vases on the cabinet. Well, and this Craig Ellwood bed by Laguna Living (the company Dorothy Schindele was partners in, with John Nicholson and Glenn Petri). Here's a beautiful color photo of it in the house.  Th