Yearly Archives: 2011

more california design road trip

After the California Design, 1930-1965: “Living in a Modern Way” show on Sunday, we hopped across Wilshire and took in two smaller California design shows at CAFAM, the Craft and Folk Art Museum. First was The Golden State of Craft: … Continue reading

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california design road trip

Events took us to the L.A. area earlier this month, and so it was a perfect opportunity to take in some of the museum exhibitions that are part of Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945-1980. This massive project was … Continue reading

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I like it, whatever it is (#2)

About a year ago I bought this lamp at the most excellent reform gallery in L.A. – I couldn’t resist the cool woven wicker and the shape of the shade combined with the three hairpin iron legs. Plus it has … Continue reading

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the laugh riot that was interiors magazine

Well, it’s actually pretty subtle, but I enjoyed coming across this very amusing old school flame war between the architect William Everitt and the editor Francis de N. Schroeder in the August 1952 issue of Interiors magazine. As time marches … Continue reading

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I like it, whatever it is (#1)

A couple of years ago I got this iron catch-all that I was intrigued by. I really like its shape, color and patina. Currently it serves as the mail catcher under our mail slot. Its original purpose may have been … Continue reading

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hawaiian holiday

During our visits to Honolulu we have always enjoyed discovering the bounty of unusual cool mid-century architectural elements that they have there. Concrete seemed to be a popular medium of expression in the 60’s and we applaud it. So on … Continue reading

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the liljestrand house – vladimir ossipoff

A few months ago while visiting in Honolulu we had the good fortune to take a tour of the Liljestrand House, an amazing and significant mid-century house designed by Vladimir Ossipoff for Betty and Howard Liljestrand and completed in 1952. … Continue reading

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