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j. b. blunk – “the planet”

It has been gratifying to see the return of J. B. Blunk’s epic “The Planet” at the recently remodeled Oakland Museum of California, and I had been meaning to pay it a nice long visit for awhile. It is a … Continue reading

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“creating modern furniture”

These pictures are from the 1975 book “creating modern furniture” by Dona Meilach. It is a how-to book for craftspeople with lots of great basic information about building your own furniture, mainly out of wood. However, it interests me (the … Continue reading

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sam maloof at the huntington

During this week’s installment of California Design Road Trip, I managed to swing by the Huntington Museum near Pasadena and take in the Sam Maloof show “The House that Sam Built”. It did not disappoint in the least. The show … Continue reading

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even more california design road trip

On this trip I was also hoping to get to visit: the Getty “Crosscurrents” show of post-war L.A. area art the Beatrice Wood ceramics show in Santa Monica the “House that Sam Built” Sam Maloof show at the Huntington in … Continue reading

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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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