Weekend / Stuff

The Kaufmann "Desert House" / Richard Neutra, 1946

The Alexander "House of Tomorrow" / William Krisel, 1960
This is also known as the Elvis and Priscilla Presley Honeymoon House

The Miller House / Richard Neutra, 1937

Martha Longenecker ceramic bowl

Barney Reid enamel


All I need now is a boulder going through the wall.

Frey House II / Albert Frey, 1964

Marvin / Garry


The Landing at Reform

Opening reception: Thursday, Aug. 1st, 7-9:30 PM
On display: Aug. 1st - Sept. 14th

Gary Knox Bennett

Victor / Smith

Roland Smith

An Exhibition for Modern Living, 1949

Tackett / Thursday

La Gardo Tackett / China
Source: Thanks Anthony!

La Gardo Tackett

Euro / Trash

"Coat Hook by Osvaldo Borsani"
Source: 1stDibs

It's really an IKEA product from the mid-90s called the Mina.
 Who knew Borsani would go so well with your Billy bookcase?

I emailed the dealer with the listing above a couple weeks ago to let them know, but heard nothing back.

Image: IKEAFANS - Yep, that's a real website.

"Hirondelle side table by Jean Royere"

Source: 1stDibs

Did you know that Royere designed a fish tank too?
I've actually seen these fish tanks a number of times at flea markets. No wonder the tables always have new tops.

For some real Royere see this great post on You Have Been Here Sometime

Image: eBay

I feel a little bad about doing posts like this. I know some dealers aren't intentionally trying to deceive people
and probably are just going off what they've seen other people list things as. Then again, i think there is also this idea of not wanting 
to rock the boat in terms of going against common misattributions, even when they know better.   

More misinformation here and here.

Weekend / Stuff

The flea market this weekend was sort of a bust. All the good stuff must of been in this seller's van.
I guess getting skunked at the flea is better than having your ride catch on fire--poor guy.

The weekend wasn't a total loss -- I picked up a nice little stack of books.
The Paul Laszlo ASID book has been on my list for quite a while.

 Paul Laszlo bomb shelter 

 Complete with a Chemex set up.

Ando / Malibu

I was finally able to check out the new Tadao Ando project in Malibu.
The last time I was there it was still under construction- here.

I wonder why the utility lines haven't been undergrounded yet?  
I Photoshoped them out on the first image above.  
Wires hanging in front of my new Ando house would be driving me nuts!

More on Ando here & here

Tackett / Thursday

La Gardo Tackett and his creatures
If you find any of these, please send them my way. They seemed to have wandered off.

Herman Miller / WHY

Irving Harper designs for Herman Miller

These are from an entry at WHY, a new blog-like offering from Herman Miller. 

Source: WHY

Source: WHY

Source: WHY

Grapevine / CA Clay

Nagle - The amazing iridescent glaze on this piece was not captured by my awful cell phone picture.
It's pretty incredible.

It's part of Grapevine, at the David Kordansky Gallery
Magdalena Suarez Frimkess, Michael Frimkess, John Mason, Ron Nagle, Peter Shire
Curated by Ricky Swallow

Nagle, Mason, Shire and Frimkess were all there at the opening.
This is not to be missed.



Make sure to check out the back room for some big time old clay.

Peter Voukos

Billy Al Bengston

Ken Price

Weekend / Stuff

Eames LTR

Just the way I like 'em

Eames House of Cards by Tigrett

La Gardo Tackett studio

Tackett fishies

Gerard's / Alexander Girard

I was digging around in the Reform Gallery archives this weekend and came across this announcement for 
the opening of Alexander Girard's studio on Fisher Rd. in Grossee Pointe, Michigan. 
It's not for sale -- I tried.

Gerard O'Brien has put together an incredible library at Reform.  The LA Times even did a story about it, here.

 This is just incredible

More Girard flyers from Fisher Rd
Source: ALEXANDER GIRARD by Todd Oldham & Kiera Coffee

The Fisher Rd space
Source: ALEXANDER GIRARD by Todd Oldham & Kiera Coffee

More here