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by scowsa
Tue Apr 08, 2014 5:10 pm
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: BOWLARAMA: CA BOWLING ARCHITECTURE 1954-64
Replies: 3
Views: 1030

BOWLARAMA: CA BOWLING ARCHITECTURE 1954-64

http://aplusd.org/images/HolidayBowlCOPYRIGHTJackLaxer.jpg Longer term Lotta Living folks will remember the time that the Events section was regularly updated by "nichols." So it is fitting that Chris Nichols' own exhibit, opening at LA's A+D museum this Friday, should be covered here. ht...
by scowsa
Wed Mar 12, 2014 5:03 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Palm Springs Getting Reproduction Mid-Century Eichler Houses
Replies: 11
Views: 4290

Palm Springs Getting Reproduction Mid-Century Eichler Houses

KUD Properties, a PS-based developer, has made an agreement to license original plans by the prominent mid-century developer to build a brand new Eichler house. Depending on how it's received, it's possible that KUD could build up to a neighborhood's-worth of the houses. (No word on which one of the...
by scowsa
Wed Jan 29, 2014 5:50 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Los Feliz, Los Angeles. Rudolph Schindler, 1954. $1.15M
Replies: 3
Views: 939

Los Feliz, Los Angeles. Rudolph Schindler, 1954. $1.15M

Rudolph Schindler's Last House Fixed And Flipped For $1.15M http://cdn.cstatic.net/images/gridfs/52e96ebff92ea150d402b209/PW14018050_4.jpg la.curbed article, which has the back story on the flip and some interesting comments on whether a flip at this price justifies leaving the original kitchen cupb...
by scowsa
Tue Jan 28, 2014 8:59 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Ceiling Trim Help
Replies: 5
Views: 2675

I think this is purely an aesthetic decision based on how clean the top edge of the paneling looks when it meets the ceiling. Browsing the many interior shots in my copy of http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/5110aRoShGL._SX258_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg one sees paneled walls with and without trim and ...
by scowsa
Tue Jan 07, 2014 3:19 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: Cool and somewhat unusual MCM house prints
Replies: 2
Views: 946

egads wrote:I would have thought for you, the Incredibles:

http://society6.com/federicobabina/The- ... Print#1=45


I think the selection was more influenced by both the movie and my office color tones, rather than our personal house architecture :D
by scowsa
Tue Jan 07, 2014 11:29 am
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: Cool and somewhat unusual MCM house prints
Replies: 2
Views: 946

Cool and somewhat unusual MCM house prints

Happy new year folks! One of my Christmas gifts, from my daughter, was a framed print from this series from http://society6.com/federicobabina Mine was this one, and yes it looks like it's on a book cover! http://a1.s6img.com/cdn/0020/p/7692496_6691515_b.jpg I cannot recall if the the house was disc...
by scowsa
Thu Dec 05, 2013 5:27 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: RIP W.A. Sarmiento, noted architect of modernist banks
Replies: 0
Views: 433

RIP W.A. Sarmiento, noted architect of modernist banks

W.A. Sarmiento dies at 91; architect redesigned banks for modern era http://www.latimes.com/obituaries/la-me-wenceslao-sarmiento-20131205,0,7398766.story#ixzz2meZgxRSG Seeing this I explored more and found this site http://www.midcenturybanks.recentpast.org/home which included photos of a couple of ...
by scowsa
Mon Nov 18, 2013 11:55 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Palm Springs
Replies: 11
Views: 2322

But, if I did live there? I would make the pool completely shallow (no "deep end") and would maybe look at alternatives to my large lawn. Actually, the City of Palm Springs Offices of Sustainability has developed a Lawn Buy Back Program to encourage property owners to replace turf with lo...
by scowsa
Thu Nov 07, 2013 3:09 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: FLW Usonian House Finally Built in Florida
Replies: 0
Views: 2223

FLW Usonian House Finally Built in Florida

A house designed 74 years ago by Frank Lloyd Wright has just been completed at the campus of Florida Southern College. The single-story Usonian house (typical of Wright’s late style) was built on a campus masterplanned by the architect himself, and it adds to the world’s largest single-site collecti...
by scowsa
Thu Oct 31, 2013 5:38 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: Book: A. Quincy Jones: Building for Better Living (2013)
Replies: 5
Views: 1414

I also heard the exhibit focused more on his custom work, which I do not find nearly as interesting as his work for builders. I cannot confirm this. Anyone here visit this exhibition? To be fair, the exhibit description clearly said " the exhibition groups similar architectural typologies toge...
by scowsa
Tue Oct 22, 2013 6:19 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Los Angeles, CA. William Stephenson, 1960. $7,500,000
Replies: 0
Views: 524

Los Angeles, CA. William Stephenson, 1960. $7,500,000

This is one of the homes featured in the recent post on LA's Trousdale neighborhood.

Image

http://www.theagencyre.com/for-sale/1484-carla-ridge-trousdale/#2
by scowsa
Thu Oct 17, 2013 7:37 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Trousdale, LA's Forgotten Architectural Mecca
Replies: 2
Views: 2496

Trousdale, LA's Forgotten Architectural Mecca

Trousdale, LA's Forgotten Architectural Mecca, Makes a Comeback Interesting article in the NY Times, albeit a bit on the "glam" side. http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2013/10/20/t-magazine/20arena-trousdale1-slide-2502/20arena-trousdale1-slide-2502-custom5.jpg http://www.nytimes.com/int...
by scowsa
Thu Oct 10, 2013 5:10 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Marketplace
Topic: Culver City has a new MCM store
Replies: 1
Views: 870

Culver City has a new MCM store

Stopped by these folks today and they have a nice selection. They apparently relocated from the Inland Empire.

http://westcoastmodern.wordpress.com/

11938 w Washington blvd los angeles CA 90066
M-F 11-5PM Sat 11-3 Sun-closed.
by scowsa
Sat Sep 28, 2013 1:29 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Balboa Highlands Eichlers Become Transparent
Replies: 0
Views: 638

Balboa Highlands Eichlers Become Transparent

From la.curbed "For one night only last week, artist Nate Page and Machine Project gave voyeurs a peak inside mid-century developer Joseph Eichler's Balboa Highlands tract, sort of: "Using the expansive, impenetrable facades as projection screens, the videos show homeowners moving about in...
by scowsa
Sat Sep 28, 2013 10:11 am
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: Claremont (CA) Modern Weekend Events - Oct. 10-13, 2013
Replies: 0
Views: 535

Claremont (CA) Modern Weekend Events - Oct. 10-13, 2013

Saturday, October 12...2-4pm Meet at Huntley Bookstore, 175 E. 8th Street, Claremont... $10/person Guided Walking Tour of Important Mid-Century Design Institutional and Commercial Architecture by Important Architects Sunday, October 13, 2013 10:00am-4:00pm Claremont Heritage 31st Annual HOME TOUR CL...
by scowsa
Mon Sep 16, 2013 6:25 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Mar Vista Area Moderns
Replies: 1
Views: 2471

I had always assumed that the houses facing Beethoven were also Ain's and this Zillow info seems to confirm it.

http://www.zillow.com/homes/3500-Beethoven-Street,-los-angeles,-ca_rb/
by scowsa
Fri Aug 16, 2013 3:37 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Case Study Houses Listed in National Register
Replies: 0
Views: 724

Case Study Houses Listed in National Register

"Great news! Through the efforts of the Los Angeles Conservancy Modern Committee, eleven Case Study House residences in Los Angeles, San Diego, and Ventura counties are now recognized as nationally historic. Ten are officially listed in the National Register of Historic Places, and an eleventh ...
by scowsa
Wed Aug 14, 2013 4:57 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Lake Hollywood, LA. Hurley Residence by Greta Grossman, 1958
Replies: 0
Views: 484

Lake Hollywood, LA. Hurley Residence by Greta Grossman, 1958

http://cdn.cstatic.net/images/gridfs/5209715af92ea1642a00925a/1---Pool-at-night.jpg LA Curbed has all the scoop on this, plus check out the in-article link to Forum, a mag devoted to Scandinavian design that I have never seen before. http://la.curbed.com/archives/2013/08/greta_magnusson_grossmans_m...
by scowsa
Thu Aug 08, 2013 5:07 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Ruby’s Diner goes Googie!
Replies: 0
Views: 938

Ruby’s Diner goes Googie!

http://nrn.com/site-files/nrn.com/files/imagecache/medium_img/uploads/2013/08/rubys-diner-rendering-exterior.jpg "Ruby’s Diner is rebranding with a new design that borrows from the “post-Sputnik, pre-acid” 1960s after more than three decades with a 1940s “swing era” theme. The 38-unit chain’s ...
by scowsa
Sat Jul 27, 2013 4:45 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: Ikea MCM table -- really MCM
Replies: 1
Views: 1054

Ikea MCM table -- really MCM

Who knew that Ikea was making stuff in 1956! This LÖVBACKEN leaf-shaped table with three legs and veneer top table is being reissued and priced at just $59.99. Apparently it's the first piece of flat-pack furniture that Ikea ever sold. http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-u6KhObqihqo/UfHjxYYcVpI/AAAAAAAACYg/ko...
by scowsa
Mon Jul 15, 2013 5:49 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: MCM related videos on Getty Museum site
Replies: 3
Views: 1048

Thanks for the report. We'd like to hit this next time we're in town. how much time you think you need to really give it a good visit? You missed that it "Closes next Sat" As to how much time, it's good 90 min plus, depending on much you already know about the development of LA as a city....
by scowsa
Sun Jul 14, 2013 4:34 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: MCM related videos on Getty Museum site
Replies: 3
Views: 1048

MCM related videos on Getty Museum site

Finally made it to the Getty's " Overdrive: L.A. Constructs the Future, 1940 - 1990", which is part of Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in L.A. Closes next Sat so if you are in LA I would recommend that you don't miss it. There are many animated displays and videos inclu...

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