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by MD²
Wed Mar 19, 2008 7:41 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Arthur C. Clarke dead at 90
Replies: 2
Views: 195

Goodbye & thanks Mr.Clarke. I'm certain there's a newly born star shining in the sky for us. Sir Clarke was also a Nobel Peace Prize nominee & "inventor" of geostationary satellite communications! I'd recommend "Songs of Distant Earth" to anyone who hasn't had the chance ...
by MD²
Sun Jan 27, 2008 3:32 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: "Disappearing" car door !
Replies: 4
Views: 311

1988-91 BMW Z1 ? http://motvind.homeip.net/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2007/07/bmw%20z1.jpg They were designed on the classic principle of the lightweight roadster that had removable door panels & could be driven with or without doors. Because of this, they were deemed as illegal in the U.S. Yo...
by MD²
Fri Jan 25, 2008 8:19 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: bobby fischer checks out
Replies: 1
Views: 171

Thanks for the news sky... & thanks Mr. Fisher!

Complexe personalities add so much more to our little universe.
by MD²
Fri Jan 18, 2008 6:16 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Niemeyer at 97
Replies: 5
Views: 792

A month late (b.December 15, 1907), but Happy 100th Birthday Oscar!!! bit of a harsh critic here: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/26/arts/design/26niem.html?_r=2&hp=&oref=slogin&pagewanted=all&oref=slogin Why not? This only means he's still going strong even at such an age! I had the ...
by MD²
Sun Jan 06, 2008 4:26 pm
Forum: FAVORITE BUILDINGS (and signs)
Topic: Palomar College’s Geodesic Dome
Replies: 4
Views: 588

Lotta Livin' gone WILD ?!?
BAD HOMES
REAL MCM
UNCENCORED!
RAW! REAL! UNCUT!

The new LL?

:D

Thanks for the pix sky!
by MD²
Sat Jan 05, 2008 4:43 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Where's the Lord Love a Duck House?
Replies: 18
Views: 1139

modfan wrote:...Sad to say that the house has been remuddled (a la home Depot) still 1 story...

Hello modfan,
I just wanted to point out that all homes in Trousdale are limited to a single story for view-preserving purposes.

Is this the house you are talking about?
by MD²
Sat Jan 05, 2008 4:10 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: louisiana Bucky Dome razed
Replies: 3
Views: 415

Here's another article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2008/01/another_one_bit_2.php Very sad story, and yet another reminder of the sad state cultural awareness is in. I was watching Michael Moore's movie "Sicko" last night, and I guess that Tony Benn (former British Secretary of State f...
by MD²
Sat Jan 05, 2008 3:46 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: Designer Ettore Sottsass dead at 90
Replies: 5
Views: 352

A great inspiration; goodbye & thanks Mr. Sottsass. I watched him make the floor for his exhibit at the Pompidou Center 5 years ago. He poured colored resins into a work of art you could walk on. I don't know if this was salvaged or salvagable. The exhibit was made in his honor after he had deci...
by MD²
Fri Dec 14, 2007 6:11 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Pensacola FL - Anything else interesting?
Replies: 5
Views: 446

I keep "talking" to myself here, but anyhow... I finally found where Paul Rudolph's Rubin house was situated , but only after I had left the place. :( But! I also saw a couple of pretty cool contemporary pieces: one by Arthur Dyson and also Krueck & Sexton's "Transparent House II&...
by MD²
Fri Dec 14, 2007 5:59 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Why is there NO ONE from my area or city here?
Replies: 10
Views: 874

Them poor Canadians... :wink: Remember I was asking about interesting "modern" buildings in Pensacola a few weeks back? That ain't too close to CA, now is it? Talk about foreigners in a land foreign to anything "modern"! In the meantime, back to topic where scandimod seems to hav...
by MD²
Sun Dec 02, 2007 7:48 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Massaro House, Petre Isl, NY
Replies: 11
Views: 423

Are we talking about this here chat SDR?
http://www.savewright.org/wright_chat/v ... 5&start=90
by MD²
Thu Nov 15, 2007 3:47 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Pensacola FL - Anything else interesting?
Replies: 5
Views: 446

Thanks! For the Goff project, a little internet search returned the following info: Mr. and Mrs. James D. Wilson House (1950-1951 or 1953) Star Route 99, Bay Road Pensacola (Bay), Florida Structural Engineer (also credited as associate architect): J. Palmer Boggs Strange address, I found a "Bay...
by MD²
Tue Nov 13, 2007 11:09 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Pensacola FL - Anything else interesting?
Replies: 5
Views: 446

Pensacola FL - Anything else interesting?

Going there over the weekend.
Anything architecturally interesting to see there other than the "beached" futuro and the "Dome of a Home" curiosity?
No Dinosaur Adventure Land for me... sorry!
by MD²
Fri Nov 09, 2007 11:58 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: When bad things happen to good mods ~ Remuddle of the month!
Replies: 30
Views: 2206

Déjà vu? http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=15497853 http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=1933776307 http://harpictures.marketlinx.com/MediaDisplay/92/hr2012792-5.jpg I tell ya, poor Andrea (Palladio), he gets no respect at ...
by MD²
Thu Nov 08, 2007 10:55 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: MCM xmas decorations???
Replies: 7
Views: 605

How come your monkey's not blinkin' ?

Image
by MD²
Thu Nov 08, 2007 10:19 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Speed Racer the movie
Replies: 7
Views: 520

Thanks for the info :) Speed Racer (1967-68) - 52 episodes There have already been a couple of "revivals" of this 40yo series: The New Adventures of Speed Racer (1993) - American produced, 13 episodes with americanized character and vehicles design. Mach Go Go Go (1997) - Created by origin...
by MD²
Sun Nov 04, 2007 10:43 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Modern McMansion?
Replies: 24
Views: 1341

to the original question, in west oakland (where we used to live) there were many multi-family dwellings (condos / townhouses) which might be considered mcmodern, some are of a decent architectural pedigree, but many are pale knockoffs. judge for yourself. we lived in one similar and liked it quite...
by MD²
Tue Oct 30, 2007 7:34 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Modern McMansion?
Replies: 24
Views: 1341

Modern: no Contemporary: yes I hate seeing the word Modern used in such a way. :evil: contemporary is a nice catchall word for all things new, and otherwise, crap :) Joe, Contemporary : Current, belonging to the same period of time. Usually referring to our present time. I guess the McMansion could...
by MD²
Sat Oct 27, 2007 3:11 am
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: "The Shining" at Hollywood Forever Cemetery Oct. 3
Replies: 2
Views: 155

Re: "The Shining" at Hollywood Forever Cemetery Oc

... jack nicholson, shelley duvall and danny boyle star.... That's Danny Lloyd (who is now 34). Mr. Lloyd didn't persue an acting career & is now a professor of biology. Danny Boyle 's the british director who brought us Shallow Grave, Trainspotting, A Life Less Ordinary, The Beach... Thanks fo...
by MD²
Wed Oct 17, 2007 10:32 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: 1969 Dodge Charger, modern car?
Replies: 8
Views: 625

Interesting point Nathan. Indeed, "Modernism" evolved out of many changes & movements throughout the 19th century & "machines" & their design played a great role in it. After WWI, fascinated by aviation & aerodynamics, designers pushed car design into the modern e...
by MD²
Sun Oct 14, 2007 3:39 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: 1969 Dodge Charger, modern car?
Replies: 8
Views: 625

MCM : roughly 1945~1965 (give or take a few...), though definitions will vary. So... IMHO: A "General Lee", but still a fantastic car! Had it been a 1968, it might have "just" qualified, all of this due to the four-speed, triple-black 1968 Charger R/T used in Bullitt . ... It's t...
by MD²
Fri Oct 12, 2007 9:39 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Malibu, CA - Lautner's Segal house on the market
Replies: 45
Views: 7413

From the LA County Office of the Assessor:

Latest Sale Date: 07/31/2007
Indicated Sale Price: $27,250,272
by MD²
Tue Oct 02, 2007 9:29 pm
Forum: Test Messages
Topic: practice photo
Replies: 5
Views: 307

Hello Jimmy, You seem to need help here? You might want to try the following example. Go to your image page where you have all sizes proposed: http://www.flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=1471480696&size=l Choose the size image you want. This for example: http://www.flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=14714...
by MD²
Thu Sep 27, 2007 10:15 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Dear Mr. Architect:
Replies: 3
Views: 359

Thanks,

I find this a bit odd though... I wonder if this is coming back this way from my (mass) mailing this to all my architect(ural) friends a while back?

I had picked this up at http://everything2.com/index.pl?node_id=1116545 and it dates back to July 2001...
by MD²
Mon Sep 24, 2007 8:16 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: New film: Who Killed the Electric Car?
Replies: 43
Views: 4319

Sad note here...

Paul MacCready, who is famous for inventing the first practical flying machine powered by a human being, and who also collaborated with General Motors on the EV-1, passed away on August 28. He would have turned 83 tomorrow.
by MD²
Sun Sep 23, 2007 5:39 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Julius Shulman - Modernism Rediscovered
Replies: 25
Views: 1142

Well, I already own 4 books on/by Shulman A Constructed View - http://www.amazon.com/dp/0847817776 11.3 x 8.8 x 1 inches / 224 pages -> $31.50 Modernism Rediscovered - http://www.amazon.com/dp/3822864153 9.8 x 7.9 x 1.2 inches / 576 pages A Century of Living by the Sea - http://www.amazon.com/dp/081...

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