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by KevInBoots
Mon Dec 20, 2004 10:03 am
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: MODCOM Holiday Party
Replies: 16
Views: 4003

I'm bummed I won't be able to be there, having just arrived in frozen Kentucky last night for a family visit. Have a high ball for me, and take some pictures!

:cheers:
by KevInBoots
Mon Nov 29, 2004 5:32 pm
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: kidrobot store grand opening 12/15
Replies: 1
Views: 1013

Wow, that looks like a dangerous place! Glad it's not in my neighborhood.

(By dangerous, I mean dangerous to my bank account.)
by KevInBoots
Wed Nov 24, 2004 11:30 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: New website swanky pre-70's LA bars and restaurants
Replies: 4
Views: 2330

Welcome! Great website. My first reaction is that the typeface, especially with the underlining, is a little annoying. You've highlighted a few places I wasn't familiar with, so I look forward to checking them out. And I'm sure there are people here who will have suggestions of places for you to add.
by KevInBoots
Fri Nov 19, 2004 2:26 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Marketplace
Topic: WTD: Aluminum Christmas trees?
Replies: 9
Views: 3950

WTD: Aluminum Christmas trees?

I know I've already waited a little late in the season, but I've started to look at vintage aluminum Christmas trees on eBay. Anyone here have experience with these, and know what I should be looking for? I'm not looking to spend a fortune -- I just want to get something about 6-7 feet tall that wil...
by KevInBoots
Fri Nov 19, 2004 12:06 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: At Risk? 100 W. Green St., Pasadena, CA
Replies: 7
Views: 2576

Thanks, SDR. I had the same thoughts about the new development -- not exactly in proportion to, or really at all consistent with, the existing building elements. But on balance it's a real victory that so much of it is being saved. The developer should be glad, because I think the coolness of the or...
by KevInBoots
Thu Nov 18, 2004 6:47 pm
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: Mondo Lounge! FESTIVAL!!! Link to photos posted....
Replies: 42
Views: 23378

by KevInBoots
Thu Nov 18, 2004 12:44 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: At Risk? 100 W. Green St., Pasadena, CA
Replies: 7
Views: 2576

I just uploaded photos to the gallery:

http://www.lottaliving.com/gallery/album01
by KevInBoots
Thu Nov 18, 2004 12:34 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: More drama at Disney
Replies: 21
Views: 5784

I've put a few more photos in the gallery. The buildings are going down pretty fast. By the way, KevinEP, it looks to me like most of the buildings going down weren't part of the old airport. It seems like most were build somewhat later, and would have made a very odd airport. Do you have more detai...
by KevInBoots
Thu Nov 18, 2004 12:31 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Modern Mercury Monerey Commercial
Replies: 13
Views: 3367

Photos in gallery now

I put some photos of the Friend Paper Co in the gallery, under commercial architecture, offices subset: http://www.lottaliving.com/gallery/album01 It's good to hear that Pasadena Heritage was as successful as they were. It will certainly be a better looking bunch of condos for their efforts.
by KevInBoots
Wed Nov 17, 2004 6:22 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Modernist pattern textiles
Replies: 13
Views: 3583

by KevInBoots
Sun Nov 14, 2004 11:25 am
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: Theremins and Tikis tonight with Project Pimento!
Replies: 3
Views: 1656

by KevInBoots
Sat Nov 13, 2004 11:18 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Restoration - how far do you go?
Replies: 43
Views: 11296

Wow, I had no idea of your home's pedigree. I certainly don't have that issue! I think if I had such a home, I would likely lean towards restoration the way Joe described it above. On the other hand, when that means going to considerable trouble and expense to make the house perhaps less livable . ....
by KevInBoots
Fri Nov 12, 2004 11:48 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Restoration - how far do you go?
Replies: 43
Views: 11296

I struggle with a lot of the same issues. My 1963 house has some great mid-century modern elements, but it wasn't designed by anyone special, and much of it was done in a fairly generic manner. This was not an 'amazing house' the day it was built, so for me the key is trying to emphasize the parts t...
by KevInBoots
Thu Nov 11, 2004 3:56 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Marketplace
Topic: Wildwood Motel Postcards for Sale
Replies: 3
Views: 2142

Love the Tahiti Motel image, as well as the Eden Roc. They'd make great posters.
by KevInBoots
Wed Nov 10, 2004 10:30 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: my first Palm Springs pilgramage
Replies: 20
Views: 4235

Here's my list of mid-century shopping spots, mostly provided by Okie Dokie at 1416 N Palm Canyon (say hi to Bob, he's a good guy): 20 First, 1490-A N. Palm Canyon (was a motel, lots of great furniture) Bandini Johnson, 760 N. Palm Canyon Dazzles, 1035 N. Palm Canyon Galaxy 500, 1007 N. Palm Canyon ...
by KevInBoots
Wed Nov 10, 2004 10:08 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Buyers On Budgets
Replies: 41
Views: 13786

I'll second what L.A.kevin about Highland Park/Mt. Washington, and what Tikiyaki said earlier about Tujunga/Sunland. I shudder at how much my Highland Park house has appreciated in just two years, but you can still do better than 2 BR/no yard for $500k. There will be even better deals in Tujunga/Sun...
by KevInBoots
Wed Nov 10, 2004 4:44 pm
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: Carpool to Monday's meeting?
Replies: 1
Views: 1032

Sounds like a great idea. I live in Highland Park, but I would be leaving from work, in Glendale (right at the junction of the 5 and the 134). I could probably leave around 6 if you're interested.

Kevin
by KevInBoots
Wed Nov 10, 2004 4:39 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: my first Palm Springs pilgramage
Replies: 20
Views: 4235

Kevin, you're going to have a ball. I went a few months ago, without any planning or research regarding sightseeing or shopping (I was going for a union conference). Even though I didn't have much spare time, it was very easy to find great places to bargain hunt and gawk. Heck, I was just standing i...
by KevInBoots
Sat Nov 06, 2004 12:50 am
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: Bodyworlds
Replies: 3
Views: 1241

I'm interested. I was just making plans to go this Wednesday with a friend. How does one come by one of these magical tickets?

Kevin
by KevInBoots
Thu Nov 04, 2004 11:54 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: "The Incredibles"
Replies: 48
Views: 30007

Link to UPA cartoons

If anyone was reading the posts about the UPA studio and was curious, here's a link with some stills and some of the cartoons: http://www.bremenonline.org/boing/ It has some annoying sound effects, and the navigation can be a little frustrating, but the cartoons are as fresh as ever. Kevin
by KevInBoots
Thu Nov 04, 2004 12:11 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: "The Incredibles"
Replies: 48
Views: 30007

Yes, it's as good as I expected

Saw it tonight at the Director's Guild. What a ball! Even if you hate animation, anyone on this forum will absolutely love the sets and design work. Just beautiful mid-century modern stuff overflowing the backgrounds, to the point where I was often too distracted to watch the characters. I hate spoi...
by KevInBoots
Mon Nov 01, 2004 6:06 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: "The Incredibles"
Replies: 48
Views: 30007

Actually, "Porky in Wackyland" wasn't an attempt at a new graphic style like the UPA cartoons. It was an attempt to do Dali in animation. The animation was as "full" as any of the other Warners cartoons of the 30's and 40's. Some of it does look a little crude today, because the Warner's animators w...
by KevInBoots
Mon Nov 01, 2004 1:07 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: "The Incredibles"
Replies: 48
Views: 30007

It was UPA in the 50's that really pushed animation into new graphic territory. The guys who formed the studio had left Disney during the '41 strike and were really eager to get away from that style of animation. During the war most animation was under government contract, and that's what they focus...
by KevInBoots
Sun Oct 31, 2004 7:20 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: "The Incredibles"
Replies: 48
Views: 30007

You know that at least some of the Pixar guys were into mid-century modern even before Brad Bird joined them when you notice touches like the Cherner chair in the background of Al's apartment in Toy Story 2. I work in animation, where we're usually pretty immune to hype, and I've never seen such exc...
by KevInBoots
Fri Oct 29, 2004 11:50 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Feng Shui and modernism
Replies: 23
Views: 4961

Ha, Tikiyaki and I are both posting at the same time, from the same city, and saying almost the same thing. Must be the Chi! Chimay, the similarities between ancient Chinese and Japanese customs is usually because something originated in China and was adapted, often with only minor modifications, by...
by KevInBoots
Fri Oct 29, 2004 11:45 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Feng Shui and modernism
Replies: 23
Views: 4961

I'm too much of an empiricist to get into feng shui (which, by the way, has Chinese roots, not Japanese). Looking back, I've lived in spaces with horrible feng shui, and places with decent feng shui -- and there's no correlation with my health or career or life in general. Has anyone else see the Pe...
by KevInBoots
Thu Oct 28, 2004 10:37 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: MCM Address Markers
Replies: 70
Views: 21491

Glad this thread came up again. I couldn't decide whether to order from the same place Joe did or do the Eichlers, so I put if off and forgot about it. I just ordered the Eichlers, so thanks for the reminder and the link. Next I have to decide if I'm painting my door orange or turquoise.

Kevin
by KevInBoots
Thu Oct 28, 2004 10:23 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: More drama at Disney
Replies: 21
Views: 5784

More Imagineering buildings down

More buildings have come down since my last post. In the photos I posted, the first three buildings in the first photo (starting from the right-hand side of the picture) are now gone (close-ups of the two coolest buildings are in photos 9 and 10). I wish I'd had my camera with me yesterday -- I woul...
by KevInBoots
Wed Oct 27, 2004 2:33 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Modernist pattern textiles
Replies: 13
Views: 3583

Whoa, a whole new world just opened up! I love the idea of doing my own mid-century fabric designs for the daybed mattress I had made up. Please, if anyone has tried this, let us know how it worked out.
by KevInBoots
Tue Oct 26, 2004 10:49 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Eames Chairs
Replies: 4
Views: 2341

You might try talking to some of the shops that sell vintage mid-century furniture. Some of those places do it themselves, but I think most have trusted people they outsource the work to. I don't know how eager they'll be to give that info out, but I know I gotten referrals like that from some of th...

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