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by scowsa
Wed Nov 14, 2012 9:05 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: FLW designed, built in 1952, house faces demolition
Replies: 8
Views: 6549

And they all lived happily ever after :D :D :D http://www.azcentral.com/community/phoenix/articles/20121031frank-lloyd-wrightdesigned-home-sold.html?nclick_check=1 Well, unfortunately they did not Buyer ends pursuit of embattled Frank Lloyd Wright house in Arizona [url]http://www.latimes.com/news/n...
by scowsa
Fri Nov 09, 2012 4:02 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Beverly Hills selects 8 properties for Landmark Distinction
Replies: 0
Views: 3366

Beverly Hills selects 8 properties for Landmark Distinction

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/20/AndertonBeverlyHills1.jpg/640px-AndertonBeverlyHills1.jpg Included are Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Anderton Court Shops (seen above) and the Frank Lloyd Wright Jr.-designed Krasik House. http://bhcourier.com/cultural-heritage-commission-recom...
by scowsa
Thu Nov 08, 2012 8:55 am
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: NYT on George Nelson office, previewing an exhibition
Replies: 0
Views: 3289

NYT on George Nelson office, previewing an exhibition

http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2012/11/08/garden/08QNA2_SPAN/8QNA2-articleLarge.jpg http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/08/garden/sitting-pretty-on-a-cult-classic.html?ref=garden http://tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/11/07/see-it-now-george-nelson-at-yale/?ref=garden
by scowsa
Mon Nov 05, 2012 2:43 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Los Angeles, CA. Singleton House, Neutra, 1959. Now sold!!
Replies: 2
Views: 1819

Los Angeles, CA. Singleton House, Neutra, 1959. Now sold!!

http://cdn.cstatic.net/images/gridfs/50982d4f85216d01f40066a9/12-633931_0.jpeg Owned and renovated by Vidal Sassoon, who died earlier this year. Featured in Architectural Digest http://www.architecturaldigest.com/celebrity-homes/2011/vidal-sassoon-home-article "“My whole work, beginning in the...
by scowsa
Sat Nov 03, 2012 10:02 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Los Angeles, CA. John Reed, 1957. $1,500,000
Replies: 0
Views: 1585

Los Angeles, CA. John Reed, 1957. $1,500,000

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by scowsa
Fri Nov 02, 2012 2:13 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Decorative Block/Stone Screens via 3D Printing
Replies: 1
Views: 1739

Decorative Block/Stone Screens via 3D Printing

Decorative Block/Stone Screens occasionally come up for discussion on LoL with this "blast from the past" thread being one example http://www.lottaliving.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=4003&highlight=decorative+block and which included this beauty on the TechnoMarine Building in Miami http://w...
by scowsa
Thu Nov 01, 2012 6:24 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: FLW designed, built in 1952, house faces demolition
Replies: 8
Views: 6549

And they all lived happily ever after :D :D :D

by scowsa
Tue Oct 30, 2012 6:47 am
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Las Vegas open-air Neon Museum now open
Replies: 5
Views: 4852

A nice slideshow in the LA Times

by scowsa
Sat Oct 27, 2012 9:31 am
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: Greta Grossman: Good article and upcoming exhibition
Replies: 0
Views: 3082

Greta Grossman: Good article and upcoming exhibition

http://pmcaonline.org/exhibits/73/gretagrossman_720.png Greta Grossman left her native Sweden in 1940. Moving to Los Angeles, she opened a Rodeo Drive studio, designed for the landmark Barker Bros. store, built modernist homes and crafted innovative furniture and lighting. Her work was featured in ...
by scowsa
Fri Oct 26, 2012 6:58 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: FLW designed, built in 1952, house faces demolition
Replies: 8
Views: 6549

Latest update in NYT http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/26/us/phoenix-buyers-of-a-frank-lloyd-wright-home-reconsider.html Reading this angle, I am empathetic with the new owners who were apparently quite ignorant about FLW. As one of them says “Does the house deserve landmark status? Yes. This place nee...
by scowsa
Fri Oct 26, 2012 6:31 am
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: SEEING ARCHITECTURE: MINA MAREFAT with ERIC SAARINEN
Replies: 0
Views: 3020

SEEING ARCHITECTURE: MINA MAREFAT with ERIC SAARINEN

"Eric Saarinen grew up in a household where “Art was God,” his father was Eero Saarinen, his mother, Lily Swann Saarinen was a sculptor, his grandfather was Eliel Saarinen, Finland’s famous architect and his grandmother Loja was an accomplished artist and sculptor. His father’s best friend was ...
by scowsa
Wed Oct 24, 2012 6:03 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Los Angeles, CA. Jack E. Cofer, 1949. $1,375,000
Replies: 0
Views: 1472

Los Angeles, CA. Jack E. Cofer, 1949. $1,375,000

According to Curbed LA Jack E. Cofer was a principal of Lamport, Cofer, & Salzman, the engineering contractor firm where Case Study architect Craig Ellwood began his career. http://services.sothebyshomes.com/photos/detail/0307412-1.jpg http://www.sothebyshomes.com/Los-Angeles-Real-Estate/sales/0...
by scowsa
Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:01 am
Forum: FAVORITE BUILDINGS (and signs)
Topic: Marin County Civic Center was 50 years old on 10/13
Replies: 0
Views: 3039

Marin County Civic Center was 50 years old on 10/13

http://ww2.hdnux.com/photos/15/45/77/3563465/3/628x471.jpg http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/place/article/At-50-Marin-Civic-Center-comes-of-age-3932633.php#photo-3563015 Some of you will recall that it was used as the Gattaca Complex in the 1997 SF movie http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gattaca
by scowsa
Tue Oct 16, 2012 4:12 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: ok, back on mainland....been making positive progress,....
Replies: 1
Views: 1307

Well, it's certainly low maintenance but too ultra-minimalist for my taste. I was surprised there are no soil "islands" with space for future plantings. I guess it depends on how many of those "minimal plants" you decide to put in and where you put them. All around Los Angeles, f...
by scowsa
Tue Oct 16, 2012 8:58 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Hollywood Hills, CA - John Lautner's Bergren House
Replies: 7
Views: 3018

Here's the official site for the Bergren House

by scowsa
Tue Oct 16, 2012 8:54 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Los Angeles, Lautner's Foster Carling House 1947. $ 2.995M
Replies: 0
Views: 1480

Los Angeles, Lautner's Foster Carling House 1947. $ 2.995M

http://www.rodeoreviewer.com/sites/thecarlinghouse/images/7144HockeyTrail_House1.jpg Here's what LA Curbed calls the "official site", with a video and slide show, but it's strange as there is no contact info for a relator. http://www.rodeoreviewer.com/sites/thecarlinghouse/ ______________...
by scowsa
Tue Oct 16, 2012 8:48 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Hollywood Hills, CA - John Lautner's Bergren House
Replies: 7
Views: 3018

by scowsa
Mon Oct 15, 2012 6:16 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Hollywood Hills, CA - John Lautner's Bergren House
Replies: 7
Views: 3018

Coincidentally there is another Lautner just listed, which I will put up with its own heading.
by scowsa
Sat Oct 13, 2012 6:20 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Marketplace
Topic: Modernica's New Case Study Ceramics
Replies: 1
Views: 3119

Modernica's New Case Study Ceramics

http://www.modernica.net/ConstantContact/planter-oct2012/photo1.jpg http://modernica.net/outdoor/plant-pots/?utm_source=Planter+Bowl+and+Metal+Leg+Stand&utm_campaign=Planters+Bowl+and+Metal+Stand&utm_medium=email Note that Modernica has now copyrighted "Case Study."
by scowsa
Fri Oct 12, 2012 3:39 pm
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: ModernismProject-Palm Springs Modernism mobile initiative
Replies: 0
Views: 2826

ModernismProject-Palm Springs Modernism mobile initiative

http://modernismweek.files.wordpress.com/2012/10/modernismproject_architecture.jpg "Palm Springs Modernism Week is thrilled to announce the launch of #ModernismProject, our first-ever mobile initiative to encourage the global community of modernism fans to express visually what modernism means...
by scowsa
Fri Oct 12, 2012 2:24 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: FLW designed, built in 1952, house faces demolition
Replies: 8
Views: 6549

Time magazine picked up this story this week.

by scowsa
Thu Oct 11, 2012 4:43 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: WPA-Era Venice Post Office becoming Silver Pictures Offices
Replies: 0
Views: 3231

WPA-Era Venice Post Office becoming Silver Pictures Offices

http://cdn.cstatic.net/images/gridfs/50771d6b85216d6d88009563/10_2012_SILVER_PICTURES-81.jpg LA Curbed reports on this renovation, including the "Story of Venice" mural by Edward Biberman. http://la.curbed.com/archives/2012/10/tour_the_wpaera_venice_post_office_on_its_way_to_becoming_the_...
by scowsa
Thu Oct 11, 2012 4:37 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Silverlake, Los Angeles. 1957. $799,000
Replies: 0
Views: 1657

Silverlake, Los Angeles. 1957. $799,000

http://cdn.cstatic.net/images/gridfs/50770d3085216d068e00beaf/12-629279_1_1.jpg "Designed in 1957 by USC architecture student Edward C. Malone for his friends Donald and Ruby Moreland in the "modern" post-and-beam-style. Influenced by the USC School of architecture, the recognized pr...

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