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by scowsa
Thu Apr 25, 2013 6:12 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Richard Neutra Architectural Plans for Sale
Replies: 16
Views: 14563

Richard Neutra Architectural Plans for Sale

http://media.theagencyre.com/wp-content/uploads/RichardNeutra-header.jpg "Through an exciting new partnership between Dion Neutra, the Neutra Office and California Architecture Conservancy, that indescribable quality of the past can, once again, be achieved today. Pursuant to this partnership,...
by scowsa
Mon Apr 15, 2013 1:44 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Know a mason in the San Fernando Valley?
Replies: 4
Views: 4438

by scowsa
Tue Apr 02, 2013 5:18 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Glendale, California. Denver Markwith, Jr. $865,000
Replies: 0
Views: 1873

Glendale, California. Denver Markwith, Jr. $865,000

http://www.deasypenner.com/upload/new_prop/lP1GQbqZyaF0jmAZmycduxqqWf9GJBsL_big.jpg "Denver Markwith, Jr., Architect - Markwith Residence, 1965. Here on a quiet street in the foothills of the Verdugo Mountains, this well-preserved Mid-Century Modern home celebrates the articulation of structur...
by scowsa
Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:26 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Where to Find a Modern Architecture Bargain in LA
Replies: 0
Views: 1890

Where to Find a Modern Architecture Bargain in LA

LA Curbed's "Curbed University " offers insights from Crosby Doe, a real estate agent who specializes in architecturally significant houses. http://la.curbed.com/archives/2013/04/where_to_find_a_modern_architecture_bargain_in_la_and_other_answers_from_expert_crosby_doe.php
by scowsa
Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:20 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: El Dorado Resort-Scottsdale, AZ
Replies: 1
Views: 3433

This place is also worth a visit


and has a lot of MCM info.
by scowsa
Mon Apr 01, 2013 2:55 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Marketplace
Topic: MCM books recommendations wanted!
Replies: 4
Views: 5876

I own the Palm Springs book referenced and it is all exterior shots, so you get to see the architecture and the front gardens. The most comprehensive display of original MCM interiors I have seen is in this book http://www.amazon.com/Modernism-Rediscovered-Pierluigi-Serraino/dp/3822864153 which I re...
by scowsa
Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:36 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Video tour of Neutra's VDL Research House
Replies: 0
Views: 1674

Video tour of Neutra's VDL Research House

A somewhat "arty" tour using video, with lots of stills, but with some great perspectives. "The interior designer and writer David Netto leads a tour of the VDL Research House, the former home and studio of Richard Neutra located on Silver Lake boulevard in Los Angeles. Netto describe...
by scowsa
Tue Mar 26, 2013 5:09 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: 1950s LA Petroleum Club Mosaic Mural Unearthed
Replies: 1
Views: 4720

1950s LA Petroleum Club Mosaic Mural Unearthed

http://www.mosaicartnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/2.GJ-MuralinWall-e1363994367863.jpg A great article over on the Mosaic Art NOW site -- which is a new one for me. A 15-foot wide mosaic of oil refineries, the Port of Los Angeles, and tall buildings, was found at the Wilshire Grand Hotel at Wil...
by scowsa
Sat Mar 23, 2013 3:16 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Reimagine Mid-Century Design Competition
Replies: 0
Views: 3405

Reimagine Mid-Century Design Competition

http://s3.amazonaws.com/dwell-production-s3/photo_rectangles/25/large.jpg Enter now through April 12th for the chance to win a VIP trip to Dwell On Design in Los Angeles, June 22-23, 2013. Lincoln Motor Company and Dwell invite you to reimagine mid-century modern homes for how we live today. Contem...
by scowsa
Fri Mar 22, 2013 5:53 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Silverlake, LA, CA. Raphael Soriano, 1937. $1,249,000
Replies: 1
Views: 2013

Silverlake, LA, CA. Raphael Soriano, 1937. $1,249,000

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1937!!
Whenever I see the early MCMs, I always ask myself what the neighbors must have thought when they went up.

by scowsa
Wed Mar 20, 2013 10:30 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Two guys making concrete blocks
Replies: 7
Views: 3711

SDR says "It would be great to see a new generation of screen blocks sprouting in the fruited hills and pleasant plains of Los Angeles ! " Well if you believe the heavy promotion that 3D printing is getting these days, we may soon see this new generation produced with this technology. As I...
by scowsa
Tue Mar 19, 2013 12:04 pm
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: LA Starting April 2013 Pacific Standard Time Presents: Moder
Replies: 3
Views: 4996

The full calendar of events has now been posted at http://www.pacificstandardtimepresents.org/calendar/ and includes a few more of interest to MCM folks. Outside In: The Architecture of Smith and Williams Apr 13—Jun 16, 2013 Art, Design & Architecture Museum at UC Santa Barbara http://www.pacifi...
by scowsa
Wed Mar 13, 2013 1:36 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Upcoming Mad Men series publicity uses 60's era illustrator
Replies: 0
Views: 3418

Upcoming Mad Men series publicity uses 60's era illustrator

From the New York Times "In the five seasons that “Mad Men” has been on television that celebrated series set in the art-directed world of 1960s advertising has never marketed itself the way a ’60s ad man most certainly would have: by calling in a hotshot illustrator to do the job. But as the s...
by scowsa
Tue Mar 12, 2013 5:10 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: You've Got to See this Original 1959 Home in Laguna Beach
Replies: 5
Views: 5043

JAB has contributed a couple of exterior shots.

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by scowsa
Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:09 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: You've Got to See this Original 1959 Home in Laguna Beach
Replies: 5
Views: 5043

We went to see this open house last Sat, as it conveniently coincided with a planned trip to the OC Museum of Art. The event was very busy, with a lot of interest in the gardens, so it was impossible to take external photos, given the house is set on a multi-level lot with mature trees. The house ne...
by scowsa
Tue Mar 12, 2013 6:48 am
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: LA Starting April 2013 Pacific Standard Time Presents: Moder
Replies: 3
Views: 4996

http://www.pacificstandardtimepresents.org/wp-content/uploads/gm_337251EX1-930x328.jpg davidk6 posted this at the turn of the year and the dates for some of the events of particular interest to LoL folks are getting close. So you out-of-town folks can start planning your trips. LA Times article htt...
by scowsa
Wed Mar 06, 2013 5:19 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Bel Air, LA, CA. Rodney Walker, 1952. $1,450,000
Replies: 3
Views: 2317

Bel Air, LA, CA. Rodney Walker, 1952. $1,450,000

As most Lotta Living folks probably know, I am not a realtor and just post MCMs that I think folks would like to see. As Egads points out, the recent flood of postings by Midcentury Mod and Ryan Estately is contributing to duplicates. So a request of both these folks -- please include the price in y...
by scowsa
Wed Mar 06, 2013 3:49 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Long Beach, CA. Brady Residence, Killingsworth,Brady,& A
Replies: 6
Views: 3086

Nate, any open house plans?
by scowsa
Fri Mar 01, 2013 3:49 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Marketplace
Topic: CB2 MCM-style outdoor furniture
Replies: 0
Views: 3558

CB2 MCM-style outdoor furniture

For those of you who don't have access to vintage stuff, and which can also get quite pricey.

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by scowsa
Tue Feb 26, 2013 10:45 am
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: International Lounge at Gander Airport: MCM time capsule
Replies: 0
Views: 3705

International Lounge at Gander Airport: MCM time capsule

http://virdisbranding.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/2003-03-29-03-Gander-International-Airport-Waiting-Area-1.jpg "Let’s go back to a time in the not-too-distant past when JFK was presiding over Camelot, Mad Men were still earning that nick name, the war was colder than ever and Gander was tr...
by scowsa
Sat Feb 23, 2013 10:49 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: New site about William A. Whifler: Bay Area MCM Architect
Replies: 2
Views: 2069

New site about William A. Whifler: Bay Area MCM Architect

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_E2XmaTb4s4s/Rzt5YIJIBJI/AAAAAAAAAFk/zQqlXnZGLQY/s1600/whifler1.5.jpg "Whifler’s works spanned the boom times after the war, from the 1950’s to the ‘70’s, a remarkable era of seemingly endless creative architectural possibilities that today is marked by the title, Mid-...
by scowsa
Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:10 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Dedham, MA - WOW - $349,900
Replies: 5
Views: 2454

It would seem that Ryan_Estately joined just to post homes on estately.com and occasionally he seems to forget the the last "M" in MCM means Modern.
by scowsa
Tue Feb 19, 2013 6:11 pm
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: Ray Eames: A Century of Modern Design @ Sacramento Museum
Replies: 0
Views: 3483

Ray Eames: A Century of Modern Design @ Sacramento Museum

http://ddcache1.net/california.SE273/sites/main/files/imagecache/banner/main-images/rayeames.jpg February 23, 2013 - February 23, 2014 Celebrating the centennial of legendary designer Ray Eames, this all-new exhibition is the first to explore the early life and work of the Sacramento native who bro...
by scowsa
Sun Feb 17, 2013 12:32 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Video: Eames Lounge Chair debut, 1956 on NBC Home show
Replies: 0
Views: 3287

Video: Eames Lounge Chair debut, 1956 on NBC Home show

Something I had not seen.

"Charles & Ray Eames show their then-new masterpiece on the Arlene Francis "Home" show broadcast on the NBC television network in 1956."

by scowsa
Fri Feb 15, 2013 8:15 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Formica: Celebrating 100 years of design & innovation
Replies: 0
Views: 3291

Formica: Celebrating 100 years of design & innovation

http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2013/02/14/garden/14CURR1_SPAN/14CURR1-articleLarge.jpg "A hundred years ago, a plastic-coated fabric was swapped for the mica commonly used in electrical insulation. Welcome, Formica. Eventually made of paper layers and used as a laminate, it went on to enj...
by scowsa
Wed Feb 13, 2013 9:42 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Marketplace
Topic: Art Prints to Raise Funds to Protect the Eames House
Replies: 0
Views: 3384

Art Prints to Raise Funds to Protect the Eames House

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The Eames Foundation thanks its friends at Herman Miller and Vitra for creating the Authenticity Fund to provide matching donations of $75 for each print purchased.
by scowsa
Wed Feb 13, 2013 9:17 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Crestwood Hills, LA, CA. Harold M. Sutton, 1963. $1,685,000
Replies: 0
Views: 1729

Crestwood Hills, LA, CA. Harold M. Sutton, 1963. $1,685,000

The relator's posting claims that it was commissioned by "Irving Green, the molded fiberglass & resin manufacturer for iconic Eames chairs." I was curious about that and checking in "The Story of Eames Furniture" I found that the manufacturer -- Zenith Plastics" -- was o...

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