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by scottkaycee
Fri Oct 26, 2007 1:39 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Julius Shulman - Modernism Rediscovered
Replies: 25
Views: 4213

This sounds like a combination of two stories, If I remember correctly the woman in the Kaufman shot is Mrs. Kaufman. Mr. Shulman had her sit there to block the pool light. That was his direction it was not on accident. That is the story in Architecture & It's Photography. I was lucky enough to ...
by scottkaycee
Thu Oct 25, 2007 10:13 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Armet and Davis Bob's Big Boy--> Garden of Love Las Vegas
Replies: 8
Views: 1579

I wanted to get married here until I realised that there is no intact/ retro/ mid-century chapel in the complex, and only the outside is intact. That being said i hope it is preserved. Funny thing was my brother ended up getting married here a few years later, you wouldnt know from the photos. As an...
by scottkaycee
Fri Sep 21, 2007 12:27 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Dutton's Brentwood/Barry Building
Replies: 25
Views: 16149

Some people HATE mid-century modernism, it is not enough for them to not like it and leave it for other's to decide. I have encountered people who think you must be certifiable to consider it worthy of preservation, what baffles me is that they have a particular animosity towards it that you get the...
by scottkaycee
Fri Aug 10, 2007 1:50 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Top Twenty + Mid Century Modern bldgs in Las Vegas
Replies: 36
Views: 11052

Whoa! I didnt realize you played Monopoly with real buildings! That's a great collection, I only wished there was something like that in The San Gabriel/Pomona Valleys. Oh well, if I ever need to move to Vegas I know who to call.
by scottkaycee
Thu Aug 09, 2007 12:35 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Top Twenty + Mid Century Modern bldgs in Las Vegas
Replies: 36
Views: 11052

Vegas Trip

I was in Vegas recently and stayed at the Fremont. And enjoyed the recently remodeled retro rooms. A pleasant surprise after traversing the public areas of the hotel. The groovy sinks and angled toilets are just like the ones at the Palm Court Inn in Palm Springs. I am not sure but I think I stumble...
by scottkaycee
Tue Aug 07, 2007 10:06 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: '60s Madison Ave. TV "Mad Men" (Season 2- July 27,
Replies: 20
Views: 4735

I have had the exact response, the visual feast keeps me tuning in but none of the characters are sympathetic, (maybe that is the point) I'll probably keep watching just for the production design.
by scottkaycee
Mon Jun 11, 2007 8:06 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Case Study House #21 (Pierre Koenig)
Replies: 73
Views: 6864

by scottkaycee
Thu May 03, 2007 2:23 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: NEW Mid Mod home - Is it possible?
Replies: 12
Views: 1627

Futura Girl is right about the details re:PS retro homes. Although some upscale 50's houses had terrazzo counters, At modern living spaces we seriously considered Formica but customer research never resulted in enough of a favorable response to go forward with it, despite it's aesthetic compatabilit...
by scottkaycee
Mon Apr 30, 2007 12:11 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Opinions Vs. Opinions on Lotta Living
Replies: 31
Views: 16461

At times like this it seems as if only those complaining speak up, or offer words of attack. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all you have done over the years and express support to you for what you feel you had to do. As a libertarian I completely understand the difference bet...
by scottkaycee
Tue Apr 24, 2007 9:04 am
Forum: FAVORITE BUILDINGS (and signs)
Topic: Farnsworth House, Plano, IL
Replies: 18
Views: 9133

The Glass House as progeny of the Farnsworth House

Johnson was always open about being inspired by Mies, especially the Farnsworth House and Mies' glass house sketches. Contemporary with the debut of the Glass House was an article in which Johnson laid out all of his influences on the project going back to the Parthenon. It is not fair to categorize...
by scottkaycee
Mon Apr 16, 2007 1:02 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Teen Island theme park?
Replies: 14
Views: 3118

Could this be a bay area theme park? Something on the bay itself or maybe it is an early Sea Worldish concept for Mission Bay in San Diego.
by scottkaycee
Mon Apr 16, 2007 9:15 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Ontario, CA- Mid-Century Modern 1955
Replies: 18
Views: 2298

by scottkaycee
Thu Apr 05, 2007 3:08 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: new MCM stock plans. opinions? pics.
Replies: 28
Views: 3017

"Mid-century Modern" stock plans

I am currently working on a series of Modern home plans that more specifically recall Mid-20th Century Modernism, while as a designer I don't consider myself a "stylist" I do believe in the study and application of past principles applied to today's problems. As such the formal vocabulary ...
by scottkaycee
Fri Mar 30, 2007 4:01 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: Anyone know this *mystery* china pattern?
Replies: 3
Views: 1217

This has at least two names, I have some pieces that sya "My blue Heaven", but than there is another name for it that I can't remember and there is atleast one other pattern also named My blue heaven.
by scottkaycee
Fri Mar 30, 2007 1:42 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Bobby Darin's Hollywood home for sale
Replies: 17
Views: 3649

I would have liked to see that pecky cypress(?) paneling in it's original state, I love all the different fireplaces, the architecture within architecture. The butterfly roof is a motiff that predates the Alexander homes by quite a bit. Such Architectural luminaries as Oscar Niemeyer and Marcel Breu...
by scottkaycee
Fri Mar 30, 2007 1:38 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Marketplace
Topic: New Book (by me!) on architect Wayne McAllister
Replies: 13
Views: 3341

by scottkaycee
Fri Mar 02, 2007 10:55 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Do you have a favorite "MCM mood" music?
Replies: 28
Views: 4950

Try Stan Getz- he sort of introduced Jobim, Gilberto to the american scene and together they created Bossa Nova- also try Gilberto's wife Astrud Gilberto- she did an awesome cover of Fly me to the Moon used in commercials, and recently in the movie "Down with Love"
by scottkaycee
Mon Feb 26, 2007 1:22 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: New Canaan, CT: Classic MCM
Replies: 13
Views: 2629

This was a "Record Home", a selection of the best Architect designed homes featured in Architectural Record. Traditionally published in May. It was also featured in "The Second Treasury of Contemporary Homes" which was a compilation of Record Homes published by Architectural Reco...
by scottkaycee
Tue Jan 30, 2007 7:31 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: San Marino, Ca. Douglas Honnold AIA
Replies: 3
Views: 1212

Might be a low pitched hip roof to give it some contextual reference to the established neighborhood
by scottkaycee
Fri Dec 22, 2006 11:24 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Lautner's Tolstoy residence to be destoyed?
Replies: 4
Views: 1088

Tolstoy house Pics

I tried linking to these pics but was unsuccessful, however if you click on my blog link you can see three pictures of the Tolstoy House from about 2 years ago, after the Tolstoys moved out.
by scottkaycee
Fri Dec 22, 2006 11:22 pm
Forum: Test Messages
Topic: test
Replies: 0
Views: 1510

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by scottkaycee
Fri Dec 22, 2006 11:21 pm
Forum: Test Messages
Topic: test
Replies: 0
Views: 1373

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by scottkaycee
Thu Dec 21, 2006 6:29 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Lautner's Tolstoy residence to be destoyed?
Replies: 4
Views: 1088

Tolstoy House

Okay, here's the dope on the Tolstoy House, Mr. Tolstoy was a planning commissioner for the city of Rancho Cucamonga for many years. The property adjacent to his home was sold to a developer in 2001, at the time sympathetic designs were drawn up and submitted to the city, they recieved planning appr...
by scottkaycee
Sat Nov 04, 2006 9:38 am
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Mid-20th Century Shopping Malls
Replies: 29
Views: 8230

What is the source for that May Co. pic? IS it possible to get a clearer shot? That Building was fantastic, while they built on top of most of the Mall I think the Big M was razed to the ground for the Target, which seems a waste given what they acomplished in Pasadena. There are other remnants od E...
by scottkaycee
Thu Nov 02, 2006 9:23 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Mid-20th Century Shopping Malls
Replies: 29
Views: 8230

The Central City Mall/Carousel Mall

This Mall was laid out in the mid 60's but being a government/city owned project it didnt get finished til 1972 I believe. That it has always been owned by the city is probably the cause for so much of the original detail to be intact. In 1990-91 it underwent a minor remodeling consisting of a name ...
by scottkaycee
Thu Oct 12, 2006 9:33 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: San Diego Scottish Rite
Replies: 6
Views: 1306

Last time I was there it was still intact, I went to a Comic book show there in the early 90's. That whole area was rich in this sort of stuff, but little by little it is being re-muddled away. Have you been to Mission Valley Center? Largely intact although it was Westfielded awhile ago. The Macy's ...
by scottkaycee
Tue Oct 03, 2006 8:08 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: L.A. architect recommendations that don't cost a fortune?
Replies: 2
Views: 1061

I draw up plans for room additions, and I love MCM Architecture I'd be happy to talk to you about your project, send me a private message or e-mail scottkirkcueto@yahoo.com good luck
by scottkaycee
Wed Sep 20, 2006 8:35 am
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: Foothill Moderns Unite
Replies: 11
Views: 3555

Lautner in Sunland

Isnt there a Lautner house in Sunland? A Circular design with steel truss roofs? Is it still around?

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