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by dilettante
Sun Jan 24, 2010 8:11 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: mcm acronyms, a game
Replies: 27
Views: 21619

by dilettante
Sun Jan 24, 2010 8:07 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: mcm acronyms, a game
Replies: 27
Views: 21619

by dilettante
Sun Jan 24, 2010 8:01 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: mcm acronyms, a game
Replies: 27
Views: 21619

by dilettante
Sun Jan 24, 2010 7:52 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: mcm acronyms, a game
Replies: 27
Views: 21619

by dilettante
Sun Jan 24, 2010 6:22 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: mcm acronyms, a game
Replies: 27
Views: 21619

by dilettante
Sun Jan 24, 2010 6:19 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: mcm acronyms, a game
Replies: 27
Views: 21619

by dilettante
Sun Jan 24, 2010 6:17 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: mcm acronyms, a game
Replies: 27
Views: 21619

by dilettante
Sun Jan 24, 2010 5:28 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: mcm acronyms, a game
Replies: 27
Views: 21619

by dilettante
Mon Dec 28, 2009 1:58 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: New member with New (to me) Usonian Style Home!
Replies: 24
Views: 3740

"The floors were stained red when installed...." Standard practice for concrete floors in homes designed by most Wrightian architects is to have "integral color" mixed into the wet concrete. I'd guess yours might have been similarly created. I mention this only because such floor...
by dilettante
Wed Dec 23, 2009 12:01 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: New member with New (to me) Usonian Style Home!
Replies: 24
Views: 3740

Normally, mitered-glass corner windows stand alone, without any additional material at the corner. Have you checked your plans to see if the metal is original? Mitered-glass corner windows sure look good in the buff! http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1320/1382284517_c963a44724.jpg
by dilettante
Tue Dec 22, 2009 4:37 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: New member with New (to me) Usonian Style Home!
Replies: 24
Views: 3740

Exceptionally appealing! I note, in the first two pictures, a white vertical material that covers the joints of the corner glass. Is that original or is it covering up something special? It may be that you have the classic mitered-glass corner windows that are so desirable in Wrightian homes. Worth ...
by dilettante
Mon Nov 16, 2009 7:54 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: Herman Miller identification help, please
Replies: 1
Views: 1544

Question answered

I heard from the historians at Herman Miller today. They informed me the the desk in question is part of the "Relay" series and was designed by the British designer, Geoff Hollington, in 1991 and is named the "High-Performance Desk." The desk won a Gold medal in Business Week's f...
by dilettante
Fri Nov 13, 2009 11:58 am
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: Herman Miller identification help, please
Replies: 1
Views: 1544

Herman Miller identification help, please

Hello, In 1996 I purchased this - then new - Herman Miller desk with pneumatic height adjustment. Unfortunately, I didn't save the bill and I no longer know the series name or the model number. Herman Miller no longer makes/sells this item. While the desk is outside the time frame of mid-century mod...
by dilettante
Tue Oct 20, 2009 9:30 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: Dansk peppermills
Replies: 3
Views: 1633

That looks like a set of Scandinavian Chess pieces ready to do battle - and not worried a bit that they don't get the first move! :)
by dilettante
Mon Oct 12, 2009 3:36 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Mod home library must-have title list. Collaborative.
Replies: 27
Views: 8358

1. Atomic Ranch - book 2. Collection of Atomic Ranch magazine 3. Eichler - Modernism Rebuilds the American Dream 4. Julius Shulman - Modernism Rediscovered 5. How to Build Modern Furniture - Mario Dal Fabbro (DIY) 6. How to Make Built-in Furniture - Mario Dal Fabbro (DIY) 7. Mid Century Modern - Fur...
by dilettante
Wed Sep 16, 2009 2:59 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: ID request - knoll, burke, or other dining table
Replies: 3
Views: 2173

A very nice Knock-Off of an Eero Saarinen design

Nice, but not Knoll. Your handsome table is a Knock-Off of Eero Saarinen's 1956 design, called the Tulip Table. Saarinen, one of the world's great architects and furniture designers, said of the Tulip Series, "The objective of these furniture designs was to clear the 'slum of legs' from home in...
by dilettante
Tue Sep 01, 2009 11:05 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Another flooring decision
Replies: 19
Views: 3207

An article describing cork floor choices and refinishing can be found .
by dilettante
Sun Aug 30, 2009 12:58 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Another flooring decision
Replies: 19
Views: 3207

Thanks for posting this thread. I have been mulling over whether to use cork in my master bedroom. I would really like to see some pictures of both new and old cork flooring installations from members, if anyone has some to share. I've not seen much cork in real life outside of a bottle of wine. Mi...
by dilettante
Mon Aug 10, 2009 11:59 am
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: Starting from ZILCH
Replies: 7
Views: 2492

Another way to create a collection is to start with reading. Your local library (or purchasing used books from Amazon) can help you identify styles that appeal to you. Books can also help you refine your appreciation for the best examples of modernism. Finally, you'll find several strands of moderni...
by dilettante
Tue Dec 02, 2008 10:34 am
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: Small modern homes. . .and dollhouses !
Replies: 49
Views: 15662

by dilettante
Mon Dec 01, 2008 5:24 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: Small modern homes. . .and dollhouses !
Replies: 49
Views: 15662

FLW Archiblocks for sale

eBay has yet another set for Archiblocks for sale - this one an apparently unused set of the Frank Lloyd Wright Prairie House variety. Made by Interactive Arts! Not the LARGE FLW set, but seem to be very nice. The fewer I see of these, the nicer they get. A great gift for the wannabe architect. See ...
by dilettante
Mon Oct 13, 2008 1:41 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Help with art over my MCM couch
Replies: 26
Views: 3093

I support home_boy's notion. You have great looking paneling. A wall-hanging sculpture in the style or Modigliani, Calder, etc would give the space above your couch interest while not hiding that gorgeous, flamboyant wood grain.

Just my $0.02
by dilettante
Tue Sep 09, 2008 3:38 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: A modernist home in Orinda
Replies: 13
Views: 1489

Re: Orinda Modern

...I can imagine what you mean, the Foster house was an unusually large domestic commission for Henry Hill. I would have loved to see it. Was the original interior decor still intact? Henry Hill had such a unique palette and use of textures. How about the landscaping by Eckbo, Royston & William...
by dilettante
Sun Sep 07, 2008 9:29 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: A modernist home in Orinda
Replies: 13
Views: 1489

Re: Orinda Modern

The Wayne Littlejohn houses are from the late 40's early 50's, Mayhew's house was built in 1938. There is also the Forster house near the Country Club golf course by Henry Hill in 51-53. http://content.cdlib.org/ark:/28722/bk0000n4m41/FID16 http://content.cdlib.org/dynaxml/data/28722/41/bk0000n4m41...
by dilettante
Sun Sep 07, 2008 9:02 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: A modernist home in Orinda
Replies: 13
Views: 1489

Indeed. Can readers name the Latin American architect whose personal residence might have inspired this one ? SDR Interesting question, SDR! Josquin, who may be smarter than any person has a right to be, is correct. Still, since Casa de Canoas was construction complete in 1953 and the Everett desig...
by dilettante
Sun Sep 07, 2008 11:44 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: A modernist home in Orinda
Replies: 13
Views: 1489

Re: Orinda

Looks a bit like Oscar Niemeyer's Casa de Canoas in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. http://www.niemeyer.org.br/canoas/canoas.htm Also, in Orinda, there are a few homes by Wayne Littlejohn and a house by Paul Hamilton. The Manor House, an early modern house by Clarence Mayhew. The Ausenbaum/Parker Residence...
by dilettante
Sat Sep 06, 2008 9:44 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: A modernist home in Orinda
Replies: 13
Views: 1489

A modernist home in Orinda

I'm early on in cataloging the mid-century modern residences in my little town of Orinda, just over the hills from Berkeley, CA. So far, I've found built designs by the following: Henry Hill •Skinner Residence John Carl Warnecke •unknown OO Richard Neutra •Nelson Residence Frank Lloyd Wright â...
by dilettante
Wed Aug 27, 2008 3:42 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Kaun Beach House, Richmond
Replies: 20
Views: 1893

Satellite images

Schindler area of Point Richmond: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3103/2803771673_8e801a445d_o.jpg Dahlstand hexagon 4 blocks to the NW: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3089/2803771465_0ff3d47676_o.jpg This high tide view shows the roof and saw-tooth balcony completely cantilevered above the Bay.
by dilettante
Wed Aug 27, 2008 2:56 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Kaun Beach House, Richmond
Replies: 20
Views: 1893

4 blocks away

Now that I see your map, SDR, I realize that you were 4 blocks away from a hexagon plan Dahlstrand that juts out into San Francisco Bay. In this view, http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2417/1502368214_7ab36a946d.jpg one is looking south. Just past that little bulge on the shoreline are the remains of K...
by dilettante
Fri Aug 08, 2008 4:44 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Home audio challenge with no attic/walls!
Replies: 25
Views: 3727

Here's a COMPLETELY wireless speaker.



It's, um..., a little pricey, though.

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