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by dilettante
Mon Apr 21, 2008 3:49 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: mcm fantasy draft
Replies: 144
Views: 12295

by dilettante
Mon Apr 21, 2008 11:39 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: mcm fantasy draft
Replies: 144
Views: 12295

dilettante: Oh no - the rule clearly says one person per day. (Otherwise I could have drafted the Rat Pack.) I'm going to assume that you are drafting Charles today. If you want, you can pick Ray (if available) tomorrow. It may turn out that having Charles without Ray is a major faux pas for you. T...
by dilettante
Mon Apr 21, 2008 10:45 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: mcm fantasy draft
Replies: 144
Views: 12295

Team dilettante, currently a solo entry but desperately seeking help, for its third pick proudly selects: Charles Eames... and Ray, of course. http://www.pub.umich.edu/daily/1998/oct/10-29-98/photos/fileartsworks.gif The Link: Charles briefly studied architecture at Washington University in St. Loui...
by dilettante
Sun Apr 20, 2008 6:14 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: mcm fantasy draft
Replies: 144
Views: 12295

by dilettante
Sun Apr 20, 2008 11:05 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: mcm fantasy draft
Replies: 144
Views: 12295

Timing is everything...

I'm going to assume that your first and second picks happened before and after midnight, dilettante - they are 8 minutes apart and both show as April 19. Hey - when did you get that monkey with the fez - you Most Illustrious Grand Member you? I have to question your choice of FLW on the first pick....
by dilettante
Sat Apr 19, 2008 11:01 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: mcm fantasy draft
Replies: 144
Views: 12295

Marilyn Monroe http://www.bartcop.com/marilyn-monroe001.jpg The Link: One day in 1957, Frank Lloyd Wright heard the doorbell ring at his suite in New York's Plaza Hotel and found Marilyn Monroe standing in the doorway. She and her new bridegroom, the playwright Arthur Miller, wanted the architect to...
by dilettante
Sat Apr 19, 2008 10:53 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: mcm fantasy draft
Replies: 144
Views: 12295

Frank Lloyd Wright

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The link:
FLW - "I think Ms. Monroe's architecture is extremely good architecture"
by dilettante
Wed Apr 09, 2008 9:50 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Eastern Long Island Waterfront MCM
Replies: 63
Views: 7168

Well! This is both a visual delight and an architectural treat. Those outside mitered corners look stunning and the color/shade/tone matching is spectacular.

It's really a pleasure to see such fine craftsmanship. The Restoration/Renovation of the year in my book! Congratulations.
by dilettante
Wed Apr 02, 2008 7:30 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Entropy and decay in a Modernist residence
Replies: 6
Views: 935

Thanks, Dilletante. That looks to be a house that's larger and more spacially rich than some. I suppose it's a miracle that the concrete block was never painted. I wonder what will be used to replace the Celotex ceiling ? Is there glass in that large opening on the left in your last photo ?.... SDR...
by dilettante
Wed Apr 02, 2008 8:57 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Entropy and decay in a Modernist residence
Replies: 6
Views: 935

Entropy and decay in a Modernist residence

I recently posted some Kodakchrome slides showing construction of a Wrightian home in Northern California. That residence has been wonderfully maintained over the ensuing 57 years and serves as a beacon to those who want to maintain their homes in a near-original state. Not all such homes have such ...
by dilettante
Tue Mar 25, 2008 2:38 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Early 50s Kodak slides of a modernist home under constructio
Replies: 13
Views: 1903

....Wonder how the house looks today.... Original footprint, original siding, original glass, original built-in furniture. Here are a few views of the home today. It's in the next town over from mine. Thanks to all for the nice comments on the slides. I was very pleased to get my copy of these from...
by dilettante
Tue Mar 25, 2008 10:26 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Early 50s Kodak slides of a modernist home under constructio
Replies: 13
Views: 1903

Early 50s Kodak slides of a modernist home under constructio

Recently, I was sent a CD full of digitized Kodak slides from the early 1950s, showing a Wrightian home during, and shortly after, construction. While time has taken its toll on some of these images, I thought a few members might like to see the vehicles, tools, construction methods, and day-to-day ...
by dilettante
Mon Mar 03, 2008 11:25 am
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: Milwaukee WI two great art shows + architecture
Replies: 1
Views: 811

Thanks for the great review, Googieagog!
by dilettante
Wed Feb 20, 2008 9:30 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Alameda-->Down on the Street Series
Replies: 2
Views: 753

I'm a big fan of Jalopnik's Down on the Street series. While I don't live in Alameda, I worked on the Island for ten tears and can tell you that it is a classic car heaven. Alameda is quite the self-contained environment. Lots of folks find it unnecessary/undesirable to leave the island - ever. Thos...
by dilettante
Wed Feb 06, 2008 1:42 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: retro-look kitchen appliances
Replies: 69
Views: 4633

my footprint is also 24inch for the oven. you are correct. not many options. didn't know about the Gaggenau. looks great. and the woodwork etc. i also refuse to adjust/butcher the original cabinets. we also inherited the white-fridge-sticking-out look. 24 inch footprint for my cabinets, too. The st...
by dilettante
Mon Feb 04, 2008 1:54 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Crowded?
Replies: 131
Views: 10837

by dilettante
Sun Feb 03, 2008 11:36 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Iowa
Replies: 41
Views: 5126

....If at all possible, get thee to Cedar Rock/Walter House. It's one of the best Usonians anywhere. It has an incredible indoor/outdoor feel and some unique features -- unique even for Wright -- as well as amazing grounds and boathouse/guesthouse. It includes every stick of original furniture as w...
by dilettante
Sat Feb 02, 2008 4:30 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Iowa
Replies: 41
Views: 5126

is a link to a pdf file describing the 50 greatest 20th Century buildings in Iowa.
The list includes:
Wright
Saarinen
Van der Rohe
Gehry
Sullivan
...
Hope this helps!
by dilettante
Fri Feb 01, 2008 9:48 am
Forum: Test Messages
Topic: testing picture posting
Replies: 1
Views: 1378

The picture's pretty small, but are you holding "The Complete Kagan" and is that the master himself?
by dilettante
Thu Jan 24, 2008 11:52 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Single-lite or slab door-what do you think
Replies: 23
Views: 1546

Though I believe FLW's Boulter house (with its single- lite door) may be closer in both style and siting to jesgord's home than is Ennis, I am won over by streinen's dark to light transition notion. What's not to like about mystery that ultimately reveals itself!
by dilettante
Mon Jan 21, 2008 8:52 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Single-lite or slab door-what do you think
Replies: 23
Views: 1546

jesgord, You have a lovely home. I've always enjoyed seeing pictures of it. I'll toss in my two cents by noting that, in my experience, visitors position themselves closer to the hinged side of the door than the knob side, so as to make it easier to enter when the homeowner opens the door to greet t...
by dilettante
Fri Jan 11, 2008 9:22 am
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: Nelson bench original retail price?
Replies: 2
Views: 1403

I don't have a price list, but the 1952 catalog lists the 92" bench as Model 4992. Maybe that will make the search easier for those with the price list.
by dilettante
Fri Jan 04, 2008 8:49 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Honoring your architect
Replies: 23
Views: 2272

oh, who printed your book? i'm researching the small one-off printing on-line folks. i see so many, and some i've not liked. some are promising. Blurb.com Among all the internet self-publishing firms I looked at, they offered the broadest set of layouts for mixed pictures and texts. I used the book...
by dilettante
Fri Jan 04, 2008 6:45 am
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: ROAD TRIP-NY TO SOUTH CAROLINA
Replies: 13
Views: 2722

rocklandlounge,
My compliments on that photograph. It establishes your Grandfather's factory perfectly. I particularly liked your inclusion of the crumbling sidewalk and the patched asphalt, in contrast to the factory still standing proudly. Nicely done!
by dilettante
Thu Jan 03, 2008 4:57 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Honoring your architect
Replies: 23
Views: 2272

I certainly appreciate the interest people have shown in Olof Dahlstrand and his architecture. I was happy to oblige SDR in his suggestion that I provide my to-do list as a starting point for others who, similarly, desire to honor their own architects. Several of the owners were halting in their agr...
by dilettante
Thu Jan 03, 2008 7:20 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Honoring your architect
Replies: 23
Views: 2272

i hope you will share some more photos.... Thanks for your interest, rocklandlounge! I suspect the other owners might feel uncomfortable with showing pictures of their homes, but here are some renderings from the architect that will give you a sense of the range of Usonians he designed: http://farm...
by dilettante
Wed Jan 02, 2008 5:40 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Honoring your architect
Replies: 23
Views: 2272

Gor-juss! :clap: Thanks, Craig. I appreciate the compliment. Among the seven Usonians Olof designed in the East Bay, I'd say ours ranks right about middle of the pack. Two of them take one's breath away when first seen, and another employs changes in flow, light, and volume to create mood changes t...
by dilettante
Wed Jan 02, 2008 11:13 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Nashville TN - New Nevada Heights Listing
Replies: 10
Views: 2074

Here's a slightly different angle of the Havens residence. I think the similarity is striking.
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