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by AJ Fisher
Thu Apr 07, 2011 9:34 pm
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: Building Modern Lecture Series, Eugene, Oregon
Replies: 1
Views: 1393

These talks have been very inspiring and informative. Grant and Dick's presentation was humorous at times and featured a nice slide show. Last night's presentation with Otto touched on the subject of Eugene's City Hall amongst other topics. Highly recommended!

-AJ
by AJ Fisher
Fri Mar 18, 2011 9:48 am
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: any thoughts on ID of this large Don Quixote & Sancho Pa
Replies: 1
Views: 2764

any thoughts on ID of this large Don Quixote & Sancho Pa

http://eugenemodern.org/objects/quixote.jpg found this original oil or acrylic painting at the thrift store a couple weeks ago. it is painted in a thick, impasto type style on pressboard. it measures 44" tall and 20" wide. the signature is very unusual and reminds me of graffiti or korean...
by AJ Fisher
Sun Nov 07, 2010 1:34 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: My Herman Miller Swivel Shell
Replies: 8
Views: 3237

here is my herman miller swivel chair:

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this chair was a free item sitting out front of a house in my neighborhood several years ago. i really enjoy the punch of color the orange vinyl provides.
by AJ Fisher
Thu Oct 28, 2010 1:54 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: 3-D Rendering with Sketchup
Replies: 12
Views: 3494

glad to find this thread. i started experimenting with sketchup about 6 months ago and really enjoy it. as a metal sculptor/fabricator it's been useful to me for quickly generating concept designs for customers. i agree that there is a learning curve. i never consulted a book but the videos on youtu...
by AJ Fisher
Sun Oct 03, 2010 2:09 pm
Forum: FAVORITE BUILDINGS (and signs)
Topic: Joe Romania Chevrolet - Eugene, OR (Googie Architecture)
Replies: 6
Views: 5784

Update: The City of Eugene's Historic Review Board unanimously voted September 23rd, 2010 to support the nomination of the former Chevrolet dealership to the National Register of Historic Places. For further info, see the hyperlink below: http://www.registerguard.com/csp/cms/sites/web/news/cityregio...
by AJ Fisher
Sun Sep 12, 2010 11:42 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Anyone recognize this range?
Replies: 4
Views: 1799

looks like a range and oven. you can see it reflected in the refrigerator in image 1.
by AJ Fisher
Wed Aug 18, 2010 9:04 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: ID Request - 1950's green lounge chair
Replies: 1
Views: 1552

ID Request - 1950's green lounge chair

http://ajfisherdesign.com/objects/chair_lounge.jpg hi everyone. my neighbor knows of my interest in mid century furniture. he brought over this chair this evening and asked if i wanted it since he was taking it to goodwill. i love the lines. i am looking for info on a possible designer. the coverin...
by AJ Fisher
Tue Aug 10, 2010 2:13 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: when was Western Ranch Houses by Cliff May first published?
Replies: 5
Views: 2270

thank you both for the great info and quick response!
by AJ Fisher
Mon Aug 09, 2010 4:56 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: when was Western Ranch Houses by Cliff May first published?
Replies: 5
Views: 2270

when was Western Ranch Houses by Cliff May first published?

hi everyone. i recently found a copy of Western Ranch Houses by Cliff May in a thrift store. the inside cover says "First Edition - First Printing August 1958 - Copyright 1958" i was initially excited to think i had found a first edition however i've since found other copies of this book f...
by AJ Fisher
Sat May 15, 2010 12:07 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: ID Request - 60's viking or dragon boat collage/wall hanging
Replies: 1
Views: 1532

ID Request - 60's viking or dragon boat collage/wall hanging

Hi everyone. I found this neat viking ship/dragon boat mixed media piece at a local thrift store. it measures 37" x 16". The colors are very 1960's I think. http://ajfisherdesign.com/objects/dragonboat001.jpg http://ajfisherdesign.com/objects/dragonboat002.jpg I've done every google search...
by AJ Fisher
Tue Feb 09, 2010 6:51 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: hide-a-way toothbrush holder revealed
Replies: 14
Views: 1761

hide-a-way toothbrush holder revealed

http://ajfisherdesign.com/objects/hall_mack.jpg i remember these in my grandparent's home. i've been looking at BRING (local construction material recycling facility) for about 2 years for one of these and finally came across one last weekend. it's manufactured by hall-mack. the upper portion has s...
by AJ Fisher
Tue Jan 26, 2010 8:19 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Nice vid: Seattle Paul Thiry house
Replies: 7
Views: 2362

by AJ Fisher
Sat Dec 26, 2009 11:06 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Happy Holidays card - Joe Romania Showroom preservation
Replies: 1
Views: 1695

Happy Holidays card - Joe Romania Showroom preservation

http://eugenemodern.org/romania/images/romania_holiday_med.jpg http://www.eugenemodern.org/romania The Romania Showroom is a special, landmark structure for Eugene and it deserves to be preserved as an important example of our local, architectural heritage. This modern, Googie-styled auto showroom/...
by AJ Fisher
Fri Dec 04, 2009 9:54 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: We'll put your pets in the spotlight...
Replies: 19
Views: 2987

here's Berkley in the modern dogport i designed and built for him:

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It's inspired by Cliff May and Eichler homes.

by AJ Fisher
Sun Nov 22, 2009 7:39 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: dog house - MCM / Cliff May inspired
Replies: 6
Views: 2001

thanks for the positive feedback! here's Berkley in his dogport:

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by AJ Fisher
Sat Nov 21, 2009 2:22 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: dog house - MCM / Cliff May inspired
Replies: 6
Views: 2001

dog house - MCM / Cliff May inspired

hi everyone. i recently completed a dog house project. i wanted to build something to compliment our house, a 1956 post & beam ranch that was part of a development called Ellendale here in Eugene, Oregon. the first pic shows our house and the rest are of the recently-completed dog house: http://...
by AJ Fisher
Wed Nov 18, 2009 6:45 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: My cat's clawing my furniture
Replies: 27
Views: 5445

a lot of the suggestions mentioned above describe how to deter cats from clawing. i have found that giving your cat an alternative to the furniture is the way to go; the clawing pads above are a good idea. i've also had luck by placing a rough, bark-covered piece of wood (even a log meant for the fi...
by AJ Fisher
Wed Sep 16, 2009 10:03 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: vintage boats WITH FINS LIKE CARS
Replies: 7
Views: 1678

really enjoyed browsing the various boats. i never thought of mid century design applied to watercraft before. thanks.
by AJ Fisher
Wed Sep 16, 2009 11:52 am
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: ID request - knoll, burke, or other dining table
Replies: 3
Views: 2117

ID request - knoll, burke, or other dining table

hi all. i got this tulip dining table at a thrift store recently for $50. there are no tags or other indication of manufacturer. the top features a faux wood grain and is made of plywood. it is in good condition. the base is cast aluminum and painted an off-white/cream color. the table width is 51 1...
by AJ Fisher
Tue Sep 15, 2009 7:58 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: cat house - pet perch
Replies: 3
Views: 2968

cat house - pet perch

hi all. i built this elevated house for my cat Stella a while back. yes, she actually does use it! during the winter she sleeps outside many nights in it. an old pillow makes it warmer and the shed-style roof keeps the rain off her little kitty head. the frame is square, steel tubing and inset with ...
by AJ Fisher
Tue Sep 15, 2009 7:49 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Airstream Trailers - Burning Man 2009
Replies: 1
Views: 1211

Airstream Trailers - Burning Man 2009

Here are some pics I took at Burning Man in August 2009 of Airstream or similar trailers: http://ajfisherdesign.com/airstream/52.jpg http://ajfisherdesign.com/airstream/88.jpg http://ajfisherdesign.com/airstream/89.jpg http://ajfisherdesign.com/airstream/90.jpg http://ajfisherdesign.com/airstream/94...
by AJ Fisher
Fri Jul 03, 2009 1:53 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: ID request - original Bay Area paintings from the 50's?
Replies: 1
Views: 1648

well i am replying to my own post. i finally discovered who is the artist of these paintings! for a long time i thought the signature read "GM" until a friend came over and said "that looks like Gill to me, not GM." sure enough, i've discovered that "Gill" is somewhat f...
by AJ Fisher
Sat May 30, 2009 10:16 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Cliff May For Sale Dallas,TX - Open House Sun. 5/31
Replies: 5
Views: 1451

MLS# 11179555
no photos, but a street view-type image loads
by AJ Fisher
Mon May 18, 2009 9:19 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: some recent pix of modernism in kansas
Replies: 2
Views: 1945

some recent pix of modernism in kansas

i spent 5 days in kansas and missouri recently and snapped some photos of modern architecture. unfortunately, many of these pics were taken from a speeding car, so i don't know the names or addresses of most. http://ajfisherdesign.com/kansas/06.jpg a car wash outside kansas city. i actually saw a ne...
by AJ Fisher
Thu Apr 23, 2009 10:27 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Eugene, OR - speak out to preserve local Googie architecture
Replies: 9
Views: 2230

thanks for your questions kimba. as far as i know, there are no immediate plans for the showroom other than it's current use as a storage facility. the adjoining buildings (the old coca-cola plant) are currently being used by uo facilities services. i have an ongoing dialogue with the university abo...
by AJ Fisher
Fri Apr 17, 2009 9:23 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Weekend Landscaping
Replies: 30
Views: 6122

http://ajfisherdesign.com/objects/pond002.jpg working on our combo japanese/herb garden pictured above. it is a work in progress. i'd like to add some more herbs like basil or perhaps cilantro. i very recently fabricated and installed the bench above. it hopefully will define the edge of the patio ...
by AJ Fisher
Wed Apr 15, 2009 9:08 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Eugene, OR - speak out to preserve local Googie architecture
Replies: 9
Views: 2230

Eugene, OR - speak out to preserve local Googie architecture

http://www.eugenemodern.org/romania/images/romania_banner.jpg "In May 2005, the City of Eugene, in cooperation with the University of Oregon and the State of Oregon, initiated a planning process for an area along Franklin Boulevard known as "Walnut Station." Walnut Station is a trans...
by AJ Fisher
Wed Mar 11, 2009 9:23 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: MODern Produce Garden
Replies: 17
Views: 3572

MODern Produce Garden

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Here is the raised planter bed I recently completed.

-AJ
by AJ Fisher
Tue Mar 03, 2009 8:21 am
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: clown paintings - if you got 'em, share 'em here!
Replies: 20
Views: 3913

clown paintings - if you got 'em, share 'em here!

yes, some clown paintings are creepy. perhaps it is the whole mask concept or the exaggerated features. that being said, i think some paintings of clowns are quite nice! of the two paintings i posted, the first is very friendly, happy and "human-looking". the second one however, does land ...
by AJ Fisher
Sun Mar 01, 2009 6:50 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: clown paintings - if you got 'em, share 'em here!
Replies: 20
Views: 3913

clown paintings - if you got 'em, share 'em here!

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Signature illegible, but possibly "Gonzales" 1970

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Norma Driscoll, undated.

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