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by Josquin
Fri Jun 20, 2008 11:42 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: 1958 Paul Rudolph School in FL threatened
Replies: 32
Views: 13367

Rudolph School

Another case of the triumph of parking over culture. :(
by Josquin
Fri Jun 20, 2008 11:05 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Warren Callister 1917-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 897

Callister An Appreciation

Article by Dave Weinstein in the San Francisco Chronicle

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.c ... 008&sc=618
by Josquin
Fri Jun 20, 2008 7:08 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Side Porch Roof ideas
Replies: 32
Views: 2109

SOD

For more information and distribution of SOD, Sudden Oak Death, go to:
http://www.suddenoakdeath.org/
by Josquin
Fri Jun 13, 2008 10:30 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Slideshow essay on the building of an unbuilt FLW (LA Times)
Replies: 10
Views: 1087

Wrightesque house.

A thorough discussion of this topic is at this Wright Chat site:

http://www.savewright.org/wright_chat/v ... .php?t=625
by Josquin
Fri Jun 13, 2008 9:40 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Slideshow essay on the building of an unbuilt FLW (LA Times)
Replies: 10
Views: 1087

Rocky Bits

I have to agree, the rocky bits are most unsettling. Perhaps the red concrete will mellow with age.
by Josquin
Tue Jun 10, 2008 11:08 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Mid-century home buyers - gender of decision maker?
Replies: 18
Views: 3156

Gender in Home Purchase

Interesting question. My wife hates to move and she doesn't like to shop for a house. So, I shop for the house within certain base requirements that we both agree on and are within our budget, then when I find something that I like, I present it to her for approval. If by some chance she finds somet...
by Josquin
Tue May 27, 2008 3:54 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Our Mid-Century Home- then and now.
Replies: 9
Views: 1390

Welcome

Welcome to the board! A terrific house, I'd love to see more photos of your work. I've already visited your site.
by Josquin
Tue May 27, 2008 3:03 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Casa de los Osos, Slim and Gabby's house!
Replies: 14
Views: 1474

Casa de los osos

Well, after we had heard so much about your bucolic location, the pictures finally arrive. I really enjoyed seeing your post and beam with that marvelous brick fireplace with a built in BBQ. Are those the original painted ceiling beam? I love the oaks. Hey, can I drop by and pick up some of that mul...
by Josquin
Tue May 20, 2008 9:12 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: help selecting a tree...
Replies: 52
Views: 5776

Manzanita

Here's a 8 ft high big leaf manzanita in front of garden wall in Claremont, California.

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by Josquin
Tue May 20, 2008 10:09 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Vertigo Turns 50 - Bernard Herrmann's Score
Replies: 1
Views: 664

Vertigo Turns 50 - Bernard Herrmann's Score

From the Wall Street Journal: The Dizzying Heights of Movie Music:
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1210969 ... condary_hs

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by Josquin
Tue May 20, 2008 7:33 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: help selecting a tree...
Replies: 52
Views: 5776

Ceanothus

A good tree like ceanothus is the megacarpus. Ceanothus megacarpus is a large white flowering variety, which can be trained as a tree, with showy grey brown bark.
by Josquin
Mon May 19, 2008 6:21 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: help selecting a tree...
Replies: 52
Views: 5776

Native Selections

Slim and Gabby, Thanks for the bathroom tile kudos; it a shame they are discontinued. Sorry to hear about the old ceanothus. We have a concha, Yankee points, dark stars and a hoaryleaf. We love those beautiful blue blossoms in the spring. They would make a great addition to a courtyard garden. We co...
by Josquin
Mon May 19, 2008 2:53 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: help selecting a tree...
Replies: 52
Views: 5776

Native Plants

by Josquin
Mon May 19, 2008 10:21 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: help selecting a tree...
Replies: 52
Views: 5776

Ferns

As ferns go, I would recommend Woodwardia fimbriata or giant chain fern. In ideal conditions, it can grow over 9ft high. It's a California Native.
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by Josquin
Sun May 18, 2008 9:40 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: South Pasadena, CA Whitney Smith's House
Replies: 3
Views: 1443

South Pasadena, CA Whitney Smith's House

Here's the listing: http://itech.rapmls.com/scripts/mgrqispi.dll?APPNAME=Itech&PRGNAME=MLSPropertyDetail&ARGUMENTS=-N445225149,-N1355586,-N,-A,-N11544244 From 1938 to 1988, this house evolved from a garage, of an adjacent estate, to what exists today. Whitney continued to add and adjust the ...
by Josquin
Fri May 16, 2008 3:06 pm
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: Microfest - Partch@Redcat May 30/31st
Replies: 0
Views: 447

Microfest - Partch@Redcat May 30/31st

If you missed the Lou Harrison concert for gamelan music and toned guitar in Claremont last Sunday, you'll be sure not to miss this upcoming concert at Redcat. This concert is part of the ongoing Microfest, http://www.microfest.org/ , The 2008 Festival of Microtonal Music. Most music in the west is ...
by Josquin
Wed May 14, 2008 7:56 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: Ernestine Salerno tea set
Replies: 3
Views: 1776

Ernestine Ceramic Tea Set

Great find Devildog. I've never seen anything by Ernestine before, certainly not in Tujunga.
by Josquin
Wed May 14, 2008 5:39 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Marketplace
Topic: House + Home magazine issue needed!! - can anyone help??
Replies: 7
Views: 1882

House & Home Feb. 1953

I have an extra copy of that issue. You can have it for the shipping cost.
Nice article on the Ridgewood subdivision in St Louis by Burt Duenke.
by Josquin
Tue May 13, 2008 2:15 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Celebrities, Celebrated, Famous, 'known' people into MCM
Replies: 23
Views: 2382

Celebrities

Bob Hope had Lautner build him a home in Palm Springs.
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Here's an article on the Gary Cooper house: http://tv.zap2it.com/tveditorial/tve_ma ... 7c,00.html
by Josquin
Tue May 13, 2008 1:28 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Celebrities, Celebrated, Famous, 'known' people into MCM
Replies: 23
Views: 2382

Living or Dead celebrities

Are you only considering living celebrities?
by Josquin
Fri May 09, 2008 7:28 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Houston, TX Premier location, schools & Architect! $439,
Replies: 3
Views: 1068

Houston Modern

Looks like a really good match. They could do wonders with that house.
by Josquin
Fri May 09, 2008 3:00 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Sierra Madre, Ca., Mid-Century Space Modern
Replies: 4
Views: 1439

Pyramid Power

That's what happens with the concentrated electromagnetic energy collected by a glass pyramid in Southern California when you can't open up the windows. It's time to consult the ancient Egyptian texts on the subject.

A Nice example of California Eclectic.
by Josquin
Thu May 08, 2008 8:01 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: recent problems with the website
Replies: 90
Views: 35555

"naughtybits-tail hour"

I like "naughtybits-tail hour". There's a bit of poetry in that. :D
by Josquin
Thu May 08, 2008 7:48 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: LA's new Arts School
Replies: 4
Views: 1556

LAUSD Schools

I would just avoid any controversy and build schools with non-descript designs. Like, Fremont New Primary School #2. http://www.laschools.org/graphics/completed/fremont-pc2.jpg Innovative school architecture being controversial is nothing new for the LSUSD. Neutra's innovative design for Emerson Jun...
by Josquin
Thu May 08, 2008 4:00 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: recent problems with the website
Replies: 90
Views: 35555

"muscle moll"

Oddly, when I returned to my response to" The long lost Millard Sheets files" , the artist Phil D i k e's name had been replaced with "muscle moll". What happened?
by Josquin
Thu May 08, 2008 3:49 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Sierra Madre, Ca., Mid-Century Space Modern
Replies: 4
Views: 1439

Pyramid Power

If it's a fixer, does that mean the pyramid no longer works?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyramid_power
by Josquin
Wed May 07, 2008 1:30 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: The long lost Millard Sheets files
Replies: 4
Views: 1044

Claremont Artists

I was just thinking about some of the artists & architects living and working in the area, besides Millard Sheets, like Karl Benjamin, Harrison McIntosh, Milford Zornes, Paul Soldner, Arthur and Jean Ames, Roland Reiss, Norm Hines, Phil muscle moll, Foster Rhodes Jackson, Arthur Millier.... Here...

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