Search found 1831 matches

by moderns-r-us
Wed Nov 17, 2004 8:21 am
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Any suggestions for Mod San Francisco sites to visit?
Replies: 9
Views: 2496

Any suggestions for Mod San Francisco sites to visit?

I am planning a trip to the Carmel and San Francisco areas on very short notice. As in this weekend. Due to a cancelation, I have a void in my schedule on Saturday. Does anybody know of any must see modern sites in either location. I already have plans to drive through several Eichler neighborhoods....
by moderns-r-us
Tue Nov 16, 2004 7:36 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: updating flooring........
Replies: 54
Views: 17034

chilewich

You may also want to purchase a set of matching place mats http://www.unicahome.com/catalog/item.asp?id=11971 or if you prefer "plynyl tiles." http://www.chilewich.com/plynyl/specs/spectiles.html I have not seen this in person yet but they also have "plynyl shag." http://www.chilewich.com/plynyl/spe...
by moderns-r-us
Tue Nov 16, 2004 9:46 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: updating flooring........
Replies: 54
Views: 17034

Re: do you cook? and do you need mats?

I cringe when I hear someone say polished concrete, esp in a kitchen...looks great, but it's pretty hard on your knees and legs. You'd need rugs or some sort of cushioned mat at your work stations if you do more than pop a frozen dinner in the micro. My house is on a slab w/ linoleum in the kitchen...
by moderns-r-us
Mon Nov 15, 2004 7:51 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Any scooter fans out there?
Replies: 127
Views: 55326

Scooter mania

harperfinds: Welcome! Great to have another Kansan join us! Congrats on the scooter. You too Joe! Besides being a Vespa and Mid-Century home owner, harper has a great interest in modern furniture, books and accessories. He at times has been known to be a pretty serious Ebay seller too. Glad that you...
by moderns-r-us
Wed Nov 10, 2004 9:07 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Streamline Moderne/Art Deco cabinet detail
Replies: 3
Views: 1017

More Deco / Moderne

I live not far from the mansion for Walter Edwin Bixby, Sr. noted in the post above. While the Kem Weber interiors no longer survive and the house sits behind a gate, it is well worth a drive by if you are ever in Kansas City. Here is a shop that specializes in the era. http://www.deco-dence.com/ Al...
by moderns-r-us
Tue Nov 09, 2004 8:36 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Streamline Moderne/Art Deco cabinet detail
Replies: 3
Views: 1017

Joe Kitchens are going to be tough to find, but living rooms will be easy. Try the book Art Deco Interiors by Patricia Bayer. Another possible source is the book The Art Deco House by Adrian Tinniswood, although the book primarily focuses on exteriors. You might also look at books about Streamline t...
by moderns-r-us
Tue Nov 09, 2004 8:16 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: interesting article on why houses failed in Hurricane Andrew
Replies: 25
Views: 4349

I found the photo

I accidently discovered where I had seen the picture of the Weston Havens house balcony taken from below. The picture is in Eichler/ Modernism Rebuilds the American Dream on page 35. It is a Man Ray photo, not a Shulman photo, but it may be the best photo of that work by Harwell Hamilton Harris. It ...
by moderns-r-us
Mon Nov 08, 2004 11:33 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: "The Incredibles"
Replies: 48
Views: 30556

Incredibles Review

At the risk of being slightly off topic here I would like to say that the animators at Pixar have done it again with the "Incredibles!" I just took my kids to see the latest installment in the Pixar Studios repertoire this weekend. As usual, we did not walk away disappointed. They loved the hilariou...
by moderns-r-us
Sat Nov 06, 2004 2:25 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: interesting article on why houses failed in Hurricane Andrew
Replies: 25
Views: 4349

Now I have to buy another addition of Built in the USA!
by moderns-r-us
Sat Nov 06, 2004 2:22 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: interesting article on why houses failed in Hurricane Andrew
Replies: 25
Views: 4349

More Harris rambling and obsessions

Found my copy of Classic Modern Homes of the Thirties by Ford and Ford. I sure wish that Dover had done better quality reproduction. Perhaps Harris himself was not thrilled with the results of the diagonal bracing at the Fellowship Park Res. They seemed to be nearly cropped out of every photo that I...
by moderns-r-us
Sat Nov 06, 2004 12:38 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: interesting article on why houses failed in Hurricane Andrew
Replies: 25
Views: 4349

[u]The American House Today[/u] and other ramblings

I will look for the House Beautiful ! Your copy of Built in the USA does not have the House in Fellowship Park? That is odd. My '45 addition does have it. I have heard that the post war additions were a little different. I am sitting here looking at it, but there are no exterior pictures. Now where ...
by moderns-r-us
Fri Nov 05, 2004 8:30 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: interesting article on why houses failed in Hurricane Andrew
Replies: 25
Views: 4349

HHH take your obscure book to work day.

SDR I owe you an apology for not paying attention to the names on the previous posts to the thread. -So- Thank YOU for the lead on the Harwell Hamilton Harris book! I called the local library and a loan would be plus or minus 10 days so I just bought it online! $7.95 for a new copy with a remainder ...
by moderns-r-us
Fri Nov 05, 2004 8:47 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: interesting article on why houses failed in Hurricane Andrew
Replies: 25
Views: 4349

Shulman photos of Harwell Hamilton Harris

I have always enjoyed the work of Harwell Hamilton Harris. I was just looking at an old issue of House Beautiful in which there was a feature on a House Beutiful Pace Setter House by Harris that was constructed at the Texas State Fair in 1955 (Hmm, I wonder if it is still there?). It was a great hou...
by moderns-r-us
Fri Oct 29, 2004 8:10 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: original siding supplier
Replies: 16
Views: 2845

Aluminum siding conundrum

classic form: First, let me say welcome to the forum! Second, What a great house! This must be a pretty rare home indeed. I am aware of very few Nelson designed homes. Third, On a house with this kind of pedigree, I also would encourage a sheetmetal replacement/repair for the long run. The profile d...
by moderns-r-us
Fri Oct 29, 2004 7:39 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Becsky with Jones, Ellwood and The Eichler's
Replies: 6
Views: 1327

Harold 'Hal' Sadler

sd mod:

Thanks for the tip! :D

I spoke to Mr. Sadler today. It was a very interesting conversation. We chatted about his time in J&E office, etc. I am going to send him a copy of the plans to get his thoughts on the project. We set up to talk more in a few weeks.
by moderns-r-us
Thu Oct 28, 2004 5:26 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Becsky with Jones, Ellwood and The Eichler's
Replies: 6
Views: 1327

Emiel Becsky

It is interesting that you mention Emiel Becsky. His name appears on drawings prepared by the office of Jones and Emmons for Kansas City merchant house builder Don Drummond. I have often wondered if Emiel Becsky might still be alive. The initials H.G.S. or H.C.S. also appear on the drawings. Does an...
by moderns-r-us
Mon Oct 25, 2004 11:04 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Modernist pattern textiles
Replies: 13
Views: 3626

Modern Textiles

Pehaps you already know this, but I will reply for the sake of others. Panton textiles and others similar to what you desire are available from Maharam. http://www.maharam.com I would not call them reasonably priced. You might also look at Knoll textiles, but the Knoll website is not comprehensive. ...
by moderns-r-us
Fri Oct 15, 2004 2:47 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Marketplace
Topic: Arts and Architecture Magazine
Replies: 7
Views: 2174

Arts & Architecture

For those looking for copies of Arts & Architecture to purchase, here is a website that specializes in back issues of A&A . For those seeking index info on A&A , the issues that they have in stock show limited information on what is included in that issue. You might get lucky and find what you are l...
by moderns-r-us
Fri Oct 15, 2004 2:36 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Marketplace
Topic: Arts and Architecture Magazine
Replies: 7
Views: 2174

Arts & Architecture

Mies: 1) Most libraries who have their magazines bound in hardback have bound in an index either in each group of 3 or 6 magazines or at the end of each year. 2) The best way to search Arts & Architecture or any other Architecture periodical is through a database called the "Avery Index." Originally...
by moderns-r-us
Tue Oct 05, 2004 7:05 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: Self Publishing Books on Architecture and more...
Replies: 32
Views: 5889

more A.Q.J. and CSH 24

Hey everyone. Loved this thread! I have always been fascinated by CSH 24. I even bought the original Arts and Architecture magazine for this house. The amazing Taschen monster CSH book has better reproduction and more drawings than the original mags. Joe: I was just noticing yesterday some similarit...
by moderns-r-us
Thu Sep 30, 2004 6:57 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Neutra VDL
Replies: 50
Views: 7289

RE: Monster Monographs

<Actually the school library had three biggies, multiple volume, Corbu, Schindler, and Mies(I beams veneered to the corners....) >

Don't forget about the Aalto three volume set! (in the curved laminated birch veneer slip case!) .....LOL
by moderns-r-us
Wed Sep 29, 2004 7:26 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Eichler siding replacement/dilemna...
Replies: 16
Views: 2687

Could we bring Eichler siding into the 21st century?

Has anyone thought about contacting James Hardie Siding about the possibility of them making Eichler compatable profiles? Their products are made of fiber reinforced cement and they seem to be nearly indistructable compared to things like T-111. http://www.jameshardie.com/homeowner/prodhome/default....
by moderns-r-us
Fri Sep 24, 2004 9:52 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Who Designed My Eichler Style Home? Plus some cool retro art
Replies: 11
Views: 12819

Who designed my house?

Great House! While I will agree that your house bares a resemblance to the work of A. Quincy Jones...... The previous owners reference to a Missouri architect and the reference to the plans being from a magazine make me think of the work of St. Louis architect, Harris Armstrong. Armstrong did many "...
by moderns-r-us
Fri Sep 24, 2004 9:01 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: hello, newbie here
Replies: 4
Views: 1312

Even More Flatlanders !

Welcome to Lotta Livin! I am pushing to raise awareness of similar neighborhoods by the builder Donald Drummond in the Kansas City area. I just wrote an article for a local magazine about his work that spans from 1946 - 1964. I am sure Tulsa (as well as other neighborhoods throughout the US) share a...
by moderns-r-us
Thu Sep 16, 2004 10:22 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Forbo Flooring - Marmoleum, what do you think of it?
Replies: 13
Views: 4871

Forbo makes a product for use on table surfaces. I have specified it for use on study stations in university work. Before my computer took over my desk, I even used linoleum as a drafting surface. Very nice!.... with just the right amount of give and then it returned to flat. I never waxed that surf...
by moderns-r-us
Thu Sep 16, 2004 6:30 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Forbo Flooring - Marmoleum, what do you think of it?
Replies: 13
Views: 4871

linoleum floors

Linoleum is a great product assuming you have a fairly smooth surface to apply it to. Irregularities in the substrate will telegraph through to the surface as with any similar sheet good. Someone who is handy could even consider self installation of linoleum tiles. It is a very "green" product and h...
by moderns-r-us
Wed Sep 15, 2004 6:48 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: SEXYVIXXEN:Intro
Replies: 21
Views: 4562

Hello Sexy Vixen! Its good to see some more flatlanders in here. :D Hey Joe, while in Oklahoma are you going to see any Bruce Goff buildings? I do not have any addresses. It has been years since I did that tour. You could try the local AIA office. They are ofen good sources when looking for architec...
by moderns-r-us
Tue Sep 14, 2004 3:53 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: New Member from Kansas City
Replies: 5
Views: 1522

New Member from Kansas City

Hello from the Nations Heartland. I have been watching this board for several months, but have decided to join in the discussion. I worked at a well known Pennsylvania architecture firm for over a decade and recently moved back to the Great Plans to be closer to family. I design modern houses in wha...

Go to advanced search