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Postby synthsis » Wed Jan 27, 2010 7:09 pm

Longtime lurker, new member. I'm recently unemployed so it gives me more time to delve into my interests and hobbies. I tend to be very active on the boards I'm a member of so look out for lots of posts!
I'm unemployed, follow my shenanigans here:
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Postby sky » Wed Jan 27, 2010 9:43 pm

Welcome to the board, synthsis, and congratulations to you and Nikki! ( See synthsis' post in the Wildwood thread.) How was your So. Cal. trip?

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I'm unemployed, follow my shenanigans here:

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Postby heximer » Tue Feb 09, 2010 8:33 pm

i've been a member for a while, but never posted. didn't figure i should till i bought a home. i'm finally posting. my wife and i just bought a home in paradise palms, las vegas. (signed the papers today.)

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Postby Futura Girl » Wed Feb 10, 2010 10:47 am

Heya heimer (mind if I just call ya hex?),

anyone and everyone can post here that is into MidMod, it's not just for homeowners. We're Sinatra fans, Scooter fans, Saarinen Chair fans, and more...

welcome aboard and big congrats on the new P&K home. hope you will tell us all about it!

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Postby heximer » Wed Feb 10, 2010 12:28 pm

i get "hex" quite a bit.

veryvintagevegas.com has been doing a great series on paradise palms.

here's a link to the model we're getting.



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Hello!

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somebody hit rewind.....

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Postby wideimaging » Sat Jun 12, 2010 9:43 pm

Howdy, I found this board after entering the L.A. Conservancy Sixties Turn 50 Flickrpool contest, which I happened upon when looking for Welton Becket Info.
I moved to LA in 1990 and live in a house that used to be in Playa Del Rey in a section that has been referred to as a ghost town. When LAX expanded this area was taken over by eminent domain between 1966-1972. Most of the 822 homes were demolished, only the streets, retaining walls and assorted traces remain, they have been fenced off for over 35 years. Here is a typical sidewalk that has not seen a foot since the late 1960s:
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Postby shisha1999 » Wed Jun 30, 2010 9:01 pm

Hello,

Just registered to the forum and saying hello. I was wondering if there are any "How Modern Was My Valley" books available? Also, how do you perform a search on this forum? And lastly, where are the Alexander Homes in Northridge located?

Thanks,

Al

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Postby nichols » Wed Jun 30, 2010 9:17 pm

Welcome, Shisha!

Re: How modern was my valley, it's been sold out for years, sorry. You can borrow mine if you like.

Re: searching, see below

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Postby nichols » Wed Jun 30, 2010 9:21 pm

This dealer has had copies of our ModCom tour booklets in the past.

MODERN-ISM
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Postby egads » Thu Jul 01, 2010 8:54 am

The search here is really broken. It is difficult, if not impossible, to get it to narrow results. Whenever I try to point a poster to an old thread, I often have to search by username rather than subject. Only because I kind of remember a user posting something. For example, try searching for:
Alexander+Northridge
and see what you get.

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Re: New members say HELLO here...

Postby MikeyBoy » Thu Aug 05, 2010 7:39 pm

I don't know why it took me so long to join; I guess because Chris Nichols never mentioned it. I am an avid photographer and architecture is my favorite subject. I write a column for the Los Feliz Ledger and publish "The Silver Lake News". I almost always have my camera with me; hardly a day goes by when I don't take a photo of something. Today while I was in Glendale, I took a few photos of the Vallejo Drive Seventh Day Adventist Church in Glendale. I was able to get into the sanctuary too. I am curious: Does anyone know the architect of this very interesting building? Do you like photos posted on your site?

Michael Locke

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Postby nichols » Fri Aug 06, 2010 1:02 pm

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Vallejo Drive Adventist Church was designed by the esteemed Robert J. Burman. Here's a picture I took of Bob up there earlier this year.

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Postby clarksdaleplace » Fri Aug 06, 2010 1:35 pm

A belated hello to all - new member, just bought a MC dude - looking forward to doing some work on it!!
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Postby CarolAnn » Mon Sep 27, 2010 6:27 am

Hello!

I am new to this forum and find it very interesting! I discovered it through the Mondo Lounge sight.

I'm into vintage pin-ups and own a pin-up company where we take a picture of a girl and turn it into a WWII hand painted styled image. I'm looking to permanently relocate to Vegas with our company, Bombshell, and also we are looking to link up with vintage clothing owners and antique prop owners as we tour across the country in 2011 bringing our service and product to those interested.

I look forward to being a member of your community! Thank you!
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Hello everyone!

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Postby Lonestardiva » Fri Dec 10, 2010 7:31 am

Found this site thru the Atomic Ranch House site and have visted Pam Krueber's "Save the Pink Bathrooms" for years off and on when i needed help or inspiration.
I am planning a webpage/blog for my nearly FOUR year Mid Cen Mod house redo. Bought in '89, lived two years, had to sell on contract as we moved to Dallas... Hubby died in '99, no will.. 6 yr probate... got back.. Resident was a HORDER!!! OMG!
BUT.. now... lived in my 'Real Estate Soul Mate" since Dec. '07 at various stages of rehab and can finally sit down and ENJOY it!
My 'decor' is more New Century Modern, but I tried to keep the theme of 1955 Modern where I could, but in a more modern way. PICS to post in the future.)
Thanks so much for having a wonderful site where we 'MCM' Weirdos can get together!! :):):) (Honestly.. do you understand why some pppl like OTHER stuff????? I don't.. I'm just baffeled ;) ;)

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Howdy

Postby Zara » Mon Dec 27, 2010 12:21 am

Hi there,

Just registered and wanted to say hello to everyone. I am a fan of MCM architecture and furniture related to the Los Angeles area, as I am a resident.

Best,
Zara

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Hey there from LA via Chicago!

Postby ChicagoBrownLine » Thu Jan 06, 2011 3:07 pm

Hi Everyone! Hope I'm doing this right. Just found this great message board!! I'm super fascinated with all things MCM related and am looking forward to learning so much more about it!

I'm inspired by my new(ish) city, Hollywood, it's history, and all the crazies in it - past and present. I'm also a long time lurker on Apartment Therapy, a billion blogs and whatnot. I paint a lot (currently working on a ton of furniture and dinnerware pieces) and my life revolves around improv comedy.

Can't wait to get to know you all and indulge myself in the world of MCM when I know I probably should be doing work! :D

Happy '11! :cheers:

- Allyson

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Postby Noah » Fri Jan 07, 2011 2:35 pm

Long time lurker - finally decided to join so I can chime in on some good conversations.

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Postby Ms.MaeMae » Wed Jan 19, 2011 2:40 pm

Dear Forum:

I am writing to express my interest in becoming a volunteer or intern.

I recently moved to the Greater L.A. Area to apply to Urban Planning graduate studies programs for Fall 2011. My intended concentration is Urban Design and Development with a focus on cultural programming/preservation.

Now that my applications are completed I am interested in getting involved via volunteering or internships at area organizations focused on historic preservation and community outreach.

I am very interested in the work that the L.A. Conservancy's Modern Committee conducts. Unfortunately, I just missed this month's meeting. I am currently not employed and would be very interested to serve with your team as a regularly scheduled volunteer on week days and/or weekends.

What are the current volunteering opportunities?

Best wishes,


Amalia

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Postby scowsa » Wed Jan 19, 2011 5:43 pm

Amalia, while a lot of folks on this message board are members of Modcom, it does have its own web site at


When you go there, note the "Get Involved" tab.
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Postby Alessi679 » Thu Mar 03, 2011 12:12 pm

I've been checking this forum on and off for years but finally signed up today. My husband and I live in the only Neutra house in Michigan (Grand Rapids). We are the second owners and moved into this place in the fall of 2000 with pretty much EVERYTHING original to the house. We have spent the past 10 years addressing issues such as new roof, windows, deck, and exterior erosion issues.

We have tried to be sensitive in restoring/remodeling the look and feel of our treasure. There have been some design compromises along the way that make me a little sad (Hello Mr. Neutra - Single pane aluminum frame windows just don't work in sub-zero temperatures!) and some straightforward replacements of materials that in no way change the design of the house.

But now we are facing the more decorative part of the renovation: bathrooms, kitchens, exterior stain color, and flooring. We have many questions about restoring our kitchen which is in original condition, quite lovely, and just needs a little TLC. Our bathrooms are hopeless and were not even built to Mr. Neutra's original plans.

I look forward to posting some some specific questions and getting much needed feedback. I can't wait to hear opinions from fellow MCM lovers!

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Finally Joined!

Postby Sidecar » Sun Mar 27, 2011 8:36 am

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Postby scowsa » Sun Mar 27, 2011 1:40 pm

Welcome Sidecar,
I assume you know that, while a lot of folks on this message board are members of Modcom, it does have its own web site at
http://www.modcom.org/
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