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Modern fountains

Postby nichols » Thu Apr 19, 2007 12:58 pm

I know this has been discussed here before, but I saw these folks at CA Boom and wanted to post it for future reference.
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http://studio04la.com/products/water_standard.html

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Postby SDR » Thu Apr 19, 2007 8:44 pm

I like 'em. Thanks !

Let's get those gardens going. . .

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Postby BOXOUTBM » Fri Apr 20, 2007 6:31 am

Here is the ours

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Postby home_boy » Fri Apr 20, 2007 6:44 am

You can't go wrong with the classic MCM spill basin fountain.
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Here's more info: http://www.fountainhd.com/03.htm

(When I was a kid a local supermarket had a display with a fountain very much like this flowing with Tang! : )

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Funny you should mention fountains...

Postby jenkinshouse » Fri Apr 20, 2007 6:52 am

Hi all,
We are in the middle of working out some backyard landscaping. Our landscaper is not specific to mid-century nor modern, but he does some really cool stuff. I told him I wanted a desert oasis and he came up with this "rockscape". It has large stones in a kidney shape with a 3 pronged disappearing fountain in the middle. The water comes out of the rocks which he drilled holes in to fit the piping in. Later we will rearrange this so that we will dig a fish pond with a waterfall back by the fence. My only concern is that the Washingtonia palm is too close to the house, but both he and another landscaper of my neighbor's said it should not pose a problem there.

The housemartin house doesn't belong there anymore. We will carefully move it to another part of the yard this weekend...

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Re: Funny you should mention fountains...

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Our Fountain

Postby Josquin » Fri Apr 20, 2007 10:46 am

Here's our fountain done in the style of a Japanese tsukubai wash basin.
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Postby classic form » Fri Apr 20, 2007 12:52 pm

Talk to me about that fence Josquin...height, width, material etc...

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Postby SDR » Fri Apr 20, 2007 4:31 pm

Ha ! You noticed that, CF. . .

Wright made a triple-disc memorial/birdbath/would-be-fountain on a low triangular pedestal, sometime after his daughter's accidental death in the mid-forties. It was made with shallow dished discs from the farm implement called a harrow; he had several of them placed around Taleisin West to hold fruit or rock or flower arrangements.

Rocks and water. . .rock ! Keep it up. :cheers:

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Walls

Postby Josquin » Fri Apr 20, 2007 9:47 pm

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To answer your question about the walls, let me refer you to this thread: http://www.lottaliving.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=9240

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re: spill basin fountain

Postby lasquirrel » Tue Jul 24, 2007 9:47 pm

Homeboy... thanks for posting that pix of the fountain. I have been looking EVERYWHERE for one. If anyone knows where to find them OR how to build one please let me know. BTW I don't really know how to build stuff but I'm willing to try.
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Postby egads » Tue Jul 24, 2007 10:37 pm

I'm showing my age, but you used to be able to buy the spill bowl fountains at Akron. (the first and original, something for everybody, out of the ordinary store) Akron was sort of like a combination of Cost Plus and Pick N Save. I mean you could buy Tikis there cheap! It's where everyone got their butterfly chairs. Their version had three tiers, a wrought iron frame and fiberglass bowls. I remember one in the corner of my grandmothers patio room. (her entire house was pink and turquoise) Why no one has reissued that thing is beyond me. The thing about most small fountains is they don't make much noise. lasquirrel and I live close enough to Spring Street we need a roaring waterfall......

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Had to try some photshopping...slightly off topic

Postby modfan » Wed Jul 25, 2007 8:39 am

Too bad no one had thought about building some 'modern' birdhouses.
I know some efforts were done for doghouses. Have to link the image doesn't display large enough. And you can keep the saturn ring thingy at the top for good effect.. :)

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Postby BOXOUTBM » Wed Jul 25, 2007 9:15 am

Dwell Actually had an article about Modern Birdhouses a couple of issues ago. As usual, they were very pricey. I will try and find it.

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Postby Luka » Wed Jul 25, 2007 11:08 am



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Postby Miguel » Wed Jul 25, 2007 12:34 pm

I know... we're on a good way to hijack the thread...

Love the simplicity and material of this one:
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Pricey as well... can be bought at Target: http://www.target.com/gp/detail.html?ie ... B000CNKF64

another cool one (for $100):
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or this one; can't beat the price ($14):
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http://www.mainstreetseedandsupply.com/birdhouses11.htm

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Postby egads » Wed Jul 25, 2007 5:25 pm

Hijack indeed. But still in the "garden art" category. In any case, here is a link to the sort of fountain I remember. Of course this one is metal and very dear in terms of price. I guess we have to wait for someone a Target figure out there is a market for knock offs. Well, a very small market...us.

http://www.modernhq.com/falling-water-f ... 47495a6034

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And I remember

Postby modfan » Thu Jul 26, 2007 6:55 am

Those fountains sold at 'The Akron'.
Wasn't there some sort of similar fountain at the original Eastland nearby?
Seems like it was cascading from the upper to the lower level where the escalator was.

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Postby mod cats » Sun Jul 29, 2007 12:55 pm

Egads, I love that fountain offered but I will be waiting until Target offers a much cheaper knockoff, too. Any other options for reasonably priced Modern fountains and other water features? Love the birdhouses and I have another question - does anyone sell Modern flower boxes? Brushed stainless steel or aluminum, geometric, that sort of thing.

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Postby egads » Sun Jul 29, 2007 3:24 pm

How about knowing someone who welds for the base and someone who can do fiberglass for the bowls.....I may look for broad flat shaped planters or saucers. They can be painted inside with a Henrys product called cold apply cement. The black stuff you see on the inside of flower pots. Or how about some hubcaps? i don't know, I just know I want one and I am not paying $1200. for it.

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Postby jazz-n-cocktails » Mon Aug 06, 2007 2:09 pm

Here are some images of that tiki fountain mentioned in my last post. The tiki vase/planter was given to us but was apparently from Home Depot (!), and while not modern per se, it fits our tropical CM landscaping. Point is, this can be done easily with any vase or planter with modern lines. Don't mind the pool heater/pump in the background of the photos...gotta build that gate soon! :cheers:

http://picasaweb.google.com/spclifford/ ... 2737575474

http://picasaweb.google.com/spclifford/ ... 8442608162

http://picasaweb.google.com/spclifford/ ... 8442608146

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Postby Miguel » Mon Aug 06, 2007 4:02 pm

I like the Rubix and Wok fountain:
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It looks like something Stan Bitters could have made.

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Postby Luka » Mon Aug 06, 2007 4:50 pm


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Postby mr. and mrs. meow » Thu Aug 09, 2007 3:45 pm

it's good. ...for now.


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