A Different Architecture
June Lagan York was born Sunday night at 825pm.
She is 20”; 7 lbs, 7.79 oz; and an Apgar Score of 9.

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Tuesday, January 20

A new exhibition, MASTERS OF MID-CENTURY CALIFORNIA MODERNISM: EVELYN AND JEROME ACKERMAN, arrives on March 29th at Mingei International Museum. This landmark retrospective of the collaborative design and decorative works of Evelyn and Jerome Ackerman showcases objects created between 1950-1980 including ceramic, mosaic, carved wood, textile, and metals and those relating to the evolution of their studio output as individual craft artists who turned their talents to the creation of limited production in their own companies, Jenev Design Studio and ERA Industries. Learn more HERE.

It may not be a dream only I have, but someday I wish to own one of the original Arts & Architecture  Case Study Houses. The problem, generally, is that few come up for sale and those that do cost millions. Well here I am again, this time $14 million shy of the asking price, drooling over one of the earliest, and best of them all. On a secluded enclave off Chautauqua Boulevard, with stunning ocean views, alongside its neighbors (Case Study No. 8, the Eames House, and Case Study No. 20, the Bailey House, by Richard Neutra), sits the John Entenza residence – a 1949 collaborative design by Charles Eames and Eero Saarinen. The Entenza House was restored 14 years ago but now serves as the guesthouse for a 9,700-sq.-ft. estate – the latter being the bulk of the estate’s asking price! Back in 1991 the house was designated as a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural monument.  Read more about the house I can’t afford HERE.


Advertisement for The Design Center circa 1963

Sunday, January 11

The new exhibition “Modernists in New Mexico: Works from a Private Collection” opens February 13 at the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The show includes a number of paintings designated as partial gifts to the Museum by an anonymous New Mexico collector. The exhibition includes works by various modern artists, most of whom arrived in the southwest after 1912, when New Mexico, which had been a territory, attained statehood: George Wesley Bellows, Thomas Hart Benton, Stuart Davis, Marsden Hartley, Robert Henri, Edward Hopper, Raymond Jonson, John Marin, Georgia O’Keeffe, and John Sloan.


The Borrego Springs Desert Club (1949) by William Kesling is FOR SALE

Saturday, January 3

In 1948, Dirks started teaching furniture design at San Diego State University and set the foundation for the university’s now highly regarded program. But Hampton and others, like Keith York, founder of the website Modern San Diego, credit Dirks as a key driving force behind San Diego’s vibrant mid-20th-centry arts scene who gave up time he could have spent in his studio to organize exhibits and promote the work of other San Diego artists, many of whom went on to gain national recognition. Read more about John Dirks HERE.

Next time you have some free time check out a Google Sketchup virtual walk through of Craig Ellwood's Bobertz Residence (designed in 1953) HERE. Many thanks to the students and staff of the Newschool of Architecture.

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