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I have been thinking of installing 'horizontal roman shades' on my patio. Here's a shot of Lloyd Ruocco's own home with a similar effort.

Tuesday May 21, 2013

Architecture Daily just posted a nice piece on modernism at UC San Diego HERE.

Wright's next 'Important Design' auction is to be held on June 6. Check out the items for sale HERE.

Los Angeles Modern Auctions' 'Unsold Lots' from last Sunday's sale are posted HERE.

Bicycle tours of modern design are among my wish-list items. Check out a Sacramento bike tour HERE.

The 1955 Popular Mechanics House of the Future is up for sale! Check it out HERE.

I have really been enjoying Andrew Romano's site...check it out HERE.

Doug Dupin's Flickr site has been focused on an archive of vintage images he has uncovered. Check out a number of never-before-seen images HERE.


Still stuck on Marj Hyde! She exemplifies the best of Modern San Diego HERE.

Saturday May 18, 2013

Tomorrow is Los Angeles Modern Auctions' latest sale - check it out HERE.

If completed LACMA’s $650 million remodel would demolish the core of the museum's campus, including the original 1965 buildings by William L. Pereira and a 1986 addition by Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer Associates. The current proposal would leave intact Bruce Goff's 1988 Pavilion for Japanese Art and the Art Deco May Co. building (where the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is planning a $300-million film museum). Read more HERE.

A new photography show, Lucien Hervé: Le Corbusier in India, is now on view at the Agnès b. Galerie Boutique in New York, through June 30. Most of the pictures depict Chandigarh’s sun-stroked architecture bathed in deep shadows. The show also displays Hervé’s affinity for high-wire, neo-Constructivist perspective, in the vein of Aleksandr Rodchenko’s vertiginous lens. The show seems timed to coincide with Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes, MoMA’s planned blockbuster summer show. Read and see more HERE.

Paint tests, monitoring devices and a new floor at Charles and Ray Eames' landmark home are all part of a pilot project of the Getty Conservation Institute's Conserving Modern Architecture Initiative. Read more about restoring a Case Study House HERE.

Some of you may know San Diegan - Dawn AKA House of Blu – from Palm Springs and LA Modernism shows. If you haven’t met her, check out her inventory HERE

On June 6, Wright is auctioning off Harry Bertoia's commissions for Standard Oil! In 1974, at the base of Edward Durell Stone's modernist Standard Oil building on Chicago's lakefront, Harry Bertoia composed the largest installation of sounding sculptures. Three large-scale Sonambients, among the best to come to the market, along with a selection of table top sculptures and maquettes from the commission make up this historic sale. See more HERE.


Robert Des Laurier's Zvaifler Residence in La Jolla. I have been trying to figure out who designed this fountain wall!

Sunday May 5, 2013

Wright's Scandinavian Design auction is to be held on May 16th. Look at stuff HERE.

Modernica's next factory sale is May 18th. Check it out HERE.

Los Angeles Modern Auction's 'Modern Art & Design Auction' is slated for May 19th. Check it out HERE.

Can't find a contemporary architect to help you design a 'mid-century' feeling home? Buy vintage Richard Neutra plans and build HERE.

This- and next weekend see ‘Form + Function @ Library - A Weeklong Celebration of Mid-Century Modernism,’debut at Berkeley’s Central Library. Read more HERE.

James Hubbell’s Ilan Lael Foundation is supporting a series of home tours and talks with architect Ken Kellogg at his projects spanning several decades. These tours and discussions started last Saturday (April 28) with the first public showing of the Baras Residence Remodel and yesterday’s Babcock Residence in Mission Beach. On Saturday May 11, the Guth Residence will be opened to the public since being constructed in 1979. On May 18th between 2-4pm Kellogg will host his 1959 Silva Residence open house. Saturday, May 25 will see the Yen Residence open to La Jolla visitors. The series will conclude on Saturday, June 22 with a picnic at the Organic Architecture Foundation site on Palomar Mountain. For all of these events, please RSVP  to Ken HERE. Provide a check or money order made out to "APR Trust" when you sign-in at the door. For more information go to his site HERE.

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