Thursday, April 22, 2010

I wanna be a Bauhaus Cowboy....

If you happen to be in the Mile High City tomorrow 
(or until the 19th of June)
 make sure to check out the Modernist Cowboy's new
Herbert Bayer show.
Details below, and 

The (CONTROVERSIAL) Halsey Minor Sale at Phillips



For more on WHY this sale is taking place, click

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Stuck in Milan due to Eyjafjallajökull?

Go check this out then!
You will have until the 30th.
(Hope you aren't stuck that long, although maybe it's a good thing???)


















All photos from 
Make sure to check it out!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Workstead & Jamison Carter

Ok, I don't know these folks at SPECIFIC, but this work looks really cool, 
so check it out if you live on 
the Left Coast.
The opening is Saturday May 8th
7374 Beverly Boulevard
in
LA,CA
More info below....


Thursday, April 15, 2010

East Coast Fun - Jan Yoors at reGeneration

If you are in NYC this week make sure to drop by reGeneration 
for their Jan Yoors show.
More on Yoors here.

West Coast Fun- MOD SWAP


MOD SWAP
If you happen to be in San Diego on Sunday, April 25th, be sure and stop
by Mod Swap.  A group of 15 to 20 mid-century collectors with too much stuff
will bring their vintage modern furniture, art and objects to sell and trade in an
open market!  Please join us to shop for fantastic deals on great stuff.

Located in the parking lot at the intersection of Kettner and W Kalmia (in front of Klassik and Jett in Little Italy).
The event goes from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Visit the events page for more information:
http://objectsusa.com/events.htm

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

more milano

These guys have a cool vintage furniture store in Milano.
I have no idea what any of this says,
but if you can speak Italian, 
and will be in Milan for the furniture fair,
this could be worth checking out, and definitely fun!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Sottsass Enamels



Damn, I knew I should have gone to Milan this year.
If you are lucky enough to be there,
make sure to check out this show.
Fulvio and Napoleone always do an amazing job with their exhibitions.

3 days until "Milan"




Alice Rawsthorn wonders in the New York Times whether or not the world needs another chair as
 aka the Milan Furniture Fair looms on the horizon.
(It opens Wednesday.)
I say not really (so does she) unless it is REALLY amazing.

So until that happens, let's bring back some overlooked classics like
the Sedia, designed by my hero, Enzo Mari, in 1974.


It is being reissued by Artek.
It comes unassembled in unfinished pine.
My hero shows how to assemble it:










Read Ms Rawsthorn's article

(all photos by Jouko Lehtola for Artek)

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Long Island Moderns


The peeps over at Resolution: 4 Architecture sent out a final warning 
for all to see the show:


It's only up for another week, so get you butts over there!

You can also buy the book on Amazon here, but it's much cooler to buy it at the 
Heckscher Museum Bookstore!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Kiosk goes to Washington, I mean Iceland

The super Kool Kats at Kiosk are launching a mini-exhibition on 
kandy, I mean CANDY from Iceland.

Who else would think of that???

Look for it any day now

Or drop by for a sneak peak
Monday April 12th 6-8.

Eames Auction -The Show Must Go On.... UPDATED

Well the Boys and Girls at Wright are carrying on with their amazing Eames auction despite the BULLSHIT the Eames Spawn are pulling with the lawsuit.
(See NY Times article here and Business Week here.)
Geeze kids, it took you 21 years to realize you owned the material???
Sound like SOUR GRAPES to me.
I think what Eames and Lucia Demetrios are doing with the Eames Foundation is great,
and I think it was a travesty that Vitra got the archives and prototypes, 
but you had plenty of time children to take this up with the Neuhart's
while the material was in your backyard.
To spring this on Wright and the Neuhart's in the 11 hour is, well,
not cool....




UPDATE:

Signs of a truce???