Nice photos of Otto Heino by Mel Melcon as part of an LA Times profile by David A Keeps. Yes his home furnishings are killing me, the dream of a pair of Wegner papa bear chairs etc. There's also a neat video of the ol bugger at work, thanks Les for tip.....see more here.
I'm bugging out, being in between markets right now, so i got to thinking on some favorite pre-blog finds from the PCC and Rose Bowl. Ornamental Relief, carved in black walnut, signed ER 92 on reverse, possibly a carving/guild student's exercise. Paul Mcobb wine rack for Raynor, painted steel, leather. 'Lone Eagle' block quilt, circa 1930, these block quilt's became a fashionable pattern following Lindbergh's flight across the Atlantic in 1927. Handmade sake warmer/jug?, the tin section slides off from the wooden handle, beautiful hinge and welded details.
Zach Cowie of dj collective Small Town Talk played the perfect dj set to welcome in Robert Altman's Mcabe and Mrs Miller last night at Hollywood Forever Cemetary. The set including music from Robert Wyatt, Richard Youngs, Gene Clark and John and Beverly Martin etc is availiable as a download from the Cinespia site.
My friend Benjamin James Lalor in Melbourne, is building an ark in preparation for any rising sea levels, future deluges etc. He practically grew up eating timber, his father Jim Lalor is a Furniture Maker who ran a business in Phillip Island called 'The Table Maker'. The first image shows the rib construction, following shots are joinery details of the stem made from Australian Tallow wood.
Good things through my door this week. Latest exhibition invite from Ancient and Modern, London, designed by APFEL. Ivan and Michelle's save the date wedding button, designed by Ivan at the Art Design Office. Bison Studio, pottery trimming tools packaging, more on these perfect tools later on.
The good folk at the Douglas Hyde Gallery in Dublin have just opened an exhibition of Jandek record sleeves (this blog takes it's name from the first Jandek album). Jandek has been self releasing his recordings on the Corwood Industries label for 20 years now. Photographing himself and his domestic/environmental details for the sleeves which have become a beautiful archive unto themselves. A publication with texts by Lars Iyer and John Hutchinson is available and for the superstitious Jandek will perform in the gallery on Friday the 13th!
Items found at the PCC swap this past Sunday between 6 and 8 am. Modern Planters by Gainey Ceramics, Laverne, California. Small 1950's hanging barn lamp. Bowls and small platter in 'prairie green' glaze by Frankoma, Oklahoma. Forged steel pruning sheers, and hedge sheers, made by Wiss, Newark NJ.