Known simply as 'The Chair', Hans Wegner's Round Chair, 1949 (PP 503) was made famous in 1960, seating Kennedy and Nixon during the first nationally televised presidential debate. I've also been enjoying spotting Wegner's and other danish modern extra's lurking in the 60's office spaces of Matthew Weiner's Mad Men.
"I think that Michelle Phillips is probably really the only one that scared me badly....really got into my head. I find that people who play games scare the shit out of me because I'm dealing with a moment to moment reality and they're planning something to happen."
Dennis Hopper ranting in The American Dreamer.
Poster/Insert from The American Dreamer soundtrack LP, Mediarts, 1971
Danish stoneware bowl, clear glaze over dark clay body with nice indigo glaze inside. Japanese Boro futon cover, striped fabric with indigo panels and beautiful sashiko stitching. Another narrower Boro panel with vegetable dyed colors and flag like design, both in great condition and ready for the house. Set of Indigo dyed cotton Zokin, (dust rags) from Japan with sashiko stitching to hold layers together. Copper whisk bowl with brass ring, containing military academy leather/brass belt. All from Rose Bowl this week.
Rose Bowl thread count from Sunday. Woody's description of Mitchel pattern camouflage Striker Jacket. The Jacket itself, inside and out, Summer leaf /Winter cloud, this pattern was mainly used for helmet covers in Vietnam....thanks Andy for the tip on the Mitchel design. 1940's dead stock French woolen undershirt. Headlight, union made, cotton twill work shirt, 1940's ( Headlight ceased production in the early 50's).
Two printing variations to the pupil of the eye of the turtle on John Fahey's Voice Of The Turtle, Takoma Records, 1968. From my new favorite blog, dedicated to the detailed study of Fahey's recordings, down to every color change of the Takoma pressing label. Thanks Papa Jon for the link....more here.
1890's South Carolina Militia uniform, a great find and fit with beautiful buttons and tailoring. The pantaloons have a buckle back and button up above the boot line, constructed of heavy cotton canvas. Brass buttons read *UNITED WE STAND*DIVIDED WE FALL* on front and PETTIBONE MF'G CO*CINNCINATI* on back, KSC pins on collar (to be removed). Promising to not wear the complete uniform or join any outrageous uniform nerd/reenactment groups ok.
Surarasama, Fajar Di Atlas Awan, released by drag city, and also available on vinyl for the first time. A musical collective from Sumatra with ethnomusicologists Irwansyah Harahap and Rithaony Hutajulu at the helm, heard previously on Smithsonian Folkways Music of Indonesia 20 : Indonesian Guitars, 1999. A solid, sound and beautiful record with perfect percussion.... giving world music a good name.