After holding court for a decade China Arts Objects is closing the shutters on Chungking Rd and heading to Culver City.= :-o / :-) Hopefully the sign is being bubble wrapped and relocated too.
Inuit mobile carved from antler with the different components pegged & strung in position. Double tusked Narwhal, Beluga whale, Salmon and Seal/Bear heads carved into the antler tips with seal skin float attached to base. = new favorite in house relatives here.
> this weekend and last. SW Pots Hitoshi scored at the Rose Bowl/Schindler house kitchen cabinets-saying yes to eliminating pulls/big one nearby/Lenny + fossils + Mogensen/more loot for the Rock Box/LBC trunk, whale ribs + 70's platter + pack full of rocks/1st Canyon Coyote sighting (coyote chorus nightly)
Eugene Weston (actually carpenter #1)- signed on the reverse side of the original douglas fir window casement from 1924...unlike Max, Eugene's work is solid and sound and only ever removed to be restored and put back in place. We've been carrying on the graphite signature tradition during the house remodel. In house relative here.
Mixed bag of recent finds and live left behinds = ebay quality photography- there's a fuzzy genre out there that's it's own art form, occasionally achieved accidently but impossible to imitate (out of focus Hans Wegner chairs sitting on the snow covered driveway somewhere in the midwest-flash driven scuba gear dangling from a White Snake mirror etc etc )
At the moment we not only demand of a chair that we can rest our bodies in it, but also that we can recover our energy quickly in it. Time is money. Thus resting has become specialized . After mental labor, one needs a different position for resting than after exercise in the open air; different after gymnastics than after riding; different after cycling than after rowing. And there is something else: different degrees of tiredness demand different techniques of resting, and this, in order to accelerate recuperation, is achieved by using several different types of seating one after the other, with several different positions and postures.
In America this type of relief is always obtainable because no one thinks sitting comfortably, that is recovering quickly, is inelegant. There you can even rest your feet on a table, as long as it is not used for food. Here, however, there are still those who are offended by other people making themselves comfortable. There are people one can irritate just by putting one's feet on the seat opposite in a railway car, not to mention lying down.
The English and Americans, free from such pettiness, are real virtuosos in relaxation. In the course of this century they have invented more types of chair than all nations put together, in all countries since the world began. Following the principle that every type of tiredness requires a different chair, an English room is never furnished with one type of seat alone. Any one room will have all kinds of seating. Everyone can choose the one that suits him best.
Adolf Loos, Chairs (1898)