Bone Bowl

Inuit bowl hollowed from a trimmed whale vertebrae with attached utensil cut from caribou antler, early-mid 20th century. Keeping the bone men company.


GPIW Glacier Galsses

Deadstock Great Pacific Iron Works climbing specs by B & L with case & tags. Look like Yvon. Buy/Bid here. *gone.


Pipe Rests

Auböck pipe holders, brass, leather-made in Vienna 1950's-60's. More in house Auböck here.



Les's find from the Los Angeles Pottery Show, thrown by E.B Rogers in 1935, a nice folky vessel with beautiful tangerine & yellow glaze. Bringing the glow to our Macey case.



Beautiful Natzler piece at the Los Angeles Pottery Show today-6.5K out of reach. What I like about these kind of events is how generous vendors are with information, you learn a lot in a few hours-some familiar faces from the early morning flea shifts selling their finds too.

Event details here (today-Sun 24th is the last day).
*Thanks to Chris at Grain for the tip off.


The Point

Find a jar lid or tin about 75mm in diameter. Place it on the nose of the surfboard, on the deck. Draw a line around the front and cut off what sticks out the front. Round it off and put fibreglass over it. In collisions this will dissipate the energy of the impact over a much larger area, greatly reducing the chance of severe or critical injury. The board will surf better because you have reduced the swing weight and wind resistance. It is shorter, turns quicker, and pulls off moves you couldn't do before.

George Greenough, Broken Head

*read full letter here, thanks Jamie.



Navajo blanket, Crystal, 1920's/30's-tight weave with repeated latch hook pattern, great condition with the red dye and natural blended beige and grey holding their color. From LBC last weekend.

California Girls

Kathryn Andrews, Heather Cook, Lisa Williamson, Lesley Vance @ David Kordansky Gallery. I hear (on good authority) that this show is awesome. Details.

Lesley Vance, Untitled (26), oil on linen, 2010.

Gerald McCabe 1927-2010

LA Times.

Eric Marth

Eric Marth's self published photography books here. Thanks to the Flying Dutchman for link.




Inuit soapstone carving of a reclining (waving) seal by Qatjuayuk Atchealak, Cape Dorset with co-op tag attached. I'm normally not drawn to the Inuit animal carvings but this one seems so modern in its reduced form-the Brancusi effect. From fleabay with love.


Paul Gross

Interview with Paul Gross, covering everything from baseball, the one man 1950's Fresno surf club, Animal Chin and that 4th Gear Flyer feeling- Liquid Salt.
4th Gear Flyers here.

Open Up The Tired Eyes

I just re-found this in my itunes in the endless Young column- thanks as usual to Papa Jon for this. Basically an early version of the Tonight's The Night album from an acetate cut (different running order) with a few extra tracks that eventually ended up on other records. Download link here (I'm talking to you Hermann).



Small Native American basket, tight weave with some faint patterning/1950's tiny tea cup, dated-signature illegible, LR inspired glaze choice/Larger lidded basket with leather hinge, handle and tie straps/Hand painted Korean tea bowl. From LBC today.
*re-Native American Baskets-this is an amazing collection to see in LA.

Flea Wizards

Jodorowsky extra's from the Rose Bowl/LBC this month...why do all the best looks collapse at the shoes?


Early morning LBC customer, and regular Rose Bowl vendor-he always has just 2 carefully curated racks of well selected and $ garments.


LBC Tomorrow

Long Beach Flea tomorrow-Navajo saddle throw, 1940's-50's, thick/soft homespun wool-keeping my toes warm, from LBC last month.

Eddy Current Suppression Ring

The accent, it's Australian.



Heath Supports Haiti

Heath Ceramics will donate 25% of all store and online sales, Jan 15-17) to Architecture for Humanity's earthquake reconstruction efforts in Haiti. Details. Shop Heath online.


Ready For The Country

Stu's recently completed house in Norfolk, UK, designed by David Kohn Architects.
'I want to go to there!'
Background on Stable Acre at DKA.


Eye Glass

Two beautiful stained glass window panels from Rose Bowl last weekend. Masonic?

David McGlashan

Heidi II, designed by David McGlashan as a residence & museum for John and Sunday Reed in Bulleen, Melbourne 1964. One of my favorite modern dwellings, the fireplace and matted wool cushions/carpeted nook has always reminded me of the corner reading nook in the Eames house.