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AMBOS / TJ

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AMBOS (Art Made Between Opposite Sides) serves as an idea lab for international creative collaboration. Through artist interventions and commuter collaborations that address bi-national transition and identity, AMBOS seeks to create a greater sense of interconnectedness in the border region while simultaneously documenting the border artisan market scheduled for demolition (seen here on the right).Artist coordinators include Tanya Aguiniga (LA/TJ), Cog*nate Collective (LA/SD/TJ), Relaciones Inesperadas (TJ), Ingrid Hernandez (TJ) with Peter Wisse (Netherlands), POLEN [Adriana Trujillo and Jose Inerzia] (TJ) and Isabel Gil Gomez + Pablo Martinez Zarate + Juan Alberto Apodaca (Mexico City). Tanya Aguiñiiga's Border Quipu project involved a team of volunteers who gave two pieces of string to commuters waiting in line to cross the border and are asked them to tie the strings into a knot.Photo: Tanya Aguiñiga The knots were collected and added to a large scale quipu to that was displayed…

Weekend / Stuff

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John Baldessari posters, including one with Bob Matheny.
 1962 La Jolla School of Arts Faculty Exhibition at the Art Center in La Jolla (now The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego) The exhibition included Don Dudley, Beatrice Levy, Guy Williams, Fred Holle, Rhoda Lopez,Sheldon Kirby and Mac McClain.
 Guy Williams
This was a pretty major paper score. 

Erik Gronborg / Experience

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THE ERIK GRONBORG EXPERIENCE The first major retrospective devoted to Erik Gronborg presents a full picture of the Danish-born American artist’s creative life over fifty-five years. Guest-curated by Dave Hampton, this project brings together examples of Gronborg’s sculpture in cast bronze, carved wood, and other media, as well as studio furniture and a comprehensive survey of his ceramics. Images of the remarkable house and garden that Erik and his wife Irina have carefully modified over the years in Solana Beach will add environmental context for the objects in the exhibition.







Photos of Erik's home and garden were taken by Darren Bradley





A timeline of Gronborg cups
In addition to the clay, wood, plastic, and metal- Gronborg’s writing is also featured in the exhibition. This includes the Gronborg typeface on the cover.  The publication is available for free at the Mingei.
THE ERIK GRONBORG EXPERIENCE runs until March 12, 2017 More info: Mingei International Museum

Tackett / Thursday

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General Lighting Company / Case Study

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The Visionease by General Lighting Company 
Arts & Architecture (1949)
Louis Danziger designed this ad, which ran in Arts and Architecture in 1949.  The Marv Rand photo was taken in Case Study House 8 (The Eames House), while it was under construction. 
Merit specified for the Case Study House Program 
J.R. Davidson House (1950) Source: Julius Shulman © J. Paul Getty Trust. Getty Research Institute


Ladislav Sutnar design for General Lighting CompanySource: MoMa

Although we know some great designers worked on the graphics for General Lighting, many of the lamp designs are just credited to the General Lighting Company, with no specific designer named. That's often the case when in-house designers are used.
One of those in-house designers was the company's president, Harry Handler (I bet that name was rough in junior high). 
He designed several versions of this gooseneck lamp for his company. 
There is a notable exception with this sconce design by George Nelson in 1947.
Source: Reform G…

Weekend / Stuff

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Ceramics, including Wayne Chapman and Kenji Fujita
Wood totem
Is anyone missing a Neutra table?


Tackett / Thursday

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Weekend / Stuff

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The Coloring Toy (1955) by the Eames Office. Deborah Sussman is responsible for much of the package design. The hands coloring on the box belong to Sansi Girard (Alexander's granddaughter). Photo book documenting the Herman Miller plant on 4131 Redwood Ave in Los Angeles
Yep, more iron
Well done iron
Textiles
Smalls