California Design, 1930-1965: Living in a Modern Way. I went on Saturday and it was soooo fantastic. I was prepared to be wowed by the reassembled Eames living room (and I was, although photos make it look larger), but was surprised at how much was inspiring to me. From the pottery, to the posters, to the textiles, to furniture, even a car, I drank it all it. All I had was my phone, forgive the graininess.
Mini airstream. People now use them as guest houses or offices in lieu of building and add-on.
Fun sombrero textile, love the striped skirt.
A racy Rudy Gernreich bathing suit.
Lady Levi’s from 1930’s.
Oh the 50’s, when the U.S. was confident and happy and fiscally secure. Can’t you just feel the optimism?
Fantastic jewelry, don’t you love the display? Keeps me from stealing it and gives it a space age-y vibe.
Could’ve just walked off the Marni runway.
These are so fun! Very Jetson-y.
Not exactly my taste, but it’s cool.
Such a cool chunky cuff and a modern, nature-inspired brooch.
I’m tempted to call it minimalist but it’s kinda not. Love it on bare skin.
An Avanti (a Studebaker). May I get an electric one? That would be the best of both worlds.
Do you feel your inner beatnik boppin’ around?
Great on your walls at home.
A dress by hollywood costume designer, Adrian. He also did “The Wizard of Oz” and “The Women.” Seriously, could’ve walked off the runway yesterday.
Love the coffee table as planter, and glass with opaque combo. The lamp is molded acrylic. Fab.
Textile by Alan Lustig. Could be great wallpaper or bedding design.
Textile by Bernard Kester. Would make a fab rug.
I love it as it, to hang on a wall. Textile by Paul Laszlo.
Just fun. Wouldn’t the 3 stripes look great on a tee? I bought the coffee mug version.
Fab outdoor set. Check out the gigantic wok-like bbq grill. Awesome.
This would make a great spring palette. Muted pastels.
They let us take photos, except in the Eames living room, which is laudable I guess. They didn’t in the Tim Burton exhibit next to it. If you go on a weekend the parking might be a nightmare. The LACMA lot was full, and no street parking. I parked at Museum Square a block over on Curson/Wilshire, where SAG has their office, as a back up. It was $17!!! for 2 1/2 hours. Be forewarned.
The Tim Burton exhibit brought out all the goths in SoCal. Good! They could use some sun.
Here’s the back of one goth/victorian mommy.
His drawings definitely have a life of their own, and I appreciate his unique aesthetic, but I didn’t connect with it on a personal level. What really wowed me was the Colleen Atwood, full, S & M-y, Edward Scissorhands suit. So many details, like little brass keys sticking out of keyholes, in Edward’s heels, you miss when watching it on screen.
Check it out if you can.