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  Topic: Opportunity knocks
peterm

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PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Fri May 11, 2018 10:36 am   Subject: Opportunity knocks
http://www.oconnordetroit.com/listings/17741-redfern-street-detroit/

If I were only younger, I would take this on...
  Topic: Is this Desk Lamp Authentic?
peterm

Replies: 151
Views: 49191

PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Thu May 10, 2018 10:42 am   Subject: Is this Desk Lamp Authentic?
I’m by no means an expert on Yamagiwa, but a google search provides this:

http://en.yamagiwa.co.jp/series/detail/5/

My guess is that the numbers are for reference only, and have nothing to do ...
  Topic: Louis Fredrick home, Barrington Hills, IL
peterm

Replies: 87
Views: 17607

PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Thu May 10, 2018 10:36 am   Subject: Louis Fredrick home, Barrington Hills, IL
Love it!

That rose color on the bench is lovely. Nakashima, Wright and some fine natural fiber carpets. All looks perfect to me...

Yellowish floors... original color?
  Topic: Heloise Crista
peterm

Replies: 23
Views: 2084

PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Fri Apr 27, 2018 8:42 pm   Subject: Heloise Crista
I think you’re right. Your optimistic grandfather wouldn’t recognize the place and people he loved so dearly. He did warn us, though, didn’t he?
  Topic: Life-size Lincoln Logs
peterm

Replies: 11
Views: 457

PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:36 am   Subject: Life-size Lincoln Logs
I would pay a bit more for a natural, warm, material like wood, not made from fossil fuels. But I see your point about termites and rot. Douglas fir, at least in California, is not considered rot resi ...
  Topic: Life-size Lincoln Logs
peterm

Replies: 11
Views: 457

PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:17 am   Subject: Life-size Lincoln Logs
https://dornob.com/life-sized-lincoln-logs-wooden-bricks-make-building-a-house-crazy-easy/

Sort of a wood Usonian Automatic... I would imagine that more interesting plans and forms could be built w ...
  Topic: The Heritage-Henredon furniture
peterm

Replies: 30
Views: 24895

PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:31 pm   Subject: The Heritage-Henredon furniture
Correct dimensions:

https://www.wright20.com/auctions/2013/03/modern-design/243?search=Frank+Lloyd+wright

Height is 14.5”
  Topic: Article: Paul Schweikher House - Chicago, IL
peterm

Replies: 29
Views: 1651

PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:33 am   Subject: Article: Paul Schweikher House - Chicago, IL
That is the traditional method of connecting the inner and outer wythes of a solid brick wall. Wright used metal ties instead.
  Topic: Article: Paul Schweikher House - Chicago, IL
peterm

Replies: 29
Views: 1651

PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:41 am   Subject: Article: Paul Schweikher House - Chicago, IL
There is much about this place that is reminiscent of the early work of Harrell Hamilton Harris. He also used the basket weave brick floors to great effect, but usually for terraces and large fireplac ...
  Topic: Article: Paul Schweikher House - Chicago, IL
peterm

Replies: 29
Views: 1651

PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:59 pm   Subject: Article: Paul Schweikher House - Chicago, IL
Unfortunately the docent didn’t explain it, and I was too busy soaking up the whole experience of the entrance to ask.
http://sdrdesign.com/Schweikher3191.jpg
  Topic: Article: Paul Schweikher House - Chicago, IL
peterm

Replies: 29
Views: 1651

PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:43 pm   Subject: Article: Paul Schweikher House - Chicago, IL
The freestanding furniture is from the second owners (the Manhattan project scientist and his artist wife) with the exception of the wonderful cabinet in the foyer.
  Topic: Article: Paul Schweikher House - Chicago, IL
peterm

Replies: 29
Views: 1651

PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:36 pm   Subject: Article: Paul Schweikher House - Chicago, IL
The kitchen dining chairs were designed by the Egon Eiermann, the German architect.
https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/seating/chairs/four-1950s-egon-eiermann-ply-wood-folding-chairs/id-f_982538/
  Topic: Article: Paul Schweikher House - Chicago, IL
peterm

Replies: 29
Views: 1651

PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:03 pm   Subject: Article: Paul Schweikher House - Chicago, IL
what an incredibly talented architect. Between his house and the project in Arizona he rates as one of the best!

And this house is right here in Schaumburg. It’s a museum with the original decor ...
  Topic: Article: Paul Schweikher House - Chicago, IL
peterm

Replies: 29
Views: 1651

PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:54 am   Subject: Article: Paul Schweikher House - Chicago, IL
I’m touring the Schweikher house this afternoon. Can’t wait!
  Topic: Article: Paul Schweikher House - Chicago, IL
peterm

Replies: 29
Views: 1651

PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:13 am   Subject: Article: Paul Schweikher House - Chicago, IL
My new favorite (non Wright) house. Clarity, simpliciticy, honesty, rationality, proportion:

https://youtu.be/zhsfKS1pMeA
 
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