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Paul Ringstrom



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Location: Mason City, IA

PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 2:28 pm    Post subject: The Eppstein House Reply with quote

The Eppstein House now on Airbnb:

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/16024637?irgwc=1&irclid=WYGxyu06XUSyWgUx4X3deWs%3AUkjR-jVONxMhXU0&ircid=4560&c=Skimbit%20Ltd.&sharedid=content&af=126295512

This house has never looked better.
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Roderick Grant



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And to think that this house was almost a ruin just a short time ago!

The photo of the fireplace (#14) looks like an iron sheet has been placed at the back of the firebox. To assist in drawing smoke up the flue?

The bench in #27 is very interesting. A good contrast to the rectilinear nature of the blocks.
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SREcklund



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've had several friends stay there since it opened as a rental and were very impressed.
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SDR



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The owners sound like extraordinary and exemplary custodians. I'm impressed -- and pleased.

SDR
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Paul Ringstrom



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

SDR wrote:
The owners sound like extraordinary and exemplary custodians. I'm impressed -- and pleased. SDR


SDR: You need to design them a more Wrightian picknick table (photo 31).

Daniel Chrzanowski (Dobkins House) has designed a more Wrightian chair to replace those Adirondack chairs.
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SDR



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beautiful terrace furniture at Dobkins:





The Eppstein picnic table is pure Wright: I see 30, 45 and 60-degree angles, horizontal lines,
and natural material. Perfect ! I like it better than that crafty bench thing in the former carport . . .

But thanks for the reference, Paul !

SDR
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peterm



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Location: Chicago, Il.---Oskaloosa, Ia.

PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The vernacular American picnic table (as seen at Epstein) is a masterpiece (imho), and an icon of modern design. I’ve been recently trying to find out more about its origins.

Another great design is the folding “director’s chair”.
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SDR



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anybody remember the "Do Normal" movement from the Netherlands ? I can't find anything but this page.

https://www.sfmoma.org/exhibition/do-normal/

SDR
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Rood



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Location: Goodyear, AZ 85338

PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

SDR wrote:
Anybody remember the "Do Normal" movement from the Netherlands ? I can't find anything but this page.

https://www.sfmoma.org/exhibition/do-normal/ SDR


You might ask Aaron Betsky about it ...He is now at Taliesin.
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peterm



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.underconsideration.com/speakup/archives/002158.html
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