New work from our close friend Margaret Solow. Known for simple necklaces with a single high-quality stone on cord. She has been having stones set in 18kt bezels in India like this one in blue topaz. This example is 268. but her work starts at around 80. or 90.
Monday, November 30, 2009
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Just went to see a recently reworked house with interior design by WWFF, the local interior design/interior architecture firm of partners Michelle Marks and Diana Kunce.
Although the interior featured many objects from OK, for me the highlight of my visit were these beautiful stools, that I had assumed were vintage but were in fact designed and produced by them.
I rarely see furniture as beautifully produced or with such well resolved design. Well done. Be sure to visit their site by clicking above.
There have been so many modern chess sets designed in the 20th century. I have always wondered why none of them are still in production. I have sold many vintage ones from 500. to 1500. and people have been happy to find them.
I think one of the issues is that, although we may want something modern, simple and beautiful, the pieces have to very clearly represent what they are in order to make playing intuitive and not have design get in the way.
I have always liked this set. I carried it years ago and I have been unable to find it again (definitely unable to find it at a reasonable price).
Well, here it is again. A very nice simple set with a simple board. $165.00
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Miniature version of the seminal Marcel Duchamp "Readymade". I think my favorite thing about it that it says "Functioning Model" on the box. I guess it functions just the same as the original .....
8" tall. $84.95
Friday, November 27, 2009
I originally saw this clock in Japan. Was around $400. but so cool I was going to imoport them anyways. Luckily someone I know corraborated with the Japanese firm to produce them in China and bring the retail price down to $176.
They are now being knocked off by a variety of companies but none are as beautiful. Because of this, these ones have been discontinued. I have a reasonable amount of stock and will probably through the beginning of next year.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Another beautiful afternoon spent at Dosa 818, their 8000 square foot exhibition space on Broadway in downtown Los Angeles.
A benefit for the Chez Panisse Foundation, 40% of proceeds were donated to the Edible School Yard project.
A lovely talk by Alice Waters and Christina Kim. Great food and wine, lovely clothes and interesting people.
Nelson Sepulveda, came from Paris, lived in the space for a few weeks to display the space.