Unusual carved unit

Posted in sold on Tuesday, August 6th, 2013 at 12:52 pm No Comments
Unusual carved unit

VINTAGE: This is a new one for me. A tall armoire-type storage unit from Canada circa 1968. It’s made of walnut and has a nice rich patina. There are two large drawers with sculpted metal pulls which form the lower unit.  The upper piece has two smaller…

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Intriguing large oil

Posted in sold on Thursday, August 1st, 2013 at 2:05 pm No Comments
Intriguing large oil

VINTAGE:  This is such a fun painting to study. It’s titled “Spring under glass” on the back side and was painted in 1956. The artist is Luis Eades (b. 1923) It features glass-house architecture, a figure tending potted plants in an envirenment along with light bulbs, hoses,…

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Original mixed media painting

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Original mixed media painting

VINTAGE: What a fun and wonderfully quirky painting by Allan Hugh Clarke (1919-1979) It is one of his “Record Changer in motion” series. This one was painted in 1954.  See http://transformationsandwhispers.blogspot.com/2012/03/promised-land.html It measures 44×35 and is beautifully framed. Actually, the original painting on heavy paper is floated on…

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Large Abstract Oil

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Large Abstract Oil

VINTAGE: The first of three wonderful paintings I acquired this morning.  It’s large…52×40 and is oil painted on board. The painting is in great condition and in wonderful colors.  The composition is very period and was most likely done in the mid fifties though it is not…

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Mission Hills Modern

Posted in interiors, News & Events, Projects on Thursday, July 25th, 2013 at 12:25 pm No Comments
Mission Hills Modern

This is the rented home of a customer who hired me for some design help. The house was a former “frat” house in Mission Hills built in the late 1950’s. Great bones and killer view of Mission Valley. The main room was originally walled up on one end…

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Boomerang’s 28th anniversary

Posted in News & Events on Thursday, July 25th, 2013 at 12:17 pm No Comments
Boomerang’s 28th anniversary

Today, July 25th 2013 marks the 28th anniversary of Boomerang. That kooky little 11’x9′ shop on Park Bl. where it all began….who knew! It was amazingly difficult those first several years from 1985. I was too proud and too determined to call it quits when most sane…

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