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I've been getting great weekly eNewsletter updates from Wright in Wisconsin on the fantastic restoration work happening at their American System-Built Model B1 home in Milwaukee, WI. I can't wait to visit this little gem again and see first-hand all the hard work that is going into it. Visit the website to see more and sign-up for the eNewsletter update!
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Here's a link to a video of Charles and Ray Eames' grandson, Eames Demetrios, discussing the genius and legacy of the dynamic design duo. See it here.
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I got the word from P22, that their own Richard Kegler will join Matthew Carter and other typographic and book-arts notables including Richard Zauft and Juliet Shen in presenting during the first ever Wayzgoose weekend at the Hamilton Woodtype Museum in Two-Rivers Wisconsin (where you can also see the Wright-designed Schwartz House!) Get info and RSVP here.
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Space is limited, so RSVP here now!
We'll be giving a workshop about the Teco Art Pottery Collection™ at Room & Board in Oak Brook, Illinois on Oct. 17th at 10:30am. We'll talk about the history of Teco, why we revived the shapes and how to integrate the vases into your home. There will be a drawing to win a Teco vase!
PrairieMod correspondent, Michael Ditmer, completed his last wrap-up of Day 4 from the 2009 Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy Conference in Buffalo, NY. Check out what he saw after the jump...
PrairieMod correspondent, Michael Ditmer, completed his wrap-up of Day 3 from the 2009 Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy Conference in Buffalo, NY. Check out what he saw after the jump...
Heath Ceramics recently released their limited seasonal edition Winter ware. I'm especially taken with their single serving espresso set, originally designed for MoMA's Blue Bottle coffee bar. Check it out here.
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The Fall 2009 issue of Modernism Magazine features a really interesting article on a 1962 house designed by Wright-admirer Louis Mosbrooker in Beverly Hills, CA. Current owners have renovated and completed an addition that embraces the original home's intent while functioning for their family. Read more about it here and pick up a copy today.
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Michael Ditmer, PrairieMod reader and owner of the Wright-designed Schwartz House in Two Rivers, WI, sent us the following report from Buffalo, NY and the first day of this year's Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy Conference. Read all about it after the jump...
PrairieMod Reader, Randall Kramer, sent us a link to some photos he took at Unity Temple's recent Break::the::Box event Tuesday night, where author Patrick Cannon discussed his new book titled Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple: A Good Time Place. See the photos here. Thanks Randall!
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Prairie Design Group will be giving a workshop about Teco Art Pottery at Room & Board in Oak Brook, IL on Oct. 17th at 10:30am. Learn about the history of Teco, why the shapes were revived and how to integrate these wonderful vases into your home. There will be a drawing to win a Teco vase! Space is limited, so RSVP now!
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PrairieMod reader Karlitos also sent us a link to an interesting architectural firm based in NYC by the name of Voorsanger Architects. A cursory look at their work reveals an interesting mix of the modern, with nature and industrial motifs weaving in and out.
Let me introduce you to Campbell Cliffs in Tuscon, Arizona. Looking for a 31,000 square foot home in the desert with custom-made furniture? Then this is all you.
I love our PrairieMod readers! One of them sent us some fantastic images from the recent Highland Park, IL housewalk along with some thoughts on the experience. Read and see more after the jump...
In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Guggenheim Museum, there will be free admission October 21. Read more here.
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Plan on being at Unity Temple in Oak Park, IL tonight! Architectural historian Patrick F. Cannon, author of Hometown Architect, will discuss and sign his newly published book. Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple: A Good Time Place celebrates the ingenuity of a master architect whose vision is evident in every element of Unity Temple. Cannon's text is accompanied by historical photographs, floor plans, and more than 45 artful photographs by James Caulfield. The book will be available for purchase at the event. All sales benefit the restoration of Unity Temple. Event starts at 7:30pm and the cost :: $5 Suggested Donation. Follow the link for details.
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The Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy's annual conference begins tomorrow in Buffalo, NY. It promises to be chock full of amazing lectures, tours and experiences. While the founding PrairieMod Squad members couldn't make it this year, we're hoping to hear from some of our readers who are attending. If you go, send us your thoughts and photos so we can share!
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PrairieMod reader Molly M. sent me a link to a rather unusual home. Seems Bruce Townsley thought his ideal living space would be inside a decommissioned missile silo. I guess he gets props for pushing the "recycling" envelope. Read about it here.
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Room & Board just opened another store in Los Angeles. If you're in the area, be sure to stop by and check it out. It looks very cool and I'm looking forward to seeing it the next time I'm in LA.
If you weren't able to sign-up up as a beta tester for our soon-to-be-released FanGuide™ iPhone application series...the next best thing is a sneak peek! If you missed our first sneak peek, check it here.
Congratulations to Tom Hawley and Tom Mantel for receiving the 2009 Driehaus Award for Restoration of their Bertrand Goldberg home, the Heimbach Residence in Blue Island, Illinois. You can read more and see restoration photos here.
Reader Paul R. sent us a link to Modern Cabana. If I had a larger backyard, one of these would make a pretty cool studio/office.
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We are down to a couple shelves of the Teco Art Pottery Collection™ left in overstock. Now would be a good time to get some holiday shopping done. Check out what's left on sale here.
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The Chicago Tribune just reported the early elimination of Chicago for the 2016 Olympics. Read it here. Oh, well--maybe next time...
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Want to increase your knowledge of some of the most famous buildings in Chicago? Looking for the perfect gift for that architecture-fanatic on your list? Then you're gonna want to get your hands on this 9-book set from Pomegranate titled the Chicago Building Books series. Read more after the jump...
On my recent visit to Randall Kramer's studio, I had the pleasure of also meeting and visiting the studio of ceramic and glass artist, Sharon Blandholm. Sharon's Opal Glass Studios is a treasure trove of beautiful works of ceramics, bronze castings, drawings and art glass—many of which depict and celebrate the wonders of the natural world. Check out some of her work here.
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Chicago is buzzing with Olympic fingers crossed (though, not all of its residents are super-stoked about the prospect of a Chi-Town Olympics). We'll know this afternoon whether or not the Games are coming.
If they do, it will be interesting to see what role the various works of architecture (both existing and too be built) will play.
One upside would be exposing so much of Frank Lloyd Wright's work in both Chicago and the neighboring suburbs to the world. Read more about the Chicago bid here.
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Spanish realist painter Félix de la Concha spent a year in residence at Fallingwater and created a series of paintings that are currently on display in a show at the Melvin Gallery at the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Florida Southern College. Read about it here.Image copyright Félix de la Concha