New arrival: Crescent Down Works

60/40 Montagne Parka available at South Willard. Note the leather-reinforced buttons. South Willard is the only place in the US that carries CDW.

South Willard
8038 West Third Street
Los Angeles

1944 Rice-Stix Dry Goods Company U.S. Field Desk

Ended at $416.19


Tonight at Cal Arts

Black on black on black

Made in Massachusetts USA by Steele Canvas.
Available at Kiosk. $75. BUY

"This thing is giant and sturdy with beautiful, even brutal details and construction, the three materials all vary slightly in their quest for blackness." —R4TH

"I carried 4 and a half gallons of paint from Manhattan to Brooklyn in the black Steele tote from the Kiosk show... It performed like a champ." —AAPC

photo: ready4thehouse (thanks RS)


Plywood Chair for Detrola Radio company Cafe, Alexander Girard, 1946

buy: $1,495.00

"The chair was made, in a very limited, hand-made edition, for the Girard-designed company cafe at the Detrola Radio headquarters in Detroit. Thank you to Marilyn Neuhart for the photograph of the cafe, from her Alexander Girard archive, with the chairs clearly visible, circa 1946 (the cafe was only open until 1948, when Detrola went out of business). The chair is 100% original and in very good condition, with chips and scratches to the paint and a few other minor blemishes, here and there... A beautifully designed and almost impossible to find piece." Auction ends January 30, 6:37 EST.

Vintage Mattel Tuff Stuff Alphabet

Ended at $19.99




photo: Yale Joel for LIFE

Actual size photo of an Actual Bus.
10 ft 3.5 in x 36 ft 2 in
Conceived by Mason Williams.
Photograph by Max Yavno.

Enlargement made from a 16x20 print of a 4x5 negative. Printed on billboard stock in 16 sections by silk screen process... Hand collated, rolled and transported early in the morning by three people (two men and one woman) in one car over a period of several days. Each copy, individually hand assembled by three people, using hands, feet, tape, sissors [sic] and a Barlow knife. Assembled with 120 ft. (per copy) of Scotch Brand double-faced tape (No. 666). Folded hand and foot by three people. Assembled and folded quietly on television sound stages on Saturday morning in Los Angeles, California. Assembly time, nine man hours per copy.

Published on the 24th of February, 1967, in a limited edition of 200 copies, of which this is number _____.

Read more: Lorraine Wild on DO
Previously: HUS BUS


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Detroit, 1949

An Exhibition For Modern Living
Designed and directed by Alexander Girard
September 11–November 20, 1949
Detroit Institute of Arts

photos: Wallace Kirkland for LIFE

Alexandre Noll Sycamore Sconces

from: Wright
also: Box