This Weekend: The Los Angeles Modern Auction

Here’s another chance to get your hands on some rare and wonderful vintage artifacts! The LA Modern Auction returns this weekend.

If art and sculpture are what you’re looking for, this is the auction to catch, with an important Harry Bertoia sculpture, paintings by School of Paris masters Massimo Campigli and Antoni Clave, and sculptures by De Wain Valentine and Peter Alexander. Of course, you’ll also find loads of vintage furniture with some amazing pieces by Charles and Ray Eames as well as Hans Wegner.

The auction will take place this coming Sunday. Click here to find out more.

20th Century Modern Art and Design Auction, March 1, 2015

Harry Bertoia “Untitled” 1961

20th Century Modern Art and Design Auction, March 1, 2015

Harry Bertoia “Sculpture Screen from the First National Bank of Miami, Florida” 1959



Pablo Picasso “Wood-Owl” 1968




Pablo Picasso “Tête de Bouffon, Carnaval” 1965



Massimo Campigli “Untitled,” 1960




Ruth Asawa “Untitled, S.750,” early 1960s



Arne Jacobsen Egg chair and stool, 1958


20th Century Modern Art and Design Auction, March 1, 2015



Hans Wegner Sofa, 1954

Modern Art and Design Auction, March 1, 2015



Hans Wegner Executive Swivel chair, 1955

20th Century Modern Art and Design Auction, March 1, 2015




Charles & Ray Eames Sofa, 1964




Charles & Ray Eames Child’s chair, 1945.


Congrats to our Instagram Winner!

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Last week scores of you sent us photos of your #Modernicapets on Instagram, and we’ve chosen our winner! @sydneyrbrown’s Sweet Bagel and fur friend Zoey have captured our hearts. Congrats Sydney; you’ll soon be the proud new owner of a Modernica Case Study Ceramic planter!

Water as a Design Element, Part 2

Last week we featured some beautiful examples of water used as an architectural design element; now we continue the theme with a look at some of the most effective uses of reflecting pools in mid-century designs.

Reflecting pools may seem simple – a small pool of water with a smooth glassy surface. But the simple addition of water can bring life and dimension to a space almost instantly. Here are some great examples.


Pasadena home designed in 1960 by John Galbraith. Photo courtesy of My Home as Art.


Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Denmark was designed by architects Jørgen Bo and Wilhlem Wohlert in 1955. Photo courtesy of

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Racquet Club Garden Villas designed in 1959 by William F. Cody. Photo courtesy of Palm Springs Real Estate News.


Palácio da Alvorada by Oscar Niemeyer, 1957. Photo courtesy of


Palm Springs residence by Buff & Hensman Architects, 1970. Photo courtesy of Architectural Digest.


Home designed by Henry Klumb in Puerto Rico, 1945. Photo courtesy of MoMA.


Mariners Medical Arts Plaza by Richard Neutra, 1963. Photo courtesy of the OC Register.


Hollywood Hills home built in 1962. Photo courtesy of Exciting LA.


McGregor Memorial Conference Center by Minoru Yamasaki, 1958. Photo courtesy of the Detroit Free Press.