Cliff May’s furniture sells his first house

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May designed his furniture in the latest style of the 1920s: Monterey. Monterey was originally created by Frank Mason and his son George for the Los Angeles-based, home-furnishing company, Barker Brothers. Influenced by… Continue reading

Postcard of Frieda’s Cottage

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I’ve just finished my recent postcard project, a collage of images announcing the preservation of Frieda’s Cottage in Rockville (Maryland) by Peerless Rockville. The postcard had to show the subject of the work,… Continue reading

Cliff May and San Diego

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I am currently working on an article about the beginning of Cliff May’s career as a builder of ranch houses in San Diego (1931-1937). Topics include his music career, his partnership with O.U.… Continue reading

On design: Ellen Lupton and J. Abbott Miller

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“We cannot simply draw a line between the inside and the outside of culture, or between public and private experiences of mass media, or between low and high forms of expression. The line… Continue reading

Hello world!

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This is our first post on the blogosphere, where we will be sharing our interests, discoveries, and thoughts about history, architecture, design, and food in the United States. Although our interests overlap, we… Continue reading