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“Living in HiFi” Lortondale Home Tour June 13th

31 May

“Living in HiFi” will be an annual modern home tour hosted by the Modern Tulsa committee of the Tulsa Foundation for Architecture. Focused on mid-century modern residential architecture, the tour will seek to promote an awareness and the preservation of this oft-overlooked and dismissed style of architecture.

“Living in HiFi” will premiere June 13th in the historic Lortondale Neighborhood. See photos of Lortondale.
Designed and built in 1954 by Tulsa duo Donald Honn (architect) and Howard Grubb (builder), the Lortondale Neighborhood was the recipient of a multitude of national design awards. The neighborhood was featured in an array of magazines including House and Home and Better Homes and Gardens.

In recent years Lortondale has experienced something of a rebirth. A new generation of homeowners, interested in modern design, are snapping up the houses just as fast as they come on the market. After decades of neglect, many of the houses in the neighborhood are being restored to their former modern glory. Most importantly, the Lortondale Community is experiencing the same restoration.

This year’s tour seeks to convey the energy that is the Lortondale Neighborhood today. Featured are 6 houses in various stages of completion. From the beginning stages of a restovation to a virtually complete example of HiFi-modern bliss, this tour of Lortondale will show you what all the buzz is about.

Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 day-of. The tour will take place from 5:30 – 8:30 with an after party lasting from 8:30 -?

Tickets are available for purchase at the following locations:

Dwelling Spaces
119 South Detroit

Urban Furnishings
3636 South Peoria

Ida Red Boutique
3346 South Peoria

Tulsa Foundation for Architecture
2210 South Main

hope to see you there!


CA Boom V : West Coast Design Show

19 Feb

This three-day event showcasing contemporary architecture and independent contemporary design is a must see for anybody into modern design. Professionals and design enthusiasts will be exposed to a stimulating array of contemporary and non-traditional architecture, interior design, furniture design and landscape design through a provocative and entertaining mix of gallery-like exhibitions, guided home tours and speaker conferences.

CA Boom VI attended this event last year, had a great time and would highly recommend it to anyone able to attend. I will be attending this year also.

MoveModern is giving away five pairs of tickets March 1. See details at movemodern.com. Also save 20% off your tickets with their discount code.

See my photo gallery from CA Boom IV home tours


Modernism week – palm springs, ca

18 Jan

If you are into Mid Century Modern furniture you may want to check this out. I understand a number of Tulsans will be in attendance so I thought I’d share.

The 8th Annual Palm Springs Modernism Show & Sale, benefiting the Palm Springs Preservation Foundation, will be held February 15-17, 2008 at the Palm Springs Convention Center.

modernism_week.bmpA wide range of vintage 20th Century furniture, decorative and fine arts will be presented and sold by 75 exhibitors, many from the West Coast, but some who come from as far away as New York, Philadelphia, Boston, Detroit, Dallas, Denver, and Miami. High quality mid-Century furniture is a favorite of many dealers and collectors, but the show also includes an excellent representation of all design movements of the 20th Century from 1900 to 1970s.