Pasadena Design at LACMA

Jan 8, 2012

We highly recommend a trip west to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art to check out its contribution to Pacific Standard Time, the county-wide retrospective of California art in the mid 20th century. Called California Design, 1930–1965: Living in a Modern Way, the show is visually exciting and great fun, showcasing everything from surfboards and cabaña wear to Barbie’s Dream House and the complete Eames House living room. Plus, it’s riddled with contributions from Pasadena designers and firms. Here are a few iPhone photos we snapped of Pasadena connections from the show.

And it’s worth a splurge to add lunch at the new Ray’s and Stark’s Bar to your visit. Try the open-face burger topped with an egg—it’s fantastic.

The 1938 Zephyr clock from Lawson Time in Pasadena represents California's love of streamline moderne.

A 1940s earthenware oil jar by Pasadena ceramicist William Manker.

An architectural illustration by Carlos Diniz of a 1961 Laguna Niguel home designed by the Pasadena firm Ladd & Kelsey.

Seen in every coffee shop in the nation, these iconic sugar, salt and pepper shakers came from Keck-Craig Associates in Pasadena, which is still thriving today.



Flintridge Books

Lyd and Mo Photography

Louis Jane Studios

Homage Pasadena