The Stahl House, Case Study House #22

September 14, 2009

Last week we were lucky enough to take a special tour with LACMA to experience the inner workings of the famous Case Study House #22, the Stahl house. Not only did we get to step inside the highly coveted living room, but we also got to enjoy the company of Mrs. Stahl! When we first […]

Just In: Alberto Giacometti Pen and Ink Drawings

September 1, 2009

We have just acquired two small pen and ink drawings by Alberto Giacometti, each of a man’s head executed in the artist’s classic brooding style.  After looking at the pen drawings, the expressive nature and unique style of the sketches intrigued me. I conducted some research and found that Alberto meticulously devoted himself to the […]

California Happenings

August 25, 2009

More recently Peter taped a segment for the Antiques Roadshow in San Jose, CA. Where he saw a lot of great modern design items walking through the door. Tune into your local PBS Station next year to see all the cool stuff. After scoping the scene in San Jose, Peter scored guest passes from Leslie […]

Summer Vacation

August 25, 2009

After a long summer break the blog is back! Shannon and Peter visited family in Ireland for a short vacation earlier in the summer, and couldn’t help but hunt for modern design, even on vacation. Ireland isn’t exactly known as a hotbed for modern production, but of course Peter and Shannon were able to find […]

JUST IN: Peter is at the Antiques Roadshow

August 14, 2009

Peter just left this morning for San Jose, CA to appear on the Antiques Roadshow! We are so excited to see what he finds… Stay tuned for updates and photos.


July 17, 2009

Things at LAMA have not slowed down since the June 7th sale. We are recieving new material for the Fall sale everyday. Make sure if you are interested in consigning that you send an email to Shannon,, and include images and descriptions of the items by JULY 31ST, 2009. You can also call 323-904-1950 […]

Eames in my dreams

June 26, 2009

Last Saturday some LAMA folk were lucky enough to attend the 60th Anniversary of the Eames House in the Pacific Palisades. The greatest part about the celebration was the fact that they opened the house to tours! And this only happens one day a year!!! So, you could say we were quite excited. During the […]

Getting ready for the Fall

June 17, 2009

It’s been almost two weeks since the Spring sale, and we are already getting ready for the next auction! For the past couple days Peter has been talking to new clients, taking in fantasic pieces to start formulating the Fall catalog.   If you have original Mid-Century examples of art or design that you would like […]