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 […]

Featured: Design Advice from our very own Peter Loughrey

June 10, 2009

Investing your money is smart, investing during a recession maybe isn’t so smart. But, as the stocks are going down, we, over at LAMA, strongly support investing in art and design.  As Peter said before this is a buyer’s market. After our sale this past Sunday, we noticed happy buyers leaving with great items for […]

Kind Words

June 9, 2009

We got an email yesterday from a happy buyer that is worth sharing: “I attended your auction yesterday and wanted to commend everyone for their level of professionalism.  Both auctioneer’s were swift and knowledgeable which made the afternoon go by quickly.  Providing lunch was also a nice touch.  I purchased three pieces and couldn’t be happier.  I look forward […]

And now the sale is over…

June 8, 2009

Phew. Yesterday was a jam-packed day, seeing as we finished the sale just under 6pm (pacific time). Almost six hours straight of close bidding. Here’s the summary if you missed out: Peter and Viveca auctioned the sale and kept the floor rolling.  There were five phone bidders and one internet bidder. The attendance seemed to […]