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Eames House; JPMorgan PR Man Sells; Vincente Wolf's Favorite

LOS ANGELES— The Getty Conservation Institute launched the Conserving Modern Architecture Initiative back in March, but now new details are coming in on how that organization will function. First up on the list of preservation projects is the famous Charles and Ray Eames House, former home of the legendary designers. The focus of CMAI efforts will be on preserving and restoring the sometimes fragile mass-produced materials used by the Eameses in their home. [Architect's Newspaper]

NEW YORK CITY— The chief spokesperson for JPMorgan, Joseph Evangelisti, is currently dealing with the aftermath of his firm's $2B trading loss, so things have been better for the PR maven. That said, he finally managed to offload his West Village townhouse. The Grove Street house was listed for $7.9M back in 2008, but it took almost four years and more than a million dollars to sell the place for $6.7M. [The Real Deal]

BANGKOK— The eclectic Cuban-American designer Vicente Wolf spoke with the WSJ this week, and spilled the beans on his single favorite space, the former home of entrepreneur Jim Thompson, who lived in a sprawling Thai compound that was converted into a museum following his mysterious disappearance in Malaysia in 1967. [Wall Street Journal]