Archive | May, 2011

A slow start to a slow day

4 May


185.00 in Fresno. Look at that BLUE.

100.00 for the table and library Brunswick chairs.

75.00

25.00 for this tetnis chair.

60.00

35.00

550.00 for this DUX coffee table.

300.00

135.00 for this Lane table and four chairs.

Make it sound like “Bow Chicka Wow Wow”

4 May

So, I have this strong love for terrible radio rap. I know, strange, right? Anyway, I keep spotting all of this MCM furniture in many music videos and I’m going to start sharing them with you guys.

I promise I’ll occasionally throw in some good songs, too. ;)

Angela R. put up a Lil Wayne song today on FB and it somehow lead me to watching this music video. I’m not usually the biggest  fan of 70’s style for my own home, but that credenza/ console under the television is quite lovely.

And now a word from our sponsor..

3 May

Not really, kids. The only MAN keeping us down are WordPress ads. Bah. Anyhow, speaking of Chromcraft here are some radical ads.

Space Age Bubble Top Record Player

3 May


Ohhh my lordy lordy goodness.
So, sadly, the Chromcraft space chairs have been sold. Quite sad. But the Electrahome stereo blobbular console is for sale for $450.00 in Elk Grove.
What could make your music sound better than playing it.. from the future!?

Monday, Bloody Monday

2 May

THIS THING IS STILL AVAILABLE! Come on guys, PONY UP AND BUY IT! It’s $300.00. Then please write and tell us about how great it is!!

This ..thing. is. NUTS. $500.00 in Corning for this ridiculous japanese? hutch.

$275.00 in Chico for the pair! Awesome iron!!

$30.00 here in Midtown Sac.

UHHH.
So.. it’s like two sitting stools, a formica dinette table, and a crazy tension lamp all got together and had twins! $500.00 for the pair. Yikes.

Commemorative structures-WWII

2 May


Some of you may have already seen these really rad sculptures from Yugoslavia Via Crack Two , buuuut just in case you didn’t here is some eye candy to get you through the next hour or so of your Monday shift.



“These structures were commissioned by former Yugoslavian president Josip Broz Tito in the 1960s and 70s to commemorate sites where WWII battles took place (like Tjentište, Kozara and Kadinjača), or where concentration camps stood (like Jasenovac and Niš). They were designed by different sculptors (Dušan Džamonja, Vojin Bakić, Miodrag Živković, Jordan and Iskra Grabul, to name a few) and architects (Bogdan Bogdanović, Gradimir Medaković…), conveying powerful visual impact to show the confidence and strength of the Socialist Republic.” Via Crack Two




For more information and photos please visit Cracktwo.com.

There will be light!

2 May

I think I have shared many a times (too many?) how badly my spot needs light. Fancy light, efficient light, evenly distributed light. Light! Craigslist isn’t working, neither is Ikea (I do buy things from stores everyonce in awhile). I’ve looked through all of etsy’s light section and came away with some ideas and some things to purchase these next couple of pay checks.

35.00 Katy Barac make’s so many bootiful things (AT AN AFFORDABLE PRICE) I almost wanted to show them all to you. I like this lamp a lot because of all the movement it implies and how simple it is. Katy also make’s really rad mobiles for cheap. I def would advise ya’ll to poke around her store and check out her treasures.

99.00 Sputnik looking lamp is made by hsup.

40.00 by Filigree creations. Loads of midcentury friendly colors to choose from. Even table lamps.
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Homes, Sweet Homes: Ilsa Hess

1 May


Who was nice enough to show us around:
Ilsa Hess

She is the creator of Nacheez  – vegan nacho cheese. Have any of you tried it yet? It is freakin’ delicious. Go buy it today at Never Felt Better (located at K and 23rd in Midtown Sacramento)!

Anyway, I was super excited to find out that a fellow vegan was also an MCM enthusiast. She is awesome and so is her home. Ch-ch-check it out!

What they told us about their home: It is a 2 bedroom/ 1 bath house and 750 sq ft. The home was built in 1935 and the original owner lived there until Ilsa moved in 2010.

Where is the home located: Elm Hurst, Sacramento, California

When was the home built and when they moved in: Built in 1935, moved in 2010.

Why they chose this home: “I wanted to move to East Sac to save some money. I was living in a nice flat next to Hot Italian in Downtown and wanted some place cheaper and more quiet. I never believed I could find my own home for less than an apartment! I’m so happy with the small size of my home. It’s more than enough for lil’ old me ”

Photos by Serene.

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What attracted you to MCM design?

It’s hard to explain. When I was a kid, I found the style sort of ‘spooky’ compared to the trendy modern furniture of the 80s. Now, I love the organic look and natural products used in the designs.

Favorite designers and biggest influences for your style?

Eames, of course.

How do you feel about reproductions?

The only benefit is the cost.

Furniture wise, what do you think is something you should invest in?

A nice well-made couch. It will last a lifetime.

Where are your favorite places to shop for home décor?

Thrift stores and garage sales. I love the thrill when I find something wonderful! I also search on Craigslist.

What are some of your best finds? From where?

Freecycle. I got my couch from there. It’s a bit rough, but the price was right.

Greatest achievement in your home? Biggest challenge?

Finding a wall to put my 7 foot couch against. The biggest challenge was fitting the rest of my furniture in my tiny home.

Future goals/ projects?

I have the canvases to paint three paintings of bright orange poppies to hang above my couch.

Do you have any home inspiration recommendations for our readers?

I get my inspiration from old movies and home magazines.

Advice and last words?

Have fun! There are so many used pieces waiting to be in your home. Do not let the thought that MCM is too expensive, because it isn’t if you don’t want it to be. Have fun exploring antique malls, thrift stores and garage sales. There are tons of deals just waiting for you!

Many thanks to Ms. Hess for showing us around her darling home and giving us so many tasty vegan treats.  We loved it so much I was almost late for work.

If you’re interested in having your home featured on the blog, shoot me an e-mail at: midmodlove@yahoo.com


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