Archive | September, 2012

All over

27 Sep

95.00 Oakland Seller has many other neat things for your walls in his post. Click the link to see what else he may haz for you.

60.00 San Franny I love lucite! Looks so good.

65.00 Twin Peaks
Oh man oh man. Someone snatch this.

200.00 Sacramento Big ol’ junk of wood.

295.00 San Anselmo
I love this thing. I found one awhile ago and have been doing research about it since. Alas it is so far and I have no means to tote that thing back to Sacramento. BOO HOO.

500.00 Monterey
Put them in your dinning room. Get blogable!

High hopes for the week

26 Sep

200.00 Carmicheal Tall, lean, sitting machine.

10.00 Santa Cruz Put some new legs on this Herman Miller booty and you are good to go.

750.00 Sacramento
All dem cube shapes!

135.00 Sacramento
Not exactly midcentury but mayhaps it fit in with your teaky decor hmm?

300.00 Folsom
Three hundred takes these two chairs and coffee table. Them chairs could use some reupholstery but they got a pretty  nice shape to it.

60.00 Santa Cruz
Folding chair for easy storage. Also this seller seems to have a lot of other items up for grabs. Mayhaps you go to buy something from them and find something else that will really tickle your fancy. Sometimes that happens.

25.00 Gardnerville

250.00 Reno
Thats a pretty decent deal for this retro wonder.

100.00 Vacaville
Awe knobs!

525.00 East sac
Once again done to perfection!

180.00 Santa Cruz

20.00 Sacramento
Little brass feet!

$$$ Incline Village
Seller has a few items for sale of Scandinavian goodness. Price isn’t listed so if you are interested, drop a line and see what is up.

300.00 Marysville
Hopefully these dudes are in ok condition.

250.00 West Sacramento
0_0 I like this! I like this so much! So classy looking and wonderful! Someone get this! GAHHHHH!

Around the house

15 Sep

Here’s some photos of what is been going on with our spot.
First and foremost there is light! Tons of bootiful light bouncing off the walls!

Ah yeah that lived in I’ am a lazy jerk look. One thing about this place that has been hard is the organization is just not there. For normal people they can handle this and accept that there is no linen storage and then figure out a solution. Not me. Nope. I get bummed and then I let this bummer filter through the rest of the house. I allow the chaos to seep into every small and insignificant thing. Then there is chaos all over until I figure out how to get the linens stored properly. I eventually do that and then I turn from slob to clean freak.

I’ve put up new pictures. That brassy frame is something ridiculous! I love it.

Just two.

12 Sep

Dinette set for $200.00 in Cameron Park. Looks in very good condition, aye?

$600 delivered to your front door? Not bad, Craigslist. Not bad at all..

Homes, Sweet Homes: Darrell

9 Sep

Who was nice enough to let us feature their home: Our dear reader, Darrell.

What they told us about the home: “It is a 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, a hair under 800 sq feet, on the third floor of a 5 floor building, with a north facing elevation. It is 1 of 3 buildings in the complex. The first floor is commercial space and the 3 – 5 floors are residential space.  The Alexan Apartments is located on the corner of Alhambra Street and  S Street.  Living here is really convenient. I’m across the street from the Sacrament Natural Food CoOp, there’s a yoga studio downstairs if I want to get my ‘downdog’ on, a deli, and a nail salon. I’m also probably an easy 10 – 15 minutes bike ride away from ‘proper’ Midtown.”

Where is the home located: Midtown, Sacramento, California

When was the home built and when they moved in: “The apartment complex is brand new, I think its under 5 years old. And I’m probably sure it’s the newest complex in the downtown/midtown area.  From what I understand the entire complex was built to be sold as condominiums but when the economy tanked in 2009 the developer decided to convert the project to apartments.  I moved here from San Francisco a little over 2 years old.”

Why they chose this home: “I lived in some pretty old Victorians apartments in San Francisco and knew I wanted new construction in Sacramento. Things I had on my checklist were: central air,  garage disposal, dishwasher, in unit W/D – things that I lived without during my tenure in San Francisco.  The fact that this apartment has a brand new swimming pool was diffidently a big plus given want I heard about the Sacramento summer.”

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What attracted you to MCM design?

When I moved to Sacramento, and except for my bed, I lived in an empty apartment for probably three months.  Whether it was a good thing or a bad thing, I had an empty canvas to work it.  Oversized country-looking furniture wasn’t my thing, nor did I have a desire to live in an Ikea catalog.  I hate clutter and was immediately drawn to MCM design due to the clean and simply design.  Certain MCM design pieces, such as the Eames Lounge Chair, are also timeless, so I knew that when I move from one chapter in my life to the next, I can move pieces around and wouldn’t have a home that was stuck in a time capsule.

Favorite designers and biggest influences for your style?

Charles and Ray Eames, Ludiwg Mies Van Der Rohe, George Nelson, Frank Lloyd Wright, Richard Schultz, and Eero Saarinen are a few of my favorite industrial designers and architects from the modern period.  A theme throughout their work that I appreciate is the use of simple forms and clean lines but also something unexpected either in the use of materials or color.

How do you feel about reproductions?

If you have any ambition to be a curator and your budget can handle it – Go Big or Go Home. I think there’s really nothing like having an original Eames lounge chair in your own living room if you can afford it.  The weight of the furniture, the small nicks and scratches, how the color of the wood may be a little off due to age, I feel these are markers of authenticity that you can’t get with a new brand reproduction, licensed or not.  But of course I’m no Bill Gates so I think reproduction in moderation is perfectly fine.

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

After a long day at work I like to be able to relax in front of my stereo system and listen to some music or just veg out in front of the TV so a comfortable coach is critical for me.  It’s something I know I’ll have for a few years and that I will use every day so I’m willing to spend a little more on it.

Where are your favorite places to shop for home décor?

Craigslist, Scout Living, Room & Board, H.D. Buttercup, West Elm, Blu Dot.

What are some of your best finds? From where?

My dining room table is probably my favorite Craigslist find.  The seller was this woman who finds and restores midcentury furniture for a hobby.  I got a great price for it and we had a “moment” sharing our thoughts on midcentury design.

Greatest achievement in your home? Biggest challenge?

My apartment is a little under 800 square feet and it has a north elevation so I get absolutely no natural sunlight. So the biggest challenge for me was to make the place feel more spacious and lighter than it really is.

Future goals/ projects?

I’ve been at my current place for about 1.5 years now and already outgrown the place so I’m looking to move into a bigger rental or make a purchase.  Apartment living is nice but it would be great to have more private outdoor space for the dogs and to entertain.

Do you have any home inspiration recommendations for our readers?

I’m a big fan of for practical design ideas and Dwell magazine for inspiration and plain day dreaming.

Advice and last words?

“A comfortable house is a great source of happiness. It ranks immediately after health and a good conscience.” Sydney Smith

Best day ever.

6 Sep

Sorta. Some pretty decent finds today AYE YO.
195.00 Sacramento
AHA giant solid cube of wood. Ya know I love you!

100.00 Grass valley
Ceda’ chest keep yo linens fresh to death.

50.00 Antelope
I imagine there is a leopard out there somewhere who lost the seat of his pants. Poor leopard.

75.00 Sacramento
Cool as ice.

100.00 Sacramento
I dunno. Them branch legs are a lil too hocus pocus for me. Maybe they make a lot more sense when you see it in person.

120.00 Sacramento
Coffee table storage is so useful and wonderful.

175.00 Ripon
Stereo console for duh boom boom boom.

199.00 El Dorado Hills
I feel like these would compliment any danish treat!

65.00 Stockton

In need of some refinishing.
60.00 El Dorado Hills
Those X’S ohhh gee!

25.00 Folsom
It’s the wood and black version of that table Serene, just recently posted.
40.00 Sacramento
Could be good for outside.

150.00 Folsom
Olly gosh this is one huge brassy wonder!

100.00 Modesto
Full size frame. Looks like it’s in pretty good condition too!

65.00 Vacaville
Lined with Cedar at the bottom! Make your underoos smell good.




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