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Roush House: Buy your tickets, already!

2 May


Please join Sacramento Modern (SacMod) for a celebration of the Roush Residence in the Arden Oaks neighborhood of Sacramento on June 2, 2012. Reserved arrival times will be between 1pm and 5pm. Tickets will be available via Brown Paper Tickets.

– Tickets will be sold beginning April 23, 2012 for SacMod Associate Members at $30 each (members must use the correct password). To become a SacMod member, please visit SacMod’s blog and use the “2012 SacMod Annual Associate Membership” link in the upper left hand margin.
– General sales will begin May 7, 2012 at $45 each.
– There will be no tickets sold at the door. Last day for tickets sales is May 31, 2012.

Appetizers and beverages will be served and a commemorative booklet will be given to attendees. Vintage photographs and information about the home will be displayed. Local architects and design professionals will be present to discuss questions about the home. For vintage car enthusiasts, a recently restored 1956 Nash Ambassador Custom with tritone paint will be parked in the carport.

The Roush Residence was designed by Terry Waters, a Taliesin Fellow and colleague of John Lautner. Waters’ work was published in acclaimed design magazines such as Arts + Architecture and Domus. True modernists will be delighted in seeing this ultra-modern and unusual circa 1954 home.

A portion of the proceeds from this event will benefit the development of the upcoming exhibit “Ray Eames: A Century of Modern Design,” at The California Museum tentatively scheduled to open later this year. Ray Eames was born and raised in Sacramento; she and her husband, Charles, were among the most important 20th century modernists.

To ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all, please arrive for your reserved shift on time, park in the designated areas (a specific map with detailed information will be emailed before the event) and wear flat-heeled shoes. For the homeowner’s privacy, the event address will be provided after ticket purchase.

Around Town: Atomic Fantasy at “Stuff”

17 Oct

While I was in SF yesterday I stopped by the “Stuff” flea market to see our favorite SF dealers, David and Rebecca. I forgot to take any photos of the flea market, but I did snap some shots of David and Rebecca’s space inside of “Stuff”. They’ve got some great stuff and if you live in SF, I recommend checking it out in person. :)

Community Tonight: Launch 2011 at the fabulous Greens Hotel

23 Jul

As a new Sacramentan, I understand and accept that I don’t know much about this place. I can navigate the local Craigslist, sure. But when it comes to the geography of this place and cool landmarks.. ah, the Capitol is pretty neat, right?

These past few days I have been helping out the folks at Scout Living (you know, that super amazing new antique collective in Midtown, duh..) set up their vendors space for Launch 2011. A one night event, happening tonight, that is a culmination of live music, artists, vendors, and.. FURNITURE!

About Launch:

Launch is a multi-disciplinary audio/visual festival that connects people with art, music, fashion, and design. Launch recognizes and seeks to highlight the cultural overlaps between creative industry and aims to create a cross-discipline experience that allows people to connect with the artists, their work, and the performances.

Aside from the awesomeness of checking out vendors like Scout Living, Fringe, and artwork from Brian Schmitt and Curtis Popp – the whole event is taking place at The Greens Hotel in Del Paso Heights.

A surprising “oasis of rad” in the somewhat underwhelming Del Paso Boulevard row of long-forgotten 1950’s design, The Greens looks straight out of Dwell magazine.

So if you’re not already heading there, drop what you’re doing, withdraw $20-smackaroos from the ATM, and get down to Hot Italian where Launch will be providing a shuttle to The Greens Hotel for tonight’s events. Or get thee to the lightrail, or call up your designated driver.. and put on your fun-time shoes.

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18 Jul

Kevin W. posted some sweet pieces that he is selling on our Facebook Page.

Lane Altavista dovetail 2 tier swivel coffee table. Original finish, very good condition, a few scratches from the paws of our two 20 pound Maine Coon kitties….Yours for $395.

 A Lane Altavista large square lamp table with single drawer. Top has some veneer loss, but solid, and still very nice….and only $75 smackers!

a way cool pole lamp….fake wood grain, nice translucent globes, with that springy adjustable thang….Lets say…Oh..$55 buckeroos!

Yep, nice matching pair Lane Altavista end tables, nice dark original finish, again, HipCat and Bebop might have added a scratch or two, but reallllly nice. I’m asking..Oh…$175 for the pair?

Kevin lives in Los Banos and if you’re interested in his stuff you can message him through FB directly at his page.

You da, you da best!

12 Jun

I’m sitting here on this beautiful morning (listening to Lil Wayne) and thinking about how absolutely wonderful you all are. Seriously, I am so excited to be apart of this blog. Last night at the Scout Living Grand Opening I must have said, “I met them through Mimomito” a million times. You’re all so great and I have so much gratitude for all of you who came out to support Scout Living. It really means the world to us. Thank you!

With that, the grand opening party was a huge success. If you haven’t made it in yet, please do so. You won’t regret it. Here are some photos:

 We are the women of Mimomito!

Scout Living – Located at 1215 18th Street, Sacramento, CA 95811

Erin and Stefan, wonderful owners of Scout Living.

David and Rebecca (of Atomic Fantasy Vintage) and my dearest friend and fellow MCM enthusiast, Zach.

Rose is the cutest girl that I’ve ever met. Ever.

Remember Ilsa? She let us feature her awesome home.

Serene wearing some amazing glasses.

Ruth and Joe of Two Accordions.

Me and my best friend, Zach. We were voted prom royalty of the evening. :)

Bella (of the Citizen Rosebud) and Hector of Mademoiselle – a dealer at Scout Living.

The fabulous Gretchen, of Eichlerific.

And last but not least, here are some of the great male dealers of Scout Living.

We also wanted to thank Ellen McCormick, Curtis Popp and everyone who reads our blog that came out to support this wonderful new store. Thank you again!

Today’s the day!

1 Jun

Scout Living opens its doors today at 11AM. It is a soft opening and there are a few things that need to be finished, but it is lookin’ mighty fine, if you ask me. I snapped some photos for you guys tonight:

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Check it out sometime this week, but if you only have time to make it once – make sure it is to the Scout Living Grand Opening Party on June 11th from 5pm-9pm. The Mimomito crew will be there and we’re dying to meet you all. =)


Seattle Modernism

1 Jun

Giiiirl, I love Seattle! I try to make it there as much as possible, so when the opportunity for an impromptu trip presented itself last week, I was all over that. Below is me saying my farewell yesterday:

 While I was in town, I made it a priority to check out Seattle’s Modernism scene, of course. First stop, Chartreuse International LLC, Modern Furnishings:

The friend that I was traveling with needed to be dropped off near Pike’s Market, and on the way from there to the place I was staying I passed this store. I have a thing for furniture (obviously) and when I pass a good-looking window display, it is the equivalent of me passing the finest babe in town – I slow down my car, roll down my window, give a longing gaze and sometimes I even have the urge to whistle. Can anyone relate? No? Okaaay …

Anyway, I was driving down 1st Ave and I passed this window display:

How freakin’ cute is that kid’s table? You’d stop too, right?

I went into the store and was able to chat it up with all the employees. Apparently this location is Seattle’s oldest MCM store and has been around for 15 years.  The owner of this store used to do window displays for Macy’s back in the day and she has totally mastered it. Here are some of her set-ups:

There is a mixture of new and old. They had just gotten in a ton of vintage teak items:

The staff was so friendly and passionate about design – it was very refreshing. If you’re in the Seattle area, this is definitely a store to check out.

Retrofit was pretty decent. It was a store of only reproductions, but it was nice to get more ideas of how to incorporate classic designs (i.e. Eames shell chair-styled rocker, or George Nelson -knock-off- starburst clock) into a your modern home.

Lighting Supply- for your modern lighting needs:

A note-worthy store that I didn’t make it to is Area 51. My pal Jake  (he does graphic design and he is awesome- check out his stuff) was kind enough to take me there, but unfortunately they were closed. Based on what I could see through the window, there are some gems to be purchased! Go there and tell me all about it.

Scout Living Grand Opening

18 May

Remember Erin and Stefan (of Scout Living) from their wonderful home that we featured back in December? Well, they are finally opening that awesome store they talked about! We’re teaming up with them for their Grand Opening and would love for you to join us!

The details can be found at the Facebook Event Page, but if you’re at work and it is blocked, I got you covered ;):

Saturday, June 11 · 5:00pm – 9:00pm

1215 18th Street, Sacramento, CA 95814


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If you haven’t heard the wonderful news, Sacramento is getting its very own Modern Design and Antiques Collective (I hear there will be tons of MCM). Yay!We are very excited to be able to help out with the grand opening party and would like to invite you to join us. It is on the Art Second Saturday of June, so mark your calendar!If you have any questions, email me at and I’ll make sure I ask the right people to get your question answered.

Hope to see you there!

Off The Wire: Family Tree Thrift Shoppe

16 Apr

$35.00 very clean little record player at a thrift store off of Watt and Kiefer Blvd.

Streng duplex in Natomas for rent

20 Mar

Alan and I are looking to move to a different neighborhood, and so I’ve been scouring Craigslist with Toni to find a nice little two bedroom. Of course that means lurking the Strengs in Natomas. This one is a two bedroom, one and a half bathroom for $960.00 a month. A little too far for us, but someone could get one spacious delight of a half-housey.

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