Tag Archives: 1960s

Book Shots: All about the wonders of chemistry

8 Jul

I found this really neat book thrifting the other day about chemistry. It has hilarious and cute illustrations about science.

I dont understand anything about it just that I like the way it looks!

Illio 1001

Illio 004

Illio 009

Illio 008

Illio 007

Illio 006

Illio 005

Illio 003

Illio 002


Moody Monday

8 Jul

I haven’t been back to work since Wed’s. GUH.

Here’s some Craigslists finds to get us through this gloomy Monday.

25.00 Sacramento
I am gonna put myself out there and say I think these guys have potential to make a space look good. Especially if you are going for an eclectic bohemian look.
100.00 Napa
Holy smokes! Get this to throw in some Girard charm in your life.
1190.00 Sacramento
Long and low in bootiful condition.
150.00 Cole Valley


250.00 Martinez

The colors and possibilities with these stacking tables are awesome.


75.00 Grassy Valley

Cheap little mosaic table on hairpin legs! YES PLEASE.


75.00 Sacramento

Well hello Tiki dreams. HELLO.


129.00 Sacramento

Cheap little high boy!


150.00 Berkley

Partly I am amused by this and then also really curious how a huge green hulk hand would look in a room. I dunno guys. I dunno.


180.00 Noe Valley

Sweet little chair!



125.00 each in Sacramento

I love those little bucket chairs. Could prolly sit nicely in a covered porch.


620.00 Castro

This piece seems like it would work for someone living in the bay area!


I skimmed the post and didnt see a location that bit me in the face. Seems like a nice piece for someone with a big living room.

Craigslist: Two beans

13 Jun

Here’s two real good looking pieces in Sacramento.
490.00 George Jenson Table in Sacramento
I love this sellers stuff. All the pieces look like they are in tip top shape.
575.00 Arne Vodder desk in Sacramento
A great piece for a really fair price!

The Bosse is BACK

23 May


I have the most wonderful news Mimomito! WONDERFUL WONDERFUL.

The folks over at Modern Vienna Bronze will be releasing a limited edition 20 sets of Walter Bosse’s Hedgehog nesting ashtrays!
We did a post about him ages ago! So yeah. Super excite about this news! If you can’t tell by my exclamation points I am really really excited!!!

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Interiors: The Miller house

17 Apr

I am sure most of you have seen the wonderful Miller house.



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The Holiday Hadley Home

13 Dec

This isn’t the last you’ll be seeing of Heather and David Hadley’s house, the Hadleys recently were sweet enough to let us snap photos for a home tour to be featured here on Mimomito. Oh snap, indeed. Check back soon for that home tour – there’s so much more to be seen in this Carmichael gem.

Bison!hadley treemarshmellow birdieshadley lights

GIT’R’DONE: Alexander Girard’s paper girl garland

11 Dec

Paper+Dolls+Wall+Art+by+Alexander+Girard+for+Urban+OutfittersHere is an easy holiday garland you can make out of Girard’s popular paper girl design.

DSC_0047First get your image to the size you like and print it out on printer paper. Not too small – because it’ll be tough to cut.
I decided to go with 5 inches. Don’t worry if you get it a lil’ pixelated on the print-out –  iz just going to be used as a stencil.

DSC_0048Cut out the image, or slice out using an X-acto knife.

DSC_0055Trace the image onto the back of the paper of your choice. Wrapping paper, craft paper, whatever. Just make sure it’s a little bit taller than your tracing (in my case, approximately 7″) and as long as you want your garland to be, around 20-30″ unless your paper is so thick that it would be difficult to cut through.

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Around the house: It’s beginning to look somewhat like Christmas!

6 Dec

Finally got a big puffy Christmas tree up in our apartment, and our tall friend Thomas helped up string our lights and put our tree topper on for us. Alan and myself like a tree to really lord over us – showering us in holiday spirit. This year I decided to go through the dubious task of making really quick origami butterflies as ornaments. I like a monochromatic and simplistic tree, myself – not droopy with mismatched ornaments.
Our little apartment feels so cozy, finally. I come home all sad and cold from the dismal outdoors to my warm cave. Alan has been perfecting ham-hocks and beans with a side of collard greens. LET’S HUNKER DOWN, Y’ALL. IT’S OFFICIALLY WINTER.

Send us your holiday home decoration photos to post! mcmSacramento@gmail.com

Happy Campers: My kitchen cabinet and Eames chair!

28 Nov

Spotted this sucker on Craigslist for $50.00 and had to swoop. I had been looking for this exact cabinet style – clean white to go in the kitchen, 1950’s, metal banding, formica top – to replace a a crappy, laminate wood credenza we found in an abandoned warehouse. Not tryin’ to live that shabby chic life, guys. So it had to go.

Also scored this Herman Miller Eames Aluminum Group Chair from a garage sale in Natomas for $70.00. A little more than I would have liked to spend, but this is a must-have for someone who loves to troll the internet as hard as I do. (Next to it is a less-comfortable black task chair from 16th Street Salvation Army for $3.00.)

Lucite, Brass, Teak, and wonderful

3 May

400.00 Oak dale

250.00 San Anselmo
Space agey chairs.
45.00 Cotati
Zenith Circle of sound speakers!!!! omg.

110.00 Alameda
Seller states that it is an actual Burk table BUT does have some little imperfections.

350.00 Paradise

1850.00 Oakland
I know! An insane price. I post this cuz it reminds me of this one time I almost scored one of these sets for a super good steal. At thee last minute the seller backed out because her sister wanted that set. I mean I had to understand…and it also warmed my heart a little BUT DARN! DARN DARN DARN.

475.00 Alameda

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