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Alexander Girard-Le Fonda Del Sol

20 Jan

Alexander Girard was a fabulous designer that we here at Mimomito love. We did a small blurb about his pillow designs being sold by Urban Outfitters, but that’s not all we got for ya!

In 1960 Alexander Girard did this amazing identity system for Le Fonda Del Sol.

Le Fonda Del Sol was a restaurant located in New York’s Time Life building.

Here are some photos of the space!
Girard got the Eames Office to design this fanciful chair for Le Fonda’s Restaurant.

They were so amazing that they soon got mass produced and put in offices everywhere.







Just looking at the interior is making me get a lil’ frustrated with my sad brunch of weepy grapes and three cups of coffee. I’m  oozing envy, guys.
Even the matchbook is bootiful.

Hilarious advertisement that captures Girard’s playful spirit.

Le Fonda ceramics. SIGH.

I wish there were more old timey color photo’s that I could find of this place.
I bet they are amazing!
  Flor-Le Fonda Rug

House Industries Girard Blocks

Sadly, the original Le Fonda restaurant is long gone. Dry your eyes friend, don’t get too worked up just yet.  La Fonda still lives through products like the above that you can purchase online!
Click the links provided for more pictures and information.

For the chilruns: Little sapling toys

3 Jun


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I’ve had several conversations with my husband about what kinda toys we should be buying our future kids. I am firm on the cardboard boxes and twigs idea. He’s leaning towards transformers and his legos. My idea is that cardboard boxes would give our future little ones their first footing into developing a rad imagination. Which to me is a pretty great tool to have in life. I’ve gotta compromise with my husband though. Sometimes I get a lil’ carried away with my ideas. It would make dude really sad if he didn’t get to relive his childhood through his own children-i.e miss out on the opportunity to have an excuse as to why he is constantly playing with children’s toys (everybody gonna be having a good time nah mean?). Any-who here is a shop on etsy that cultivates imagination for the lil’ ones and looks great doing it. I hope you like it. I sure do.
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Git’R’Done: I lurve the alphabet magnets

8 Dec



These magnets are super simple to make. They’ll help add a little color to your kitchen and some sweet nostalgia. Ya’ll like that type of thing right?
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