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Do Not Want: Herman Miller’s worst nightmare

23 Jan
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Usually when one reads the words “Herman Miller sectional” on this website one would feel a combination of joy and elation in a deal well-found.
PLEASE ALLOW ME TO SHATTER THIS IDEAL FOR YOU, READERS.
Presenting: The Herman Miller Sectional that makes dogs puke when they see it.
My first impression upon viewing this ad was a sickeningly pink tone reminiscent of cell structure or pig intestines – some thing or another I hated from high school biology. The poster is quick to mention that the couch was ‘reupholstered in the 90’s” as if its current condition is somehow benefited by this fact.
Apparently the sofa has lived most of its life in the hands of his/her grandmother, who is either dead or very, very disappointed.
The poster mentions the abuse by the cats but does not seem to indicate who or what exactly bled out on the far end of the sofa to create such a horrendous stain. (They say it’s water, but we know the truth.)
Finally, after demanding the full price and not offering any help with delivery, the poster continues their extreme audacity by saying that they might “cry when it leaves.”
Cry? CRY?
Did you cry for the 7 years you let your cats use this as their feces harem?
Did you cry when you found the nest of raccoons underneath the third cushion?
Did you cry when George Nelson HIMSELF got stabbed and died while hanging out in your gross garage?
For shame, sir or madam. For shame.
… All that said, for 100 bucks, it’s a pretty good start to a project if you first KILL IT WITH FIRE and then begin from the frame up.
By Alan L. (lover of 1960’s doll houses)

David’s Holiday Setup

24 Dec

David's 2012 MCM Christmas

Thank you for sending us your beautiful Eames-filled home with Mimomito, David!
Still haven’t sent us your holiday decor photos? Shoot ’em over to mcmsacramento@gmail.com !

PDX Picker is coming to the Bay Area!

21 Dec

Friend of Mimomito Chris aka The PDX Picker from Portland, Oregon will be bringing down pieces to sell specifically around Christmas time. What a perfect last minute gift – if even to yourself or to your living room!
Chris has a lot of great pieces at negotiable prices, so don’t be afraid to contact him if there’s anything you like. He’ll be arranging pick-up out of Oakland, but for furniture traveling from Portland – I think that’s a pretty great deal, don’t you?

Lounge Chair by Kroehler. Reupholstered on 10/20/12.
Asking $295 obo.

1958 Saarinen Side Chair. Reupholstered on 9/7/12. Asking $275 obo.

Maple live edge log slice with Eames aluminum group base. Asking $600 obo.

Check out more of the PDX Picker’s inventory on his flickr page and drop him a line if you have any questions about his furniture.

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.)

Bay Area scores.

18 Jan

$125.00 in Martinez
I love this guy’s gold tipped feet and weird lookin’ construction. Even the weird checkered pattern isn’t bad.

$225.00 in Oakland
“Hey what’s up guys – I am business chair. When you hang out with me, you handlin’ bizniz.” – Chair.

$195.00 in Gilroy.
Big ol’ patch of wonderful blue!! Looks like that cork board stuff for hanging tools.

$200.00 in Rocklin.
This guy is back lookin’ tasty and delicious.

$100.00 in Noe Valley.
Bucket seats need someone’s help to reach full bucket potential.

$350.00 in San Franny.
Tile top! Put hot food on top and it look gooood.


$1250.00 in Oakland.
George Mulhauser’s plycraft is spendy but oh so wonderful looking in these photo’s. Good jurb Seller!!!

$799.00 in Los Gatos
This seems like the perfect size credenza for someone living in the city!

$80.00 in Haight Ashboogery.
I love this table’s legs! So neat!

$190.00 in Martinez
This would be the perfect chair for my office. A bootiful sunny yellow, and back support that  will prevent my turning into the hunchback of Notre Dame.

A lil’ Bit

21 Sep

$129.00 There was a’ lil dude like this at Scout Living awhile back. TIS ADORABLE. For the small people like me self.

$199.00 I kinda dont get the food and bottles trend that was going on for mid mod homes back in the day… but it looks pretty alright?

$160.00 This chair takes up a whole lotta room but as sure as night is dark, grass is green, cheese is delicious, Malamutes are cute  -this sucker looks great demanding all that floor space.

$75.00 in Corning.

With a din din set as well in Oroville for $500.00

$150.00 skinny dude.

On the internetz: Atomic Ginger Bread House

21 Dec

I want to eat that Noguchi table. Via the Herman Miller blog.

Weekend Excursions: The Yay Area, Craigslist Edition

14 Oct

Hey hey! Lots of great stuff listed in the Bay Area this week, you should trot on down and take a look for yourself. Go have a picnic and enjoy the 10-20 degree drop in temperature as soon as you get to Vallejo. Take in that fog, and take in some tasty new pieces.


Otto otto ottoman! $125 in San Jose. (Original Post)

No brand listed, but seller says “finished back and aluminum pulls with wood insert in a manner of George Nelson.” $675.00 in Fremont (Original Post)

Vitra’s Eames DAR, “buy it now” on eBay listed for $380, buy it in SF for $220. (Original Post)

six cups for $5.00. Emeryville, my good man. (Original Post)

four chairs for $200, jeeuh! Walnut Creek. (Original Post)

Broyhill dresser for sale in San Jose, $850.00 (Original Post)

Eek! $30! San Jose! (Original Post)

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On the internets: Inhabit Living Graphic Pillows

11 Oct

Alright so these suckers are a treat for the eyeballs. They even have an entire iconic chair collection of graphic pillows. I will say though, how sad it’d be to have a pillow of a stunning eiffel chair sitting on a dumpy couch. Ahem, like where it’d be in my apartment. I think Inhabitliving.com has got in under control though – these pillows are about $70 each so if you can afford to have such a spendy pillow, you probably have a pretty sweet place as it is. Get it, girl.

Weekend Excursions:Carmel

9 Oct


I love Carmel weekend trips. The sand there is soft and you get the feeling you’re in a whole nother country. A bit expensive but maybe pack a lunch and try to enjoy the last bits of sunshine we have left. OH and pick up this rocking chair. It’s being sold for 90.00. Eames Craigslist posts make me hesitant because of price and the perfectly reasonably concern ‘is this even a knock off?!’ I’ve seen a lot of weird chairs claiming to look like the lounge. Anyways heres the
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