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Living Room Inspiration

6 Sep

We can’t have a stone slab fireplace, ceiling to floor windows or 20′ tall ceilings but we’ll try and shove this style right into our teeny two-bedroom apartment above a chinese acupuncturist. Living the dream, I know.

This image is from a photo set on flickr of “Interiors from Armstrong.” It simply says “1950s living room with Calder-like mobile.” So that is to say – the mobile looks like a mobile made by the guy who invented mobiles.

Kagan coffee table – keep an eye out on craigslist! This style is always popping up for under $300.00. $10.00 Ikea vase, Calder mobile, and $480.00 grey tapered-leg repro couch from Urban Outfitters. Get it, girl.


4 Sep

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Hello cute little thing with adorable amount of glass and good looking stumpy legs!
I like the two in one thing this guy has going on-Table and possible magazine rack.
It’s going for 25 dollars in chico.
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Craigslist-Chico:Living room set 750$
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So this set is a little too pricey for my liking but I’d like to share it because that couch is pretty fantastic looking. There’s one similar to it being sold on urban for about 480.00. Actually while I am speaking of such things chairs like the above are going on Urban for about 3 hundo as well. I remember looking about 6 months ago on their site for a bath curtain and not seeing any of this stuff-meh anyways
don’t get me wrong Urban is def not the place to start determining value in things and you will probably score a chair-sofa a lot cheaper than this one or from that store…I am just really excited to see a couch like this up on craigslist that isn’t in the upper ups.
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Craigslist Find: Kegan Style Table

2 Aug

“I am selling a Mid Century Modern/ Kegan Style coffee table for $250.00, it is in good shape and comes from a pet free smoke free home.”

(Original Post) This is listed for $250.00 in Tulare, a town near Fresno, California.

That is one hell of an attractive thing to put stuff on. This table is very similar to a coffee table we had purchased recently here in Sacramento (we scored it for $200.00) that is a symmetrical version of this one. This table though has that wonderful kidney bean shape to the glass. So beany.

Our craigslist coffee table in action!

We had done some light digging around and found a designer named Adrian Pearsall that kept popping up for this style of furniture. Couches, tables and lounges with that sculpted wood. So seeing “Kegan Style” in the listing made me second guess who the actual designer is.

Turns out “Kegan” is in fact German-born designer Vladimir Kagan, who designed Disneyland’s House of the Future – an attraction built in the late 50’s and recently meticulously destroyed with hack-saws and removed. Adrian Pearsall founded Craft Associates in Pennsylvania here in the states. From what I can tell, Pearsall was not the designer of this style table but a dealer or manufacturer of Kagan’s furniture designs perhaps. He did however design the bean bag chair. Who knew this amazing designer can be revisited in dorm rooms across America.

Pearsall ad

Ad for the Craft Furniture Company in 1,001 Decorating Ideas Magazine, winter edition 1971 (via Ismoyo's Playground)

Kagan's House of the Future designed to represent 1986.

Pearsall's bean bag chair design in the vision of 1996.

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