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Home, Sweet Homes: Heather and David’s Carmichael Pad

8 Sep

So, this is a home tour that unfortunately got lost in the shuffle and kerfuffle of a Mimomito identity crisis. Thanks to the wonderful Heather and David for not sending rocks through our windows for taking so long to post this. It has likely been almost A YEAR since they welcomed us into their home to poke around and take photos. Thank you for your patience and kindness to allow us in your lives and beautiful home. I personally know that you both have added new items and pieces to your home, so perhaps this’ll be like a walk down memory lane, ha! Now, finally, Heather and David Hadley’s Home Tour.

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Where is your home located?
Carmichael, Ca

When was your home built and when did you move in?
Built in 1957, bought home in 2010 / 3bd, 2.5ba 1800 SF

 Why did you choose your home?
Good neighborhood; the layout; original hardwood floors; updated kitchen and granite counter-tops; but most importantly (according to David) the game room with a 1970’s built-in bar.

 What attracted you to mid century design?
In my mid-20s, I rented an old one-bedroom apartment in Midtown Sac.  I fell in love with the mid-century original features.  It had a pink bathtub, elephant gray tiling and toilet, the kitchen was galley style and had stainless steel counter tops.  I embraced the vibe, and carried that feeling into our new home.

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Mournday

12 Nov

Together lets mourn the death of the weekend. I’m sorry if that’s macabre, but that’s how it feels in this grey weather lately. Let’s get to it!

A pair of ladder-back chairs for $100. Neato bandito.

9-drawer dresser for $340.00. Oooh.

WHOA WHOA WHOA – this thing has a pop-out foot rest! I’VE NEVER SEEN THAT BEFORE! $180.00 is a great price – located in Folsom.

Kinda pricey but good lookin’ and it’s been posted for awhile so maybe you can ask for a deal! $100 in Cameron Park

I loves me a lucite swag lamp, y’all. $80 in midtown.

$400 expanding dining table in Natomas. Nice finish, y’all!

THESE CHAIRS ARE GREAT! Everyone who sits at this table is comfortable as a KING! No peasants here, ALL CAPTAINS! $225 OBO here in Sacramento!

Friday nights alright for craigslistin’

29 Jun

Everything is insanely overpriced on Craigslist right now. Sorry, folks. I don’t watch Mad Men, but I’m pretty sure it’s making everything more expensive for us all.

A valet with a dog’s face coming out of it! $20.00 in Citrus Heights.

$2100 Hans Wegner dining table with four chairs. Noice – this is almost a great price to own.

$400.00 big ol’ set in West Sacramento.

Plycraft knock-off browny browner for $400.00 in Lincoln.

$25.00 lil’ lamp in Folsom. Eh, next to a pretty radical clamtastic piece of art, there..

YA LIKE PROJECTS? Well here’s one – $250.00 for this Heywood Wakefield hutch and dining set. $250.00 for the hutch.

$300.00 for the table set with.. only three chairs? Enjoy the hunt and the restore, brah.

Yay, another one of these silly things. This one is $50.00. Watch out for CAPS OVERLOAD.


Paul Evans cubist/brutalist Lane set for $1750.00. This is a pretty sought after set, nice to see all the pieces together. Love the nightstands :D

Ice chippy gray dinette set in Elk Grove for $175.00

Apparently Craigslist is the new New York auction house. $900.00 credenza in Vacaville.

Drexel nightstands, $300.00 in Sacramento. Need a refinish – really? $300?

$800.00 Kopenhaven freedstanding shelving unit in Roseville.

Homes, Sweet Homes: Tom Cappelletti

21 Mar

Who was nice enough to show us around: Tom Cappelletti. He is a very awesome professor of design and I’m hoping we can do an update when he settles into his new place.

What they told us about their home: It is beautiful studio apartment with the perfect location. Tom thought it was made in the 1930’s and said that his unit is the only one that still contains the original hardwood floors (which are in excellent condition, by the way).

Where is the home located: Curtis Park, Sacramento, California

When was the home built and when they moved in: Built in 1930’s, moved in February 6th, 2004.

Why they chose this home: Tom had lived in NYC, SF and LA and e couldn’t believe that he could have such a beautiful apartment for such an inexpensive price. After checking out many other apartments, he decided on this one.

Photos by Joe Mountain.

 

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What attracted you to MCM design?

Well,  I ‘m mid-century in age (51) LOL. Actually, I was lucky enough to be in the Design program at UCLA in the early 80s, and was fortunate to have as professors and mentors, Don Chadwick (noted Herman Miller designer and creator of the Aeron Chair, the Chadwick Chair, Modular Seating) graphic designer John Neuhart (associate of Charles and Ray Eames in Venice, CA), along with noted lighting designer Ron Rezek (Artemide, Modern Fan Co.). While at UCLA, I also worked for Ron Rezek in Culver City.

John Neuhart was actually in the process of closing down and cataloging the work and legacy of the Eames Office in Venice at that time, and was working closely with his wife Marilyn Neuhart, and Ray Eames in that endeavor.

http://www.amazon.com/Eames-Design-John-Neuhart/dp/0810908794

http://www.art-directory.info/design/don-chadwick-1936/index.shtml

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ron_Rezek

Favorite designers and biggest influences for your style?

By far and away, Charles and Ray Eames, Followed by George Nelson, Richard Neutra, Harry Bertoia, and also a shout out to the builder, Joseph Eichler.

How do you feel about reproductions?

I’m both hot and cold on them. On one level, these products were meant for mass appeal, middle class utility and functionality. And now that they are treated as expensive treasures, well, reproductions offer access to these gems at a lower price point. I guess the most important thing is quality and accuracy, not cheap knock offs.

Furniture wise, what do you think is something you should invest in?

I am still searching for the perfect MCM sofa out there.

Where are your favorite places to shop for home décor?

Craigslist is the best place to source and find deals, but you have to be vigilant. Never underestimate garage sales either.

What are some of your best finds? From where?

My elephant hide-grey RAR rocker, a lucky low bid on eBay a few years ago.

Future goals/ projects?

Well, I’m looking to move now after 7 years here, and buy a small home, so stay tuned!

Do you have any home inspiration recommendations for our readers?

If you are passionate, you can take any space and make it truly yours. I think the best design solutions are eclectic, mixes of many styles and interests that reflect the habitants’ personalities. Don’t became a slave to any style and remember “good design” should fit well, be at home, in a variety of settings, a mid-century piece, a decoration, can fit in fine almost anywhere.

Advice and last words?

Smile, be yourself and have fun with all this. MCM has a light hearted, carefree nature to it, and a bit of whimsy, and those are reminders to be that way too.

Thanks so much to Tom for sharing his home and his wonderful story with us. Both were very beautiful!

If you’re interested in having your home featured on the blog, shoot me an e-mail at: midmodlove@yahoo.com

Inspiration: iCarly on Nick JR

23 Nov

I am currently hanging out with the coolest kids around and I was reminded about how popular MCM design is on a ton of well known kids shows. The next few inspirational posts that I do will be based on Disney and Nick JR’s popular television shows and their design.  

My favorite part of iCarly’s whole set is the kitchen. It includes all of my favorite things: a lovely retro stove, teal step stool and a gorgeous 50’s dinette. Check it out:

Craigslist: Eames Style Lounge Chair (Elk Grove) – fair offer

10 Nov

Please make this person a FAIR offer. I gave them an idea of how much I thought they can expect for an unstamped Eames knockoff. It sure is lovely. (original post)

Craigslist: Matching Green Lounges, $100

8 Nov

Oh wow. These are incredible! They are $100 for the set because one is coming apart slightly at the joints but looks like it only needs a good smackerin’ to tap it back into place. I can’t read the tag, but am very curious to the brand of these chairs! May the best man win! (Original Post)

We’ve sucked Sacramento Craigslist dry.

26 Oct

Now I’m looking down south. This delightful nugget of a chair going for $400.00 in San Jose. (Original Post)

DO NOT WANT: Reupholstered Eames-Style Lounge Chair aka THE HORROR

28 Sep

HOW COULD YOU!? I MEAN HONESTLY, HOW BAD COULD IT HAVE BEEN?! REALLY?

(Original Post) I found this a few days ago and SAVED the photo – thank god – because they reposted this ad without it. Gee, I wonder why. Maybe because of the barrage of angry e-mails cluttering up their inbox with the body of the e-mails simply stating “YOU BASTARD.”

The “upholstery” is either something that was scraped off a casino floor in the Flower Lounge or forcibly removed from an obese Hawaiian man’s closet. (What is he going to wear on Friday nights now!?) Please note – the matching pillow with pink fringe. To complete the transformation from one of the most iconic and well known styles of lounge chair in the world to “crazy aunt Irma needs to take a comfy sit-down after playing Gin Rummy while petting her ill-tempered rat terrier ‘Lizette’.”

Inspiration: UNNGHHHHA BUHHHHH GAHHH puuuke..

12 Sep

http://www.retromoderndesign.com/

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