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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.

Inspiration: Molecular Model Sets

10 Oct

I’m sure we’re all familiar with the Eames’ “Hang it all” coat rack — it looks more like a learning tool than a utilitarian device for hanging outerwear. A classic and recognizable design; brightly colored maple balls sitting on powder-coated bent white steel. My boyfriend adores this coat rack design, and strangely has a thing for molecular models. Imagine that?

 

via Modern Findings

 

So for his birthday he requested a set. I found one on Amazon for $31.50.They’re great for playing around with and even better for displaying. He was pretty excited to create the molecular structure of sugar for the kitchen.
You can even make up some of your own and pretend they’re the molecular structure of .. sand. Sure! A cheap and fun way to add little display accents to your fine abode and get the splash of color the Eames’ intended in their design. Yeah, two completely different objects, same molecular structure. ..Get it? Get it!

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