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John and Patrick’s holiday cheer!

11 Dec

Hello Mimomito,
Here are a few pictures from our home this Holiday Season. Ignore the crazy person in the window in the first pic..lol
John Nunes-Schiller (MODmix)
and Patrick Schiller-Nunes

Thanks for sending in stylin’ photos of your mid century modern Christmas, John and Patrick! I admire those who keep a full arsenal in storage for holiday decorating..

See even more photos after the jump!
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Bay Area Under 120.00

6 Dec

Things seem a lil tough in the city these days. You got six other roomates, super high rent, and possibly an awful commute. Ya live in an awesome city and do what you gotta to make it. I feel for you dudes. Truly I do. So I dug through Craigslist for stuff around your area for 120.00 and under. I will be attempting to continue to do these weekly. Iz gonna take a lil bit more research to make it as efficient for yall as possible but I shall try. I KNOW THE STRUGGLE GUYS! Shizz is rough out there okaaaay.
45.00 Windsborg
Ah ok.
45.00 Albany
For the walls.
550.00 Oakland
Ok not under 120, but a decent price, and seems like a solid investment.
Could also be an awesome christmas gift!
35.00 Potrero Hill
25.00 Dublin
Perfect for your plants!
85.00 San Jose Downtown
A hunk of a dresser.
45.00 Petuluma
Lil’ itsy bitsy cocktail table.
80.00 Menlo Park
Treat yo’ self!
39.00 Mission
Love that this guy’s prices!
80.00 Kentfield Love lucite. It can possibly help small spaces feel more open!
10.00 Santa Rosa Yippp.
20.00 Lower Haight
A project for sure, but could turn out to a real booty
85.00 Lower Nobb Hill
Big ol desks.

Holiday Gift Guide: The Modern Chef

5 Dec

01. Kinfolk Magazine
02. Marimekko Siirtolapuutarha
03. Design House Stockholm Magnetic Whale Tong
04. Marimekko Set of 2 Sukat Makkaralla Glasses
05. Black Walnut Cutting Board
06. Cathrineholm Lotus Nesting Bowls
07. Eight Cup Classic Series Glass Coffeemaker
08. TEA TOWEL – Triangle
09. Betty Crocker’s Dinner For Two Cook book, Illustrated by Charley Harper

Hoiday Gift Guide: The Classy Mister

4 Dec


This gift guide is for your classy man friend.

That guy who likes things that will last him a life time.

01. Omega Natural Bristle Shave Brush
02. Glacier Rock Set
03. Flour Sack Towel Bundle
04. Rough Rider Blade
05. Dansk Ice Bucket from Jens Quistgaard
06. The Cobra Classic Razor
07. Masters of the Universe Compendium Poster By Chris Lee
08. C.O. Bigelow Cold And Flu Soak Formula
09. FermLiving Grey Remix Blanket
10. Eames Hang it All

Rainy day.

1 Dec

800.00 Woodlake
Seller states that the only piece that is not herman miller is the blue chair.
Two for 100 each Sacramento
225.00 Carmicheal
The holy grail of drafting tables. Get ya’ll self some classyness mimomito art nerds. You deserve it.
500.00 Lodi
Dinning room table and the chairs. I wish it also came with that cool little buffet in the back. :\
250.00 Vacaville
A great take home price for this wonderful table! Get it while the getting is good dudes.
40.00 Folsom
I enjoy the colors in this pretty little bean.
115.00 Sacramento
Remember when these things were like 20 dollars, when you couldnt even give them away?! What the hell happened?!!?! I am upset mimomito. Real upset.
175.00 Grass Valley
WHAT IS GOING ON. Why is this almost 200.00 dollars? GAH. See this is what I am talking bout. Hold on guys. I am loosing my cool. I’ll be cheerful in a moment. Just let me have this. The table! The table is the only thing that you would kinda want and for what price…I’ll tell you what price-not no 200 dollars thass what. I am sorry mimomito. Iz just the one thing I have loved for it’s consistent cheap price and cheapy cokey looking self has been tainted. So well. See ya later cheap brass plated tables.*collective sigh of relief is made, throughout the mimomito congregation.

Iz ok guys. I know I am the only one upset about this.
50.00 Merced
They got a nice color to them.
45.00 San Francisco
For people who like projects.
10.00 Sacramento
I dunno how this damn thing works. What am I looking at?! I DUNNO. It seems like a cool thing though and iz only ten dollars.

250.00 Modesto
Those nobbs are pretty red and cool. Also the grain! GAH.

20.00 Grass Valley
I lubb wooden ironing boards!
100.00 Citrus Heights
Not Midcentury, but a good deal. This price also comes with a vanity!
49.00 Folsom Not a bad price for a three in one deal.
20.00 Citrus Heights
Hello gorgeous.

38.00 Carmicheal Cheap cheap.
395.00 Modesto Looks kinda laminating…but possibly not? UH HEM. HOPEFULLY NOT?!
80.00 Sacramento
The detail in this lampshade is preeeettttty neat.

Around the house: Din din

19 Nov

Hey Mimomito! This is Rose. Here is a couple photographs of stuff going on around my sweet pad.
Ye ye.

For three years I have eaten dinner on our coffee table. We have never had enough space to have an actual area designated for getting your grub on. I can admit that this is probably because I have just said it was not possible but would rather have had other things instead. Like a huge desk. Why did we need a desk that took up most of our house. Who knows?! It seemed like a good idea at the time.

We have enough room now that we don’t gotta compromise any of
our other luxuries, like our huge redwood slab desk.

It seems by that small silly little coffee cup stage that we may actually use this table
to wine and dine. Not true guys. Iz all a farce. Still doing the coffee table jam.

We’ve got this neat little built in that I use for a meager bar.

ALSO PEEP THIS. Super juiced on our set of Russel Wright’s American modern stuff. I am not usually a person who is drawn to brighter colors but I think these are so so bootiful. They were a late wedding gift my Grandmother gave me. She has been collecting this set for nearly twenty years.

It was neat to hear her story pre ebay days.
I can only imagine how stoked she musta been each time she happen to come across a couple of pieces back then.
Super grateful to her for this gift. I will cherish these precious beans for a long long time.

Fancy pants

14 Nov

Here’s some esspensive stuff.

80.00 Sacramento Actually the price on this isnt too bad. It is a really neat looking table.

160.00 Galt

1200.00 Citrus Heights
0_0 Huge eyes because of price, and this objects ability to be like POW POW I AM HERE PUNK!

123.00 Sacramento
An usual price…but still pretty reasonable!

550.00 Live Oak
This thing. SWAG.

95.00 Carmicheal
Not a bad price!

225.00 Folsom
I like this.

150.00 Sacramento

75.00 Citrus Heights
Awe Green

Mimomito Christmas give away

7 Dec

Get ready for lotsa photo’s but first…thee prize:
Ten handmade Christmas cards by local craftsman Ben Della Rosa (my husband) from Interval press. We wanted to give something back to you guys this season for all your awesome support. We wanted to give to your giving!!!!! Hand them out as a gift!? Give them with a gift! Keep them all! I dunno!
To qualify:
1. Please “like” Interval Press’s facebook
2. Post a comment on our blog of one vintage item on your christmas wish list.
We will select a winner at random next Tuesday 12-13-11. But wait. There’s more. Well more content. Not anymore prizes.
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A teeny bit of cards.

1 Dec

Just in case some of you are still in need…or you forgot. I’ll be honest I forgot.
5.00 Mueller airport. It was built in dat 60’s. If you have someone in Texas, they’ll be like ‘yah I know that thing. OH HOW SWEET.’
Oh fo sho christmas card. I’ma do all of that.
5.00 It’s like a lightning bolt of good cheer and vendetta.
20.00 Ooo you are fancy card.
16.00 Yup another one from the office of nature. WHAT? They look good!
18.00 Watermelon peace!
28.00 Blue color is a nice touch.
16.00 Dont forget wrapping paper! I use to think sunday comic wrap jobs were a ok. But no. They are not. From years of white elephant exchanges with coworkers I learned that the craptastic 40 oz paper bags I used made people not want my gift. No matter how cool the thing that rests uncomfortably in those damp crinkly walls of paper is. Don’t do it guis.

On the internets: Acapulco Chair

9 Nov

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The Acapulco chair is pretty much a mystery. Nobody knows who the designer is, there are several different stories out there on how it got to America, and there seems to be different opinions floatin’ around over who’s in charge in pushing these guys out.
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The only thing people can agree on is how magnificent it looks, that it was made sometime during the 50’s in Acapulco, and that it is made using ancient Mayan weaving techniques.
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Ocho has many different color and styles to choose from. Even this nifty leather dood.

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‘Midcentury rocking’ yes indeed.
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I’m particularly fond of the multi colored ones! The colors, the mix of Mexican culture, annnnnd a flare of midcentury is a perfect combination to make me gaga. It’s like someone picked my brain and came up with the perfect chair for me. Then there is this
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TINY TINY CHAIR ZOMG. Too much cute. Must end post now. BAH.

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