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DO NOT WANT: Holy Disco Coke Storm

21 Jan

So the estate of either a 70’s Bachelor or a nouveau riche Mediterranean family was purchased by this Craigslist seller from an estate sale a year ago. Sadly I was hoping this was where the couch had lived for the past 4 decades, on beige floor tiles in a non-offensively neutral villa.

At first glance I imagine the years past this couch has seen; coked up pillow fights of blonde feathered-haired girls in gold lamé bikinis, as bronzed men with pillowy tufts of chest hair sit on the chair arms and adjust their lapels.

Just as this couch unfolds – into a bed.. so does its sordid history.

The 70’s came and went. From luxurious, decadent parties, to solitary days spent with only the couch’s bachelor owner. The California winters never seemed so cold and lonely. Never feeling the loving touch or snuggle of a woman or child, the couch sat on in stoic silence. Together they grew old, outdated. Their once finer and appreciated qualities now seen as laughably poor taste and design.

It wasn’t until the 2000’s when there was a time of renewal. The couch’s owner met a nice woman, a fat-butted social worker, who adored shabby chic. (Yeah, I know the seller bought it from an estate sale – but this is just a nicer spin on the story.) Her curio and cupboards full of porcelain figurines moved in, his framed Nascar posters from early 80’s moved out. The couch just had to go.

The couch is now an item of irony and oddity – a throwback to the days of disco and southwest inspired beige upholstery.

For sale now on Craigslist for the meager price of $160.00. Or, as the seller declares, “would not mind trading for medium quality electric guitar and/or Flip Video camcorder and/or SNOWSHOES?”


20 Sep


This is a circa 1950’s Mid Century Modern Design sectional “Seating Unit” or sofa. It may have been made by Vista or at least it is in the Vista style of mid 1950’s iron furniture…or it could have been made as custom item for a commercial space It is vintage and out of an estate storage. It is very architectural and would be great in an Eames environment or Eichler or Streng home. Ready for refurbishing or re-upholstery to your taste. It’s big as each of the 3 sections is about 4 feet long. It’s upholstered in it’s original 60 year old vinyl now and the seats have been colored.. A nice fun item for a vintage environment!
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So.. hey. How’s it going. I don’t even know what to say about this thing. If you got it, flaunt it? I guess? “It” in this scenario being “space in your apartment” and “275 smackaroonies.”

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