Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Your invitation to the Grand Opening Party for TINI this Thursday!


This Thursday, October 15th is the Grand Opening Party for the new TINI store! Come check it out, have a cocktail, shop and mingle with friends, family and our amazing customers. We're always open until 7pm, but this Thursday, the party goes from 7pm until 10pm. Please RSVP to jen@thisisnotikea.com.

If you haven't been to the store, but can't come on Thursday, stop by some other time. We still have 100% of our inventory online for you to browse on our website, but now you can come to one location to pick everything up, and see everything in person! It is 2200 square feet packed with our unique, sometimes crazy, always entertaining, vintage furniture and accessories.

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Monday, October 12, 2009

Mid Century Modern in Kansas City




This home is special. Not only because it was designed by Bruce Goff but because it shows no fear. Oh, and the conversation pit rocks. A little K.C. Mid Century Modern loving in the air.

5305 Cherry St., Kansas City, Missouri 64110 (map)
$750,000
Designed by Bruce Goff
Built 1967
Listing Agent: Bob Myers

Full listing details

Infinite Space: The Architecture of John Lautner Screening October 29


This film traces the lifelong quest of visionary genius John Lautner to create 'architecture that has no beginning and no end.' See the film October 29.
For ticket information, click here.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Two Mid Century Modern Sales, One Neighborhood


Mid century modern fans, these are for you. Two estate sales within a mile of each other beginning at 9 am on Friday. Worth coming in late for....or starting the weekend early?

Both sales are in the Skokie-Evanston area just off Golf Road. Each runs on Friday and Saturday.

Sale A: 9511 Drake, Evanston. The cat who ate Danish Modern, with lots of lamps and housewares and teak style thrown in. This one goes from 9 am to 3 pm on Friday and Saturday, 10/9 and 10/10.

Sale B: 9700 Kedvale in Skokie. To control traffic at the opening of the sale at 9 am on Friday, there's a sign-up sheet posted on the front door of this location. No worries, this just means that if you want to be one of the first one in, you should put your name on the list ahead of time. I called the sale conductor, who said by 10:30, everyone should be able to go in without waiting.

In addition to the mid century styles at this sale, there are some first edition books signed by the author and for mad scientists, lots of old chemistry and text books. The estate sale at 9700 Kedvale runs Friday from 9 to 2 and Saturday from 9 to 3.

http://tinyurl.com/yh8g88m

Rent the whole Mid Century Modern Hotel for New Years Eve


Making big plans for New Year's Eve? If you (and your 600 closest friends) are willing to go to Denver, you can take over an entire hotel for the evening. And pay for it on eBay.

The Curtis Hotel, a boutique with a mid-century modern theme and 330 rooms, has started an auction to sell its services for the night of Dec. 31. The winning bidder gets use of all the rooms, as well as the hotel's grand ballroom, live music, champagne, caviar, dinner, breakfast (and, of course, all the staff) to pull off a once-in-a-lifetime party.

It's not unprecedented for a hotelier to rent out an entire property to a single client, but it's a sales tactic more common with smaller hotels. With such a large number of rooms – on a busy night for hotels – the price is likely to be steep; by the beginning of this week, there was already a bid for $50,000 (U.S.), which didn't hit the hotel's minimum price for the auction. But that means the door is still open, and the auction doesn't end until Sunday.

For details, see www.wonnightonly.com.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Metropol Art Walk & Launch Party – Oct 8th, 7-11pm


Metropol Launch Party – Save the Date

Thursday, October 8th, 7 – 11pm
6001 Carlton Way
Hollywood, Ca 90028

deasy/penner&partners would like to invite you to join us in celebration of the official Grand Opening of Metropol featuring an evening of art, music, food & beverage presented by Signature Magazine and Tanner & White. The ‘Art Walk’ will host 12 different artists sponsored by A + D Museum.

Metropol by RSA Architects - 41 unique one and two bedroom residences, including 11 penthouses--providing serenity within a vibrant and emerging enclave of Hollywood. Five floor plans demonstrate a defined approach to living areas as combined with the openness of a loft residence with expansive volumes, large windows and generous patios or balconies. The custom interior finishes are an extension of the fa├žade with a concentration of oak flooring, cabinetry and finish carpentry accented by polished chrome, glass and stainless steel.

Please RSVP metropol@deasypenner.com Space is limited

Monday, October 5, 2009

The Modern Show October 16-17-18, 2009 New York City


70 exhibitors selling the best of 20th century design for stylish 21st century collectors. This show is important but not at all imposing and brings together a young group of dealer/stylemakers who are always on the cutting edge. See it here first and then spot it all over in a year or two. This is one of the first modern shows of NYC’s fall/winter show season and dealers will be bringing their best. Art Deco, Midcentury Modern, Nouveau, Arts & Crafts, Scandinavian, French and Italian ---- Furniture and furnishings, art, designer jewelry, lighting, rugs, books, photography, ceramics, glass, posters, silver and more.

NEW LOCATION - 7 W 34th Street
at Fifth Avenue, New York City 11th Floor - Opposite the Empire State Building.
Show Admission: $15 - $20 with a one year subscription to MODERNISM Magazine

http://tinyurl.com/fn7t5

Mid-Century Modern home for sale in the Fullerton "Forever House" community


Here is your chance to own a Mid-Century Modern 1955 home in the Fullerton "Forever House" community offering 4 bed/2 bth, 1640 s/f listed at $320K. Contact me if you are interested in viewing it or making an offer 714-814-9949 http://www.jenhallstrom.com/

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Rare finds at this Vintage Flea Market



A flea market "for the sexy, hip and groovy crowd" (Los Angeles Times) The Melrose Trading Post is held every Sunday in the parking lot at Fairfax High School, where 3,000 to 4,000 attendees browse the wares of nearly 200 eclectic vendors. Overseen by Greenway Arts Alliance and run by and for the Fairfax Family and Friends Foundation The Trading Post is widely regarded as the most successful, ongoing fundraising events in the history of the Los Angeles Unified School District.

The Melrose Trading Post
Every Sunday 9:00AM to 5:00PM – Rain or Shine
Located in the Parking Lot at Fairfax High School
7850 Melrose Avenue, Los Angels, CA 90036
Admission: $2.00, $1.00 for students and seniors
323.655.7679 ext. 103

I've been and I love it!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Las Vegas History and Mid Century Modern Architecture Events - October 3rd and 5th 2009




SATURDAY, October 3, 2009

VeryVintageVegas is pleased to be one of the sponsors of “Beyond the Mint: The Mid Century Modern Architecture of Walter Zick”. The location is the NEVADA STATE MUSEUM at Lorenzi Park on Washington, west of Rancho.

The bus tour of the Walter Zick buildings that still exist is sold out, and there’s a waiting list to take the place of any no shows.

Alan Hess is the featured panelist. There’s a reception at 11:30am and the panel discussion is at Noon. Again, to Classic Las Vegas for all the details.

http://classiclasvegas.squarespace.com/classic-las-vegas-blog/2009/9/28/beyond-the-mint-bus-is-full-stand-by-list-started.html



Monday, October 5, 2009

Alan Hess, the pre-eminent architectural historian is lecturing on the Mid Century Modern legacy of Paul Willams , and the fascinating topic of “Googie”. This event is at 7 pm, is free to the public, and will be held at the Historic Fifth Street School.

Paul Williams designed the conch shell lobby of the La Concha hotel here in Las Vegas. It was saved from the wrecking ball, and will be the new visitors center at the Neon Museum. It’s as good of an example of Goggie as there is.

http://www.neonmuseum.org/

Mid-Century Modern Home For Sale - 4 bd / 2.75 bth (Haller Lake) $499,950






Open House: Sunday, October 4th 1:00 – 4:00 PM
2183 N. 122nd Pl, Seattle, WA

Mid-century modern home oozes style, swank and comfort; this home
truly has it all!

4BR/2.5BA Single Family House offered at $499,950
Year Built 1962
Sq Footage 3,180
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2 full, 2 partial
Floors 2
Parking Unspecified
Lot Size 7,280 sqft
HOA/Maint $0 per month

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Stunning custom built mid-century modern home oozes style, swank and comfort; this home truly has it all. Nestled in a quiet cul-de-sac just steps away from Haller Lake, you’ll soak in the serenity and peacefulness of the neighborhood, yet the excitement of the city is only a short drive away. This is an urban retreat with vaulted cedar ceilings, over-sized picture windows, two exposed-brick fireplaces and an original 1962 wet bar. Step out onto the large deck and enjoy a sunny private oasis surrounded by bamboo and mature plantings. Lounge in the sheek living room, get cozy in the office/library or get cool and fix yourself a martini at the wet bar. Spacious rooms offer tons of sunlight and the oversized kitchen is perfect for entertaining. An impeccable one of a kind home with an abundance of style. Come see for yourself what a true mid-century modern home is all about!

The Eames House in LIFE Magazine, 1950


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Moderately priced antique and mid-century modern furnishings


This is now an online store AND a retail store! Stop by and check them out. Their new address is 515 S. Fairfax Ave, in Los Angeles, 90036. Call them at 323-938-9230 with any questions.

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Eames Giant House Of Cards



The Eameses designed the House of Cards as a construction toy comprised of 20 large interlocking slotted cards. The images and patterns printed on them are of what Eameses called “good stuff “, chosen to celebrate “familiar and nostalgic objects from the animal, vegetable, and mineral kingdoms.”

The card sets come in 3 sizes, small, medium and large (giant), and at one time came in a number of alternate designs: Computer House of Cards (1970) and Newton House of Cards for the 1974 Nobel Laureates.

http://www.eamesgallery.com/cart/prod_subcat.php?id=4