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    Thread: Mid-Century Modern Appreciation Thread

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      10-17-2011 10:25 AM #106
      We head to LA at the end of the week for an anniversary trip. We already have reservations to see the Case Study House and have some plans to try to see some of the other MCM goodness in the area. I also want to check out the Modernica showroom since they make the Eames shell chairs in house. Anything else you think I should look for? I plan on shooting a ton and I'll post up when I get back.

    2. 10-27-2011 12:30 PM #107
      Quote Originally Posted by synthsis View Post
      I plan on shooting a ton and I'll post up when I get back.
      Please please do, I'll be waiting.

      In the meantime, Me and all my Eichlers I tell ya........



























      Last edited by RENOG; 10-27-2011 at 01:41 PM.

    3. 10-27-2011 01:37 PM #108
      If you're familiar with SoCal you'll know that Mailbu has a very nice tract of MCM's too....ehhh of course they are about a Million more than any Eichler, although its clear that they were *ahem* inspired by Claude Oakland and Quincy A. Jones NorCal Eichlers (OC Granada Hill Eichler tracts were not yet built). Please note: like Eichlers they too have atriums and front courtyards (not seen in pics below)..

      This tract is known as Malibu West, designed by architects Nisan Matlin and Eugene Dovretzky
      in 1960
      Here's a (remodeled) example.....











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      10-28-2011 11:50 AM #109
      just got back from LA. Took a semi-private tour of the Stahl house, got to see the California Design exhibit at LACMA. Pictures coming soon.

    5. 10-31-2011 10:07 AM #110
      Quote Originally Posted by synthsis View Post
      just got back from LA. Took a semi-private tour of the Stahl house, got to see the California Design exhibit at LACMA. Pictures coming soon.
      Awesome can't wait to see the pictures...

    6. 11-07-2011 02:07 PM #111
      pic bump...




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      11-07-2011 02:53 PM #112
      I just picked this baby up Saturday. Sounds great too.






      We don't have a MCM house, or even a MCM theme, but I do appreciate the look and I like to keep things as minimal as possible. I'm really happy with this new addition and now get to enjoy rich analog sound while I fart around the house!

    8. 11-07-2011 03:51 PM #113
      Very nice Gorgeous, very nice indeed. Did you find it at a garage sale, thrift store, hand me down, MCM furniture store?

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      11-07-2011 06:16 PM #114
      Nice find! I have a console record player I plan on doing something very cool with, top secret project, in the near future.

      and pics of the Stahl house soon, I promise.

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      11-07-2011 07:27 PM #115
      Quote Originally Posted by RENOG View Post
      Very nice Gorgeous, very nice indeed. Did you find it at a garage sale, thrift store, hand me down, MCM furniture store?
      I've been scouring Craigslist for the right one for a few months now. I missed a couple great finds a while ago, but last week I found this one, and another, both great deals, but this was a better design and fit the space much better. Bought it off a couple guys who are starting to take their appreciation for MCM to a level that's more than just a hobby. (buying, cleaning, refinishing as needed, and re-selling)

      Most I've found are not in the style I like, or the phono is broken, or have tube stereos that are a pain to repair, so when this one came about, I hopped on it. I woke up on saturday morning and it was like christmas going to pick it up.

    11. 11-08-2011 12:33 PM #116
      ^^ Awesome...

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      11-08-2011 10:32 PM #117
      here are just a couple pics from the post on my blog. click the link in my sig for the rest. Next post will be the California Design Expo from LACMA featuring the Eames personal living room.











      the wife snagged my camera from me and snapped this one:

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      11-09-2011 06:59 AM #118
      Quote Originally Posted by synthsis View Post
      here are just a couple pics from the post on my blog. click the link in my sig for the rest. Next post will be the California Design Expo from LACMA featuring the Eames personal living room.











      the wife snagged my camera from me and snapped this one:
      Have you seen Visual Acoustics: The Modernism of Julius Shulman?
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      11-09-2011 09:17 AM #119
      Quote Originally Posted by patrikman View Post
      Have you seen Visual Acoustics: The Modernism of Julius Shulman?
      no. where can I find this? Netflix?

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      11-09-2011 09:36 AM #120
      Quote Originally Posted by patrikman View Post
      Have you seen Visual Acoustics: The Modernism of Julius Shulman?
      loved it

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      11-09-2011 10:16 AM #121
      Quote Originally Posted by synthsis View Post
      no. where can I find this? Netflix?
      It is on Netflix and it is currently streamable.

    17. 11-09-2011 11:02 AM #122
      Quote Originally Posted by spockcat View Post
      It is on Netflix and it is currently streamable.
      I'm all over it, thank you I had no idea....

      synthsis you are a wonder man, thank you for the beautiful pictures sir...

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      11-10-2011 05:50 PM #123
      took some shots of the living room yesterday.

      couple notes:
      original Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggins sofa
      Modernica Fiberglass shell chair, only 2 weeks old, bought on the trip to LA (see Stahl house pics above)
      Bookcases were bought about a year apart from 2 different places (craigslist and thrift store) but were EXACTLY the same make/model/finish
      the floor is a rubber tile configuration. see that little monster sitting in the middle of the couch? yea, she's handcapped, had a spinal stroke about 15 months ago, has bathroom troubles and her legs only work at about 75% capacity. We needed something with enough traction so she wouldn't "drift" but be able to be cleaned up in case she has an accident. It has been a godsend compared to the carpet that we had before.



      kitchsy shelves, mostly my wives doing.


      bookcase

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      11-10-2011 06:01 PM #124
      I collect MCM chairs.





      Even miniatures.







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    20. 11-11-2011 03:44 PM #125
      @barry
      Sweet collection of chairs, and might I say I absolutely love those car pictures...

      &synthsis
      Looking good sir you are really inspiring me to do more mcm furniture.
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      11-11-2011 03:46 PM #126
      Quote Originally Posted by RENOG View Post
      @barry
      Sweet collection of chairs, and might I say I absolutely love those car pictures.
      My wife's in both of the paintings. They are very special to me.
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      11-11-2011 05:28 PM #127
      Quote Originally Posted by RENOG View Post
      &synthsis
      Looking good sir you are really inspiring me to do more mcm furniture.

      thanks. Once I get our bedroom done I'll post shots of that. It's pretty boring right now but the bedroom set is Danish Mod and we have some cool lamps in there.


      @barry: if you every want to unload any of those chairs, hit me up, I'll give them a good home.

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      11-11-2011 05:49 PM #128
      Quote Originally Posted by synthsis View Post
      thanks. Once I get our bedroom done I'll post shots of that. It's pretty boring right now but the bedroom set is Danish Mod and we have some cool lamps in there.


      @barry: if you every want to unload any of those chairs, hit me up, I'll give them a good home.
      I'm still in the collecting phase. I think I have enough pieces left to make one more of these daybeds. They are original frames restrung with new leather. I was sore for a month after weaving them.

      The leather has patina'd nicely.

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      11-12-2011 05:30 PM #129
      Excellent thread guys. Nothing to contribute right now but I'll subscribe anyway.

    25. 11-13-2011 11:11 PM #130
      Impressive Barry, very impressive.

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      11-13-2011 11:51 PM #131
      currently scheming how to get a MINT 1950's bathroom vanity with Boomerang Formica from Vermont back to my place in New Jersey. Anyone wanna help?

    27. 11-14-2011 04:00 PM #132
      Here's two remodeled 1940's MCM in SoCal's Inglewood (2 of only 3 on the same block) built by lesser known Rudolph Schindler who worked with and ran Frank Lloyed Wright's business at times..

      two side by side





















      Now here's a built in amenity you don't see everyday......
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      11-14-2011 04:32 PM #133
      Quote Originally Posted by RENOG View Post
      Here's two remodeled 1940's MCM in SoCal's Inglewood (2 of only 3 on the same block) built by lesser known Rudolph Schindler who worked with and ran Frank Lloyed Wright's business at times..

      two side by side




      UGH! Remodeled in the mid 1980's I guess judging by the cabinets.
      Last edited by spockcat; 11-14-2011 at 04:35 PM.

    29. 11-14-2011 04:52 PM #134
      Quote Originally Posted by spockcat View Post
      UGH! Remodeled in the mid 1980's I guess judging by the cabinets.
      You're right.
      Sorry, actually that kitchen belongs to the second home (left side) and its one of the last rooms yet to be remodeled, they're still deciding on a proper kitchen.

      Here's the correct kicten of the fully remoded home (right side) that goes with all the above pictures. My bad...




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      11-14-2011 06:05 PM #135
      I can't tell you how tired I am of seeing Noguchi coffee tables in every single house. If it's an original, kudos to you, if you bought it from DWR, go eff yourself.

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      11-14-2011 06:11 PM #136
      Quote Originally Posted by synthsis View Post
      I can't tell you how tired I am of seeing Noguchi coffee tables in every single house. If it's an original, kudos to you, if you bought it from DWR, go eff yourself.
      How do you feel about replica Cobras and Speedsters?
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      11-14-2011 06:24 PM #137
      Quote Originally Posted by synthsis View Post
      I can't tell you how tired I am of seeing Noguchi coffee tables in every single house. If it's an original, kudos to you, if you bought it from DWR, go eff yourself.
      I have a replica eames lounger.

      Do you hate me?

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      11-14-2011 06:56 PM #138
      Quote Originally Posted by synthsis View Post
      I can't tell you how tired I am of seeing Noguchi coffee tables in every single house. If it's an original, kudos to you, if you bought it from DWR, go eff yourself.
      DWR is expensive ($1400 or so). Google shopping shows replicas are only $200 on Amazon. Sorry, looks like you are going to be less and less happy.

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      11-14-2011 06:57 PM #139
      Quote Originally Posted by synthsis View Post
      I can't tell you how tired I am of seeing Noguchi coffee tables in every single house. If it's an original, kudos to you, if you bought it from DWR, go eff yourself.
      I can kinda understand. It's one of those "must haves" I guess to be some sort of MCM fan, but not really. I'm kind of sick of seeing them everywhere.

    35. 11-14-2011 08:21 PM #140
      Quote Originally Posted by Jerry_HEAVEN View Post
      I can kinda understand. It's one of those "must haves" I guess to be some sort of MCM fan, but not really. I'm kind of sick of seeing them everywhere.
      In all honesty me too, I mean look at all the pictures in this thread, those in Atomic Ranch, dwell etc...However I still want a LC4

      synthesis, don't go on a Palm Springs mcm home tour then I do feel where you're coming from though. As I mentioned before (in this thread I think) Its getting the the point of being very trite. In fact all the top 10 19th century modern furniture is becoming this way, i.e. the Eames Lounge chair, Wassily Chair, Barcelona chair, Le Corbusier, Nelson drop lights, Sarrinen table and chairs, etc. If the popularity continues to grow as they are these items will suffer the same social fate as the Rolex watch.

      THIS is one of the main reasons I'm begining to embrace MCM Danish Teak furniture.
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