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    Thread: Mid-Century Modern Appreciation Thread

    1. 10-06-2011 10:16 AM #101
      Quote Originally Posted by spockcat View Post
      Books, magazines and shelf within about 18" of the fire in the fireplace? Makes you wonder how it lasted all these years.
      Meh mostly set up for the photoshoot, besides they probably haven't fired that thing up since 1987. I'd be more stressed out trying to navigate the house's terrain in the middle of the night for a snack in the kitchen. All the slit leveling going on I mean just look, almost every room is on a different level. One or two steps or more, even the that fire place is on its own level.....sheesh.
      With all that said this house is seriously awesome, its a house you would construct in your dreams, living in it though would take some serious getting use too.
      'Watch that second step!! its a monster'..
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      10-08-2011 12:37 PM #103
      I'm going to get to see this in 2 weeks when we're in L.A. for an anniversary trip

      I actually came in here to post that same thing.

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      10-08-2011 10:08 PM #104
      Best thread ever. My wife and I are trolling craigslist all the time lately for 50s-60s furniture to put in our 70s ranch. I lust after a place to put an Eames recliner/ lounger.

    5. 10-10-2011 10:31 AM #105
      Quote Originally Posted by wrigh003 View Post
      Best thread ever. My wife and I are trolling craigslist all the time lately for 50s-60s furniture to put in our 70s ranch. I lust after a place to put an Eames recliner/ lounger.

      Funny thing my wife thinks the Eames Lounge chair is the ugliest thing ever..

      Yes I too do the same thing on CL. I'm starting to really get into danish teak MCM stuff.

      Eames/Mies Van Der Rohe/Le Cobusier/ Isamu Noguchi/ Eero Saarrinen furniture is all starting to get a bit to trendy and gimmicy for me now. In almost every ad and house you see something sitting there from one of the top five modern funiture designers, Its really coming across as a fad i.e. Rolex watches...

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      10-17-2011 09:25 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.

    7. 10-27-2011 11:30 AM #107
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      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 12:41 PM.

    8. 10-27-2011 12:37 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 10:50 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.

    10. 10-31-2011 09:07 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...

    11. 11-07-2011 01:07 PM #111
      pic bump...




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      11-07-2011 01:53 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!

    13. 11-07-2011 02:51 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 05:16 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 06:27 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.

    16. 11-08-2011 11:33 AM #116
      ^^ Awesome...

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      11-08-2011 09:32 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 05:59 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 08:17 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 08:36 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 09:16 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.

    22. 11-09-2011 10:02 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 04:50 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 05:01 PM #124
      I collect MCM chairs.





      Even miniatures.







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    25. 11-11-2011 02:44 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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