Originally Posted by Medwed
Fellas what is this thing called and who makes it? Anyone tried ?
It's an OTTO stovetop espresso maker - more info here
A friend of mine has one. They're pretty expensive, and take a while to make a coffee, but he says that it tastes great. I know that Graeme Wong (aka Phat Guido of Most Exerent) was using one for a while - I don't know if he still uses it.
Originally Posted by furo
and pale blue:
Originally Posted by apropos
Agreed, very different from the vast majority of "MCM" dreck floating about.
I don't know if it applies to the rest of the world, but Down Under it's pretty incredible the amount of crappy 60s furniture that gets labelled with some/all of the following tags - "Modern/Modernist", "Danish", "Scandinavian", "Mid Century".
And then there is the target audience - the trendy latte sipping tattooed 20/30-somethings with facial hair and 50s hairstyles who snap them up to put in their rented apartments, and then spray paint the drawers in solid colours because they saw it on a blog on the internetz.
Worse still are the more cashed up 30-somethings who buy real Federation pieces and paint it flat dove gray or fluorescent colours to go with their mirrored side tables and ghost chairs.
My parents had a matched set of very, very similar chairs and a two-seater couch when I was growing up. It was upholstered in an electric-blue fabric with a visible weave that was a bit scratchy and undoubtedly made at least partly of artificial fibres, which was par for the course when the furniture was made!
They gave them to charity when I was in my teens, as that sort of MCM furniture was very much out of style at that time.
I was looking through an antique furniture market a few years back and they had a set of two very, very similar chairs that had been re-upholstered in new fabric, priced at $795 each!!!
I didn't dare tell my mother as I think that she would have had a heart attack.