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post #3241 of 3467

Just moved to LA, hunting for furniture for the new place.

 

First round of shopping and I found this Acrylic table, and it's love. I walked in while this store was remodeling their showroom and found it - Too bad this one was already sold.

 

 

Plus, these awesome glasses made to look like shotgun shell casings.

 

 

post #3242 of 3467
d,

Are you into Paul Evans?
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post #3243 of 3467
Harry Balmer and Tom Greene did some brutalist metal objects (mostly lighting) back in the 70's. They are less expensive to collect than the Evans level stuff.

I have these two pieces by them....

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post #3244 of 3467
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SG, I grew up in a Japanese style house. My folks had an American carpenter who had trained and apprenticed in Japan do a lot of things in the house, including some pretty cool beams in the kitchen done completely wihtout nails. I'll try to find some photos and post them.


Oh, I am jealous. My wife's grandmother had a lovely, old house out in the Japanese countryside that was built in the traditional fashion, with an irori (open hearth) in the middle of the floor and a high, peaked ceiling with long beams running the whole length of the house and my wife tells me that it was fantastic. It also had a thatched roof.

Such a pity, you don't get cultural heritage like that back.


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Went to a cool architectural salvage place.
-Lots of mid century furniture
-an entire room full of old doors of all types
-A bronze entry surround from the old Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Wish I had a picture, it would be a pretty epic thing to build into a new house for the not totally ridiculous price of something like $12k (for something that is essentially a museum piece) Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I did take a few bad pictures (of things I would have considered buying for the most part):
Pair of overman chairs. Reasonable price, good shape, and I could see one in my living room, but they had recently been recovered in a pretty unattractive yellow fabric. Sorry, it was pretty dim in there so my phone struggled with color accuracy.


A corner full of old door hardware. I've always wished my apartment had the original doors (so that I could strip off years of paint and restore some beautiful hardware)...but I guess I could just go and retrofit it all if I were crazy.


Liked this sofa, and the upholstery seemed pretty nice. Too long for me though


The place hosts events. There was a wedding later and they were getting set up. looks like they just pull out as many tables and chairs from storage as they need...lot of pretty utilitarian pieces, but there were a few nice dining sets in there.


The Dominick's grocery chain recently went out of business...on one floor, they had the big outdoor light-up lettering:


Lot of nice stuff that I didn't capture. Right now they have a bunch of nice, solid, drafting tables from the Art Institute's school. They had a few different versions of Douglas's faux-Poang chair (which was quite comfortable), and a row of Eames airport seating with walnut end tables attached. Bunch of thonet bentwood chairs and a few upholstered plywood. Also had a bunch of architectural bits...molding, columns, industrial lighting, etc. Two great condition porcelain/cast iron drainboard sinks.

Really looked like a great wedding venue (if only I were getting married). The ceremony area had seating set out on vintage reclaimed church pews, the dining area is pictured above, and the reception area was using all of these great old bars, seating was a bunch of vintage sofas/lounge chairs. Everything was still for sale too which was kind of entertaining (really like that chair you sat at during dinner? it can be yours!)


Love shops like that.
post #3245 of 3467
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d,

Are you into Paul Evans?
 

 

Yes, but sadly the nicer stuff is a little beyond what I want to pay. Would grab a good cityscape light if I came across one.

 

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Harry Balmer and Tom Greene did some brutalist metal objects (mostly lighting) back in the 70's. They are less expensive to collect than the Evans level stuff.

I have these two pieces by them....


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That's a nice sconce. I find a lot of Greene's lights almost ornate.

 

lefty

post #3246 of 3467
I'm generally not loving most of the brazed/torch cut brassy wall art by jere, Greene, Fantoni, etc. My sconce isn't very shiny at all, I have a pom pom/urchin? jere and another signed but unknown torch cut studio piece...but really nice colouring on it from good technique. The ultimate brutalism for me would be Arnaldo Pomodoro.
post #3247 of 3467
I don't want to own any of this stuff, but I certainly appreciate it.
post #3248 of 3467

You're young and unhardened to the way of the world. When you get over your love affair with wood you'll realize that a wall sculpture that doubles as a zombie killing machine is a pretty good idea.

 

By the way, there is a late '50s Nakashima brochure/catalogue with a price list coming up for auction tomorrow that you could probably grab for nothing. Well, $50 maybe.

 

 

 

Let me know if you want the link.

 

lefty

post #3249 of 3467
Yes, but I have many big toothed saws, chisels and mallets.

Ironically I started off metal working and moved onto woodworking. I still enjoy structural metalworking, but never really got into the ragged edge stuff since it conjures up to many memories of injuries due to rusty car metal.

That nakashima list is cool, but I think I'll pass. I've been attempting to track down a signed copy of his book however.
post #3250 of 3467
The undeniable masculinity of a Sergio Rodrigues sofa


post #3251 of 3467
I'm getting drowsy just looking at it.
post #3252 of 3467
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I'm getting drowsy just looking at it.

Mine would be covered with a large coyote blanket.


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The undeniable masculinity of a Sergio Rodrigues sofa

He made some really cool things



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Mine would be covered with a large coyote blanket.
 

 

Funny you say that. The leftette called me last week to say she was at pologeorgis and "great news" they're offering us a massive discount on a coyote throw big enough cover the bed.

 

"I didn't know we were looking for a coyote throw."

"Oh honey, we always looking for a coyote throw."

"How much?"

"Sixty percent off!"

"Not really an answer to my question."

 

lefty

post #3255 of 3467
She's good. Gotta keep your wits about you with that one.
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