Tuesday, May 20, 2008
...then I'd be the proud owner of this Edward Wormley desk. Perfect objectification of Wormley's own words--"modernism means freedom- freedom to mix, to choose, to change, to embrace the new but to hold fast to what is good." Through his collaboration with Dunbar in the early thirties, Wormley swelled from dropped out art student to household name, gaining success for subtly warming the public's admiration for modern by selling styles that fused a myriad of design traditions. It's no wonder that his furniture fetches so much, as mid-century, retro or not, this desk can easily carry itself to the next century. And working with a company that never mechanized their production, hand making every line it put out, the Dunbar name alone adds to the price tag.
My ebay pick of the week
Saturday, May 17, 2008
I highly recommend, for those of you who never venture to Decatur, or maybe have missed the spot, Victory Vintage. Most of the pieces are of Mid Century decent, i.e. Jens Risom, Eames and the like, but here I found a new addition to my sad little bedroom that is likely of English decent. I subscribe to the store's monthly or so email newsletter and was thus introduced to my future lover. Now, I've posted a couple of pictures of the piece, the same two they hosted on their site, and agree with me please, the piece seems rather large, more or less typical armoire size. Well, this first impression didn't hold as I went to visit the piece and it's actually shorter than I am (for reference I like to say I'm 5'3"). It's hardly two feet wide too. But with my compact bedroom, and three flights of stairs, I cannot contain my excitement. Please check it out : Victory Vintage
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Well being that I do in fact want to post more regularly, I've decided that with as much time as I spend on Craig's List and Ebay searching for hidden finds (vintage is better remains my personal slogan), I might as well do a weekly or week and a half-ly, depending on my devotedness, EBAY PICK OF THE WEEK or MONTH...or now. And might I add that with people taking the most painstakingly attractive photos of their auction items, I get a very handsome electronic portfolio of 'wants' and ideas. Thank you auctioneers.
Anyway, seeing as how I've recenly switched my focus to my lackluster, more like completely lacking bedroom set, this desk stole my heart. I love that it is asian inspired (that seems to be my current addiction). But more, it mixes chrome and brass...ooOOoo. I've already bid $250 on it, and the reserve hasn't budged. :( Add in shipping and I might just have to continue my search for the perfect desk, but here it is in all its glory.
Sunday, May 11, 2008
Six months ago I saw this large, hand-carved & gilted convex mirror labeled 'antique' and have been longing for it ever since. It's enormous, heavy and certainly a statement. This lousy photo hardly does it justice. Yet, the $600 price tag ultimately kept it far from my little home. And even after I learned that it is actually a reproduction (Atlanta made in fact) of a regency design, I found an exact replica minus the mirror, but I still am having trouble wrapping my head around blowing hundreds of dollars on a mirror. But I can't get it out of my head! The thought of this beauty against a color background--teal, magenta, plum, you name it!