Friday, June 28, 2013

#dwellondesign 2013: miscellaneous and random goodies

Well, all wonderful things must come to an end. I promised five posts in five days about the fabulous #DwellonDesign show and, sadly, today is post number five.

Dwell on Design 2013 Sunbrella

Isn't this display of Sunbrella fabric colors just delicious?

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

#dwellondesign 2013: outdoors, gardens and patios (oh my)

Today may be my favorite post. I love garden and patio stuff. When we redo our kitchen, I plan to upgrade an interior courtyard immediately adjacent to the kitchen including roofing it, and making it an outdoor living space. So I am actively hunting down ideas.

Dwell on Design 2013 Outdoor Garden Pebbles EIS Studio

The entire middle of the #DwellonDesign convention center space was called Dwell Outdoor. On with the show.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

#dwellondesign 2013: lights (and glass)

I love glass. Therefore, I love lights. Dwell on Design 2013 was last weekend at the L.A. Convention Center and it afforded me plenty of opportunity to see both.

Dwell on Design 2013 lights David Trubridge
David Trubridge Lighting. Beautiful colors.

Monday, June 24, 2013

#dwellondesign 2013: kitchens!

Dwell on Design 2013 was last weekend at the L.A. Convention Center. Five posts in five days - can she do it? Regular visitors know I am good for one or two posts a week. But I have too much good stuff to show you. I am planning a kitchen remodel so I was especially drawn to anything that whispered kitchen.

Dwell on Design 2013 Kitchens

Let's get the kitchen stuff out of the way.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

#dwellondesign 2013: chairs and a chest!

#DwellonDesign was at the L.A. Convention Center this weekend. On Friday, I drove my mom up to Los Angeles and had a look around. Imagine the very best of design all on one convention center floor. Spectacular and a little overwhelming. I am going to break the posts up into groups of things I am interested in (my assumption always is my interests are your interests - haha). First up... CHAIRS (and a chest)!

Dwell on Design 2013 Chairs Emeco

Coolest booth. Ever. I mean that.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

#dwellondesign home tours l.a. 2013: garten and reid residence

It's that time of year again! @Dwell is back in town with their June 21-23 Dwell on Design show which also includes home tours. Sunday, June 15 kicked off with @DwellOnDesign's L.A. West Side Tour.

Dwell Home Tours 2013: Garten and Reid Residence, Architect Molly Reid

I walked up to this home on the tour, the Garten & Reid Residence in Venice.Yawn.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

la dwell home tours 2013: treehouse-modern-green-outdoors-in. words fail me.

It's that time of year again! Dwell is back in town with their June 21-23 Dwell on Design show which also includes home tours. Sunday, June 15 kicked off with their L.A. West Side Tour.

Dwell Home Venice, Architect Sebastian Mariscal

The first house on the tour was, well, incredible. Dwell Home Venice.

Monday, June 17, 2013

bauer pottery online seconds sale

Remember a week or so ago when I went bat sh_t crazy over the Bauer Potter Showroom? And I bought all kinds of wonderful seconds? I just got a note that the showroom is running a small, private, online seconds sale. They will offer only two products: 16" oil jars in two colors, White and Midnight Blue. These seconds will be priced at 40% off the regular price of $330.

Opens:  12:00pm (PDT), Wednesday, June 19
Closes:  12:00pm (PDT), Wednesday, June 26
Items Available: 16” Oil Jars in White and Midnight Blue
Price: $198.00 (plus shipping & applicable sales tax)

On our visit to the showroom, I bought a 16" oil jar myself. This one. Nice hefty size.


Wednesday, June 12, 2013

blinds: boring but important

A friend of ours asked us if we would help out their sailing club by hosting a couple of girl sailors this summer for a week. Albert said if I was going to host 16-year-old girls, then our bathroom window situation was unacceptable.

Mid-Century Modern Blinds, 3 Day Blinds

Seriously? What is the problem?

Monday, June 10, 2013

salvador dali, don quixote and buried treasure

Those of us who frequent consignment, vintage and thrift stores do so for a variety of reasons. We like to decorate and dress to the nines on the cheap. We enjoy the thrill of the hunt and the victory of the find.

Salvador Dali, Don Quixote, 1946, the Illustrated Modern Library

As Macklemore says again (and again) on the radio, we are "lookin' for a come-up." Got one!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

bauer pottery showroom los angeles part 2: the haul

You will all be relieved to know that I did not come home empty handed from my visit to the Bauer Pottery Showroom.

Bauer Pottery Showroom, 3051 Rosslyn St., Los Angeles, CA

As I started placing items near the checkout stand, Albert expressed surprise that I came to buy and not just to photograph. Ummm, have you met me?

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

bauer pottery showroom in los angeles, california - a retro review

My love of all things Bauer is pretty much on the record both here and here. Knowing that there is a Bauer Pottery Showroom just an hour up the freeway has been slowly driving me crazy. The first weekend of the month, Bauer Pottery has a special Showroom Sale, and opens the doors to the public to sell their factory seconds at substantially discounted prices.

Bauer Pottery Showroom, 3051 Rosslyn St., Los Angeles, CA

Yes, indeed the stars had aligned. Last weekend was the first weekend of the month, AND, I was free, AND, Albert (DH) volunteered to drive me. Normally I trek off on these random expeditions on my own (or with my gladly suffering mid-century mom).

Bauer Pottery Showroom
Mid-Century Modern Rating: 5 out of 5 stars 

3051 Rosslyn St.
Los Angeles, CA 90065
(818) 500-0666
Bauer Pottery Showroom

Monday, June 3, 2013

pristine eichler on the market in fairhaven orange tract

Orange, California is known for three Eichler housing tracts. I keep an eye on them since I am a bit gaga for Eichler who was a well-known mid-century modern developer.

732 S. Woodland St.Orange, CA 92869 Eichler Fairhaven Tract

The pictures from the listing looked suitably colorful and the lines looked right. I decided to pop up the freeway and take a look for myself.