Showing posts from November, 2012

Basket Chair Love

Nanna Ditzel available here

Terence Conrad available here

mid-century basket chair from here

Isamu Kenmochi available here

The Whiskey Advent Calendar - an early gift

No more cheap chocolate! Behind each of the 24 doors is a 3cl sample of whisky - including a 50 year old Scotch (full bottle worth $560). Get it here. Prefer gin? Go for the Ginvent calendar

Quote of the Week - Dark Shadows

via Meghan on Pinterest

She likes to pretend she's rock'n'roll, but she's a Carpenters kind of chick for sure. Carolyn

Design Lover - 1979 Bang & Olufsen Turntable Cassette Radio Combo

Beocenter 7000 Designer: Jacob Jensen more of Jensen's Bang & Olufsen work (including the 7000) is in the permanent collection of the MoMA view it here Manufactured: 1979 Rosewood and aluminum Made in Denmark
I love it so much I bought it (off Craigslist).

10 Unique Umbrella Stands

Mid century chrome umbrella stand with faux black bamboo available at White Warehouse

Teak wood Black Forest style umbrella stand available at Steven Sclaroff

Hand crafted onyx umbrella stand available at Pamela Lerner

"I'm pulling for Victory" World War II grocery cart available at Off the Wall Antiques

Noe umbrella stand  Bertoli and Pajetta for Fontana Arte

Piero Fornasetti available at High Style Decor

Giancarlo Piretti Pluvium umbrella stand

West German Raymor vase or umbrella stand available at Gaspare Asaro

1970s umbrella stand available at Galerie Andre Hayat

10 Tips for a Roaring Good Time

Summer was all about the deck at our new place and winter is going to be about the fireplace. Lately, folks have been recommending I throw a few sprigs of lavender or a couple pine cones into the fire to add a little extra to the winter warmth. I'm a Smokey the Bear type and feel that these little extras cause a few too many sparks for my liking. Alternatively, I'm going to try adding a few drops of essential oils of pine, cypress, sandalwood or cedarwood onto the logs before the fire. I'll keep you posted.

So, before you burn the house down, here are a few tips for ensuring a safe fireside chat:
Service your fireplace and chimney in the spring and summer months. Artificial logs are an easy alternative to wood burning. Most undergo laboratory testing for low emissions.Before you light your fire, make sure the flue is open otherwise the smoke won't escape, hence, leaving your room, and you, smelling like a campfire.Have a screen that completely covers the fireplace to pr…

Last Weekend

Friday night was a trip to Chinatown to visit, Night Riders - A Design Exhibition for After Hours. I bought some gorgeous amethyst earrings from Rukus

Rachel and Stacy Reynaud

The event was held at the Angelus Novus studio - a great space.

Saturday, bright and early, we headed over to an estate sale at the Baker Residence (Peter Faulkner Smith architect - the home owner's brother) one of the outstanding homes noted in the West Vancouver Survey of Significant Architecture.

I'll be heading over once everything is said and done to shoot the interior. Excited about this. It's a gorgeous home. You should see the kitchen - all original!

We picked up some H. Faulkner Smith water colours and Rachel and Eddie scored an oil and some amazing mid-century bent plywood dining chairs (which you can see in the dining room window in the photo above.

I picked these four chairs up two weekends ago at a church sale but forgot to share them with you. They were $1 each and will be used around…

Quote of the Week - Carl Jung

I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.

Sweatshirts are Cats

Toques are crows, cardboard is dogs,and sweatshirts are cats. I've been known to turn around and drive/walk miles out of my way if I spot something that may be domestic animal roadkill, (I have a crow buddy that hangs out at my place so crows are included). However, like a deer stuck in headlights, I can't keep my eyes out of lost pet posters, lost pet classified ads and the obituary section of the newspaper. It pains me so.

Vintage Pierre Cardin


Some Vintage Stuff I Left Behind

1970s Lane

Scandinavian stainless steel bowls

leather and oak recliner and ottoman

teak and stainless cutlery

teak record cabinet

lamp - it was free at the end of the church sale but it was broken

Scandinavian stainless steel serving trays

Paragon timer

Design Lover - 1970s Gabriella Crespi Cork Planter

available at Porch Modern images © Porch Modern