Just a little warning: I’m in full mid century mode this week. I ask that you embrace your inner Eames, sit back on your molded plywood chair, and enjoy the boomerang ride.
With the dog recovering from an injury and our San Francisco “summer” weather upon us, I thought I’d do some research and shine the 50’s spotlight on an architect who made his mid century mark a little further south from us. Continue reading
How friggin’ great is this?
I admit to having hoarding tendencies. I’ve made references to my problem a few times throughout my blog. One of the reasons why I have such a hard time letting go of my possessions is the emotional attachment I develop for them because I think that every single piece I own is special. Garage sales? Gah. Only if you’re okay with random peeps picking through your stuff and offering what amounts to nothing for your beloved goods. Craigslist? Weirdo alert. Ebay? Who has the time to deal with the process? Continue reading
Anything’s possible with a staple gun and a vision.
They say that one person’s trash is another one’s treasure, and I seem to be guilty of finding treasures everywhere. This time, it was someone else’s treasure hunting instincts that brought us a wonderful new addition. Continue reading
Mid century manifesto.
All hail the symbol of mid century modern living: the Eichler home. Joseph Eichler was a real estate developer during the 50’s and 60’s whose vision was to build communities of affordable housing for families with great design in mind. Continue reading
I’ve died and gone to bargainista heaven.
Each month, flea market aficionados from as far away as Washington and Nevada make a pilgrimage to the Bay Area for the muther of all flea markets. Continue reading