Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

We're going to be closed Thursday and Friday for the holiday. Happy Thanksgiving!

Tribute to Irving Penn

In October the photography world lost one of the most influential artists of the 20th Century. Irving Penn passed away at the age of 92. Having studied under Alexey Brodovitch, Penn began shooting for Vogue during a defining decade in American fashion and editorial design—the 1950s. He continued working until his death leaving behind a body of work that will influence many artists to come.

For more information go here and here. To see a collection of Penn's portraits go here. To read the Vogue tribute go here.

Monday, November 23, 2009

An Apologetic Offering

Sorry for neglecting the blog for the past week—the real job got a bit busy. I promise to make it up to you over the next few weeks as Shag prepares for the holidays.

First up: Thanksgiving. Check out this commercial for Kaiser Foil I found on YouTube.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Jens Risom's Prefab Weekend House

Just found these amazing shots of Jens Risom's prefab weekend house. Makes me want it to be the weekend.

via The Selvedge Yard

Saturday, November 7, 2009

New Arrivals!

The store is quite possibly the fullest it has ever been. We have some pieces we've never had before (a Lane cedar chest), as well as some old favorites—beautiful lamps, glassware, and vintage globes. Many of the new pieces have a little something for the typographic enthusiasts out there—original labels and care instructions. You'll have to stop in to fully experience the stereo console—the sound is amazing!

For prices please call 215.627.7424 or email info@shagphiladelphia.com. Thank you!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

I've Been Shagged Drawing Results

We're excited to announce the winners of the I've Been Shagged drawing. Congratulations to Lilly Conner, Kevin Donlin, and Margherita Urbani!

Lilly Conner :: Green director chairs

Kevin Donlin: Tall dresser

Margherita Urbani: Yellow metal cart and vintage Pyrex set

It was great to see where so many of the pieces we've found, cleaned, and sold have ended up. Keep sending us photos and we'll put them on the Facebook Fan page.