Saturday, February 27, 2010

Selects from Apartment Therapy

Just wanted to share some inspiration I've been eyeing over at Apartment Therapy.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

We're having a...

Alvin Lustig and Barton's

Just found this AMAZING shot of Barton's candy store in New York (Architectural Forum, August 1952.) Victor Gruen was the architect while Alvin Lustig consulted on graphics. I'm a huge fan of Lustig—he managed to design in just about every medium possible. Below are a few examples of his work. To learn more about him and to get a look at his work go here.

Book cover design:

Signage design:

Fabric/pattern design:

Monday, February 22, 2010

New(ish) Arrivals!

We're really excited about some of our latest finds: dressers, buffets, china cabinets and more!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles will be preserved

It's always good news when moves are made to preserve history.

The Los Angeles hotel that hosted a welcome-home party for the Apollo 11 astronauts and other historic events will remain standing under a deal reached between the mid-century landmark's owners and preservation groups that sought to stave off the structure's demolition.

Michael Rosenfeld, who leads the partnership that owns the glass and aluminum Century Plaza Hotel, said his group has agreed to preserve the crescent-shaped building, which it previously planned to replace with two soaring towers. The deal allows building on other parts of the nearly six-acre property.

"I think we found an opportunity to do something unique and special on this site," he said.

LA Times, Associated Press Writer, February 11, 2010

Read more here and here.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Think Warm Thoughts

Lowe's unveiled the spring/summer retro collection of outdoor furniture—so warm and happy I can hear the snow melting here in South Philly!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Desk Collection

We've had a lot of requests for desks; however, we don't come across many in our searching. To aid in our scavenging I've started to put together a collection of inspiration. Enjoy!