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LIVING, DINING & WORKING - AT HOME

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Thanksgiving, our favorite time of the year to binge eat with family, is over and we're back in the office. We're not gonna let this brief purgatory before Christmas get us down though! Holiday cheer everybody, come'on. If there's one thing that we're reminded of on Thanksgiving it's that eating dinner with friends and family is a special thing. Whether or not you're Julia Child or Anthony Bourdaine, getting in the kitchen, whipping something up and sitting down with loved ones is a treat. We've showcased some of our more versatile dining tables with chairs that would be sure to add a bit of color to your life. 



GISPEN INDUSTRIAL DINING OR CONFERENCE TABLE
Gispen once again created a simple timeless design with this multi-purpose table that would function great in a live/work space. Pair it with Cordemeijer's Chair no. 11 of various colors, several of Friso Kramer style "result" chairs  and you'll have an eclectic looking sophisticate…

COZY, COMFY LEATHER FOR FALL

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Welcome, Fall. We've waited so long for you in this sweltering summer heat... despite that, we're still introducing a few well-loved leather favorites for burying into (when it gets cooler).
Gerard van den Berg for Montis Gerard van den Berg arguably defined a turning point away from classic Mid-Century Dutch furniture design to more contemporary design that made use of different materials such as rattan and leather. For Montis, a company he started with his brother, his design aesthetic stemmed from concepts of comfort - cushiony seats with a solid and sturdy body. Nevertheless he maintains a sleek elegance to each piece with his balanced, and often singular, use of warm leather upholstery and carefully placed stitching. 




Mario Bellini for B&B Italia
An architect and designer, Mario Bellini has won 8 Compasso d'Oro awards and been presented the Medaglia d'Oro by the President of the Italian Republic over the course of his extensive and impressive career. An interna…

STICK BOOKSHELF

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Wall Mount Stick Bookshelf, Beechwood.

WOAH, HEAT WAVE...

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Driving to work today I heard that Los Angeles currently has an "Excessive Heat Warning," and then I subsequently realized that I'm not a fan of this Indian summer and would rather it be over pretty soon. Not down with this heat. Though I would love to be lounging in the shade...

3 USES OF THE INDUSTRIAL MINI-TABLE

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We have SO MANY industrial side tables that they're practically breaking the floor of our storage attic... I don't even know why they're still here to be honest, they're pretty awesome, and of course (as I say to everything) - versatile. No but seriously... check out the cute little vignettes we did with our industrial tables to demonstrate their many uses. Of course there are more than just three ways, but that's all we had time for in this post ;) So, without further ado, here are three awesome uses of the industrial mini-table.
1. In your foyer. Entry table anyone? Small is good for this actually, not many people (I'm assuming) have an actual real foyer with room for a large heavy wood circular table to just take up space in the middle of the floor. I could also be wrong about this. Also a link on our post to decorating the foyer...
Our industrial metal and linoleum top tables start at $425. 

2. Kitchen Helper. Pretty self-explanatory. But also the perfect …

EMILY HENDERSON STORE TOUR

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Thanks Emily!! We loved your post, and we love you too!

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JUST LANDED: FAVORITES

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We're Having a Theo Ruth Love Affair...

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"And I can't stop, and I won't stop" - Miley Cyrus, Mike Will Made It, P-Nasty, Rock City, Doug E. Fresh, Slick Rick
As said epically by (all six) songwriters of "We Can't Stop," we literally can't stop being obsessed with Theo Ruth's beautiful designs. I suddenly had an epiphany that we may have a problem as I watched our upholsterer drop off a third (or fifth?) batch of freshly re-upholstered gorgeous Theo Ruth chairs... Not that that is a problem whatsoever, and if it is, we would love for it to keep reoccurring.
What's not to love? We can't help but be attracted to the well-designed and well-made. Basically, Theo Ruth's designs have amazing structurally sound bones (haha.) Even the worst upholsterer couldn't mess up a Theo Ruth chair. All of his designs are classic and fun - manifesting as a curvy love seat or his most famous tension construction sets. Ingenious...
Theo Ruth for Artifort: Theo Ruth was an interior and furn…

Mix and Match Mid-Century? No Prob - Hello Chairish!

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Being a dealer specializing in Dutch Mid-Century Modern goodness, we're no stranger to mixing and matching. Dutch design varies a little from more traditional Danish mid-century - they used more industrial and colorful materials, which offset so perfectly with wood and various textures. If we've taken away anything from Dutch design, it's fearlessness in our aesthetic. Sometimes the least likely mix of things synchronize beautifully together.

Why do we love mid-century? People knew how to build things well back then, ideas were fresh, unique pieces were made, and the materials were repurposed from WWII industrialism… Historically standing, MCM was the gateway for mass-production, nevertheless the original (old) designs still maintain a feeling of hand-craftedness and care. Mixing mid-century with any style ALWAYS gives any space a sense of originality and comfort. Today I will be sharing a few of our favorite rooms that seamlessly incorporate the mid-century modern aesthe…

JUST LANDED: FAVORITES

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Pair of Jacques Adnet Style Woven Rattan Bucket Chairs, Paul Kingma Style Mosaic Stone Nesting Tables
Blonde Pastoe (attr) Dining Set, Black Plexi Hat Ceiling Lamp
Pair of Radboud Van Beekum FM60 Cube Chairs for Pastoe in New White Leather, Hala Style Ball-Jointed Industrial Black Floor Lamp, Dirk van Sliedrecht for Rohe Noordwolde Side Table

De Sede DS-600 "Nonstop" Sofa

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Ueli Berger/Elenora Peduzzi-Riva/Heinz Ulrich/Klaus Vogt's DS600 "Nonstop" Sofa for De Sede is the kind of sofa (work of art) that you can only acquire if you're a rockstar with impeccable and eclectic taste. It has always been a stunning classic, and was featured in the March Architectural Digest's article detailing Lapo Elkann's apartment in Milan (entrepreneur and designer with impeccable and eclectic taste.)

This ingenious sofa system was developed in 1972 as a cross between ultimate comfort, versatility (literally), and design. Each individual cushy section can be zippered together and curved elegantly - hence we like to call it the Zipper Sofa. Talk about statement pieces, you don't even need anything else in the room at all. It's one of our favorites! Practically screaming to stay with us forever… however unfortunately that is not the case as our lack of space says otherwise.  


























Here are some more traditionally upholstered zipper De Sede's.…

Designing for a Good Cause - 10 Homes in 2 Days

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A good friend of ours recently introduced us to a community volunteer organization she's been working with called "A Sense of Home" that designs homes with furniture donations for aged-out foster kids. This weekend on April 18th and 19th they will be putting together 10 homes in just two days!! If you have any furniture or any of your time to donate, please do! 
Here's some more info on the organization :) Taken from the "Foster Care Counts" website - also here is their website.


Who are we? A Sense of Home (ASOH) is a volunteer movement where community creates homes for foster youth as they "age out" of the foster care system. At age 18 or 21st, youth that were never adopted are ejected from the foster system and must fend for themselves. They may secure a Section 8 Apt but have no means to obtain furniture & homewards that create a sense of home and the foundation that is needed to succeed. ASOH rallies the community to be the "village&q…

Spring, Is That You?

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For some reason, this winter felt longer than last winter. We're lucky that we didn't get hit with the insane weather bombarding the East Coast (I mean when do we ever get insane weather or weather at all?), but somehow the record-breaking low temperatures around the rest of the US got us down too... (we're awful, right?) BUT that makes us even more excited that Spring has finally and officially decided to join us. Well, on the West Coast at least. West Coast=Best Coast. Feel free to debate me.

We have a TON of West German Ceramics, large and small, and decided that now was the time to go to the flower market and fill these beautiful vases. We went a little crazy... "we" meaning me.


That's probably about $80 worth of flowers/branches/thistles right there, which isn't bad considering we made all of these! (Below.. and more.) The LA flower market is crazy amazing and I spent about an hour wandering around looking at everything, and trust me, they have ev…

VINTAGE STOOLS

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Our Foray into Styling the Foyer

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The foyer or entryway to your home serves as a perfect introduction to the type of person you are... cluttered and disorganized, or minimal and clean, it lends precedence to what the rest of your house is going to look like (most likely.) As they say, first impressions are everything - right? 

Not all of us have a distinct foyer per say, but we can create the illusion of having one (even if it is just an extension of our living room.) All we really need is a place to rest our keys upon arrival to save us some stress and anxiety later on when we REALLY need to be somewhere important and can't find those damn keys. We've picked out a few things we want for our foyer, and of course, some inspiration from Pinterest.  Also sorry... couldn't resist with that title.

1. Willy Van der Meeren for Tubax Writing Desk or Side Table with Wire Legs. Very elegant industrial design in the shaping of the tubular enameled metal legs. 
2. Giancarlo Piretti for Castelli Three Seater Bench with…