I’m a huge fan of Saarinen tulip tables – so of course, took a liking to this Ada table lamp by CB2. In case you don’t know, CB2 is the separate mid mod line by Crate & Barrel. They have a lot of great stuff for 60s 70s and 80s retro renovations. This lamp is only $60. One caution: Don’t overdo the tulip shape – one application (a table & chairs OR pair of lamps) is likely enough.
These illustrations from the National Plan Service courtesy Indiana Coal & Lumber companay are idealistic – picture perfect – to be sure. Even so, they all include great little ideas to scrutinize and consider replicating in our own little jewel box 40s 50s and 60s ranches, colonials, capes, splits and contemporaries.
Scathing Jane spotted this Crane sink set into a custom-size metal cabinet, on craigslist. In my vintage marketing material, I definitely have seen examples of this this kind of installation. This is the first we’ve seen live, though! And boy…the more I see of these Crane sinks, the more in love I fall. They are so beautiful!
I’ve traveled down to Kentucky to spend Thanksgiving with my kinfolk: Mom, Dad, Aunt Mary Anne & Uncle Bob, David & Patrick & Kyle & Andra, Jenni & Matthew & Jackson & Justin & Sara & Lily, Ricky & Alison & Luke & Isaac & Emerson, Sara & David & Stephen & Nicholas. Have a great turkey day, everyone. Take a nap after, I’ll sure need one!
My basic goal right now in life is to know-all, see-all when it comes to mainstreet middle class mid century modern. So imagine my surprise and delight to bump into this source for new-old-stock mint-in-box rotary dial telephones — the real deal — while I was on a separate, very silly quest.
This is a hot topic: Readers are hearing from floor sales people that they need to polish and buff their newly installed vinyl composite floor tiles like the professionals do in office buildings.