June 28, 2010

Beat the heat

It's hot!!! Keeping it light & airy.


Fringe Studio at Zinc Details Showroom

The very talented Fringe Studio have collaborated with creative friends on a beautiful furniture line, now on view at Zinc Details in San Francisco. Their work will be showcased for two months, so check it out while you can.

Locally Grown, Fresh from Fringe
Zinc Details Showroom
2410 California St
San Francisco, CA 94115
Event info

An example of their gorgeous Forest Table below.

Forest legs made by John Kolkka, claro walnut top worked by Thomas Wold.


June 27, 2010

The Mid-Century Modernist

Stephen Coles aka Stewf, a longtime Flickr friend and typeface fiend, recently launched a beautiful redesign of his blog, The Mid-Century Modernist. Lots of eye candy for us MCM enthusiasts, and a nicely laid out Gallery section of ebay listings --smart design!


June 26, 2010

Uomini di Estate

The European men's shows bring out style in droves. I love how Italian men do Summer. The Sartorialist captures some of the highlights. Note, age really is nothing but a number.

While photographer Tommy Ton's sharp eye seeks out the details. See more of his photos for GQ here.


June 25, 2010

Unhappy Hipsters

Someone's saying what we're thinking. *wink, wink* With all this austere modernism, sometimes it doesn't hurt to make a little fun: Unhappy Hipsters

"They dreaded visits from her kombucha-loving Deadhead brother."
Unhappy Hipsters.


Today feels rather graphic

Then I stumbled upon this..

Alphabet Thesaurus Vol. 2 from Photo Lettering Inc. 1970 by Hopelevich Hopelitchka

And this!

Amazing MCM logo set by sandiv999

Chet Baker feels alright... Playing slideshow & Baker at the same time makes an interesting combination.


June 13, 2010

The Daily Jhuzz

Sharing is caring. Some of the lovely furnishing & decor displays around the shop. Brass, white ceramic and Danish teak are the right costume for the day..

The Daily Jhuzz: Danish Peter Hvidt & Molgaard Teak Credenza, Brass Stiffel Lamps, C. Jere brass bird wall display, and mama & baby owls, white ceramic compotes, and Italian marble fruit.

photos: Antoinette Celes


The Films of Charles and Ray Eames

We just found out our friends at DWR on Fillmore St., are hosting a screening of Charles and Ray Eames' films at their Fillmore Studio. Word on the street is popcorn and libations shall be served! A nice to-do for when the blazing sun sets.

The Films of Charles and Ray Eames
Sunday, June 13, 5:30-8pm
DWR Fillmore Studio
1913 Fillmore St.
San Francisco, CA


June 6, 2010

San Francisco Art Deco & Modernism show

We exhibited at the SF Art Deco & Modernism show this weekend. Looked at some nice collections, and marveled at the snazzy attendees in vintage dress. The guys put together a great looking booth, and here was the result.

Jens Risom ultrasuede sofa holding down the fort.

Portrait of a Gentleman painting with a pair of Sonneman lamps, and Italian glass dish, on Danish credenza.

A Portrait of a Gentleman

Beautiful peonies in a Heinrich vase, keeping company with the yellow Jaru vases.

McCobb maple & glass display cabinet

Chrome C. Jere lamp and op art vase

Copper 1960's sculpture

Burlwood lamp on 60's rosewood Danish chest.

"Burlwood Ives," or a nice piece of cured beef!

Danish rosewood expanding dining table. This one is big!

Knoll Saarinen marble top table with I.B. Kofod-Larsen chairs. "Quack!" -- blue Bitossi duck in the foreground.

Hans Wegner teak & walnut top dining set.

Danish teak dresser with the Jere stealing the thunder.

Brass C. Jere sculpture. Put on your best gauze maxi dress, and water the fern in your macrame plant hanger.

Jere sculpture detail

In the background, awesome 1970's Alan Brooks painting of the El Capitan theater in San Francisco's Mission district.

Detail of 1970's Alan Brooks painting of the El Capitan theater in San Francisco's Mission district. A study of light.

photos: Antoinette Celes


June 1, 2010

Tops, shocks and bow ties

It's June, time for something light. The eamescollector channel on YouTube creates whimsical shorts based on all the lovely details of the Eames aesthetic. Quite mesmerizing. Don't miss the bow tie film at the bottom!