Tuesday, March 8, 2011

a bird in the bush damn it - sgraffito Italian modernist ceramic Aldo Londi ?

If you see this bird I am obsessed with it and have to have it. One of those awful Ebay misses.
 Step1 ) forgot to bid
 Step 2)  not sold ask for a buy it now
Step 3) Buyer asks for more clarification on which of his items it is
Step 4) Buyer lists without responding to me
Step 5 Go to check your message an hour later, and someone else has bought it on the buy it now.

Please let me know if you see this bird  and send it home. Any other info on who made it would be appreciated it has a sort of Aldo Londi feel to it

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Retail mid century modern aint half bad

Now and then you find things that are brand new that are just well done. I wanted to pass along these items that I think are worth a look.  Of course I am in no way affiliated to CB2 or West Elm heck I only have 5 followers but I am so excited about that!

 I like the alcove wall shelf from CB2  http://www.cb2.com/storage/furniture/alcove-wall-shelf/f5491
 I bought one for my nick nacks and  was very  happy with the quality and proportions. It can attain a kinda Japanese or Paul Mccobb feel on days where I do not throw junk on it.

Their red book case is also fun  http://www.cb2.com/storage/furniture/wall-bookshelf/f6553

West elm has these  John Paul Phillipe sculptures on sale

Very nice but still not as nice as my Ivan Terestchenko's