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San Mateo Highlands Eichler Home Tour

04.20.14 | Permalink | Comment?

In two short weeks… SAN MATEO HIGHLANDS EICHLER HOME TOUR A benefit for Highlands Elementary School Saturday May 3, 2014 Sunday May 4, 2014 10am to 3pm each day The tour will allow you to visit 10 amazing homes, the Modern Hub museum, and a vintage Airstream trailer. View the filmPeople in Glass Houses: The [...]

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Eichler Homes T Shirt

05.04.13 | Permalink | Comment?

I am pleased to let everyone know about the San Mateo Highlands Eichler T-Shirt I created. It is an illustration of a classic Highlands Eichler and I am offering if for sale on Zazzle. You can get it with “San Mateo Highlands” or “Eichler Homes” written under it to show your Eichler pride. Just in time [...]

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Rare thrift find – Dansk mill

01.12.13 | Permalink | 5 Comments

I love going to thrift stores. You never know what you might find. I’ve found lots or random Dansk, Heath, Krenit, many other vintage pieces, and a guitar amp. I’ve been able to sell and enjoy much of what I’ve purchased. But nothing that’s blown my mind. And this is exactly what happened with teakpepper.com [...]

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Dansk in modern marketing

01.07.13 | Permalink | 1 Comment

I got home today to a new DWR and CB2 catalog.  Great day – my house is still somewhat new so I’m always on the lookout for the right furniture. Right there on the cover of DWR – to follow up last month’s amazing station wagon – was a smooth flamestone coffee cup.  The same [...]

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My New Danish Modern Chair

11.30.12 | Permalink | Comment?

When I saw the posting on our neighborhood email list that there was a “Free Mid-Century Chair” sitting in my neighbor’s driveway, I turned off to stove, told my wife to watch the kid, and jumped in the car.  What I found was a big-ass mauve upholstered chair with what looked like teak legs. I didn’t [...]

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Amazing cover on the DWR Holiday catalog

11.18.12 | Permalink | Comment?

I don’t know about you, but it’s not even Thanksgiving and I’ve gotten dozens of holiday catalogs in the mail. But when I got the new DWR catalog, the cover photo jumped straight into my cerebral cortex’s vintage station wagon and mid-century architecture pleasure center. Wow, what an amazing shot. The Egg chair on top [...]

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Dansk in Dwell

08.29.12 | Permalink | Comment?

The cover story of the most recent issue of Dwell Magazine is a profile of Toronto collector Dr. Kenneth Montague. It has some great photos of his penthouse, which features an amazing roof deck, a series of Calder prints, and – yes – Dansk teak. The photos feature many Dansk pieces, including a glimpse of a [...]

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Eames Shells Restored for Outdoors

05.04.12 | Permalink | Comment?

After moving into my new home, I began to search for some seating for my back patio. It had to look great because it’s only separated from my living room by a wall of glass. And, it couldn’t be upholstered because it will be covered with pine needles in the fall and seed pods in [...]

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Unusual Mark on Bowl

04.01.12 | Permalink | 5 Comments

I found this vintage Quistgaard bowl at a local shop and it has a somewhat unusual mark.  Not sure if I’ve seen the bowl before, or if I have seen this mark before. Let me know in the comments if I’m just crazy after seeing too many teak bowls.    

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My New House

03.26.12 | Permalink | 1 Comment

One of the reasons I haven’t posted much over the last few months is that my family moved.  We packed up our home and moved south down the Penninsula. It was a major job – and as you can imagine – it took a lot of time. The new house is still not fully together [...]

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