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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.    


My New House

03.26.12 | Permalink | 2 Comments

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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Silver treasure find

03.18.12 | Permalink | 2 Comments

Many thanks to Teak Pepper reader and Quistgaard mill collector B.B. for sharing his latest find. He’s an architect with friends all over the country who keep their eyes peeled for mills. One day he got a text from a friend and was stunned to see this super rare silver and palisander mill. It is […]

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Strong market for Quistgaard Mills

03.11.12 | Permalink | 1 Comment

There have been a lot of great mills up on eBay recently, so I thought I’d profile a few recent sales. Since December there has been six mills that sold for over $500, and about 18 that sold for $199 and more.  Many of those in the $200+ market are Nissen or other mills, as […]

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A fellow pepper mill collector profiled

03.08.12 | Permalink | 2 Comments

There’s a great article in the New York Times about Michael Hoffman and his family who are even crazier pepper mill collectors than I am. While I focus on the work of Jens Quistgaard and other Danish Modern mills, he seems to love all pepper mills. He picks them up on his travels and seemingly […]

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Big collection on eBay

02.11.12 | Permalink | 3 Comments

There’s a giant collection of JHQ mills on eBay right now.  Very nice to see – it has been a long time. The opening bid was $3000 and there are already a few bidders. There are 25 mills, including two duplicates. Unlike many of these large auctions, this one includes a few very rare mills […]

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Cool Woodturning Book

07.02.11 | Permalink | Comment?

I found this cool book about woodturning.  The cover features a rare piece by Jens Quistgaard, abstracted shapes, and simple Helvetica type. It was published in 1970. The book features a few more Dansk pieces inside and has a ton of information on how to make just about anything on a lathe. There’s a few […]

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Quistgaard Stokke Chair Reissue

06.12.11 | Permalink | 1 Comment

The Danish company Gubi is reissuing the Jens Quistgaard designed Stokke Chair.  This is a very nice chair that was originally produced in 1965 by Nissen. The original used teak or rosewood and had multiple different leather options.  The modern reissue uses black stained oak and black leather. This is a unique chair design because […]


Check out my new eBay auctions

06.05.11 | Permalink | Comment?

I have a few pieces for sale on eBay that I thought some of you might be interested in, particularly a super rare Quistgaard magazine rack. I have two, and this one has to go. There’s also a super cool Lucite globe, some Danish candlesticks, a wire magazine rack, a wire glass server, a tall […]

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