Jul 25, 2011

Movies, Masti and Magic...Hindi Cinema and Danish/MCM

Bollywood and Regional movies showed us credenzas and dressers which were what the film stars could afford!. Notice the eclectic decor in this movie set : Anand Special focus on the 6 drawer at the back everything else which went into making this "home" while enjoying the song.

Did you notice the danish modern Sled leg credenza, the Lane(??) dining set,  hollywood regency style sofa and chairs, the dining table and chairs. The chair in which the Rajesh Khanna's friend and wife are sitting is a cool chaise with the danish modern look.

Vintage Love ~ Pascoe Plywood and Iron Side Chairs

I have spoken about my love for using wood and metal in furniture design. But then use of metal has to be in simple and clean lines for me. When I saw these on another blog I follow, I had to share it :-) 

 (circamidcentury blogspot com)
This chair were designed in late 1951by Clifford Pascoe for Modernmasters Inc, and was included in the 1952 Museum of Modern Art Good Design show. This chair has a bent/sculptural molded plywood backrest, black metal frame, and a vinyl upholstered seat. Pascoe chairs are considered a cheaper reproductions of Paul Mccobb's chair, the #1535 side chair of the Planner Group. 

Another reproduction of Paul McCobb was out in 1960: A design by Reilly-Wolfe 
Pascoe (year: 1952/53)
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A huge thank you to Jonathan of http://paulmccobb.blogspot.com), Here is what he has to say on identifying the original Paul McCobb vs equally good looking Pascoe's chairs :)\

How do you tell them apart? Here's a list of the major differences:
  1. Paul McCobb chair has a metal stretcher across the bottom between the front and rear legs, the Pascoe chair does not have this.
  2. Clifford Pascoe chair incorporates an upholstered foam rubber seat, the Paul McCobb chair a carved wooden seat.
  3. Where the Pascoe chair uses bolts through the back of the backrest to attach it to the iron uprights, the McCobb backrest is connected invisibly at the bottom of the backrest.
  4. The McCobb backrest is more sculptural and less angular than the Pascoe backrest     
  (source:  paulmccobb blogspot)

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    These chairs would look so good in a sunroom, breakfast nook or a balcony..I am sure whoever buys it will be pretty happy :). These pieces work well in small spaces, as they are stack-able and contrary to their looks are pretty comfortable. What I love about clean line furniture, is the airy and well ventilated affect they bring to any decor :)..But then, as I always say, they have to be done right!!

    Jul 22, 2011

    Vintage Love ~Magazine rack

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    Faulous Studio magazine rack by "Wierd Willy" - lift off tiers and beautifully crafted solid wood frame with hand carved one-piece legs. Signed on bottom: "Another creation from weird willy's wonderful world of wild and wacky wood works"

    source: valiantvintage.com

    Jul 21, 2011

    Awards and Appreciation ~ Thank you Tanya

    Tanya of Dans- Townhouse, bestowed me with a creative blogger award. 

    Thank you for the lovely award and the gesture. :)

    PS: I apologize for the delay in posting this...i will get back to finishing up the rest of the post..asap!!

    Jul 14, 2011

    House Beautiful ~ At Home with Marcy

    I am back with another very beautiful home from San Fernando valley, LA, California.

    Marcy, a very inspiring blogger, calls herself an admitted addict; to all things vintage, with a super soft spot for mid century modern. She says, she cannot resist thrift store, estate sale or flea market, neither can I..:-). Marcy loves and appreciates old wares and always saves vintage furniture. 

    She lives in a 1950's, 1600 sq feet - 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, and a pool. Lets start our tour with the Welcoming Exterior...
    Planters picked up at estate sales  

    A beautiful set of 50's metal chairs with wonderful back detail. She stripped and painted them and added new upholstery..

    Another pair of pretty chairs ...

    And now lets move on to the pool side, shall we!!  

    Moving indoors ~~ Living Area ~ can't stop admiring the wood panels on the ceiling, and the fireplace.. The house went through a few renovations.  It was not original 50's fabulous when they bought it, but had a few 70's updates.  The previous owner had put up a popcorn ceiling and Marcy tore down the popcorn ceiling to reveal the original wood on the ceiling.

    I LOVE her furniture pieces, all so carefully chosen and well put together...:)

    and now to the other part of the living room

    I am in love ~ with that wall sculpture, that super cool day bed, the slipper chair and the teak lamp!!! oh my I could go on...

    Dresser close up!! Dont you love the dresser and its presence in the family/living area

    The dining area folks ~ Love the dining set and the hutch... :-)

    And then the bedroom :-) ~~   so calm and serene....I love the little birdie decal 

    Before you can gulp in all the homeyness in this house, wait to be swept off your feet ~  her amazing kitchen

    I could cook and eat in here...all day :)

    A delicious tour isn't it. I am still waiting for all the goodness to sink in :-)......

    Marcy says "My choice of home would be the quintessential 1960's mid century modern minimalist with beamed ceilings, wide open spaces and floor to ceiling windows. Hopefully our next home is just that!"  

    I wish her all the best and hoping that her wish for her dream home comes true. Thank you Marcy for sharing your beautiful home on the Design Enthusiast. 

    Pictures copyright: Marcy of Rhan Vintage - the blog and the etsy store : Please do not use /copy with out permission

    Jul 6, 2011

    Design Enthusiast Featured ~ Prismma 's Blogger Style

    This post is long overdue. Prismma, came out with its first issue in April, 2011. Rekha Nambiar, The Editor of the magazine, was kind enough to include The Design Enthusiast as part of a feature called - Blogger Speak. 

    About Prismma
    Prismma showcases space and style and brings in-depth features on design and home living, interviews with Architects, designers and photographers, exclusive home tours and profiles of stores, products and crafts. We have a special Discover India section that covers everything from heritage to travel. The content is spread over three formats.
    • Magazine—which has a focus on visuals and design and is designed for ease of reading
    • Website—content with slideshows and add-ons like contests and giveaways
    • News Blog—here we bring you product updates, news, views and experts.

    My feature...
    Thank you Rekha and the team at Prismma for the feature...I am glad I was a part of the first issue. It feels good to be sharing space with other very talented artists, architects and bloggers. Wishing the team all the best and many more successful issues in future :-)

    Link to their website, facebook page and the magazine

    Nothing to do with design

    BethTerry has been inspiring many people, and she is driving change...I have been working towards it for the last16 years..I write a green blog as well...dint have the right attitude to communicate my efforts..But then, I admire people like Beth who have the right attitude and mental strength to speak out...Sharing her video here because, this is what i believe in..I have had enough of not reflecting my strong fundamentals and beliefs in sensible living.. just because its not appealing to others!

    Cakes and more!! ~ Sindhu's Cakes & Catering

    I posted Sindhu's puttu recipe on the food blog a few days ago. I am delighted to announce the opening of her online custom cake  store. She is an amazing cook and an accomplished baker. Need to see more...check her website

    >> SweetLite

    Look at this amazing cake...super... isnt it :)

    Sindhu caters in and around atlanta area...so hop over to her site and place your orders...I assure you..you will love her work. I personally recommend her cakes and appetizers.

    I know how hard she works to complete each order with utmost dedication and lends her personal touch to every party she caters to. I have tasted her veggie cooking so I can vouch for its yummy-in-the-tummy-ness!! I hear great reviews for her non-vegetarian dishes as well...The next time you or your friends are having a party..call her!!

    image source: Sindhu's portfolio
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