Monday, October 27, 2014

Pinspiration Monday.. Let There Light!

Here's a little design inspiration for your Monday morning.  I recently updated and cleaned up my Pinterest boards and thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite pins here on the blog.  If you want to see all of my pins you can follow me here.

This week I'm going to share pins from my "Let There Be .... " board.  As always I LOVE to hear feedback!  Yay or nay, let me know below.  Are you on Pinterest?  Feel free to leave your page in the comments.


Designed by Tapio Wirkkala and produced by Iittala in the 1950's.

Photo from 1st Dibs

Not sure who made this lamp but I love it (and the stunning collection of mcm glass next to it!).
I've also seen it in other colors.  If I was to find any color out in the wild it would be a very
good day indeed. 

 Photo credit from The End of History 


George Nelson Bubble Lamps 

One is lovely, five is divine!  These were designed by George Nelson in 1947 and
produced by Herman Miller in the 1950's.  If you can't find a vintage light, they are
still being produced today.  

Up and Away with George Nelson

Photo from SalPickering

Isamu Noguchi

This is a personal favorite.  My parents had
a pair of these in our living room.  My
(extremely lucky) sister now has them!
Designed in the early 1950's and
produced in Japan.





Photo from  The Noguchi Museum



Yes, please!!  Love these brutalist lamps by Laurel.

Photo from The End Of History


Even though I love these copper pendent
lights designed by Tom Dixon.



Photo from Architonic 

I love this DIY, thrifted version even better!

Photo from Remodelista

Do you have any favorites?  Want to see more?  

Check out my "Let There Be..." board on Pinterest.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Breakfast with Steve (McQueen)

Ah, fall in the sonoran desert. It's still hot and there are no colorful leaves to gaze upon.  It has gotten just a tad cooler in the mornings and evenings, so there is that.  But for this NY'er, fall is a sad and frustrating time where I longingly look at my sweaters and boots.  There is one thing that is fun about fall in the desert and that is Tucson Modernism Week.  Lectures, home tours, and fun happenings all about Mid Mod are on the schedule. 

In honor of Tucson Modernism Week, 3 Story Magazine is sponsoring an evening of Film and Fashion at the Fox Theater.   A screening of  "The Thomas Crown Affair" will be followed by a discussion of fashion lead by Claudine Villardito, owner of Black Cat Vintage in Tucson, and Maureen Heneghan Tripp (BBC, Royal Shakespeare Company, and creator of the original Doctor Who costume).  Click here for details for the Reel Fashion At The Fox event. 

As I was doing a bit of research for a collaboration with 3 Story I came upon this still....

Take a moment (or two) to enjoy this shot of a shirtless (and sexy as all get out) Steve McQueen.  -Sigh-

If you can tear your gaze from the lovely Mr. McQueen you might take notice of his breakfast table.  Coffee pot, peppermill, and dinnerware are all made by Dansk.  Previous to finding this still I had read that this line, designed by Nils Refsgaard, was produced in 1972.  However, this movie was made in 1968. Hmmmm.....

As it happens, I currently have in stock, many bown mist and green mist pieces, including the coffee pot.  So, if you would like to breakfast like Steve McQueen, head over to my Etsy shop.  Some are already listed, some not.  Contact me if you have any questions at
Dansk Coffee Pot.  Dansk Sugar and Creamer set.
Dansk Green Mist Dinnerware
Dansk Peppermill

Danish Stainless Steel Bowl