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by Slim and Gabby
Fri Aug 31, 2012 12:29 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: Masland Duran Duraleather Sofa Tufted Leather - Thoughts?
Replies: 1
Views: 3457

Masland Carpets?

The only Masland I know of is Masland Carpets, which is still in business. I wonder if they licensed furniture or had a brief fling in it? They're a really cool company-been around a looong time. If I recall correctly, they close for a week so everyone can go hunting! http://www.maslandcarpets.com/
by Slim and Gabby
Thu Sep 15, 2011 9:48 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Kind of a newbie, curious about this house...
Replies: 8
Views: 2713

WOW, VERY CUTE! I love the color. As for the tile, yep, it more than likely is asbestos, and no you don't have to worry about it: as I've said before, the asbestos is in suspension, ergo, it's inert. It's actually far superior to most, if not all, flooring manufactured today. My house had asbestos t...
by Slim and Gabby
Mon Jul 18, 2011 3:12 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: So the wife and I are out for our walk and I see this....
Replies: 6
Views: 5641

Coward, where's your sense of adventure? :roll: :P
Slim
by Slim and Gabby
Mon Jul 18, 2011 3:06 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Rain gutters for my Cliff May
Replies: 4
Views: 2068

I agree, the seamless is totally the way to go. I did mine in the ten foot lengths and it was SATANIC. I used words that sound a lot like "mother trucker"--a lot! A pro can get that thing straight where the water doesn't pool up and eventually leak. If they buckle, it gets tough to fit the...
by Slim and Gabby
Tue Jun 28, 2011 6:05 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Any photos of patio overhangs/pergolas?
Replies: 7
Views: 3639

What I meant to say was, twenty seconds after cleaning it!
by Slim and Gabby
Tue Jun 28, 2011 6:03 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Any photos of patio overhangs/pergolas?
Replies: 7
Views: 3639

This is on our "old" house (our "new" house is 40-years older!): http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3027/2699893246_01d9bb8046.jpg From the shadows you can see the actual layout. We didn't put any fiberglass on it but we thought about it: living in an oak preserve, it would have gott...
by Slim and Gabby
Sun Jun 26, 2011 10:27 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Mod home library must-have title list. Collaborative.
Replies: 27
Views: 7431

From my way of thinking if you're going to have a Mid Century House, you should have source material as to how they were actually built, but more importantly how they worked on them. One of my favorite sources is, Popular Mechanics Do It Yourself Encyclopedia 1955. I have found that most of the mode...
by Slim and Gabby
Wed Jun 15, 2011 3:36 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: See-through 1940 Pontiac
Replies: 2
Views: 3735

In my opinion one of the most totally boss cars ever built! Being a body guy, I think you would either have scratches, polish out, or complete replacement of any panel, uff da! Here's a Bulova Accutron along those same lines, BTW, they were first sold in 1960: http://www.omega-addict.com/reviews/bul...
by Slim and Gabby
Mon Jun 13, 2011 7:48 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: mastic remover
Replies: 8
Views: 2351

Joe, if you're talking about what I think you're talking about, um, I've had really good results with boiling water. As I recall they used mastic to put down old flooring and such, no? I used a big pot of boiling water, spill all of it on the floor, and when it's sat for a while, I used a big ol' sp...
by Slim and Gabby
Sat Jun 11, 2011 9:09 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Nice Gallery of Streamline Designs
Replies: 2
Views: 3684

I didn't know Richard Dreyfuss was a designer... sorry I couldn't resist! Very, very cool I must say. I've always been a big fan of design, especially when it goes way past functionality. Having just bought a house built in 1920, we picked up one of these: http://www.buckeyeappliance.com/photos/stov...
by Slim and Gabby
Thu May 19, 2011 12:07 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Mattel's Upsy Downsys (1970) retro now online
Replies: 10
Views: 5867

Hey- Slim and I are still unpacking, but somewhere in my stuff is a complete Kiddles house I got for....0.25! I couldn't leave it to go to the dump pile from the thrift. I loved kiddles, and not most other dolls. I used to get them before we went on a trip as something to fiddle around with a keep q...
by Slim and Gabby
Thu May 19, 2011 11:44 am
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: Help identifying wild stretched 60s chair
Replies: 4
Views: 4969

nor so sure about Pearsall ID

I'm not so sure I would attribute this chair to Pearsall. While the wild back and small lipped arms seem to have a Pearsall influence, Craft Associates never made anything with this type of base (which looks like a very cool chess piece IMO). Here is a direct link to a catalog of Pearsall Designs, m...
by Slim and Gabby
Tue May 17, 2011 3:36 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: How ya fixed for blades!
Replies: 9
Views: 6883

Hmmmm! I just discovered our new, to us, house has a slot in the medicine cabinet for putting the razor blades into the wall, suh-wheat! I'll have to check to see if how big the collection is one day...
Slim
by Slim and Gabby
Thu May 12, 2011 10:17 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Mattel's Upsy Downsys (1970) retro now online
Replies: 10
Views: 5867

Hey, try this guy:

http://johnkstuff.blogspot.com/

Ren & Stimpy's dad:

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He's SUPER pedantic when it comes to illustration and really knows his $#!+.
Slim
by Slim and Gabby
Thu May 05, 2011 11:30 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: First house: late 50s Ranch..but ugly front porch awning....
Replies: 4
Views: 2107

Hmmmm?!?!?!? You've got a pretty nasty little pop-up when I went to look at your site, GRRRRR! Yeah, anyway... I don't hate your metal awning, it is period, and I think you'll find in a few years that lots of folks are getting rid of them because they don't look like what you see in all the "co...
by Slim and Gabby
Tue May 03, 2011 4:42 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Mattel's Upsy Downsys (1970) retro now online
Replies: 10
Views: 5867

You may want to try these folks: http://www.scbwi.org/ Ah-hem, er, Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, kind of an ugly acronym, eh? You might try Dan Yaccarino, it's a long shot, but he's probably the best children's illustrator when it comes to retro, or emulating that vintage look...
by Slim and Gabby
Sun May 01, 2011 7:10 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: Pearsall/Kagan Style bentwood walnut end table(2460-T24)
Replies: 4
Views: 4274

more neat stuff on Pearsall....

Hope you got what you needed from your Pearsall table. We'd have a hard time parting with any of Slim's Pearsall chairs. Looks like Pearsall's home is on the market for the first time ever, but not on his website yet. Photos so far look amazing. BUT----check out the catalog of designs here: http://w...
by Slim and Gabby
Thu Apr 28, 2011 8:08 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: bowhaus dog house
Replies: 3
Views: 3849

Hair of the Dog, by Bauhaus:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVVXORfI3xA

Is this what you meant Sky, snort, snicker, HAHAHAH!:

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As for the other doggy goth, snort, um yeah-booyeee!

Slim
by Slim and Gabby
Wed Apr 27, 2011 4:15 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: bowhaus dog house
Replies: 3
Views: 3849

Sky, I guess you weren't talking about Doggy Goth then when you mention Bauhaus:

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Slim
by Slim and Gabby
Tue Apr 26, 2011 4:25 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Napa Valley, CA. Jack Hillmer, 1953. $719,000
Replies: 1
Views: 1067

weird location

Hmmmm. I would have never guessed a home like that to be in that neighborhood. I grew up in Napa, and it's a good thing that home is on a big lot, because that's the last place I'd expect to find a sprawly MCM view house. It's definitely got that funky organic vibe without taking it too far. Neat! G...
by Slim and Gabby
Tue Apr 26, 2011 4:21 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Pasadena, CA - The Norton House, 1954 Buff & Hensman
Replies: 1
Views: 1299

Sweet Rooster, yo!

Holy cow! That rooster mosaic behind the cooktop is sweet! I hope the next owners appreciate it.

Gabby
by Slim and Gabby
Mon Apr 25, 2011 3:39 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: A shout out to Slim and Gabby - new house yet?
Replies: 2
Views: 1606

Hey- thanks for asking. I'm playing hooky from a report I should be writing for my new job, and Slim is packing in the other room. Taking 90% of things off to storage in a moving van Saturday. That is one SWEET looking sofa set. Don't know about Mcguire, but it looks perfect for you, and comfy. I he...
by Slim and Gabby
Tue Apr 05, 2011 6:52 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: Stuff to fill my house with (purchases/potential purchases)
Replies: 12
Views: 7350

you're not kidding.....that is one PURTY bedroom set. We're house shopping on Saturday, and will likely find one we like that day. I'm really pleased with our Realtor so far; he seems to have a good idea of what we like. I've been researching the market and neighborhoods since about Thanksgiving, so...
by Slim and Gabby
Sat Apr 02, 2011 2:29 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: Stuff to fill my house with (purchases/potential purchases)
Replies: 12
Views: 7350

Oyouuooouuooo! Nice work. Those should look really good together. I have always had all kinds of furniture I pulled together from here and there. Having a ton of stuff makes the odds that we end up with matching sets much much greater. You're right....it DOES feel strangely grown up. I finally ended...
by Slim and Gabby
Wed Mar 30, 2011 6:12 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Looking for info on architect named Paul Haynes
Replies: 5
Views: 2138

Holy Cow, Scowsa!

That Pasadena study is one awesome document. I perused the style definitions and don't think I've seen anything so concise and readable.

Great stuff!

Gabby
by Slim and Gabby
Tue Mar 29, 2011 10:55 am
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: Best place for 670 lounger replacement seat support???>&a
Replies: 1
Views: 2901

Are those steel?!?!?!?!? Is the problem piece the one on the left?!?!?!? You could probably take it to a machine shop and have new pieces made and welded onto the old ones, if indeed that is the issue.
Slim
by Slim and Gabby
Sun Mar 20, 2011 3:01 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: 1000+ pages of vintage photos - car centric
Replies: 1
Views: 1590

Wow! Too many great pictures to even begin with.

Thanks, we think. OY-could spend waaaaay too much time there.
Neat-O!

Gabby
by Slim and Gabby
Sun Mar 20, 2011 12:00 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: RetroRoadmap trip from Philly to Austin - recommendations?
Replies: 5
Views: 4944

Betty- you helped us out with some great suggestions for our Pittsburgh trip last summer, so I was hoping I had something to contribute here. My experience with most of the areas you mentioned is quirky at best. I had family members who owned a string of cheesy tourist traps throughout the Smoky Mtn...
by Slim and Gabby
Fri Mar 18, 2011 2:10 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Painting Bifold doors
Replies: 5
Views: 2396

Is the paint bad, or are you just not thrilled with the color? Is it original paint, or has someone painted over them with a water based paint? If it's an industrial finish, I'd use some lacquer based filler-primer, out of a spray can to fill any chips, wet sanding with 320/400 grit wet dry paper an...
by Slim and Gabby
Fri Mar 18, 2011 12:12 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: any thoughts on ID of this large Don Quixote & Sancho Pa
Replies: 1
Views: 2614

Hey, long time no post! Um, looks like RT to me at the top, I'd bet money that it is 1964. Reminds me of German Expressionism, maybe a little Max Beckmann influence? Poncho reminded me of: http://www.chinaoilpainting.com/upload1/file-admin/images/new2/Max%20Beckmann-532477.jpg Just my two cents, Slim

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