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by CapitalMod
Tue May 03, 2005 1:19 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Modernist house numbers
Replies: 57
Views: 12680

Then again, the Eichler numbers are the same price as the Metropolitan ones, I just chose the Metro ones, if nothing else, for the kitsch factor. They have an upbeat sense of humor to them...they're fun. I agree and think you made a great choice. Did you include the asterix/starburst character with...
by CapitalMod
Mon May 02, 2005 11:17 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: pull down dining room lights
Replies: 13
Views: 2957

We had one of those in the dining room while I was growing up. It was shaped like a flying saucer and you could pull it down closer to the dining room table. Mom eventually changed it as it clashed with her antiques. <sigh> That and the starburst light fixtures in the rest of the house (still have t...
by CapitalMod
Fri Apr 29, 2005 5:53 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Tiki's NEw Paint Job
Replies: 28
Views: 5833

by CapitalMod
Thu Apr 28, 2005 8:14 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: 1950's Blonde Furniture
Replies: 27
Views: 9696

That is some really nice looking stuff. Can you mix blonde pieces with darker pieces? I have a 1957 Magnavox hi fi which is dark Danish modern in design. I use it as a side table next to my Eames day bed (salvaged from grandma's basement) which is black vinyl with a walnut frame. I need another side...
by CapitalMod
Sat Apr 23, 2005 12:38 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Bamboo - Sound Advice?
Replies: 28
Views: 6600

Because these planters are isolated between concrete slabs will the bamboo or any type of reed be unable to spread? Bamboo roots can grow through the drainage holes at the bottom of a container. If the container rests on concrete, then no problem. If there is any easy route to soil, it will eventua...
by CapitalMod
Sat Apr 23, 2005 6:19 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Bamboo - Sound Advice?
Replies: 28
Views: 6600

That would probably work where there is no frost. Here, when the ground freezes, the frost can push such things around.
by CapitalMod
Fri Apr 22, 2005 10:55 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Mid Century Modern Dating
Replies: 4
Views: 2040

Yea there are more than a few here although still a far cry from California. Lots by Charles Goodman in both Maryland and DC. We also have some fine modern structures like RFK Stadium and Dulles Airport. The city of DC is a classic East Coast city but with a vague French look. The burbs are like all...
by CapitalMod
Fri Apr 22, 2005 10:50 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Bamboo - Sound Advice?
Replies: 28
Views: 6600

Its bamboo. It is very attractive. But it comes over from two different neighbors' yards. One is going to install the trench. The other gets stopped by the concrete of the driveway.
by CapitalMod
Thu Apr 21, 2005 9:32 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Bamboo - Sound Advice?
Replies: 28
Views: 6600

by CapitalMod
Thu Apr 21, 2005 6:26 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Bamboo - Sound Advice?
Replies: 28
Views: 6600

I guess it depends on what type of bamboo. Be warned that bamboo will eventually take every inch of available space. I constantly have to visit my mom's casa and wack down the two front invasion from the neighbors' yards. Its tough work as you have to rip out the entire root network. A pick axe is t...
by CapitalMod
Tue Apr 19, 2005 9:33 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: retro shower curtain?
Replies: 14
Views: 5359

I have seen lots of Panton designs at Urban Outfitters.
by CapitalMod
Thu Apr 07, 2005 10:08 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Great Article re Herb Alpert
Replies: 1
Views: 1064

Great Article re Herb Alpert

A Touch of Brass Herb Alpert Hopes to Get A Second Wind From His Feel-Good 'Tijuana' Sound By Paul Farhi Washington Post Staff Writer Wednesday, April 6, 2005 SANTA MONICA, Calif. Just a few notes from that peppy horn are enough to book you on a first-class nostalgia trip. They take you back to tur...
by CapitalMod
Wed Mar 30, 2005 12:57 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Monorails...
Replies: 75
Views: 31500

Ah. Aren't some New York City subway/overhead trains now covered completely with colorful grafitti? Not for some time now. I went to school and lived there for awhile and watched as they slowly phased them out. Some of the murals were quite stunning and you can still find these in schoolyards. Howe...
by CapitalMod
Wed Mar 30, 2005 12:36 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Your Favorite Diner
Replies: 39
Views: 9667

I love Pann's. The service is fantastic as well.
by CapitalMod
Tue Mar 29, 2005 10:23 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Monorails...
Replies: 75
Views: 31500

I think so SDR, although I am no expert. People who lived next to Els always claim to never notice the sound after a while. And that is on old tracks.
by CapitalMod
Tue Mar 29, 2005 9:45 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Monorails...
Replies: 75
Views: 31500

I don't know if the monorail is more efficient or less efficient than the traditional mass transit rail systems used in other cities, though it does have a cool futurist style. Good question. I read that their appeal is in that they can be built very quickly and cheaply compared to traditional subw...
by CapitalMod
Tue Mar 29, 2005 9:11 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: If I had to pick one girl from the Modern era
Replies: 41
Views: 12891

by CapitalMod
Tue Mar 29, 2005 7:28 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: If I had to pick one girl from the Modern era
Replies: 41
Views: 12891

Yea I always had a thing for Miss Peel as well. I cannot fathom how Steed kept his cool around her, but he did.
by CapitalMod
Sat Mar 26, 2005 6:45 am
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Your Favorite Diner
Replies: 39
Views: 9667

by CapitalMod
Sat Mar 26, 2005 6:43 am
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: Greatest Toy Ever
Replies: 35
Views: 5777

Lost youth

by CapitalMod
Fri Mar 25, 2005 10:44 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Mid Century Modern Dating
Replies: 4
Views: 2040

Mid Century Modern Dating

I thought everyone might get a kick out of this: Modern Romance For Lovers of Mid-Century Design, A Matching Set Can Prove Hard to Find By Jeff Turrentine Washington Post Staff Writer Thursday, March 24, 2005 Like an Italian-neorealist film buff in Boise, like a country music fan in Kazakhstan, the ...
by CapitalMod
Thu Mar 24, 2005 2:01 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Eichler (landscape) Restoration on HGTV
Replies: 2
Views: 1384

Great one

I caught it last night. True, little or nothing of the interior was shown. But they really did up the outside well and restored the original look. The owners seemed to appreciate the era.
by CapitalMod
Mon Feb 28, 2005 9:45 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: IKEA - mixed feelings
Replies: 98
Views: 34913

The way I see it

Hey Sienna, IMHO you have answered your own question. Some of IKEA's stuff is quite nice while some is glorified dormitory furnishings. The quality does seem to be commensurate with price, but I suppose that is the case with most everything. It also tends to look better in photos than in reality, bu...
by CapitalMod
Fri Feb 25, 2005 1:39 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Watergate Hotel landmarked!
Replies: 2
Views: 749

Score one for ole DC

Cool. Can't let LA have all the fun. :wink:
by CapitalMod
Mon Feb 21, 2005 5:51 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: New members say HELLO here...
Replies: 890
Views: 447840

Gracias

Thanks Joe! Indeed I have seen both Hollin Hills and Rock Creek Woods. Both are fantastic, but I think I like High Point best of all, probably because it was on the way to Grandma's. I do not know the designer of High Point, but will look into it. I will also look into Goodman's commercial stuff, an...
by CapitalMod
Fri Feb 18, 2005 4:22 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: New members say HELLO here...
Replies: 890
Views: 447840

Hello

Hi, My name is Charles and I reside in Washington, DC, specifically Cleveland Park. I have been lurking here for some time and its time to come out of the fog. I really enjoy reading the various threads, particularly Joe’s insights. My liking for MCM was a long time coming. The spark was probably ...

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