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by CapitalMod
Wed Aug 06, 2008 11:36 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: I.D. this plant
Replies: 14
Views: 810

Looks a bit like what some call a Dragon Tree.
by CapitalMod
Tue Aug 05, 2008 10:06 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Marketplace
Topic: What's a good price on this GE stereo/turntable/coffee...
Replies: 4
Views: 1577

I am pretty much in agreement with AJ. Its a nice piece without a doubt. The turntable is Gerrard which is a quality brand. Most of my stereo gear is vintage (even my cd player is circa 1984). The problem is that this stuff is three or more decades old. Anything like that (think of classic cars) has...
by CapitalMod
Thu Jul 31, 2008 10:24 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Sid & Marty Krofft profile
Replies: 3
Views: 1164

Wow, I watched all their stuff when I was a kid. Loved it. I plan to get HR Pufenstuff on DVD for my kid when he is old enough.
by CapitalMod
Tue Jul 08, 2008 10:47 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Social Trends
Replies: 7
Views: 833

propane is cheaper than wood, broham. don't think it's society change, rather a period of life. when you're in your 20s, you want to escape and go "out." as you get order, that $4.99 six pack or PBR makes for sense than the $3 glass of PBR at the bar. Less likely to get a dui at home. plu...
by CapitalMod
Fri Jun 27, 2008 9:29 am
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: MCM Record Consoles
Replies: 30
Views: 4726

wwilber: Nice piece of gear! I have a Magnavox that is basically the same design, but is built from dark mahogany rather than blond wood. Izzy: Nice find! Now considering you got if for a song, throw some money into it to bring it back to is full glory. As was said, recapping is a must. Any stereo ...
by CapitalMod
Wed Jun 04, 2008 12:43 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Solar panels on an Eichler
Replies: 14
Views: 1813

I am one of those who thinks solar panels are pretty cool looking whether on a Tudor or an Eichler, but especially on an Eichler. Go for it.
by CapitalMod
Mon Jun 02, 2008 12:28 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: Please help me with a TV Stand!
Replies: 9
Views: 2290

Yea Ikea or CB2 should have something that floats your boat, or TV.
by CapitalMod
Mon Jun 02, 2008 12:24 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: Clairtone stereo
Replies: 3
Views: 2041

Yea amazing stuff, but not easy on the pocketbook.

For those that want good MidMod solid state, take a look at KLH and Acoustic Research. Tube gear has even more possibilities.
by CapitalMod
Tue May 27, 2008 11:58 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: 2 Columbus Circle NYC
Replies: 50
Views: 7741

To be honest, if that was some brand new building, I would actually be fairly impressed, especially considering the drech that is built these days. But considering what they destroyed, its horrid.
by CapitalMod
Mon May 05, 2008 10:53 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Marketplace
Topic: Book/DVD: Anaheim Vacationland
Replies: 2
Views: 778

Just noticed this. This is a must get for me. I still remember my first trip to California as a kid with my grandparents and we drove right through that strip multiple times. I was mesmerized.
by CapitalMod
Mon Apr 21, 2008 10:41 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: What A Pity
Replies: 28
Views: 2733

I used to live two blocks away and this just makes me ill. Still, cannot say I am surprised as this is the place that tore down the old Penn Station.

Dispicable... :x
by CapitalMod
Thu Apr 17, 2008 8:14 am
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: miniature booze bottles
Replies: 2
Views: 1594

Very cool, especially the mini beer bottles. I would need about 115 of those.... :cheers:
by CapitalMod
Tue Apr 15, 2008 10:13 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Cooling the house - what to do when you don't have AC?
Replies: 12
Views: 2374

During my year in Europe, I learned the benefit of simply closing all of the doors and windows during the day. Every door to every room. This tended to hold the morning temperature steady. When you get home, and this is assuming you do not work from home, you open everything up as it predictably get...
by CapitalMod
Thu Apr 03, 2008 10:04 am
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Virginia... what to do?
Replies: 17
Views: 9101

There was an old bar in the movie Brodcast News that may not have survived, had a vitrolite facade, in shades of green. I believe you are thinking of Whitlow's at 11th and E street. Sadly, it is now a T-mobile store. There is a newer one in Arlington that pays some homage to the older one and is no...
by CapitalMod
Wed Apr 02, 2008 1:07 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: Butterfly chair covers
Replies: 10
Views: 3114

this is why i love this board! i need new butterfly chair covers and sure enough - there's a thread pointing me in the right direction!!! thanks guys - a few years later :) Ditto that ditto. I just saved one from mom's garage. Very rusty, but some sandpaper and a wire brush took it off. Just ordere...
by CapitalMod
Fri Mar 21, 2008 8:48 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Arthur C. Clarke dead at 90
Replies: 2
Views: 1537

by CapitalMod
Fri Mar 21, 2008 7:46 am
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Virginia... what to do?
Replies: 17
Views: 9101

Any old restaurants (besides the chili joint which looks very cool) still in their orginal location? There's a place called "Old Europe" but what else? Sadly, you missed the Yenching which should have been declared a national treasure. Old Europe is pretty much the elder statesman now and...
by CapitalMod
Wed Mar 19, 2008 12:12 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Virginia... what to do?
Replies: 17
Views: 9101

Nichols: If you feel like something other than MCM (heresy!), Georgetown and Old Town Alexandria are colonial era neighborhoods with lots of pubs and restaurants. In Baltimore, Fells Point and Hampden are the fun areas. As for MCM, if going to Dulles (worth seeing), head over to some of the Charles ...
by CapitalMod
Wed Mar 19, 2008 11:25 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Where to get round placemats?
Replies: 20
Views: 1623

Chilliwich makes them.
by CapitalMod
Mon Feb 25, 2008 2:05 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Landmark JFK Stained Glass Coming Down
Replies: 5
Views: 2443

Trump doesn't like MCM. He takes perfectly nice buildings and turns them into huge, black mirrors. Kind of like the Monolith in 2001.
by CapitalMod
Mon Feb 25, 2008 1:47 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Converting Grass to Xeriscape Guidelines
Replies: 16
Views: 1649

I think its a great idea and would do it were I a Vegas resident. I remember visiting Phoenix as a kid and being blown away by front yards that were all cacti. Although in Maryland, I am going to plant yucca and hardy cactus in my front yard. Too many azeleas. There was an Atomic Ranch last year or ...
by CapitalMod
Mon Feb 25, 2008 1:40 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: window film - any thoughts?
Replies: 7
Views: 1481

Hmmm...I am a bit skeptical. It does not have the "Energy Star" seal of approval from the Dept of Energy. That does not necessarily mean its of no use, but lots of things in that department have it. As for retaining heat, I doubt it would hurt, but to keep heat in you basically have to cov...
by CapitalMod
Mon Feb 11, 2008 1:05 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: replacing missing hardware - round drawer pulls
Replies: 5
Views: 429

Nice piece. Where did you get it?
by CapitalMod
Wed Feb 06, 2008 9:34 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: MCM tv stand help please!
Replies: 11
Views: 1005

<<<<50$ at ikea. paint it and put hairpin legs on it?>>>> That's what I did. Bought an Ikea media stand with four shelves and a swivel off of Craigslist and added hairpin legs to it. It looks pretty cool. Also check out CB2. They have some pretty cool options for TVs and stereos.
by CapitalMod
Fri Feb 01, 2008 12:46 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Palmer and Krisel Homes in Pomona
Replies: 99
Views: 8915

Anyone know exactly how the Legos are attached to the wall and chimney?
by CapitalMod
Thu Jan 31, 2008 2:23 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Rush Creek A-frame pics
Replies: 10
Views: 651

Love the winter shots. Looks as if a younger Andy Williams is going to appear any minute.
by CapitalMod
Mon Jan 28, 2008 9:15 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Goodbye, Sam the Butcher
Replies: 7
Views: 1818

by CapitalMod
Fri Jan 25, 2008 10:14 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Goodbye, Sam the Butcher
Replies: 7
Views: 1818

Really?

I actually had a hard time with him as Barney on All in the Family because he was bigoted like Archie and how could nice ole Sam the Butcher be a bigot?
by CapitalMod
Wed Jan 23, 2008 1:09 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Goodbye, Sam the Butcher
Replies: 7
Views: 1818

Yep. Pretty much a pop culture icon of my life. He was there for every phase of TV, from Magilla to Brady to Bunker. From childhood to adulthood.

RIP Sam. Thanks for the memories. :(

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