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by scowsa
Sun May 29, 2005 2:44 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Formica Joe...
Replies: 7
Views: 1647

Bender, maybe you have never seen a bullnose formica top in an MCM but you have been able to order this style for quite a while in new tops. We once remodeled a bathroom using such a top from Home Depot As an example, see the Malibu option in the attcahed link. http://www.countertops-express.com/sta...
by scowsa
Sat May 21, 2005 9:10 am
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: What do I do with this teak???
Replies: 14
Views: 5252

We had purchased a MCM teak credenza and the natural light where we placed it in the house tended to show quite a few streaks or water-type stains on the top. Then my wife was in a vintage store and saw the owner cleaning a piece with Johnson Multi cleaner and the "finest of the finest" steel wool. ...
by scowsa
Fri May 20, 2005 3:48 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: fencing
Replies: 7
Views: 3039

Cannot help you with a builder but can help source the materials. Many building suppy stores sell a translucent fiberglass, typically offered in corrugated or flat styles. It's used a lot for fences in the Venice, CA area. Also, speciality plastic stores sell translucent acrylic-- Polygal is one suc...
by scowsa
Wed May 18, 2005 1:40 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Flooring Questions Meet With Blank Stairs
Replies: 8
Views: 1839

I have laid cork tiles in the past but I do not recall ever seeing (even in mags) cork used on stairs probably for the reason you were given -- exposed and vulnerable edges. I suspect that the only way you could make it work is to use a wood strip at the front of each stair, the same height as the c...
by scowsa
Mon May 16, 2005 6:35 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: OT Mar Vista, CA - is it Modern?
Replies: 7
Views: 1554

I cannot speak for the Mar Vista house but if you drive around Venice you often see houses modernized in intriguing ways. One approach is to find ways of "squaring off" the profile presented to the street and then going for a cleaner look by using smooth stucco, larger modern-style woodframe, non-sa...
by scowsa
Mon May 16, 2005 11:35 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: OT Mar Vista, CA - is it Modern?
Replies: 7
Views: 1554

The Venice and Mar Vista, CA area is full of modern-type renovations, partly because of the artist influence and also because there is a general acceptance of more "radical" renovations. Of course most are not MCM because few, outside of the Gregory Ains, were built there, but many of the renovation...
by scowsa
Mon May 16, 2005 11:00 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: ALL POST NOT STARTING WITH city AND state WILL BE DELETED!!!
Replies: 1
Views: 6193

As a regular reader of this site and particulary this section, let me offer my thanks and support to our our moderator. 1. Because these sites only exist and work because of such folks. 2. Because clear subject lines make it a lot easier to browse. Sometimes you have to open a posting and then a lin...
by scowsa
Fri May 13, 2005 10:14 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Painting Concrete Floors
Replies: 19
Views: 7143

Suggest that you check out the Concrete Forum and do a search on their archives.
http://www.decorative-concrete.net/forum/index.php
by scowsa
Tue May 10, 2005 10:59 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Mar Vista, CA - Look What's Up For Sale!!!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 1947

Went to the Open House for this Gregory Ain. It's larger than the others as a 4th bedroom was added on (the realtor thinks it was by the original builder.) Also the garage has been closed in and is used as a workroom. Frankly, I was surprised by the poor condition of the house, with peeling paintwor...
by scowsa
Tue Mar 29, 2005 4:00 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: TIME TO LANDSCAPE - NEED HELP !
Replies: 92
Views: 16474

Sunset magazine regularly has articles on modern-style gardens. If you do not get it, most libraries in the West have subscriptions and they also have a Web site.

Particularly look out for those months that show the "Best of the West" gardens, which always include 3 or 4 that are modern-style.
by scowsa
Mon Mar 28, 2005 5:09 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: IKEA - mixed feelings
Replies: 98
Views: 34225

Ikea Alternatives

There was a reference to an issue of Dwell and they have a short article "Beyond IKEA: Affordable Modern Furniture." with references to West Elm, EQ3, and Conran's. Conran has a store in NY City but it's all high end stuff, very different from the old Habitat chain which apparently could not survive...

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