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by bamalama
Tue Apr 10, 2007 1:36 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: GE Wall Refrigerator Freezer?!
Replies: 17
Views: 2931

Craig, that would be Turquoise Green, Canary Yellow, Petal Pink, Cadet Blue, Woodtone Brown or (No Adjective) White! :wink: I'm happy to hear that these units are still being used and enjoyed. As I was lying awake coveting ancient appliances, I thought of another drawback: no access for children. (A...
by bamalama
Mon Apr 09, 2007 5:51 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Exposed aggregate vs. concrete deck??
Replies: 40
Views: 4820

Hi bitzala (et alia!), I'm listing a copy of House Beautiful from July 1958 that has an extensive article called "Mixing Concrete With Imagination." Recommended finishes include a broom sweeping technique either in one direction or in a cross-hatched or herringbone pattern, creating patter...
by bamalama
Sun Apr 08, 2007 10:28 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: GE Wall Refrigerator Freezer?!
Replies: 17
Views: 2931

GE Wall Refrigerator Freezer?!

I'm listing an issue of House and Garden from 1958 on eBay and as I was busily scanning, this enchanting appliance caught my eye... http://www.sonic.net/~jeanlass/ebay/1958/wallfrig.jpg Now, why on earth didn't these catch on?! "Truly, it is the most convenient and magnificent refrigerator-free...
by bamalama
Sun Apr 08, 2007 10:11 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Bamalama RE: Case Study #20
Replies: 5
Views: 1804

A year and a half later... :oops: Thanks, bitzala! The mystery of the astonishingly under-priced Saul Bass house is solved. I was amazed that there was a house to be had within a 300 mile radius of Temecula for such a bargain price... much less one of my favorite houses in all the world. I really en...
by bamalama
Sun Apr 23, 2006 9:34 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Gingerbread Fallingwater!?!
Replies: 2
Views: 5734

Gingerbread Fallingwater!?!

Tonight's Food Network "Food Network Challenge" features Gingerbread houses-- one of which is Fallingwater!

The show will repeat a few times next week, as well.

Jean
by bamalama
Tue Nov 29, 2005 1:23 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Marketplace
Topic: WTD: Modern Christmas anyone ?
Replies: 23
Views: 9813

Shiny Brite is still producing the same ornaments (the company was bought by Christopher Radko a few years ago). SDR, you must be thinking about the glass ornaments with reflectors... http://www.bamalama.com/stripedreflectors.jpg Here's the ShinyBrite site: lhttp://www.christopherradko.com/displaypr...
by bamalama
Tue Nov 29, 2005 12:45 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Okemos, MI Frank Lloyd Wright Schaberg House Auction
Replies: 1
Views: 1142

Okemos, MI Frank Lloyd Wright Schaberg House Auction

This was one of the houses featured in that AP story last January about the difficulties of selling FLW-designed properties...
595,000 opening bid!
Jean
by bamalama
Sun Nov 20, 2005 1:16 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Marketplace
Topic: WTD: Modern Christmas anyone ?
Replies: 23
Views: 9813

I was just poking around the CB2 site (Crate & Barrel's mod sister?) and found some great Christmas ornaments: http://www.cb2.com/spill.aspx?c=581&p=1&viewall=1 The finial, orb glass and snowflake ornaments and the mercury look especially apropos. *** If you want to buy vintage, I love t...
by bamalama
Mon Nov 14, 2005 12:54 am
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: Worst eBay keyword spamming ever?
Replies: 12
Views: 4621

Worst eBay keyword spamming ever?

The recent discussion of Eames keyword spamming came to mind when I spotted this title on eBay: "Eames deco danish modern wall lamp Knoll Miller era" http://cgi.ebay.com/Eames-deco-danish-modern-wall-lamp-Knoll-Miller-era-NR_W0QQitemZ6224388223QQcategoryZ1405QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem I suppose "Mod Atomi...
by bamalama
Sat Nov 05, 2005 6:49 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: New members say HELLO here...
Replies: 890
Views: 448705

Re: in re bamalama's last post

I have been to Santa Rosa and now I know the origin of Coddingtown. Ya know anything about that googie Flamingo Inn and Conference Center, with its landmark sign, is it under any threat of demolition? Modfan, the revolving pink flamingo lives! http://www.flamingoresort.com/history.php I wish the di...
by bamalama
Wed Oct 19, 2005 10:07 pm
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: Buff and Hensman celebration starts next week
Replies: 23
Views: 4562

New person chiming in: I can't wait to see photos! I would have flown down from SF for this tour, but I had a class to teach. $75 is a chunk of change, but well worth the expense I imagine. (If I'd known CS #20 was for sale in 200? I would have been out a lot more than that. What with the expense of...
by bamalama
Wed Oct 19, 2005 3:12 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: New members say HELLO here...
Replies: 890
Views: 448705

Yes, the bulk of Santa Rosa's lovely houses are Crafstman-era or before... if you've seen the Hitchcock film "Shadow of a Doubt," you've seen the heart of Santa Rosa. That is, before Highway 101, a bout of dunderheaded urban renewal and a builder named Hugh Codding (Mr. Potter to our Bedford Falls) ...
by bamalama
Tue Oct 18, 2005 2:52 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: New members say HELLO here...
Replies: 890
Views: 448705

Ah, Lake Forest-- not exactly a bastion of modernism, but living there certainly inspired a love of (okay, lust for) beautiful buildings. When I was little, we lived in an apartment above Howard Van Doren Shaw's Market Square. (Discussed at some length in Witold Rybczynski's City Life... at least, I...
by bamalama
Mon Oct 17, 2005 1:23 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: New members say HELLO here...
Replies: 890
Views: 448705

Thanks, SDR! I should add to my previous post "... not that there's anything wrong with living in Altadena." But it's quite a long commute from Sonoma County. I couldn't believe the asking price of the Saul Bass house (mentioned in one of the threads I found here). My "undistinguished rancher" is ap...
by bamalama
Sun Oct 16, 2005 12:13 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: New members say HELLO here...
Replies: 890
Views: 448705

Hello all! I stumbled across your fabulous site/boards after Googling the Saul Bass Case Study house... what a great resource! (My husband is grateful that I didn't know that house was for sale a few years ago; we would now be living in Altadena.) I live in what could charitably described as an undi...

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