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by morbank
Wed Oct 27, 2004 11:46 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Modernist pattern textiles
Replies: 13
Views: 3574

yes it is digital. the la place the pp listed may be a better bet since it is local. but here's the link to the place i was talking about
http://www.fabric-art.com/
by morbank
Tue Oct 26, 2004 1:12 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Modernist pattern textiles
Replies: 13
Views: 3574

Well this may not be any help at all but I found a place where you can design your own fabric with no minimum starting at $40/yd.
by morbank
Wed Oct 20, 2004 6:53 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: 50's Sofa Upholster Needed
Replies: 3
Views: 1218

Futurama uses a company called Simplaform to make their furniture. They reupholstered our sofa. You'd probably save the most money if you provide your own fabric. My neighbor bought a DIY book and got 9 yards of sueded fabric for like $75 at a closeout place (beautiful fabric I might add) and reupho...
by morbank
Wed Oct 13, 2004 1:12 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Japanese/modern garden in LA
Replies: 25
Views: 4607

If you're willing to trek, there's a great "wholesale" japanese nursery in Camarillo called Amami Nursery. The guy there is a bit eccentric and the place is fairly disorganized with acres of planting. But it's a really neat place where with every turn you make amazing discoveries. The variety of bam...
by morbank
Fri Oct 08, 2004 8:08 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Japanese/modern garden in LA
Replies: 25
Views: 4607

I love Japanese gardens. When considering landscaping for our MCM LA home, we had to consider a few things: 1) We did not have a lot of money 2) We wanted things to grow quickly 3) We wanted easy maintenance Well, we found that native plants, though drought tolerant, were not very fast growing, espe...
by morbank
Tue Oct 05, 2004 8:17 am
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: george nelson desk(NOW WITH PICTURES!!!)
Replies: 3
Views: 1561

Looking forward to seeing your modern nursery! When my first son was born in 2001, there were no such thing as modern oriented baby furnishings, specifically cribs. We gave up. Now with the birth of our second son, we're reusing all the old stuff, so alas, once again, no modern aesthetic for the bab...
by morbank
Mon Oct 04, 2004 8:06 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: george nelson desk(NOW WITH PICTURES!!!)
Replies: 3
Views: 1561

by morbank
Mon Oct 04, 2004 8:03 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Why are mid Century homes' exterior the color of smog?
Replies: 34
Views: 7521

Joe wrote: My next "DIY job from hell" will be removing the original asbestos tiles from the entire house. I have a flooring company ready to install VCT through out, but I can't do that until Spring as the weather is starting to turn up here. Joe, what kind of asbestos tile? VCT? You know me, the t...
by morbank
Sun Oct 03, 2004 3:26 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Why are mid Century homes' exterior the color of smog?
Replies: 34
Views: 7521

Yeah, I think in some ways you do have to paint almost the whole wall...but it gets to be even a bigger pain when you have one wall that faces natural light and another one that doesn't....I mean, which wall are you going to paint? How many times do you hear that people paint their houses and don't ...
by morbank
Sat Oct 02, 2004 9:18 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Why are mid Century homes' exterior the color of smog?
Replies: 34
Views: 7521

Because houses are naturally large canvases, I think color has to be carefully selected because a giant slab of color doesn't look the same as it does on those itty bitty paint chips at Dunn Edwards. It's kind of like how horizontal stripes are great...on skinny people? (which I am not) I prefer ear...
by morbank
Tue Sep 28, 2004 12:58 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Ventura County, Conejo Valley - Any MCM for sale?
Replies: 12
Views: 9997

Most owners of Eichlers are closely and personally connected to their home, so if they are thinking of selling it, I'm sure they would be more likely to sell it to someone who specifically wanted that type of house. Also, i think more people are thinking more about the idea of selling their Eichler ...
by morbank
Tue Sep 28, 2004 12:46 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Eichler siding replacement/dilemna...
Replies: 16
Views: 2617

by morbank
Mon Sep 27, 2004 6:52 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Ventura County, Conejo Valley - Any MCM for sale?
Replies: 12
Views: 9997

Hi - I think I received one of your cards the other day...I assume you know of eichlersocal.com . They list homes pretty quickly. I know firsthand that a 1/3 of these Eichlers in TO go up for sale without going through the MLS; people don't even find out about them until they have already been sold ...
by morbank
Mon Sep 27, 2004 4:59 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Eichler siding replacement/dilemna...
Replies: 16
Views: 2617

Now I don't know how it was done, and I won't reveal the wonderful neighbor who devised the technique (or else he'll be bombarded with beggars!), but as a trade he helped my husband make 20 sheets of Eichler siding. It took them 8 hours to mill about 20 sheets. The siding with one good side (forget ...
by morbank
Sun Sep 19, 2004 9:56 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Help find a modern thief!... or how to pronounce Eames.
Replies: 16
Views: 4573

Back to the topic...well kinda... I was scammed the other way around! A guy came to my house selling magazines and I bought a few. he cashed my check and 3 months later there were no magazines. The bank said that they couldn't trace the guy AT ALL. They weren't even willing to track his account. Any...
by morbank
Fri Sep 17, 2004 8:46 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Marketplace
Topic: Friend is putting 50's - 70's art collection up for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 1250

by morbank
Tue Sep 14, 2004 1:22 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Cutting Edge Architect in Portland, Oregon????
Replies: 2
Views: 894

by morbank
Sat Sep 11, 2004 10:24 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: re-roofing material for flat roof on eichlers and the like
Replies: 12
Views: 2651

It sounds quite intriguing, though non-traditional. I'm only mentioning this as to a problem that could incur trying to get home insurance with this type of roofing. We couldn't get one major insurance company to cover our tar and gravel roof. Finally State Farm covered us because we had an exisitin...
by morbank
Fri Sep 03, 2004 2:02 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Need Front Door Replacement Ideas
Replies: 38
Views: 12525

I love my current solid core semi-gloss orange front door. It's a great contrast to the matte green exterior. We installed double birch doors on our last MCM house and found these fabulous tile inlaid doorplates in the shape of half circles. When placed together behind both doorknobs they formed a c...
by morbank
Sat Aug 28, 2004 6:01 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Leaving Los Angeles?
Replies: 25
Views: 7257

Sumu that's really interesting. I'm sure the opposite is true for other states. My friend said that it was very hard to make good friends in New Orleans because all the younger people there were only there temporarily. No one he met had intended to stay...
by morbank
Fri Aug 27, 2004 7:41 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: doors and doorknobs
Replies: 6
Views: 2870

Yes, as the pp said, the problem is not the door, it's the hardware associated with the escutcheon. You have to find a bolt that's long enough to accomodate the larger diameter of the plate. You might try Liz's hardward in LA. You can call them or go on their website as well. BTW, the stuff ain't ch...
by morbank
Wed Aug 25, 2004 10:35 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Leaving Los Angeles?
Replies: 25
Views: 7257

Thanks Joe Your information is....very informative! Having grown up in San Francisco (city), I have had experience with not so nice rainy weather. Not sure that I want to commit to that again. Los Angeles, and especially Thousand Oaks, does seem to have such pleasant weather. It does get hot here, b...
by morbank
Wed Aug 25, 2004 2:48 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Leaving Los Angeles?
Replies: 25
Views: 7257

Joe--you sound like a smart person; maybe you can be my therapist for a few minutes! I don't know what's wrong with me. I just feel like LA isn't all there is--for me and my family that is. I guess you could call it a 1/3 life crisis? I'm fairly young and my family is young. I know I have time to li...
by morbank
Wed Aug 25, 2004 8:07 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Leaving Los Angeles?
Replies: 25
Views: 7257

Leaving Los Angeles?

Hey I was wondering---has anyone thought of leaving LA and moving to OR or WA? Has anyone done it? For that matter, have you left LA and moved somewhere else where you didn't know anyone and essentially started your life over? I'm just toying with the idea. We have so much equity in our house now, b...
by morbank
Sat Aug 07, 2004 7:26 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: MODCOM logo favorites
Replies: 16
Views: 2555

Well, I'm no graphic designer either, but I liked #2 the best because it made me think the most of what the committee seems to be from its name: modern and of Los Angeles.
by morbank
Sun Aug 01, 2004 9:39 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Gorgeous Listing In Los Feliz With Drop Dead Views
Replies: 8
Views: 3098

We had a view home down the street from this one--3 bedroom 3 bath. sold in 2002 for $300K less! and WE thought we were selling at the top of the market!!! :?
by morbank
Thu Jun 24, 2004 4:16 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: Franciscan Starburst
Replies: 25
Views: 10168

I love the Starburst too. I had almost the entire collection at one point with exception to some really high priced pieces (canisters and mini casseroles). I decided to sell all of it because I loved dishes so much I couldn't conceive of only collecting one pattern. Now I got a whole bunch of crazy ...
by morbank
Thu Jun 24, 2004 4:07 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Does Anyone have any suggestions for concrete flooring?
Replies: 5
Views: 1733

hey there yes we poured an extra layer of thin concrete-like material over our existing slab. Even the best pours look a little wavy--my neighbor's is fantastic and they have some hairline cracks and waviness here and there. Ours looks like crap. So I would suggest you look for a very reputable cont...

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