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by jesgord
Wed Jul 23, 2008 10:22 am
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: Source for Cloth/Cotton Covered Wire for Hanging Lamps
Replies: 9
Views: 1631

Classicform, this is not the wire I'm looking for. This wire is flat and was used as lamp cord for table lamps. The wire I'm looking for is round and was used for hanging lamps. (I think(
by jesgord
Wed Jul 23, 2008 9:06 am
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: Source for Cloth/Cotton Covered Wire for Hanging Lamps
Replies: 9
Views: 1631

Source for Cloth/Cotton Covered Wire for Hanging Lamps

Anybody know of an internet source for cotton/cloth covered wire. The type used on old pull down fixtures and poulsen and other "Danish Modern" lamps. Any tips would be appreciated
by jesgord
Tue Jul 15, 2008 12:52 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Sourcing architectural posts for sail shades
Replies: 14
Views: 1777

Not as elegant as the ones in the pic, but I have a friend who used coupled aluminum antenna masts. He mounted them in pipes which were dug in and cemented to the ground so he can remove them in the winter. Wind load has not yet been an issue as he takes the cloths down when it gets too windy or sto...
by jesgord
Mon Jul 14, 2008 6:57 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Late 60's Modern Renovation
Replies: 22
Views: 2967

Hate to sound redundant, but what a spectacular home! Love the curved beams and the teak kitchen! Glad to hear that you will be keeping it as original as possible while updating a bit with modern appliances and systems. Are the beams teak as well? If so, are they solid or veneered/clad? Also, do you...
by jesgord
Mon Jul 07, 2008 11:46 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Fireplace redo -- 100 Ways to Screw up...
Replies: 8
Views: 1922

The Kerf looks great! I think you have done a fantastic job transforming the room! :D
by jesgord
Sun Jul 06, 2008 1:44 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: MCM Record Consoles
Replies: 30
Views: 4565

A bit different from what has been shown here, but here's how I listen to my records. RADIO/PHONOGRAPH RR 126 Achille and P.G.Castiglioni designers, 1965 http://www.deagostiniedicola.it/ARTICOLI/collezionismo/brionvega/IMAGES/big-12.jpg http://www.camilloblog.it/wp-content/uploads/image/brionvega_01...
by jesgord
Sun Jul 06, 2008 1:26 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Our new house!
Replies: 18
Views: 1941

Great looking place-has a nice feel about it. I debated the singlelite door vs. slab for quite some time. In your case, I think either decision will look good. The slab will, however, be the less expensive choice
by jesgord
Thu Jul 03, 2008 4:04 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: New project.New member. pics
Replies: 33
Views: 7282

the carpet is gone, there will be cork in the kitchen and carpet area. We were thinking of keeping everthing white only because we dont have a better idea. Graeber aluminum curtain rods are on order. Still trying to find someone to clean up the tree situation. Or I will just get out there and cut i...
by jesgord
Wed Jul 02, 2008 4:18 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: New project.New member. pics
Replies: 33
Views: 7282

Welcome to the forum! Looking forward to seeing you place.....but the pics are not showing.

You will find enumerable people here, with vast amounts of knowledge, who will certainly help you feel less overwhelmed. Again, welcome!
by jesgord
Wed Jul 02, 2008 3:34 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Need help with choosing the right white for interior walls
Replies: 23
Views: 2431

We used BM "Super White" We looked at "Decorator White" which was too blue and "White" which was a bit warmer than the Super White. We chose the "Super White" because of its brightness and overall clean crisp look. We have also used "White Dove" in t...
by jesgord
Tue Jul 01, 2008 9:59 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Mid Century Hardware
Replies: 4
Views: 784

LA Hardware



by jesgord
Sun Jun 29, 2008 3:20 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: Bedroom Sets:Show me, Teach me, Tell me
Replies: 30
Views: 6434

These designs remind me of some Ponti's case goods, which in my mind are the most beautiful "sculptural" pieces around (If only I had an extra couple hundred grand to blow) http://bp1.blogger.com/_D8i89NWzdMQ/R04JaBktjoI/AAAAAAAAANs/YFM5Tr-FYi8/s320/130.jpg http://www2.wright20.com:8080/au...
by jesgord
Sun Jun 29, 2008 3:28 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Marmol Radziner Venice prefab video
Replies: 7
Views: 756

by jesgord
Fri Jun 27, 2008 9:34 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: LA: Unpermitted rooms - run away from it?
Replies: 4
Views: 1334

At least here in NY, standard Contracts of Sale require the Seller to deliver the premises with a Certificate of Occupancy that conforms to the actual structure. If you love the house, I would make an offer contingent on the Seller delivering the Deed with a Certificate of Occupancy that conforms. T...
by jesgord
Thu Jun 26, 2008 5:24 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Just another $*%&^* remuddle...
Replies: 16
Views: 2452

What a handsome re-model! That house sure needed the peaked roof and those tasteful dormers :roll:
by jesgord
Thu Jun 26, 2008 8:14 am
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: Oscar Niemeyer book review in Atlantic Monthly
Replies: 1
Views: 1036

I love Niemeyer's work. Brasilia is astoundingly impressive. Two older books I recommend are: The Work of Oscar Niemeyer by Stamo Papadaki 1950 Oscar Niemeyer : Works in Progress by Stamo Papadaki 1956 For a nice little inexpensive survey of his work, there's Oscar Niemeyer from The Masters of World...
by jesgord
Wed Jun 25, 2008 12:52 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Advice on digging out buried pool?
Replies: 10
Views: 2084

Since the pool has already been filled in, maybe you could build one of these




:D
by jesgord
Tue Jun 24, 2008 12:52 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: help selecting a tree...
Replies: 52
Views: 5679

Rockland, that is impressive indeed! Looks like you have a nice moss factory going. The wall is great too, mother nature is usually the best artist around.....no offense, but I don't think you could have created anything that lovely if you tried to (I know I couldn't) What's the white moss that I se...
by jesgord
Fri Jun 20, 2008 11:13 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Washington, DC - Charles Goodman Barrel Roof Townhouse
Replies: 3
Views: 1076

I know the famous one in Turtle Bay at At 211 E. 48th Street. And there is


124 East 70th Street-The Edward A.Normana House

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by jesgord
Fri Jun 20, 2008 9:22 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Washington, DC - Charles Goodman Barrel Roof Townhouse
Replies: 3
Views: 1076

Does anyone know how wide these houses are?

I wish Goodman had banged some of these up in NYC. Other than the Rockefeller guest house and the William Lescaze house, modern townhouses in NYC are pretty much non-existent :(
by jesgord
Thu Jun 19, 2008 7:05 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Side Porch Roof ideas
Replies: 32
Views: 2067

by jesgord
Wed Jun 18, 2008 9:00 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Eames Postage Stamps
Replies: 9
Views: 1128

I send out FAR more emails than anything....but sometimes snail-mail is the only option. I can see using these for thank you cards, invitations, even holiday cards. Either that, or I'll just keep them in my desk and read look at then when I'm bored. There is a nice little story about each stamp on t...
by jesgord
Wed Jun 18, 2008 7:29 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Eames Postage Stamps
Replies: 9
Views: 1128

Just went to the post office and picked up ten sheets of these. Undoubtedly, my favorite stamps ever.

They look so great together on the sheet, I'm hesitant to even use them. Perhaps I'll keep them in reserve for those special correspondence.
by jesgord
Fri Jun 13, 2008 2:21 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Another Mid-Century Modern, the Scale Model that preceded it
Replies: 2
Views: 552

Very cool!!! Have you kept the models?
by jesgord
Fri Jun 13, 2008 12:49 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Help restore a Richard Neutra Home
Replies: 24
Views: 3708

by jesgord
Wed Jun 11, 2008 7:18 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Marketplace
Topic: anyone recognize this bed?
Replies: 6
Views: 1329

Don't recognize the design...but for $50 you can't go wrong....looks like a nice bed!
by jesgord
Wed Jun 11, 2008 12:32 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Help restore a Richard Neutra Home
Replies: 24
Views: 3708

:D
by jesgord
Tue Jun 10, 2008 6:26 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Help restore a Richard Neutra Home
Replies: 24
Views: 3708

It is the Everist House

Here is a link to some info on the house I found



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by jesgord
Mon Jun 09, 2008 5:08 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Help restore a Richard Neutra Home
Replies: 24
Views: 3708

Help restore a Richard Neutra Home

Found this odd listing on Ebay



Anyone here have any more info about this house and what's going on?
by jesgord
Mon Jun 09, 2008 3:28 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Cushing, OK - Huge 1953 MCM
Replies: 3
Views: 493

For anyone interested, architect is Coston & Frankfort from OKC

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