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by dilettante
Tue Jun 10, 2008 10:03 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Mid-century home buyers - gender of decision maker?
Replies: 18
Views: 3163

Mid-century home buyers - gender of decision maker?

Recently I talked with a realtor acquaintance and she mentioned that, in her experience, when heterosexual couples buy a home the woman is the final decider the great majority of the time. I'm willing to accept this as a generality, but wonder if it holds for mid-century modern home purchases. In my...
by dilettante
Tue May 27, 2008 3:39 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Our Mid-Century Home- then and now.
Replies: 9
Views: 1390

by dilettante
Mon May 26, 2008 6:32 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Aluminum Slider
Replies: 13
Views: 2886

Thanks for the information! I'd be VERY appreciative if you'd keep all of us updated on this. Many years ago, a prior owner painted the CMUs on the inside of our house and I've been wondering if there was any way to get them back to their original state. How did you find your contractor and did he/s...
by dilettante
Thu May 22, 2008 5:02 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Aluminum Slider
Replies: 13
Views: 2886

by dilettante
Wed May 07, 2008 6:24 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Alameda-->Down on the Street Series
Replies: 2
Views: 753

librarian, Today Jalopnik's Down On The Street (DOTS) series reached the milestone of 250 Alameda cars photographed for the series. They also offered this FAQ: When I started the Down On The Street series, I'd shot a handful of cars and figured I'd be able to do a few dozen more before running out. ...
by dilettante
Fri May 02, 2008 2:39 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: live nude nudes
Replies: 10
Views: 2041

My MVP team by category: Starting architect: FLW dilettante (organic) Backup Architect: Neutra Futura Girl (post-organic) Designer: Nakashima rockland (organic - I know he was picked as an architect) Singer: Sinatra sky Songwriter: Porter Futura Girl Actor: Grant sky Actress: Kelly dilettante Direc...
by dilettante
Fri May 02, 2008 2:04 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: live nude nudes
Replies: 10
Views: 2041

by dilettante
Thu May 01, 2008 8:17 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: live nude nudes
Replies: 10
Views: 2041

....There are two recorded voters - one who voting six times. (I don’t prevent anyone from voting more than once, but I do have my ways to sort that out if it were a problem). That particular voter was either a diplomat, or someone with parenting skills, or both, because there is one vote for eac...
by dilettante
Wed Apr 30, 2008 7:41 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: mcm fantasy draft
Replies: 144
Views: 12304

I had only two regrets in my picks – I was trying to unload nichols because I realized that a better fit would have been the modern hostess Ms Cherry Capri. And then for my last pick, I kept wavering about whether or not to take Groucho Marx as my DP Perhaps more interesting than who was picked w...
by dilettante
Wed Apr 30, 2008 3:27 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: mcm fantasy draft
Replies: 144
Views: 12304

team dilettante, for its final selection, chooses a lotta livin' member who not only talks the talk, but walks the walk - classic form . From that under-appreciated outpost of modernism - the State of Michigan - classic form lives in a George Nelson designed home. Not only lives in it, but is obsess...
by dilettante
Wed Apr 30, 2008 2:54 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: mcm fantasy draft
Replies: 144
Views: 12304

can you believe there is no wikipedia for lowey??? But, there is a wikipedia for Raymond Loewy. See here . Superb choice! Rockland, when I chose Harley Earl, I forewent George Nakashima. I was hoping that no one would choose him, since it pained me so much not to have him on my list. My hat's off t...
by dilettante
Tue Apr 29, 2008 8:40 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: mcm fantasy draft
Replies: 144
Views: 12304

modfan, When I ran through the cartoon characters I might select, I got down to two - Charlie Brown and Gerald McBoing Boing. In a close call, I preferred Gerald. I think he's a great pick! Here's the post I'd prepared had I been able to choose him: Team dilettante proudly presents its selection for...
by dilettante
Tue Apr 29, 2008 4:25 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: mcm fantasy draft
Replies: 144
Views: 12304

team dilettante proudly presents its penultimate selection - Charlie Brown. http://www.snoopy.com/comics/peanuts/meet_the_gang/images/meet_charlie_brown_big.gif Charlie Brown wins your heart with his losing ways. It always rains on his parade, his baseball game, and his life. He's an inveterate worr...
by dilettante
Mon Apr 28, 2008 9:10 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: mcm fantasy draft
Replies: 144
Views: 12304

by dilettante
Mon Apr 28, 2008 2:51 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: mcm fantasy draft
Replies: 144
Views: 12304

Harley Earl

Team dilettante, proudly selects Harley Earl, Head of Design at General Motors: Although you might not recognize his name, millions of people look at this man's artistic lifestyle creations everyday. Making a most enduring contribution to our society and culture, Harley Earl invented the industry or...
by dilettante
Sun Apr 27, 2008 8:51 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: mcm fantasy draft
Replies: 144
Views: 12304

Team dilettante is pleased to select the incomparable rock and roll composer and songwriter: Chuck Berry http://www.esto.es/rock/images/ChuckBerryPromo1.jpg Chuck Berry is one of the pioneers of rock and roll music. According to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's website, "While no individual can...
by dilettante
Sat Apr 26, 2008 9:38 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: mcm fantasy draft
Replies: 144
Views: 12304

Saturday's selection

Team dilettante proudly presents the First Lady of Song - Ella Fitzgerald. Over a recording career that lasted 57 years, she was the winner of 13 Grammy Awards, and was awarded the National Medal of Art by Ronald Reagan and the Presidential Medal of Freedom by George H. W. Bush. In 1955, Ella moved ...
by dilettante
Thu Apr 24, 2008 11:26 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: mcm fantasy draft
Replies: 144
Views: 12304

Team dilettante selects her Serene Highness, the Princess of Monaco, nee Grace Kelly http://a.abcnews.com/images/Entertainment/ap_grace_kelly_070911_ssv.jpg Grace Kelly was born on November 12th, 1929, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is rated thirteenth on the all-time list of female movie stars ...
by dilettante
Thu Apr 24, 2008 12:30 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: mcm fantasy draft
Replies: 144
Views: 12304

by dilettante
Thu Apr 24, 2008 4:09 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: mcm fantasy draft
Replies: 144
Views: 12304

Team dilettante presents, without reservation, the highlight of its mcm fantasy draft, selecting for its designated mcm personality, the incomparable Jaqueline Bouvier Kennedy http://www.arlingtoncemetery.net/jbk-time-cover.jpg DEBUTANTE: Igor Cassini, the influential Hearst gossip columnist, named ...
by dilettante
Wed Apr 23, 2008 3:29 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: mcm fantasy draft
Replies: 144
Views: 12304

dilettante : I'm sorry, I made a mistake. I believe that the 1973 Academy Award for best actor went to Sacheen Littlefeather. Actually, sky, Brando won Oscars for Best Actor in both 1954 and 1972, as the records of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences show here . I know this is all in go...
by dilettante
Wed Apr 23, 2008 12:05 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: mcm fantasy draft
Replies: 144
Views: 12304

dilettante : The offer is withdrawn. It's too bad because your team could have been somebodies; they could have been contenders instead of . . . well, you know. 1973 Academy Award winner - good luck with that. (Brando wouldn't even be my first pick in a Fantasy Corleone draft!) :) Though I'm not a ...
by dilettante
Wed Apr 23, 2008 10:14 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: mcm fantasy draft
Replies: 144
Views: 12304

Hey, moderns-r-us, you get one more pick today. All of us should be at five picks as of close-of-business Wednesday, April 23rd. Great pick of George Nelson!
by dilettante
Wed Apr 23, 2008 9:23 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: mcm fantasy draft
Replies: 144
Views: 12304

...I almost went for Brando, but I decided that Grant had a better portfolio of MCM movies. I don’t want to give out any of my scouting information for free, but I can think of at least four other major actors with more MCM content than Brando. All that said, I will offer you Cary Grant for Brand...
by dilettante
Tue Apr 22, 2008 11:09 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: mcm fantasy draft
Replies: 144
Views: 12304

Team dilettante has the honor of selecting the greatest movie actor of all time: Marlon Brando http://a69.g.akamai.net/n/69/10688/v1/img5.allocine.fr/acmedia/rsz/434/x/x/x/medias/nmedia/18/64/29/23/18816570.jpg Marlon Brando is widely considered the greatest movie actor of all time, rivaled only by ...
by dilettante
Tue Apr 22, 2008 2:29 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: The retro explosion: why we love vintage
Replies: 1
Views: 605

by dilettante
Tue Apr 22, 2008 2:18 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: mcm fantasy draft
Replies: 144
Views: 12304

by dilettante
Tue Apr 22, 2008 11:52 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: mcm fantasy draft
Replies: 144
Views: 12304

Muhammad Ali Very, very nice pick! "The greatest of all time." According to NPR, "Once widely considered the most famous person on Earth." Now, that's a designated mcm personality. Garbanzo beans! .... He really didn't become a personality at all until the Howard Cosell thing st...
by dilettante
Tue Apr 22, 2008 10:01 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: mcm fantasy draft
Replies: 144
Views: 12304

by dilettante
Mon Apr 21, 2008 11:39 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: mcm fantasy draft
Replies: 144
Views: 12304

Team dilettante, for its fourth pick, proudly selects, from Sucho of the Austro-Hungarian Empire: Billy Wilder http://www.sensesofcinema.com/images/directors/02/wilder2.jpg From the late 1930s to the early 1960s, Billy Wilder dominated Hollywood’s Golden Age. With over fifty films and six Academy ...

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