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by tomb
Tue May 26, 2009 5:17 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Dallas, TX - 1953 Mid-Century (mine)
Replies: 5
Views: 832

by tomb
Mon May 18, 2009 2:32 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Modern in commercials
Replies: 10
Views: 1794

cool!
good link
by tomb
Sun May 17, 2009 6:47 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Modern in commercials
Replies: 10
Views: 1794

Thanks Rockland! Even better! I had a feeling that was the case... I thought the 4 garages odd, but hadn't taken the time to try google streetview to see what was up. (someone commented on the youtube link about its actual location) Anyway, that said, I still love the pavers on the CG version, may e...
by tomb
Fri May 15, 2009 2:58 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Something Else by Jerry Gropp
Replies: 36
Views: 7430

So, just out of curiosity, (i am NOT in the market)
Would one be able to still get these plans if they were so inclined to build one of these WONDERFUL designs?
How does that work?
by tomb
Wed May 13, 2009 10:37 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Modern in commercials
Replies: 10
Views: 1794

Modern in commercials

I practically squeal with delight every time the new Volkwagen CC "oil change" commercial comes on- The landscaping/driveway on the Eichler is amazing! http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2254/3528341543_718f416a05_o.jpg Anybody else have a favorite commercial in this vein? http://www.youtube.c...
by tomb
Wed Apr 22, 2009 5:44 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Flickr
Replies: 36
Views: 7306

i LOOOOOOOVE flickr, not just as a photohost, but for the NETWORKING. People don't realize how much networking tools there are going on there!


by tomb
Sat Apr 11, 2009 5:44 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Edward Durell Stone house in LA?
Replies: 12
Views: 1072

My wife and I took a few photos of Ingersoll village last weekend, you can see them on my flickr account:

Once things get greened up here, I plan to go shoot again.
by tomb
Sat Apr 11, 2009 4:07 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Eames fiberglass shell chairs
Replies: 20
Views: 2432

Whats the best way to date a vintage Eames shell chair? I picked up a quartet today supposedly circa 1957. Theyre perfect but i want to know, just to know.
by tomb
Wed Apr 08, 2009 3:12 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Restoration in Indianapolis
Replies: 82
Views: 10468

Baz, I really appreciate you blog. It is well written and entertaining, and you always include nice links. I hope to have a similar one up and running for the Kalamazoo, MI area soon...

That TV is wild, with the door closed it looks like a contemporary TV, good luck in getting it working!
by tomb
Tue Apr 07, 2009 5:55 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: Selig Z Chair
Replies: 5
Views: 2247

by tomb
Sun Mar 29, 2009 5:40 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Another Carver in Kalamazoo
Replies: 7
Views: 985

Thanks Dave! I suspect that this is another Carver, over in his "12 oaks"subdivision: http://swmric.rapmls.com/scripts/mgrqispi.dll?APPNAME=Swmichigan&PRGNAME=MLSPropertyDetail&ARGUMENTS=-N777574486,-N647774,-N,-A,-N27490631 Its been on the market for quite awhile... there are some...
by tomb
Mon Mar 23, 2009 7:34 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Some of your favorite 2 story MCM's
Replies: 30
Views: 2386

Im pretty sure it was, they really gutted that place before the renovation. My wife and i drove past at the beginning and all the siding was torn off, my heart sunk... thought for sure that house was a goner!

I did thake them a long time to finish it though, didnt it?
by tomb
Mon Mar 23, 2009 7:20 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Some of your favorite 2 story MCM's
Replies: 30
Views: 2386

Hey Classic Form- Around the corner from you in Parkwyn village, one of those wright-esque (Carver?) houses went through a major re-do a couple years back and they added a story. It turned out pretty well for the most part, aside from the ridiculous garage... i wish i had before pics... Next time im...
by tomb
Mon Mar 23, 2009 7:08 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: 1958/59 Chris Craft Continental
Replies: 7
Views: 1974

There is a book available from that Brooks Stevens exhibit, I checked it out from my local library. Its is absolutely FASCINATING!
Highly recommended!
by tomb
Tue Feb 17, 2009 8:36 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Pasadena, Ca. MCM For Sale
Replies: 7
Views: 2000

Wow, that kitchen is FANTASTIC!!!
by tomb
Fri Feb 06, 2009 6:45 am
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: MCM aquariums
Replies: 10
Views: 2840

Not really MCM, but I just saw this while perusing Craigslist... http://grandrapids.craigslist.org/for/1006793453.html Pretty fun Tiki Idea, should be easy to replicate if one were so inclined... heres a pic for posterity: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3315/3257472979_681080ef56_o.jpg
by tomb
Fri Feb 06, 2009 6:30 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Crowded?
Replies: 131
Views: 10632

wow, this is the first time I have seen this thread. What an amazing place!
Once spring rolls around, i'll stop by and knock on your door.... :)
by tomb
Sat Jan 10, 2009 8:39 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Films with loads of cool mid century furniture/design sets
Replies: 6
Views: 1677

I posted on another thread about it recently, but Fahrenheit 451, from 1966 has some nice interiors, the house in the beginning and the stars house, very ice. good film too!
by tomb
Tue Jan 06, 2009 6:47 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: More MCM homes
Replies: 3
Views: 1287

Thats a nice little local blog you have there, i enjoyed your pictures, im working on something similar for my area.
by tomb
Sat Jan 03, 2009 8:53 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Birmingham, AL - Nice little time capsule MCM
Replies: 9
Views: 1178

Wow, its fantastic! thanks for sharing
by tomb
Wed Dec 31, 2008 8:14 pm
Forum: BEST OF LOTTA LIVING
Topic: Houses and Movies (Architecture and Architects on film)
Replies: 41
Views: 27558

My wife and I just finished watching Fahenheit 451 (from 1966) the main Character (Guy Montag) lives in a very cool MCM house. My wife and I discussed the shots of the house (in and out) almost as much as the movie (which we both enjoyed immensely). I found a clip of it on youtube- you can see it @ ...
by tomb
Sun Dec 28, 2008 5:05 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Marketplace
Topic: WTB: doorknob escutcheons
Replies: 11
Views: 2989

@scotty *drools on keyboard*...
by tomb
Sun Dec 21, 2008 7:05 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Please show us some XMAS/Holiday decorating ideas....
Replies: 80
Views: 11311

Heres some shots of our first xmas in our "new" retro ranch- Outside at the first snowfall- http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3261/3124553938_6eeb6bace6.jpg (our street name is "Winter Forest" pretty fitting, huh?) http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3295/3123727045_0103ef6b48.jpg Our Tr...
by tomb
Mon Dec 15, 2008 4:26 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Marketplace
Topic: WTB: doorknob escutcheons
Replies: 11
Views: 2989

by tomb
Wed Dec 03, 2008 7:43 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Life on google
Replies: 2
Views: 650

Life on google

Slim and Gabbys "boss" shorpy post reminded me of my most recent obsession- The Life image archive on google, to quote google "in the next few months over 10 million archived life magazine images will be available online" Many of them are shots that never made it into the magazin...
by tomb
Mon Dec 01, 2008 4:54 am
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: knu furniture
Replies: 0
Views: 994

knu furniture

Heres a new, local (to Michigan) furniture maker a coworker recently turned me onto, thought some folks on here may appreciate:
by tomb
Tue Nov 25, 2008 7:28 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: cool slide out stove. Any familiar?
Replies: 4
Views: 1879

the glass part at the top is an OVEN.
A flair is high on my kitchen "must have someday" list.
great price, as as stated above if all is working.

Speaking of cool kitchen goodies. I bought this Sunday-
by tomb
Tue Nov 25, 2008 9:28 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Exterior Colors for Regular Ranch House
Replies: 9
Views: 857

Retrorenovation has some nice posts about vintage paint too: http://retrorenovation.com/2008/05/16/painting-your-60s-ranch-home-and-more-a-retro-palette-courtesy-ronn/ http://retrorenovation.com/2008/05/09/painting-your-50s-ranch-house-and-more-courtesy-of-laura-b/ http://retrorenovation.com/2008/01...
by tomb
Tue Nov 18, 2008 5:13 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: Source for tall aluminum Christmas tree?
Replies: 7
Views: 2039

I second STL modern, the antique malls are CRAWLING with them right now! (BTW, my rockin' wifey scored a 6" pom pom with all the original sleeves for Five Bucks a couple years back, not that im bragging...) I cant WAIT to see it in our new place, but I REFUSE to put a tree up before Turkey day....

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