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by tomb
Sat Nov 15, 2008 8:06 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: New Guy Intro, and my WILD 60's modern home...
Replies: 27
Views: 5578

Great place! By coincidence, we were recently on the hunt for an orange-ish shag... the closest we found easily was a high pile twist Shaw carpet from the "Kathy Ireland" collections. Seriously! Its technically not "Shag" but a pretty decent modern version if worst came to worst....
by tomb
Sun Nov 02, 2008 7:23 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: Halloween tiki-totem
Replies: 5
Views: 2498

Yes, there is a 2" pvc pipe mounted to a flange, screwed to a base to hold it together. it was a BIG hit with he trick or treaters friday.
Im going 6 high next year!
by tomb
Wed Oct 29, 2008 6:06 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: Halloween tiki-totem
Replies: 5
Views: 2498

Halloween tiki-totem

I carved up a 4 pumpkin tiki totem for our place this year, what do you think?
Image
by tomb
Sat Oct 18, 2008 4:02 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Mid-Century Modern it ain't-
Replies: 36
Views: 4475

Personally, I'd like to know where the current fascination with multiple gables and vast rooflines began. I've thought about this before, and the only thing i can think of is the roofing industry must be behind promoting this "trend". Can you imagine what it will cost to re-do some of the...
by tomb
Sun Oct 05, 2008 5:11 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Various weirdness
Replies: 8
Views: 2048

not to beat a dead horse, but they have a nice sister-site http://www.cribcandy.com/

good stuffs there too!
by tomb
Sun Oct 05, 2008 12:59 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Various weirdness
Replies: 8
Views: 2048

wow, im totally addicted to that site (im a very visual person)
Check this one out:
by tomb
Sat Oct 04, 2008 5:04 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Various weirdness
Replies: 8
Views: 2048

by tomb
Sun Sep 21, 2008 11:00 am
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: self-built googie-bar
Replies: 2
Views: 1805

by tomb
Sun Sep 21, 2008 10:58 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Restoration in Indianapolis
Replies: 82
Views: 11199

I just checked out your blog. Its very nice! I've been wanting to do a similar one for the Kalamazoo MI area. Cant wait to see pics of "your" new place! we just moved into our dream MCM up here a couple months ago. I am very curious about the door person you blogged about. where is she loc...
by tomb
Wed Jul 23, 2008 2:40 am
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Welcome to Idaho!
Replies: 21
Views: 7054

These are all VERY nice ,thank you for documenting and sharing them!
by tomb
Sun Jul 06, 2008 5:52 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Our new house!
Replies: 18
Views: 2023

WOW! i feel so popular! thanks for all the great comments! it is really nice to show it off to people that "get it" We have been swinging toward a slab door, as i really like the idea of a punch of color. Its kindof tough to tell in the images, but the paint color is a greeny-grey, not qui...
by tomb
Sun Jul 06, 2008 3:40 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Our new house!
Replies: 18
Views: 2023

Our new house!

Well, its finally official, we closed last Monday! Say hello to our circa 1961 atomic ranch. http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u188/tomb76/7011f34_75.jpg It may not be a post and beam California Eichler but for SW Michigan, its a pretty groovy place! It needs a little help but overall, its liveable...
by tomb
Fri Jul 04, 2008 6:23 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Hopefull MCM owner East TN
Replies: 5
Views: 608

welcome

I see potential there, house looks to have some good "bones"
Cant wait to see what you do with it.
by tomb
Thu Jun 26, 2008 5:54 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: I'd give my left !&? for this!
Replies: 8
Views: 1888

a little late, period wise but neat looking TV...
by tomb
Thu Jun 26, 2008 5:50 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: New here Need ideas for exterior of house
Replies: 18
Views: 1919

retrorenovation.com has some great period paint swatches, that should help a little.

great house!
by tomb
Thu Jun 26, 2008 5:46 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Just another $*%&^* remuddle...
Replies: 16
Views: 2621

EWWWWWWWWWWWW!
that is so sad!
by tomb
Wed Jun 25, 2008 12:05 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: I'd give my left !&? for this!
Replies: 8
Views: 1888

wow, very interesting about the predictas, I never new much about them except thinking they look cool.

I did a little looking about the Kuba, and found this page with some stats:


old stuff is so neat! :D
by tomb
Wed Jun 25, 2008 11:45 am
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: I'd give my left !&? for this!
Replies: 8
Views: 1888

wow.
just wow.

Well used to think i wanted a predicta someday... :roll:
but now...

Somebody should modernize these ala the Predictas...
by tomb
Wed Jun 25, 2008 9:28 am
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: I'd give my left !&? for this!
Replies: 8
Views: 1888

WOW!
That is incredible!
I would love to know more about it.
Do you think it came with the TV installed, or the TV got retrofitted to it?
I am totally in awe here...
by tomb
Mon Jun 16, 2008 8:29 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Kalamazoo, Mich. FLW usonian
Replies: 9
Views: 2285

Heres a really cool video with the original owner of a 1958 home desiged by local, Norman Carver in Parkwyn village- which is a subdivision designed by FLW (there are a couple FLW houses there too)

enjoy!
by tomb
Wed Jun 11, 2008 7:56 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: MCM aquariums
Replies: 10
Views: 3121

Wow AJ, that a really cool stand, i like it alot. Is that tank acrylic? I like the "no edge" look. Thanks for the pics! I see where you were going, and considering the weight, i think you did good! Valery, those bubbles are neat, is there any source for air/filtration, or are frequent wate...
by tomb
Wed Jun 11, 2008 8:19 am
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: MCM aquariums
Replies: 10
Views: 3121

MCM aquariums

Is there such a thing? Ive seen the terrariums, which are neat, but what about FISH? I am an aquarium hobbyist (african cichlids mostly) and am hopefully moving into a 60's ranch soon. I've been looking for any info on Mid-Century aquarium installs and am coming up empty. Does anyone know of era ins...
by tomb
Wed Jun 11, 2008 8:12 am
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Finally, a neo-eclectic torn down to build a contemp mod
Replies: 7
Views: 2653

that is awesome.
good looking new house...
by tomb
Tue Jun 03, 2008 3:45 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: Graphic Arts
Replies: 4
Views: 1893

wow, those are really great,
thanks for sharing!
by tomb
Mon Jun 02, 2008 9:00 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Good ol-line radio?
Replies: 8
Views: 744

You could try http://www.pandora.com or http://www.last.fm all you do is type in a favorite artist, and the station "builds" a custom one for you based on that artist. Im not sure how well it will work for you (but ive found some REALLY obscure electronica on them, so its worth a try) If y...
by tomb
Tue May 27, 2008 2:13 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Historic Auto Dealerships
Replies: 29
Views: 14577

I was browsing my local libraries photo archives and saw photos of this dealership that I thought were pretty neat: http://heritage.portagelibrary.info/cdm4/item_viewer.php?CISOROOT=/johntodd&CISOPTR=579&REC=19&DMTHUMB=0 that great building is now a parking lot/taco bell at a busy inters...
by tomb
Fri May 23, 2008 8:32 am
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Googie on the HAMB
Replies: 2
Views: 1432

please thank ka-zoo (is that you?) Yup, thats me, its an old forum name I used to use, when I actually lived in Kalamazoo (not the next town over). Ive since changed it to an abbreviation of my name/initial Tom B- "tomb" in most forums that i frequent. No problem mentioning lotta, i've qu...
by tomb
Thu May 22, 2008 4:57 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Premiere Lanes Bowl, Santa Fe Springs, demolition
Replies: 10
Views: 4238

That sign is FANTASTIC!
If it is getting demolished, i sure hope somebody gets to do some salvage before the 'dozers come in... :(
by tomb
Thu May 22, 2008 4:52 am
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Googie on the HAMB
Replies: 2
Views: 1432

Googie on the HAMB

Somone on the HAMB has a discussion going about googie with some nice photographs, thought some of you would enjoy:
by tomb
Sun May 18, 2008 9:25 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Marketplace
Topic: where can you buy a dingbat?
Replies: 22
Views: 6507



i already PM'd this address to futura girl (just signed up, couldn't last night)
looks like these guys have lots of different options...

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