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by johnnyapollo
Tue Jan 25, 2005 3:01 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Marketplace
Topic: WTD: Modern Lamp Shades
Replies: 10
Views: 3650

I thought about finding something similar - I'm not sure what the amperage/wattage maximum is though (Ikea lists 75 Watt for that fixture) - the wiring may not support much above. Only problem is that the Atlanta Ikea won't be done until next year and they don't sell what you have posted online. Oth...
by johnnyapollo
Thu Jan 20, 2005 2:04 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Marketplace
Topic: WTD: Modern Lamp Shades
Replies: 10
Views: 3650

Right SDR - this is an original suspended or pendant lamp - I'm looking to extent the "hang" distance and lower the shade. It currently has the original white cord - I'm looking for a replacement. The white cord at Home Depot is twisted pair covered in white that has print on it - not too pretty... ...
by johnnyapollo
Wed Jan 19, 2005 7:54 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Marketplace
Topic: WTD: Modern Lamp Shades
Replies: 10
Views: 3650

Along these lines I'm in the market for some white lamp cord that I could use to replace and extend the hanging distance of a George Nelson globe light. Does anyone have a source that is reasonable? It seems like I should be able to find it for around $1 a foot (I've been quoted $2-3 per foot with a...
by johnnyapollo
Wed Jan 19, 2005 2:19 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Boomerang Formica
Replies: 14
Views: 4544

by johnnyapollo
Wed Jan 19, 2005 4:03 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: California Rancho Hues...
Replies: 6
Views: 1663

Since I'm going through this right now I thought I would pipe in. My house trim, including beams was painted a dark green, with walls and doors in an institutional light green (similar to that Restoration Hardware green you saw everywhere a couple of years ago) - we bought the house with the intent ...
by johnnyapollo
Tue Jan 18, 2005 2:55 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Boomerang Formica
Replies: 14
Views: 4544

by johnnyapollo
Wed Jan 12, 2005 7:27 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: Vintage Toys
Replies: 23
Views: 4933

There's also a certain continuity to their products - the way the Rocket Head is reused as the Millenium Falcon when Ira Gobbler tries to get the Star Wars franchise - funny stuff in there. I thought Kiki the Fashion Tiki would get a laugh as well - both the animated commercial and the bobblehead th...
by johnnyapollo
Wed Jan 12, 2005 8:24 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Bo Bogerman and the Swiss Invasion
Replies: 0
Views: 894

Bo Bogerman and the Swiss Invasion

If you're into 60's pop, you may find this article amusing: http://www.clubbo.com/AvaBlurb.htm It covers the history of Bo Bogerman's failed attempt at a "Swiss Invasion" and his main star Ava and the Avalanches - the clubbo site is interesting as well with some neat articles - love the leapard coat...
by johnnyapollo
Tue Jan 11, 2005 5:18 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Up with Down with love!
Replies: 52
Views: 20531

I think one of the styles I'm using isn't supported in Mozilla - I'll have to take a look in Firefox. Thanks for the heads up!

-- John
by johnnyapollo
Tue Jan 11, 2005 2:11 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Original windows...
Replies: 7
Views: 1836

I've gotten a good quote from a large company called Binswanger Glass. http://binswangerglass.com/ They have showrooms in most states and are the actual manufacturor. I went with adouble pane low-E as the window of choice. Since they custom make the window they can accomodate unusual shapes (my cler...
by johnnyapollo
Tue Jan 11, 2005 1:38 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Up with Down with love!
Replies: 52
Views: 20531

Hey SDR, My house was built in 1964 (my previous house in 1959 in the same neighborhood - called Northcrest). I've only seen two other suspended stairs like mine, but I've only been in a fraction of approximately 300-350 MCM homes in the neighborhood of about 600 houses. The Initial construction pha...
by johnnyapollo
Tue Jan 11, 2005 7:35 am
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: Vintage Toys
Replies: 23
Views: 4933

Vintage Toys

I have a friend that is a current toy designer and avid vintage toy collector. One of his passions is researching the somewhat obscure backgrounds of some otherwise forgotten vintage hits. Many are familiar with the Rube Goldberg inspiration in the classic Mouse Trap game, for instance, but where di...
by johnnyapollo
Tue Jan 11, 2005 7:28 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: 1962 movie "X-15" on DVD from MGM
Replies: 10
Views: 3016

Another interesting tidbit of note - the program was overshadowed by Mercury mostly due to so many of the X-15 test pilots being civilian (I think there were around 5). All the media attention was on the military-background heroes of the official US space program. Also thanks once again for posting ...
by johnnyapollo
Tue Jan 11, 2005 3:44 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Up with Down with love!
Replies: 52
Views: 20531

My basement staircase is suspended on one side with square metal rods suspended from the ceiling. These are welded into the metal treads - I'm assuming a metal stringer is imbedded in the wall beneath the panelling:

Image

-- John
by johnnyapollo
Tue Jan 11, 2005 3:40 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Flat Roofs Don't Like Rain
Replies: 49
Views: 11256

From my research, shingle roofs fail in my climate (South-east). The general pitch of the MCM houses in my neigherbood are so shallow that water tends to creep under the edges of the shingles and they do not dry completely. This causes them to rot (you'll see the green of algae on them or black from...
by johnnyapollo
Mon Jan 10, 2005 7:28 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Flat Roofs Don't Like Rain
Replies: 49
Views: 11256

After being sold on a membrane roof on my house in Atlanta (this is often referred to as a "torch-down modified" roof - it's applied in layers using a MAP gas torch), only to have it fail within 6 months, I can give you quite a bit of qualified advice. First, if you have a flat roof, it was probably...
by johnnyapollo
Mon Jan 10, 2005 12:06 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Modern/SoCal landscaping
Replies: 17
Views: 6187

My opinion is a mixed bag of what works and doesn't work within the context of your yard. I have over 45 years of legacy growth involving hardwoods and non-native flowering shrubbery. To accurately represent the intent of the architect I would leave the yard close to its current state - apparently m...
by johnnyapollo
Wed Jan 05, 2005 6:11 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: need a cool platform bed
Replies: 15
Views: 3677

I just got a new catalog in the mail today from "West Elm" that had two platform beds: King for $599 in wood http://ww1.westelm.com/cat/pip.cfm?template=8grid&pkey=cfrnbed&gids=p040&cid=frnbed&area=shp and a King in metal for $500 http://ww1.westelm.com/cat/pip.cfm?template=8grid&...
by johnnyapollo
Sat Jan 01, 2005 9:14 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: 1954 BH&G Home for all America
Replies: 76
Views: 20664

I'm taking some pics of neighborhood mcm houses - you won't believe some of the redneck bastardizations going on around here. It's amazing.

-- John
by johnnyapollo
Mon Dec 20, 2004 7:47 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Marketplace
Topic: WTD: Aluminum Christmas trees?
Replies: 9
Views: 4146

We decorated three trees - a six foot as the main tree, then a 4 foot for miniatures, and a 3 foot as an accent. Here's a pic of the main tree: http://www.northcrestmodern.com/images/AluminumTree2_600.jpg Additional pics here: http://www.northcrestmodern.com/images/AluminumTree1.jpg http://www.north...
by johnnyapollo
Fri Dec 17, 2004 8:49 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: interesting article on why houses failed in Hurricane Andrew
Replies: 25
Views: 4431

I've personally viewed some of the Green designs and they are truly inspiring - you can definitely see the FLW influence.

-- John
by johnnyapollo
Tue Dec 14, 2004 11:13 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Another newbie saying Hiya!
Replies: 11
Views: 3637

There have been several recent sales of fixer-uppers in the $175-185k range in Northcrest. I sold my previous house for a little over 200k. The house next to mine is currently for sale for $245 (but it's huge 4 bedroom 3 bath - it's had two additions). MCM houses in my area are still very reasonable...
by johnnyapollo
Tue Dec 14, 2004 3:51 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Another newbie saying Hiya!
Replies: 11
Views: 3637

The Northcrest subdivision is at the outer crux of I85 and I285, bordered by Chamblee Tucker Road on the east and Pleasantdale Road to the north (basically North, north East OTP - outside the perimeter). It's a little-known area that was mostly developed through the late 70's. I've talked to long-ti...
by johnnyapollo
Mon Dec 13, 2004 4:18 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Mystery of Three Schindler Houses
Replies: 28
Views: 8229

There's supposed to be a Wright designed, Wright Foundation built structure near the Emory University campus (I haven't yet found or examined it). My understanding is that it was built posthumously and is frequently used as a chapel (though I may be way off base on the latter). My research has led t...
by johnnyapollo
Mon Dec 13, 2004 12:03 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Another newbie saying Hiya!
Replies: 11
Views: 3637

I thought you might have some interest in the house I owned prior to the one linked above. This is the sale flyer: http://www.wildtoys.com/3401_deleted/ We lived in this house for 3 years before moving into the current one. Unfortunately I've already removed images of the interior - I'll try to get ...
by johnnyapollo
Mon Dec 13, 2004 11:45 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Ghost signs and more going bye-bye
Replies: 14
Views: 3366

I've got a great pic somewhere of an "Undeeda Biscuit" painted sign that covers the whole side of a warehouse in Clarksville, TN. I'll try to find it and post - my favorite was always this 30's Coca Cola ghost on the side of an old drugstore in the Highlands (Atlanta) - however about 6 years ago the...
by johnnyapollo
Mon Dec 13, 2004 11:14 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Another newbie saying Hiya!
Replies: 11
Views: 3637

I own several Sunset books and others that are 50s-60s vintage - and they do offer some great design ideas both for landscaping and for outdoor structures/accessories. I have some ideas for a water feature involving cantelevered cisterms cast in trapezoidal concrete... but I digress. I hope to do an...
by johnnyapollo
Mon Dec 13, 2004 3:48 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Another newbie saying Hiya!
Replies: 11
Views: 3637

Hi SDR, Thanks for you input and kind words. The house is unique to Northcrest and I believe it's the only one built from stone. The exterior is called "Cherokee Marble" and is actually a white granite mined in North Georgia. Although it looks like marble, there is too much mica in the stone to qual...
by johnnyapollo
Sun Dec 12, 2004 7:51 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: New members say HELLO here...
Replies: 890
Views: 464339

Sorry about the miss-post

Hey y'all,

I didn't see this thread and already started a "hi I'm a newbie thread" here:

http://www.lottaliving.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=2561

Greetings from an Atlanta resident!

-- Best, John
by johnnyapollo
Sun Dec 12, 2004 7:46 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Another newbie saying Hiya!
Replies: 11
Views: 3637

Another newbie saying Hiya!

Hi everyone, I was recently introduced to the site from my friends John and Steph who live in the same neighborhood. We live in mid-century influenced homes in Atlanta, GA - the neighborhood is called Northcrest and is coprised of about 550 homes, about a third are modern including interesting A-fra...

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