Welcome Wonk

If you’re near Brooklyn, NY, you’ll want to check out WONK NYC in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, a shop featuring locally made mid-century inspired designs.  And if you hurry, you can still catch their grand opening sale, which gets you 15% off standard models and 20% off floor models through the end of the month.  Learn more at their site or Facebook page.

Eames Storage Unit Sources

eamesshelfIf you’re looking to purchase a classic Eames Storage Unit, you have several possibilities.  The MoMa Store has the classic ESU 400 units, reissued from Herman Miller, for $3350.  mid-century-modern.com has the ESU 400 base unit for $1980—you’ll need to give them a call to price add-ons like doors and drawers.  Design Within Reach (sic) has 4×2 units licensed by Herman Miller and on sale now for $2549.15.   My own choice would be to purchase from the New Orleans-area Modern Woodworks. As a unit of measure, their ESU 150 base unit (one bay high, one bay wide, 24 1/2″ w x 20 1/2″ h x 16″ d) is $195 base price without add-ons.  Adding a frill or two and shipping would bring the cost to about $275 or so.  The comparable DWR unit is over $400 with shipping.  For an outdated but interesting discussion on Eames storage unit sources and pricing, see this Design Addict thread.

Happy hunting!

eBay watch: MID CENTURY Room Divider WALL UNIT

Listed for auction now by Modernhaus is a very fine mid-century modern wall unit or room divider.  No designer is given, but this looks to be a very well-maintained piece.  If you’ve got the room for it, this Mondrian-squared Danish modern syle unit may be your first Black Friday deal.

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Mid-century Eye Candy

Need a fix of mid-century shelving eye candy?  There’s no better place than the Flickr mod pool to see a great collection of mid-century shelves and wall units from the heavy hitters like Eames and Herman Miller, to CADO and dozens of Danish and Brazilian mid-century modern designers.

Mid-century shelving unit via Craigslist PDX

If you’re in the Pacific Northwest, grab a deal on a freestanding mid century shelving unit for just $295 from I HEART RETRO, which also has all kind of vintage, mid-century, Danish and industrial furniture.  iheartretroshelf

mid-century hutch via craigslist nyc

Here’s a nice Craigslist find for those in the NYC Metro area:
mid-century hutch“Vintage 1960s eames era bookcase/hutch in excellent condition. This is one of those unique midcentury pieces that has plenty of design details without overwhelming your space with a large footprint. Long tapered + splayed legs, lots of storage space for books and drawers for other supplies. Lovely teak colored wood and finished back if you need it to float in a room. Dimensions: TOP: 48″(w), 14″(d), 16.5″(h); BOTTOM: 48″(w), 18″(d), 33″(h) “

Sourcebook of Scandinavian Furniture: Designs for the 21st Century

Sourcebook of Scandinavian Furniture: Designs for the 21st Century

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500 carefully selected designs that also include the most up-to-date pieces that constitute the current revival in Nordic design….Recommended. (Choice, E. M. Hansen) REVIEW: Excellent overview of….how Scandinavian furniture defined a past era, and how it will likely define the future. (Modernism Magazine, Sandy McLendon)

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Excellent overview of….how Scandinavian furniture defined a past era, and how it will likely define the future.

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Bird House Packet 11 Designs by A. Neely Hall

Bird House Packet 11 Designs by A. Neely Hall

This item features 11 pattern sheets, printed on both sides for 8 bird houses and 2 bird baths. Complete details and drawings are given.

Buy Bird House Packet 11 Designs by A. Neely Hall at Amazon

Charles Eames’ Bow Tie

one of the 100, one-minute films i’ve made about lost or forgotten eames moments. this is a still life image movie of the many moods of the eames bow tie, the film ends with a rare look at the orig…

Kaleidoscope Jazz Chair (excerpt) – Charles And Ray Eames

Research for a design student graduation project: aesthetics and meditation in the films of Charles and Ray Eames. This excerpt from the 6:28 film from 1960.


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