Getting My Ducks in a Row

Mr. Kutcher is usually a deterrent from me seeing any movie he’s in. Really, most romantic comedies are usually avoided at all costs.  So go figure I really liked A Lot Like Love (cringing with guilt and embarrassment).

Due to my shame, I’ll make this as short as possible.  Jasper Furniture and Desk Company, known as just Jasper Desk, has been producing furniture in Jasper, Indiana since 1876. This walnut and steel desk circa 1960, can be seen very briefly near Ashton for a few seconds.  If you blink you’ll miss it. Right now it can be found at Red Modern Furniture for $4600. If you’re looking for the perfect Mad Men desk, circa the Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce years (1963) this desk leans in that style. A Lot Like Florence Knoll.

What Would An Angel Say, The Devil Wants To Know

I’m kind of dying to know where and how Mark Romanek found someone’s 1970′s sex den to film Fiona Apple’s Criminal video. No, actually let me rephrase that. I’m amazed that this is most likely someone’s REAL home and not a staged set and HELLO, this video was shot in 1997 and someone was still rockin the crazy porno wood paneling and shag carpet. I should also clarify that a friend has pointed out that I may be, possibly inadvertently, recreating this “look” in my own home… to that I say “Hells Yeah I Am!”

There are so many pieces to list I’ll try to make this as short and sweet as possible.  First off The Le Corbusier LC2 Chair designed in 1928 by Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret and Charlotte Perriand, is kind of the Louis Vuitton of chairs (for me). There are so many copies, and they are getting better at knocking them off it’s kind of hard to tell at first glance if it’s real or not.  The authentic Cassina version is about $4600 but you can score the fakes for about $100 and up.

The Le Corbusier LC1 is next on this furniture pornopalooza tour. A pair from the 1960′s can be found for $2900 at Pegboard Modern or if your Barbie or progressive GI Joe (with Kung Fu Grip) is looking for something for the dream house Vitra has the miniature for $350.

Next, is Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen’s Series 7, Model 3207.  This is the runner up to my previous LV comment… What’s that saying, Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery… Yeah it’s also stealing, but whatever…

Some Victor Vasarely prints to stare at…before we enter full blown nerdom and self satisfaction of information only another furniture dweeb would twitch with delight over.

The Tucroma Chair designed in 1972 by Guido Faleschini for Pace Collection Furniture Company.  This can be found for about $995 and up per chair. Don’t worry I’m almost done only 3 more to go…

There are a few variations to this mirror.  Turner made a smaller version and RAM out of Michigan seems to have the market on the 36 Bubble Pattern. These can be found on Ebay for a few hundreds.

Kirsch-Hamilton’s Aurora clock is amazing and these photos do not do it any justice. The original color from the 1970′s dull over time. Luckily I found a company that repairs these. It’s about $225 to replace the motor and LED light that brightens the ambient mood light. Granted that’s about the going rate for the clock, but I have seen them for as much as $1200.

And the final piece, the one that proves I have a full blown obsession.  I saw the corner of the credenza in the video and even though it was for a sec and the whole piece isn’t shown in the video, here it is. Circa 1970 for Pace. Tom Gibbs Studio has one listed for $7500.

So that’s it. If you’ve continued to read you’re as obsessed as I am, or atleast getting there.  And down the rabbit hole we go…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy New You!

MCM NERD got a new look for 2012. Last year we met a lot of new friends and look forward to meeting more this year.  We’re excited for the new year and have been watching lots of TV, so LUCKY YOU!

I love Shirley Maclaine, Paul Frankl, and Paul Laszlo…… and all three are in the 2005 Cameron Diaz movie, In Her Shoes.  The dresser is Paul Frankl for Brown Saltman.  design / one in San Diego has a refinished one for $4200.  I personally really like the honey/blonde vintage wood that was prevalent in the Fifties and Sixties, though the darker walnut tones are handsome against the brass hardware. I found another one for $1500 on ebay… Gotta love ebay.

The living room chairs are Paul Laszlo.  I found a pair at Red Modern Furniture for $4800.

The dining table is Paul Laszlo.  I found the whole set (with the complimentary chairs- not used in the film) at Off The Wall Antiques. It looks like everyone’s on the same track with ebonizing/refinishing the blond wood… Which color do you prefer???