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.

Still in peaceful dreams, I see the road leads back to you

Brace yourself this is about to get a little nerdy, but that’s why you’re here right? The biopic Ray about legend Ray Charles has designs I want to nerd out about.

The first piece is Paul Mccobb’s lounge chair (mid left of above photo).  I believe that this chair is part of the Calvin line.  Paul Mccobb’s prices in the past few years are a bit all over the place.  I personally prefer the Calvin’s lines to the more commonly seen Planner Group that you can get for a pretty fair price on ebay or craigslist. Oliver on 1stdibs currently has a pair for $4200. It cracks me up that they have it described as “fabric is clean, but ugly”, way to finesse a sale guys! But, I do applaud their honesty. I found a prettier version but it’s sold

So now for the second design.  On my first glance I instantly thought check out the pair Kofod Larsen chairs.  Then I looked closer and it looked all kinds of wrong. The pair of chairs are actually by Kodawood based out of Miami. There are subtle differences in the back supports of the Larsen chairs vs the Kodawood, as well as the two-toned lower leg detail.  I’m hoping this mention will help anyone who may be purchasing what they hope to be REAL Larsen pieces.  I haven’t been able to find any exact versions of the  Kodawood chairs from Ray, but I have found a single Larsen at Tom Gibbs Studio for $775.

The unupholstered pair are Kofod Larsen from Pegboard Modern and the teal upholstered pair (sold) are the Kodawood. Personally I prefer the Kodawood, but it could just be that the upholstery color is my favorite.


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???