No Go for this Togo (Show)…

 

So HBO’s How to Make it in America is cancelled… I have been slacking on my posts, but figured I would add this one anyway.

Season 2 Episode 10 ( IN or OUT) has Ben and Cam crash a party where the host’s son has a room that’s more stylish than the average teenager.  Ben comments on a Eames lounge chair but in the corner there’s a Togo Chair by Michel Ducaroy for Ligne Roset that caught my eye. Originally designed in 1973, this design is still in production.  You can order them directly in various upholstery through Ligne Roset and the wait time varies (immediate to 3 months).  I’ve found a few on Ebay ranging in the $2000-4000 range. They are now making a child’s version of this set for toddlers…

So as my last post of 2011, Happy New Year Everyone and Hope to See you Soon!

Catch these if you can

So before Mad Men injected us with the first major WAVE of Fifties (early sixties) Fever and the non cable networks jumping on the (way too late) bandwagon of nostalgia (more style over substance programming) with The Playboy Club (CANCELLED) and Pan AM, which I prefer to put on mute and just look at the clothing… Catch Me If You Can, with Leonardo DiCaprio as Frank Abignale Jr was a great appetizer of what was to come.

If you’re a fan of Eero Saarinen’s Tulip design and you need some side table speakers, the KLH Model Twenty-Plus is the one for you.  Inside Frank’s house I spotted a set. I JUST missed a set that was listed on Ebay last week.  I’m always on the hunt for these!!! They don’t come up very often and so I can’t really gauge the value and pricing.  Saarinen side tables run close to that range so this isn’t too bad since they serve double purpose.  Talk about a great conversation piece!