Ceramic Planter by Lars Knudsen

This may be the greatest planter ever created. Praise be to Danish ceramicist Lars Knudsen for having the guts to fill the cranium of a powdered wig gentlemen with flowers. Actually, it’s hard to think of a plant worthy of a home this grand. Probably best to simply set this beautiful piece of clay somewhere prominent and let the fellow make his stately statement unadorned. $385 from Trébor Nevets via Bond & Bowery. Anyone know something about the artist? Knudsen was apparently active in the 1960s but that is all the info I can find.

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10.11.09

Swiss Plywood Dining Set

New on Bond & Bowery this week is a unique, unmarked dining table and chairs from Switzerland. I’ve never seen chairs quite like these, a graceful bent ply with dowel...

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09.11.09

Cees Braakman at Two Columbia Road

Londoners are lucky. They have access to one of my favorite little shops in the world: Two Columbia Road. And today is the time to go visit. The friendly fellows...

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03.11.09

The Best of Bond & Bowery

Lounge Chair & Ottoman by Vatne Mobler Dealer Janus Home describes this Norwegian piece as “one of the most comfortable lounge chairs ever produced” and I can’t see a reason...

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15.10.09

Bolle Bottles by Tapio Wirkkala for Venini

This series, designed by Tapio Wirkkala [the guy had a mug as impressive as his work] in 1968, employs the “Incalmo” technique wherein two different types of glass, worked separately,...

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13.10.09

Danish Modern Rockers

The hardware isn’t as hidden as I’d like, and information is notably absent on the listing, but this is one of the more original modern rockers I’ve seen. The reserve...

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10.10.09

Eames House Photos by George Chen

Speaking of the Eames House, photographer George Chen captured the essence of its Mondrianesque exterior during a visit last week. See the set of photos.

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04.10.09

Chromeography: Mid-Century Chrome Lettering

There are still a few spots to polish, but I thought readers would appreciate a sneak peek at another project of the Mid-Century Modernist. Chromeography is dedicated to the chrome...

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27.09.09

The Eames House in LIFE Magazine, 1950

The announcement that Google Books now houses in its digital archives over 1,860 issues of LIFE magazine sent me immediately to the search box on a quest for mid-century related articles. The first result was this piece on the Eames House published on September 11, 1950, just five years after Charles and Ray made their indelible mark on American design with their popular furniture.

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25.09.09

Braun SK 6 by Dieter Rams

Michael Dent has posted some beautiful shots of a beautiful machine: Dieter Rams’ SK 6 phonograph and radio for Braun. See also: Dieter Rams and Cold War Modern at the V&A : Dieter Rams Group on Flickr

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04.09.09

Rock’n-Rest Lounge Chair by Gimson & Slater, UK

Auction ending in 2 days: a rare “Rock’n-Rest”, highback lounge chair, designed in Norway and produced by the Gimson & Slater Ltd, United Kingdom. Adjustable rocking seat and back can...

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27.08.09

Fresh and Friendly

“The rearranged Living Room”, recently submitted to our photo group by Candi Mandi This is Amanda Johnson’s living room. This is her blog. This is her Etsy shop.

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26.08.09

Desks by Peter Løvig Nielsen

More lovely Løvig desks at eBay below, but probably none as fantastic as this one: Rosewood Corner Desk at Two Columbia Road in London. ... More info at Decopedia , who assigns it to Peter Løvig Nielsen.

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