Friday, September 28, 2012

Thrift Shop

The internet is a strange and wonderful place.  That is all.

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - Thrift Shop (source: Youtube)

Enjoy the video and please excuse me while I try to adjust to the new realities of my crazy,  screwed up, roller-coaster ride of a life.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Fan Crush

Beauty hath a name, and that name is Emerson Silver Swan.


Who knew a fan could make one so HOT?!

Monday, September 17, 2012

It's been a while...

After (another) family and business-related disaster of epic proportions, keeping the blog updated has fallen further and further down on my list of priorities.

Sorry guys, but family (both mine and those of my employees) always comes first.

What a hot mess...

Don't fret.  This too shall pass and I've got tons of mid-mod finds to share.  I just need a minute to recoup and focus on the important things in life.

Friday, September 7, 2012


Who's a big boy?  Mid-Century Midwest!

Yep, we're (belatedly) celebrating our one year blogiversary.

A lot has changed in the months since I entered the real, post-graduation world and purchased my first home.  There's been ups, downs, laughter, sorrow, excitement, worry.  We've run the whole emotional gamut.  

While there's still much to do, I think that it's time to sit back and enjoy everything that our hard work has accomplished.  So here's a few comparison shots.  The first set (top, if you couldn't tell) was taken a couple months after our move-in, so you can see a bit of Mid-Mod starting to creep in.  The next was shot a few weeks ago.  Just look how much has changed!

I also want to thank everyone for their readership and friendship.  We've met quite a few interesting, creative, and helpful people over this last year and it's been an amazing experience.

Thanks for everything!

Monday, September 3, 2012

Separated at Birth

I knew something cool awaited me when Mr. Mod texted, "Have you seen the desk," after I mentioned that I was stopping by the Green Shag.  However, I wasn't quite prepared for this:

Could it be?  Could my previously unidentified credenza have found its long lost partner?


The family resemblance certainly is strong.  I'm not sure who runs this booth, but I did buy the desk off a Mid-Mod collector.  Perhaps this is her setup and the desk in question is the other half of the very same set!

For sure, it's an exciting mystery, but the price and scale of the piece means that these two will likely continue on their separate paths.  Maybe one day the stars will align and they'll chance upon each other again.

 However, one mystery is solved.  The desk, unlike my credenza, sported a label.  It's from the Castilian line by the Alma Desk Company.

The more you know...