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AM Radio Vintage Finds

I wrote about AM Radio today over at Real Simple but in case you didn’t catch that… please check ’em out. They stock some really sweet vintage and industrial goodies for the home. Their product shots are brilliant too.

am radio

That bamboo magazine holder is very Domino magazine, isn’t it?! LOL. It is so funny how that magazine has forever altered how I look at stuff I would have normally discarded as tacky 1980s yard sale finds. Domino always had that special way of presenting everything, that midas touch, even the stuff you’d normally snub was suddenly on your wish list. AM Radio has that same talent. There is real talent in that, an art – don’t you think?

(images: am radio)

Posted in Etsy Faves, vintage on September 13, 2010

Factory 20: Vintage Heaven!

Hello everyone! How are you today? I was just reading the House Doctor blog and found this great store based out of Virginia called Factory 20 that I must share with you. It’s my new obsession and I wish it were nearby because I’d go a little bonkers shopping there. I noticed though that they schedule deliveries to NYC every so often, but it’s still a little far for me here in Germany! Ha!

Factory 20

(I must have this tressel table for a mini cocktail bar. Imagine it with lovely etched vintage glasses, mismatched, and a few pretty bottles of alcohol (like Bombay Sapphire because it has the best color and bottle ever – I barely drink but like it around for guests) along with a little bowl of fresh lemons and some pretty fabric cocktail napkins in a variety of vintage patterns?)

But I shouldn’t cry about Factory 20 being in Virginia with me in Germany because locally we have the wonderfully curated shop ComingHome (I photographed one of their showrooms here awhile back). Plus, I’m close to the Netherlands and Belgium (I was just there a few weeks ago in fact) so I simply need to spend a weekend flea marketing and see what I can find. I’m currently looking for a vintage Dutch dropleaf gateleg table in white… And I want a long vintage work table for my new office this one from Belgium — I love the drawers and the wavy skirt! I also want a tressel table to use as a mini bar — just like the one shown above. I’m sad that Factory 20 is in America because they are sitting on three tables that I would buy right now if they were local. Wahhh. Oh well, I guess my American readers are in luck today!

Factory 20

Factory 20

I love these minty green chairs and can totally see them paired with a zinc top round cafe table for a kitchen.

Factory 20

Isn’t she darling? She’d look great in a kitchen nook with those minty green chairs shown above!

Factory 20

Factory 20

Factory 20

About Factory 20, “Factory 20 is a multi-disciplinary art and design collective which strives to create an ever-evolving nonlinear consumer lifestyles collection. Discovering intrinsically valuable decorative arts and furnishings to convey a different impression of 20th century design. Reclaiming salvaged materials, using uncommon combinations and adhering to modernist tenets we are confident that we can give to you the unexpected and the unforgettable.”

I think they definitely are bringing the unexpected and unforgettable – lovely things!

P.S. If you are looking for prop rentals, they can help you!

(images: factory 20)

Posted in Objects, vintage on August 17, 2010

All The Luck In The World

Jane just updated her lovely shop, All The Luck In The World, so you can buy some fresh vintage and crafted items from her if you’d like. Here’s a sampling of the pretty things in her shop… Fantastic — colorful, happy, and just the best! I met Jane in person a few years ago at a decor8 meet and greet in Amsterdam and she was the sweetest thing — so humble and down-to-earth and super creative.

All The Luck In The World

Jane has a storefront now in the Netherlands but her online store is where I frequently do “drive bys” to see what’s new. I love how she restyles flea market castaways, she has such a great eye for enhancing, upcycling, re-purposing, recycling… all of it!

(image: all the luck in the world)

Posted in vintage on May 11, 2010

DIY Cat Bed via Hindsvik

I don’t have pets but I grew up with cats, dogs and a parakeet named Snoopy who was my BFF for several years. I’ll always have a soft spot for sweet little animals plus I’m hoping to adopt a fur kid in the near future and I’m currently trying to make a decision – cat or dog? Today when I came across this simple DIY cat bed that Daniel & Valeria at Hindsvik posted on their blog I knew I had to direct you over to see it. If you love clean, modern lines and have a pet (let’s face it, most pet stores do not have tons of cool options for beds!), this project just may be the cat’s meow!

Hindsvik - DIY Cat Bed

Visit Hindsvik to see the entire step-by-step process.


And a huge P.S. — they also have a really rad etsy shop where they sell vintage goodies. I am DYING to own this snail planter

(image: hindsvik)

Posted in DIY, vintage on April 21, 2010


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