Showing posts with label furnishings. Show all posts
Showing posts with label furnishings. Show all posts

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Declutter with Style



Ready to roll out your new modern aesthetic?
Photo by Scott Webb on Unsplash
Prepare to clear the clutter. Before you can fully go minimal, you have to clear the space.

And for most of us that means decluttering.


Friday, August 3, 2012

Second-Hand Modern

Oklahoma Offers Shoppers Happy Hunting Grounds

Looking for the best places to shop for bargains on hip and modern furniture and accessories?

Historically the nearby markets of Kansas City, Denver or Dallas have been much more active for modern and retro shoppers. For many years sellers in Tulsa and Oklahoma City traveled or sought out buyers through online marketplaces like Craigslist or eBay. But today the local demand for cool swag is heating up.

We spent a week traveling the Sooner State to find the second-hand shops that specialize in vintage, retro, modern and contemporary items. We discovered shops offering everything from kitsch to Case Study. But the most exciting discovery was the community of businesses making a go and keeping it local. Savvy entrepreneurs are staying close to home, setting up shop– even rejuvenating retail storefronts and neighborhoods. The end result is a shopper's paradise. If you know where to look.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Vitra. Save. Now.

We love deals.

And we love sharing deals with our friends and readers. So read- and save 15% on Vitra now through October 14th at All Modern.com!




Saturday, September 17, 2011

Recycled Plant Stand

We've had this plant stand sitting around for years.It was one of those multi-tiered, folding jobs made from wood- very Seventies. Like the brochure might have had a macrame owl hanging on the wall behind it.

We had no use for it but I just couldn't bring myself to throw the thing away. I kept looking at those 2" x 2" lengths of wood and seeing a cool table or room divider hidden within.

Jackie came up with the idea for a Nelson-esque table. So we took it apart and started playing Lincoln Logs. We arranged the different lengths of wood into various configurations. Just to avoid litigation (wink*) we added two short "accents" on each side. A set of hairpin legs Jackie had scored at an estate sale completed the project.

It's not a real Nelson Platform Bench, but for less than $10 of hardware I think it's pretty cool.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

All Modern Memo: Save on Kartell & Alessi

Our friends at All Modern.com are offering special pricing on some of the best known names in modern home furnishings- Kartell and Alessi.

Huge Kartell Sale This Week!
Through July 17th all Kartell products are 15% off. For innovative contemporary design, shop the entire collection of Kartell furniture. From accent tables and barstools to ghost chairs and modern lighting, you'll find everything you need for every room in your home.
15% Off All Kartell Modern Furniture
Sale ends July 17th

 
20% Off Top Selling Alessi Collections
The bestselling Alessi collections are 20% off all month. Alessi's intention, from the beginning, was to be highly innovative with cookware. Today Alessi is well known for its unique collaboration with designers and architects to produce beautiful, quality cookware and whimsical home accessories.
20% Off Top Selling Alessi Modern Items  
Sale ends July 31st

Alessi from All Modern

Friday, July 1, 2011

Favorites: Modern Design Stamps

Cool stamps are not always easy to find.

I mean, you could always create and print your own photo stamps. But if you just want to drop by the post office and buy some cool stamps- well, you'll usually be disappointed. That is until now!


On Wednesday the USPS unveiled a new series of stamps honoring 12 giants of industrial design. The Pioneers of American Industrial Design series includes influential designers like Henry Dreyfuss, Norman Bel Geddes and Raymond Loewy. Even the border of the stamp pane (or selvage as it's known in philatelic circles) is adorned with the classic Airflow house fan- as seen in the recent American Streamlined exhibit at Tulsa's Philbrook Museum!

Each stamp features the name of a designer and a photograph of an object they created, as well as a description and year the object was created.

To learn more than you ever wanted to know about stamp collecting (including what "selvage" means) visit our featured favorite, Beyond the Perf. The official site for USA stamp collecting developed to bring you in-depth information about stamps, cancellations, and related events.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

McModern

Weary travelers making a pit stop on the Muskogee Turnpike may think they've stumbled into a W Hotel. Alas, it's only a McDonalds.

As a child these travel plazas held a science fiction-like fascination. Gaudy signs and futuristic architecture invited you into a world of tomorrow. The best part of any road trip was the rest stop. Like an oasis on the endless ribbon of concrete, the travel plaza provided a much needed break from the monotony of transcontinental travel by car.

The new 15,000 square foot travel plaza, located in Wagoner County, replaced the existing convenience store and Mickey D from the Seventies. Both businesses are now located in one building which opened in April 2011. The decor is open and contemporary, what I'd describe as West Elm-ish. We especially liked the bright red Emeco 111 Navy chairs molded from recycled Coke bottles. Even the toilets are hip, featuring sleek waterless urinals and Dyson Airblade hand dryers.

Another nice touch is the artwork in the center of the restaurant. Four photos of Oklahoma scenes by Muskogee dentist David Jones are displayed on segmented panels. It's a nice touch that adds some local color.

It's no world of tomorrow. But it's nice to see a little effort spent on making it special.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Five Hundred Bucks from Lushpad

Check it out!

Our favorite mod classifieds are giving away a $500 shopping spree towards the purchase of any item listed on LushPad!

If you're looking to sell your unwanted Tiki pole lamp or wacky ashtray- now is the time! And to entice you even more Lushpad is offering you a discount code for your listing fees. Just type in JUNESPREE on the checkout page to get 50% off your listing fees. So drop in and browse, buy or sell. It's all good!


Sell your used designer and mid-century modern furniture on Lushpad!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Unica Home: Outlet Offers Modern on the Cheap

With the recent Snowpocalypse we found ourselves with plenty of time on our hands.

Fortunately we had Internet access and the power never went out. Seemed like the perfect time to surf some of my favorite websites! That includes a shop called Unica Home.

I had the pleasure of visiting Unica a few years ago during a business trip to Las Vegas. I had some time to kill and decided to drop in and see their store. They have tons of cool modern gadgets and furnishings- famous name stuff like Alessi, Chilewich, Blomus, Heller, Fornasetti, Hario and such.

The big news I just discovered was their new eBay Store! This is their online outlet that offers closeouts, discontinued items, one-offs and floor samples. Mod and cheap! What could be better? Check it out at stores.ebay.com/unicahome-outlet, and tell `em OK Modern sent you!

Unica Home Outlet

Sunday, December 19, 2010

George Nelson Exhibit at the OKCMOA

George Nelson: Architect, Writer, Designer, Teacher
February 3 through May 8, 2011
Oklahoma City Museum of Art

George Nelson is probably best known for his modern lighting and  furniture designs. His bubble lamps are an icon of Mid-Century Modern design, and today are considered a requirement on the set of any trendy video shoot.

But Nelson's influence reached well beyond home furnishings.

Saucer Bubble Pendant by George NelsonHis talent as a writer, educator and architect was well known before he became an accomplished industrial designer. In fact, when he became the Director of Design for the Herman Miller Company in 1945 he had not designed a single piece of furniture. But fortunately for us, that was not the case for long!

The exhibition features works by Nelson organized into three categories- home, office and literature.
The Nelson Ball Clock- designed in 1948.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Lushpad: the Modern Marketplace


Need some extra Christmas cash?

Consider selling your surplus furnishings or accessories on LushPad, the modern marketplace.

Unlike eBay, you'll find nothing but cool retro hardware for mod living on Lushpad.com. And for a limited time you can list you modern classics on LushPad for free. It's easy- just enter SAARINEN when you list your items.

List your mid-century modern items for free!

Lushpad gives you access to a large audience of qualified buyers specifically looking for new and used contemporary and mid-century modern furniture and fine art.  List items under $250 and wanted ads for free all the time. Plus, there are no commissions or back-end fees on your sold items. One fee. No hassles.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Unleash Your Chic Challenge

Need to reclaim your living room? Ready for a modern home makeover? Would $25,000 help?

All Modern presents their Unleash Your Chic Side challenge!

The $25,000 grand prize consists of a modern living room makeover by John Gidding, plus furniture and accents from Gus Modern, Herman Miller, Missoni Home, Blomus, ET2 Lighting, and Inhabit.
Enter to win a $25,000 home makeover!
Enter now and you're an instant winner with 10% off your next order! Tell them why you want to infuse more modern style in your living room, and how a $25,000 makeover from AllModern.com and John Gidding will help you unleash your chic side. 

Grand Prize: $25,000 modern living room makeover designed by John Gidding, including new seating, lighting, accessories and more!

Second Prize: $2,000 worth of modern accents and accessories.

Third Prize: $1,000 assortment of modern accents. 


Enter to Win!


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