Credenza Hunt 2009 update, ftw

August 3, 2009

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Credenza Hunt 2009 came to an end a little over a month ago thanks to boyfriend’s mad woodshop skillz. Since we coudn’t find/afford anything that would be juuust right for records, we decided to build one. I drew, he built. Luckily boyfriend is skilled with the jigsaw.

We also built a coffee table inspired by my intense feverish obsession with George Nakashima furniture, but about $24,900 cheaper. It’s a salvaged redwood slap and mid-century legs – handmade by us in our garage. But I refuse to post pictures of it until I make a slipcover for the lime green plaid couch that’s currently hovering behind it. Soon enough.

oh, and I know you love the floors.

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Credenza Hunt 2009

June 4, 2009

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I want a credenza. I want a Danish modern credenza with short tapered legs and no drawers so we can store lots of records in it. I want to put the record player on top of it and have it sit next to the fireplace. This has launched into a full-fledged hunt since the only ones readily available on Craigslist/EBay/vintage stores are hundreds upon hundreds of dollars.

After one particular Craigslist stakeout, I noticed that people use the term “credenza” pretty loosely. Sometimes it’ll look more like a buffet, or even a dresser. Basically, if it’s big and rectangular, people will call it a credenza. Wiki says a credenza is a “sideboard used in domestic or restaurant situations”. Thanks, that’s helpful. Nonetheless, these are more what I’m looking for:

via Design*Sponge, Bohemian Vintage, and Design*Sponge, respectively.

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book shelves. literally.

September 5, 2008

craftiness to the n-th degree! The Curiosity Shoppe is carrying these shelves handmade out of recycled books, and reinforced with hidden wood. Each shelf is one-of-a-kind, and easy to hang on two screws. They’re probably not the sturdiest around, but they sure are pretty.
(photo via The Statement)


Marimekko at CB2

September 5, 2008

What is it about Finland that allows its companies to constantly produces the most amazing and beautiful designs? I must go there and find out what’s in the water. Case in point: Marimekko. The Finnish textile and clothing design company was established in 1951, and are still producing some of the most seriously beautiful fabrics and textiles today.

I was in the new (insanely awesome) San Francisco CB2 store last weekend with the Rachels, and I noticed they are now selling Marimekko fabric wall hangings! And they’re on sale! A cool alternative to wallpaper or posters, or even as room dividers, the 59″Wx90″H fabric panels have two aluminum rails for easy hanging. There are only a few patterns at CB2, unfortunately none of which I find particularly spectacular, but online fabric super haven Reprodepot has a huge selection of Marimekko panels (including my all-time favorite, HO-HOI!, pictured above. I will own you someday!), as well as other vintage reproductions, if you wanted to make your own.

keep reading to see the prints available at CB2

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