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Furniture and Furnishings

Meet Ernö Goldfinger, the unsung hero of furniture design News from The Guardian:Justin McGuirk

Ahead of his time … inside Ernö Goldfinger’s 2 Willow Road, London. Photograph: National Trust

Hidden in the basement of a terraced house on the Kingsland Road in east London, behind a black metal door, is a gallery called The Russian Club. Currently showing there is an enigmatic little exhibition entitled Ernö Goldfinger v Groucho Marx. It consists chiefly of a few plastic stools strewn across the floor, some photocopied pages taped to …………… [...] Continue Reading…

Look what I Madoff with? Bargain hunters snap up disgraced Ponzi scheme … News from Daily Mail:
By Daily Mail ReporterLast updated at 4:54 AM on 5th June 2011 Fred Morgenstern and his fiancee Tatiana Peisach came looking for a bargain. Hardly regulars of high society – or particularly keen auction junkies – the couple knew that they could snap up the finer things in life with a bit of luck.With the right bid at the right time, there were rich pickings to be had. The pair were among [...] Continue Reading…

Sacramento teen lounge seeks 1950s furniture

Posted on 5 Jun 2011 In: furniture

Sacramento teen lounge seeks 1950s furniture News from Sacramento Bee:For one group of Sacramento teenagers, something as old as their parents is good – if it’s a piece of furniture.
The teen leaders of the VIBE urban lounge are on the hunt for mid-century modern furniture.
They’re looking for donations – or inexpensive purchases – of the living room styles that were popular in the 1950s and ’60s.
They aren’t looking for perfect, they’re looking for character.
“It’s kind of like the style we’re into,” said Julia Hidalgo, the outgoing youth chair for [...] Continue Reading…

L-shaped living/dining room is a challenge

Posted on 4 Jun 2011 In: furniture

L-shaped living/dining room is a challenge News from yourhome.ca:June 1, 2011 David Ferguson SPECIAL TO THE STAR Q: I find the arrangement of our L-shaped living/dining room space a bit of a challenge.
The previous owners had modified the space so that the dining room is near the front entrance. While we can understand that it makes for a more spacious living room, we feel this space should be a throughway from the front door into the kitchen.
We would like to place the dining area off the other kitchen entrance, [...] Continue Reading…

Dead wood, reborn: Beetle kill’s new life

Posted on 4 Jun 2011 In: furniture

Dead wood, reborn: Beetle kill’s new life News from Denver Post:Lifeless stands of blue-streaked timber become fashionable furniture in designers’ hands.

Corbin Clay designs and builds custom furniture, cabinetry and siding. He specializes in using beetle-kill wood. (Helen H. Richardson, The Denver Post)

When Tracey Hartley moved to Colorado in 2007, she was saddened by the thousands of dead standing trees in forested areas near her Golden home — the familiar sign of the destruction caused by the mountain pine beetle.
So when Hartley, an eco-conscious mother of three, found herself shopping [...] Continue Reading…

Bargain Hunter: A brand new water-softening system

Posted on 4 Jun 2011 In: furniture

Bargain Hunter: A brand new water-softening system News from Telegraph.co.uk:There are more than 400 different styles, including painted finishes, laminates and solid woods. Sinks, taps and a wide range of worktops are also available.
Visit www.kitchen-restoration.com or call 0800 917 7238 and quote 04/06/DT/BH to claim this offer. Offer ends June 30.
A chance to dine out in style
If you believe the weatherman, we are all set to be dining alfresco this summer, but you need the right garden furniture.
Cyan’s elegant, yet robust, Titan eight-seat teak dining set is £1,349 and [...] Continue Reading…