You see a chair on the curb. It's sitting right in front of your building and it's free. Or, you're at the thrift store and spy a cheap sofa. But something holds you back. You're just. not. quite. sure. If only there were guidelines — holy reminders if you will — of things to keep in mind while looking at used furniture. How do you decide if it's the right thing to re-do? Or if you should run in the other direction?
Many are in a perpetual state of anticipation for next new tech device that's coming out, but sometimes it's fun to take a look back, like at this collection of Apple computers (who owned the under-appreciated Cube?). That's what #ThrowBackThursday's are for right? Here's a look at old technology that have long since run their course, yet still resonate in popular culture thanks to nostalgic memories. Some have even become collector's items...
The Quintessential Magazine is an E-mag curated by the Australian vintage shop Quintessential Duck Egg Blue. It functions both as a kind of catalog and as a design glossy. The brilliant thing about this little marriage of the two? Loads of inspiration for all those one off vintage finds that we love but aren't always so sure what to do with.
When I first met Marianne and Jackie, I was contemplating buying the folding Marcel chairs in the second image above. I ended up passing on the chairs - only to see them carried out by a lucky shopper a few minutes later - but I was glad to have at least walked away having learned about The Savoy Flea.
With some rehabs you want to strip away all the years and start over with clean, modern space. With others, you want stay true to the home's original design period. For those times, there are stores out there that offer antique and reproduction hardware and lighting. These are a few of our favorites.
India Shannon has a crush on color. One stroll through her web shop, Apt528, makes that very clear. In addition to an eye for color, India can also spot a quality mid-century piece from a mile away, a knack that benefits anyone browsing her store.
I've never wanted to be a cheesehead as much as when I stumbled upon Unearthed's corner of the Apartment Therapy Classifieds. In fact, Unearthed's collection of vintage industrial wares may very well be worth a road tip to Wisconsin! Who's with me?
The Apartment Therapy Classifieds are full of awesome vintage wares spanning all design styles and decades. Today we're stopping in Tarrytown, New York, to check out MKG Vintage's mid-century offerings. From dining chairs to paintings and everything in between, MKG Vintage offers "New York City Style without the NYC price".