Mid-Century Modern

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This just in: New York City no longer center of world. As rents go higher (despite economic dips), and civilized people crave the country life, furniture stores have proliferated more and more outside of The City. As reported by Craig Kellog in The Times, the modern furniture mafia is moving out too. "Jonathan Gallin, a former photo stylist in New York, moved to the Catskills three years ago with the idea of building houses 'in the style of Richard Neutra,' he said. Instead, he rented an old luncheonette, and transformed it into a store called Mid-Century Modern. Mr. Gallin sells classics by Knoll, and vintage pieces, to urban refugees like Chandra North, the Sports Illustrated swimsuit model. Pottery planters in white or celery glaze start at $125." MGR