Twenties mirrored vanity: Consider replacing the dated glass pulls with something less reflective; we suggest black Bakelite. This piece could serve as a writing table-cum-nightstand.
Drum-shaped Art Deco bar cart in chocolate brown faux crocodile with a hinged, fold-out tray: We’d find it impossible not to order a shaken-not-stirred martini if our host wheeled out this glamour bomb.
Highbridge chrome-and-glass Ralph Lauren desk: Perhaps the chicest version of a sawhorse table we’ve ever laid eyes on. But could we unglue our eyes from this magnetic desk and get some work done?
Architect-designed modernist dollhouse with transparent candy-colored walls: We love how the colors change as the panels overlap. Finally a dollhouse that doesn’t look like a Victorian pile!
Forties portrait of a lady: We find thrift-store portraits enchanting, particularly in a diverse group in various poses.
Nerd chic mid-century portrait: We have a tiny crush on this beaky-nosed, anonymous male, who reminds us a little of Stephen Colbert. We find this portrait, well, grippy.
Published: Feb 7, 2006