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Vintage Modern

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

Modern Macrame: The Ace Hotel

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This weekend in Palm Springs I kept finding myself at The Ace Hotel’s King’s Highway for breakfast. Not only is the breakfast divine, but the awesome take on macrame kept cracking me up. From the outside, you get a big clue of what the lobby has in store for you:

Even the globe lights’ cords were wrapped in rope. It’s a small detail that really catches the eye.

I didn’t get too many great shots, but I’ll try to share some more with you later!

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Thursday, July 8th, 2010

Flickr Faves on Friday: An Ode to Dewey

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Vintage Storage Solutions

This week’s flickr fave comes from flickr member hindsvik. Antique stores have been chock full of card catalogs ever since computer monitor have become the main storage for the Dewey Decimal System. It’s kind of sad really, that today’s kids will never have the experience of flipping through index cards and actually understanding alphabetical order, but the good news is, they make for great home decor items. I love the contrast of these two colors and styles of card catalogs here – it works like a sculpture. This is the epitome of “vintage modern” style!

You can check out Hindsvik’s blog here and get the look with help from their etsy shop.

How would you use a unit like this? What would you store in it?

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Thursday, May 20th, 2010

Black and White Style: A Preview

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I found myself feeling really happy when I looked at this picture last night and then started scouring flickr for some favorite black and white (and charcoal) images to share with you in tomorrow’s “Flickr Faves on Fridays” post. Then I thought, why not share the image that inspired me in the first place as well? It comes from our very own Ali Beckford, who is a super-stylist and photographer (and hilarious, when you click over to her blog, make sure to check out this post). She and he professional photographer S.O. Cooper love to snag their neighbor’s toss-aside furniture from their hallway and they scored big time with this dresser.

As for some of the other pieces, Ali tracked down the camera print after spotting it in this Unison Porter bedding shot:

The artist is Rod Hunting. The vintage clock came from an old school in Olympia Washington. Doesn’t it remind you of being bored out of your mind in some high school class, praying for the second hand to move, thinking that the bell was NEVER going to ring!

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Friday, April 23rd, 2010

Flicker Faves on Fridays: Clean Simplicity

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I had to put a fave star next to this shot from flickr member Smile and Wave when I saw it in our Fresh New Spaces Group:

The slightly beat up cabinet takes on a fresh look when it teams up with a large sleek lamp, some white vases complete with branches, the aqua vintage typewriter and the etched mirror.

Check out the history of the piece and a lot more fun posts over at Smile and Wave’s blog.

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Friday, April 16th, 2010

Flickr Fave of the Week: Kim’s Bathroom Renovation

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Wow! I cannot believe the difference in Desire to Inspire’s Kim’s bathroom! It’s in my all-time favorite color combination, taxicab yellow, black, and white. She even managed to throw in a little bit of green. This is how you do vintage modern – Kim has the perfect combination of old and new pieces. Check out all of the little details, like the light fixtures and those black and white hooks. Make sure you look at the entire renovation process that includes the BEFORE pictures over at Desire to Inspire.

All photographs from flickr member (and Desire to Inspire author) kimhas7cats. One of my very first flickr contacts, back when there were only five cats. Thanks you for adding these to our Fresh New Spaces group Kim!

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