This vintage teak lamp, with ceramic inlay, was found in El Cerrito, at a charity thrift store for $5.00. I think I upset Eric by finding this first... The Finnish screen printed textiles are also new and have received their own post here. The Danish teak chair was found in Berkeley, on the side of the street, and was reupholstered by me in vintage Marimekko fabric. It looks to me to be manufactured by Farstrup, although the only mark is "Denmark" which I've often found with respects to the labeling of mid-century Danish furnishings. 


I have been working for some time now on amassing a whole collection of this set, designed in 1964 by Massimo Vignelli for Heller. This set won the Compasso D'oro upon being released and has retained its cache as a wonderful icon of mid-century plastic design. This set has been acquired and is in permanent collection at the MOMA. I found these 4 white dinner plates this weekend, in a shelf of junky plastics. I felt like I had discovered a diamond! Eric also has had good luck with the Vignelli plates recently, bringing home a lovely purple one last night.

Brock California - Dinner plate, 11",  "California Farmhouse" motif. Southern California Pottery Company, Inc. aka B. J. Brock Company was situated in Lawndale, California. Founded in 1947 by Bert Brock, the company closed in the mid 1950s.


This is my favorite design that I have seen on a Thermos. I find these ALL THE TIME, but I almost never find them in such nice condition, and with the plastic interior, as I have definably broken my fair share of the glass lined thermoses. Its just to hard not to accidentally jostle them. Anyways, isn't it sweet? I couldn't resist the clever pattern.


I found this set of six unmarked,1950's, barbecue themed - dinner plates... If anyone knows or has a hunch relating to the manufacturer of these, please drop me a line.


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