Saturday, March 19, 2011

You Can't Sit Down

Valery recently had a premonition about finding good stuff, so we planned accordingly and hit up several of our favorite shops this weekend—little did we know that we'd be turning up an elusive mid-century icon, and a longstanding item on our wantlist!

Designed by Eero Aarnio in 1967, the Pastil Chair has become synonymous with space-age design. We had seen them photographed in countless books and magazines, but up until today, we'd never actually seen one in person. This one's an original and shows all of the wear and tear you would associate with a 45 year old chair; however, after about an hours' worth of scrubbing, we got it looking a lot nicer, and we're not complaining, as it cost a fraction of what a newly issued one would've set us back. Needless to say, we're glad that it has taken up permanent residence in our great room!

We hadn't been to Scarlett Loves Rhettro in quite a while, so we decided to stop in since we were having a late lunch nearby. Our pal Darlene had this fantastic hourglass planter for sale, and we have an almost identical one (photographed elsewhere), which meant we had to bring this one home, too. So far, we've only seen two examples of this planter with its distinctive spaghetti pattern. This one will undoubtedly end up in our home office once we get started on that renovation.

Our collection of teeth continues! We were excited when we spotted this stool today because we knew that it would make a perfect addition to our record room. We're constantly amazed by the amount of tooth-related merchandise we come across, and we're slowly building a pretty considerable collection.

Here's another molar that Valery's had for a few years, and it's one of our favorite items in the master bedroom. We're not 100% sure about the origins of this lamp, but we certainly do love it just the same!


MoonDoggie said...

I want a premonition like that.

I would love the Aarnio chair in particular but the teeth and planter are great finds too.

Petro B Pettson said...

My teacher had one of those tooth lamps when I was in 3rd grade.

That chair is SICK!

Gonked, Glooked and Slurped! said...

Thanks, guys!

Here's hoping the Spring brings us all plenty of scores!

Genzilla said...

lookin' good.

Amber Von Felts said...

My childhood dentist had some of those stools! I have never seen the lamp though, its crazy!

ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ said...

Way cool blog. I hear sick means nice so should I say the chair sucks since that would mean it doesn't? Kids?