Sunday, August 28, 2011

The Other Newest One

Summer's coming to a close, folks, and we're headed into a hectic schedule that'll undoubtedly result in another fallow period for GG&S. As (a meager) consolation, we've decided to unveil some of the items we've picked up recently.

Here's a Laurel lamp we nabbed earlier this month. As some of you may remember, we picked up a brushed steel example a year or so ago; however, we remained on the lookout for a more colorful specimen, and we were pleased to turn up this green beauty, as it fits our den so perfectly!

Here's another recent addition to our den. Valery loves the Mondrian-inspired wall clock Sunbeam produced in the 60s, but I've always been partial to this'unwhich is way more indebted to an Eames or Nelson approach toward modernism. We'd also appreciate any leads on a reasonably priced Mondrian-esque Sunbeam, if anyone knows of any!

Our buddy Darrell sold us this handsome Guzzini tray designed by Ornella Noorda a few months ago. Coincidentally enough, we also found a complementary coffee cup and (matching) ashtray set while we were visiting Pittsburgh ...and later on we also discovered a similar plate produced by Mancioli. Thanks again, Darrell!

Our pal Maxime felt sorry for us and put us on the trail of some NOS Dedalino desk organizers, produced by Idarco and designed by Emma Gismondi Schweinberger. Now we just need to figure out where to put 'em! Thanks, Maxime!

On a final note, we've continued to keep our shelves stocked by picking up another Gonk mascot, a springy red weirdo from Denmark, a ruby-schnozzed drunkard mask from the 60s and a Finnish Fauni bank from the 70s. Lastly, a big thank you to Hannele for the bankyour package ships this week. So sorry for the delay!


Gretchen said...

Your place is so mod and fabulous! Love the clock -- never have seen one of these until now!

Jenn Ski said...

I have a yellow base, but have yet to find a glass globe. I hope I find one someday... :(

Gonked, Glooked and Slurped! said...

Thanks, Gretchen! We never thought we'd find one of those clocks.

The globes on the Laurel lamps tend to be pretty tough to track down, unfortunately. A company was making reproductions a year or so ago, but it seems like they've stopped. We never got to compare one of the repros to our originals, so we can't really comment on their quality.

monone said...

Some awesome finds this summer !!!
And you're so welcome for the Dedalinos Pen holders ! (great for toothbruches too !!! )
Cheers !

SUZY8-TRACK said...

Lovin' that clock! Now I need to find one!

Genzilla said...

The red-nosed hobo mask is truly what nightmares are made of. I dig it. The little orange bank is pretty snazzy. As always, you two are the king and queen of cool. Keep it up.

Amber Von Felts said...

I really like the clown mask, at first I thought it was one of the carnival games where you shoot a stream of water into the mouth to race other players & win a prize. That thing is one of a kind!

Gonked, Glooked and Slurped! said...

Thanks for the nice comments, dudes! Very stoked about the hobo!

meghan said...

The sip and smoker collection is really cool. Even if i don't smoke, it's too cool.

Numero4 said...

I'm a lurker and I believe this will be the first time I post here.

I was surfing on e bay (lame attempt at protecting your forum from direct references lol paranoid by proxy) and basically losing time when I came upon this beauty and thought of you guys and your query regarding Mondrian-style wall clock. Even if it's not a Sunbeam (well, it's not mentioned at least), I thought you guys might want to have a look at it. Pictures aren't that great but at least they give an idea. It's auction number 230678917343.

Regards, and congratulations for your wedding :)
Etienne, Québec City, Canada