4.25.2012

Growing Up Absurd

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The Wary Meyers Kids Shop opens next week!
Above: Wary Meyers Tongue Chair©
A children's chair we customized with new paint job and removable long vinyl tongue cushion.
Makes for totally cute sight when sat upon, and totally fun sound effects when played with.

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4.24.2012

Anthology magazine

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Our son Fletcher's room is on the cover! Thanks in large part to Keith Kustard and Tomi Ungerer, and of course photographer Seth Smoot and everyone at Anthology.
See a preview of the fantastic issue *here*

More about the stuff in Fletcher's room here and here.
Just out of camera range is the full disclosure of Thomas Trains, Caillou videos, and every plastic truck imaginable.






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4.23.2012

Best backyard in town

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Serge Chermayeff's Payson House, or "Thornhurst"(1952), in Falmouth Maine.

Photos via the always entertaining Bing Maps Birds-eye view.


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Serge Chermayeff

Serge Chermayeff






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4.22.2012

Gary Anderson's Recycle symbol, 1971

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Happy Earth Day

-from Barbara Plumb, American Home magazine, March 1971.

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4.20.2012

Chez Lalanne, 1978

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At home with the fantastic Francois-Xavier and Claude Lalanne, between Paris and Ury, 1978.

From the book Country Houses by Franco Magnani


 Also:http://theselvedgeyard.wordpress.com/2009/06/05/artists-francois-xavier-claude-lalanne-abstract-animal-instincts/
http://2thewalls.tumblr.com/post/146529864/atelier-lalanne
http://www.scout-holiday.com/blog/?p=586





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4.19.2012

Finnish Bunkbed, with car

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Designed by Pirkko Stenroos and manufactured by Muurame.
"The drawers slide out from under the bed on wheels and can quickly be converted into a toybox car equipped even with a steering wheel. It is no surprise that since this form rationally answers the demands of a growing family, it has become one of the most popular furniture forms in Finland."
-from Finnish Design: Facts and Fancy by Donald J. Wilcox (1973)

Unfortunately I don't think Muurame makes the car conversion drawer anymore, but Pirkko Stenroos' designs are alive and well and make us want to redesign our son's room, down to the Invicta-striped, Noddy-esque wardobe.





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4.16.2012

77 Hot Items! Our April Fab.com vintage sale.

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Including:
A vintage Ulmer Spatz ceramic pretzel flask; a vintage brass hippopotamus box (the poor man's Lalanne ); British steel spring-type book holders; and a giant sticker for Drum tobacco, which hung on my friend's sister's wall in the 70's. Also those ceramic mushrooms, the Summerjam 76 t-shirt, and a bunch more awesome stuff.
Check it out here
If you're not a Fab member here's an invite link:
http://fab.com/fg6yml





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4.10.2012

Santa Monica Airlines, 1985

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My old Santa Monica Airlines skateboard from 1985, designed by Natas Kaupas with a little help from Frank Frazetta (more here). Sold last year on ebay in an even exchange to buy Linda's new Linus bicycle.

I would've liked to have saved it for our son, but it's a little more satisfying trading it for family bike trips than waiting 10 years to see if it's cool enough (It would be- sorry Fletcher). He did get one ride in, though.

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4.09.2012

Pattern Pending

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Super cool razzle dazzle pattern block toy designed by Josef Albers' student and biographer Fred Horowitz for Parker Brothers, 1971.

These would be pretty wild in color, too.

(see also): Color Blocks, Valentine



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4.08.2012

Happy Easter!

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