Category: Events

Brimfield Antique Show

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Brimfield Antique Show, a world-renowned outdoor flea market, has been held triannually since 1950. They offer everything from architectural salvage to collectibles, fine antiques to kitschy classics, mid-century modern to industrial chic. For me, Brimfield is usually an exercise in restraint because I want to buy everything, but I was a bit disappointed by the selection this July. Nevertheless, here is a little peak at Brimfield’s wide variety of wares.

HandsSpools

A smattering of glove mannequins waiting for high-fives.

ToyMold

An action figure injection mold– now I kind of wish I had bought this!

AtomicLamp

An industrial lamp fit for an atomic laboratory.

AlphabetSoup

Alphabet soup.

FishTackle

A fish and tackle booth.

Octagon

An antique octagonal cabinet.

Stove

A bright azure Bengal stove.

Plane1 Plane2

I definitely wouldn’t want to fly in a plane that says “EXPERIMENTAL” on the door…

MidCenturyDiningChairs

A beautiful set of teak rope seat mid-century dining chairs.

The last Brimfield show for the year will be held September 2-7. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes and pack some sunblock!

Brimfield Antique Show, a world-renowned outdoor flea market, has been held triannually since 1950. They offer everythin...

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Dwell on Design

Yesterday I visited Dwell on Design, a three-day exhibition of products, furniture, and innovative technologies at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The show floor is nearly 300,000 square feet and brimming with goodies, but I wanted to share some of the items that caught my eye.

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Sitskie Dwell on Design Bench

Sitskie produces a line of benches and chairs made from a flexible network of wood blocks. As they explain on their website, “It appears to be a hard wooden [surface] but when you sit, your entire body sinks in, the blocks softly mold to you.” Above is the Block Bench from the Sitskie booth.

Dwell on Design Stikwood

Stikwood makes peel-and-stick wood panels in many different styles and finishes. This seems like a great product for creating wood paneled walls or for decorating cabinet fronts.

Dwell on Design Water Credenza Watermark Fringe Studio

Fringe Studio provides architecture and interior design, but they also fabricate readymade and custom furniture. This piece, The Watermark Cabinet, has a colorful underwater pattern.

Semihandmade Dwell on Design Ikea

Ikea hacks are incredibly popular, and Semihandmade makes them so much easier. They sell cabinet fronts, panels, and trim specifically for Ikea wares. It seems like a great way to enhance a kitchen, bathroom, or storage cabinet. There are countless options, from zebrawood to walnut and barn lumber.

plyboo dwell on design sound paneling

Plyboo sells decorative wood panels that can be tiled seamlessly. Their PlybooSound collection is beautiful and functional; it dampens sound and reduces ambient noise.

modshop dwell on design booth

Modshop had a nice selection of retro-inspired pieces.

Organic Modernism booth dwell on design

I also liked some of the offerings at the Organic Modernism booth, especially that brass-fronted cabinet.

 

 

Yesterday I visited Dwell on Design, a three-day exhibition of products, furniture, and innovative technologies at the L...

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