Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Space Age Drinks Bar

This is are very much loved Space Age Drinks Bar.

We brought this bar just over 14 years ago on a trip to Brighton to see my brother. We had just brought our first house and had a few pounds left over to do some DIY but found this bar and had to have.

At the time it was described to us as a seafood bar, you put dips in bowls in the four holes in the middle and ice round the edge with seafood on it but we've been using for drinks and glasses.

We have no idea who designed or made it, we were told it was a one off but some years later there was one in a 'Flash Floor Cleaner' TV Advert and in the 2004 film 'The Life & Death of Peter Sellers'. So there are at least 2 made.

  Taken from 'The Life & Death of Peter Sellers'

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Mid Century Eye Shape Clock

I picked up this clock a couple of weeks ago and since then I have been unable to find anything out about it.
There are no makers marks or labels, the only info on it is it has a Smiths Electric clock mechanism which is made in Great Britain.

The clock is currently in my eBay shop here

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Last Weeks Finds - A Utility CC41 Sewing Box, Cintique Chair & Rocket Light

It's been a few weeks since I've been able to get out and about to finds some gems as our car blew up but had a good weekend out and about.

Picked up a fantastic Utility Furniture Sewing Box, a 1960's Cintique Danish inspired armchair. A fab bright orange 60's rocket light, a set of 6 Conrah Napkin Rings and some anglepoise lamps.

Thursday, 19 May 2011

My Love of 1960s 1970s 3D Relief Abstract Art

One of my big passions in 20th century design is abstract 3D relief paintings / art.

My favorite known artist is Rosslyn Ruiz, I have three of her paintings. I first came across here work in Millers Collecting the 60s book and thought I would never find any of her work.

A few years after that book came out I found one at a car boot sale in Guildford Surrey.

The second piece of hers was picked up on eBay.

And the third picture came from a auction just a couple of weeks ago.

Other paintings / art work that I have in the same style that I have been collecting for years.

Made from pieces polystyrene and painted.

This was the first painting that started it all.

Possibly our favorite art work we own came from a car boot for the grand total of £2.00..

This fish is made from ceramic pieces with blue glass high lights.

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Last Weeks Finds

Had quite a good week locating some goodies to list on eBay over this
coming week.

A Modernist desk lamp, a Shatterline Crackle Resin Lamp in orange,
1973 Model Chrome & Canvas Lounge Chair, an over sized Brass Coffee Pot, 1970's battery powered Clock, a Viking Shaped Nut Cracker, a teak wall shelf / organizer and a few other fun things.

My favorite piece is the Viking Nut Cracker, would like to keep it
but needs must.

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Some Finds from this Mornings Outing

When out this morning at stopped of at a fair and found a couple of
interesting bits.

A fabulous pair of Danish Design Teak Salad Servers, Tall Danish Teak
Salt & Pepper Pots, a Bob Dawe small Volcano Vase and a Sergio
Carpani Balance Letter Scales.

Sunday, 27 March 2011

This Weekend Finds - Fat Lava Lamp, Estyma Digital Clock, 50s Kitchen Stool.

Very cold this morning looking for gems and the loss of an hour due to British summer time, made it a bit difficult but I did some fun things.
A 60's Estyma Analogue Digital Clock, a Fat Lava West German table lamp with the original shade, a Danish Angle Poise Style Lamp, a Vintage Viewmaster with various reels including Batman from the 60's. A pair of 50s / 60s carved wooden wall plaques, a square egg maker, a 50's 60's kitchen bar stool with it's original atomic pattern vinyl seat pad and a few other little things.
They will be listed on eBay over the next few days.

Sunday, 20 March 2011

This Weeks Finds - Ronald Stennett Willson, Hans Agne Jakobsson, Hornsea

A bit of hard work this week to find some interesting things but in the end we found a few gems.
A Ronald Stennett Willson designed vase for the Lemington Glass Works, a Hans Agne Jakobsson Teak Frame Wall Mirror, a pair of Nils Olsson Horses, a Mathmos Astro Baby Lava in Lime Green & Clear, some Hornsea Midas pattern and a few other fun things.