Houston Modern Market Week 2013

The third annual Houston Modern Market Week starts April 15 – 22 for a full week of activities. Created by Live Good Design, the event is a mid century, contemporary, ALL Modern market featuring art, design, jewelry, furniture,...

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Paul McCobb Furniture

7 January 13

Paul McCobb Furniture

I recently scored four Paul McCobb wrought iron dining chairs at an estate sale. There is no better rush then stumbling on a good find. This American born designer had no formal training, but went on to...

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Maharam :: Textiles of the 20th Century

Being a self-confessed fabric junkie and mid-century modern enthusiast, I was really excited when I discovered Maharam’s Textiles of the 20th Century. Many of the great 20th century architects and designers such as Charles & Ray Eames, George Nelson...

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In a lifetime, the average American will throw away 600 times his/her adult weight in garbage. If you add it up, this means that a 150-lb. adult will leave a legacy of 90,000 lbs of trash for his/her children.

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$1 out of every $11 Americans spend for food goes for packaging.

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In 1865, an estimated 10,000 hogs roamed New York City, eating garbage. Now, one of every six U.S. trucks is a garbage truck.

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Museum of Fine Arts Houston Free Lecture on Wednesday March 23 2011 posted by MFAH and Houston Architecture Firm BRAVE ARCHITECTURE

Wednesday will sure be a treat as the MFAH has a free lecture, Inspiring Design: 20th and 21st Century Design Masterworks, Rarities and Oddities, from Tiffany Studio to Studio Job with James Zemaitis of Sotheby’s. Details to after jump…

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Tonight is going to be a good evening! Why you ask? The Aurora Picture Show and the Menil Collection will be collaborating to bring the beautiful of city...

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Memphis Group, Milano

I was first introduced to Memphis furniture in the early 1980’s at Sakowitz’s “Festival del Disegno italiano”. I was working in the sales promotion department at the upscale department store located downtown on Main Street. Each year the...

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Tree-Hugger Factoid #32

16 February 11

Countless bolts of unused textile fabric end up in landfills each year. Furniture factories and upholsters discard the Customers Own Material upon completion of their furniture. Many are high quality designer fabrics. Utilize existing sources of fabric before resorting to consuming more reaw materials. Check out modern-fabrics.com and EBay for excess COM fabric for sale

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