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I Heart Jonathan Adler

Today has been a bit of an ugly day. Or rather my children’s behavior has soured the sun shiny beauty of the day. I was feeling the need for a hit of beauty to refresh myself so I went onto Jonathan Adler’s website. Have I ever mentioned before that I adore everything Jonathan Adler? The glamorous quality of his designs feeds my inner girly girl. I love his use of materials: glass, brass, luxurious fabrics.

Ge ready to beat down that covetous nature before you continue because the pictures I’m going to share will make you wish you could afford such splendor (or maybe you can, lucky you!).

My love of Jonathan Adler started with his pottery. These bird bowls are my favorite and actually an "affordable" Christmas present. Hint hint, nudge nudge, Steve.

My love of Jonathan Adler started with his pottery. These bird bowls are my favorite and actually an “affordable” Christmas present. Hint hint, nudge nudge, Steve.

What uniquly beautiful chairs. And that bar cabinet. Check out its innerds in the next picture.

What uniquely beautiful chairs. And that bar cabinet. Check out its innards in the next picture.

Mixing metals. So pretty. And that blue! What an unexpected surprise.

Mixing metals. So pretty. And that blue! What an unexpected surprise.

Light and sculpture in one piece.

Light and sculpture in one piece. I would love this in my house. Too bad the hubby would hate it.

This little bench is very vintage chic in appearance. The dusty rose colour is so sweet.

This little bench is very vintage chic and the dusty rose colour is so sweet.

Lucite, brass, and a high gloss finish. Glamorous much?

Lucite, brass, and a high gloss finish. Glamorous much?

If I saved up for one item it would probably be this. I have a hard time finding side tables I like and this one hits the mark for me.

If I saved up for one item it would probably be this. I have a hard time finding side tables I like and this one hits the mark for me.

Ahhh…dear Jonathan, you refresh my mind with your ingenious creations.

 

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A Feast for the Eyes: Mid-century Modern Home

My husband and I have very different taste. I’m more modern, he’s more traditional. However, one style we can both agree on is mid-century modern. On our infrequent but much anticipated trips to Antique Alley in New Westminster our favourite stop has always been Mid-century Modern Home.

In January Mid-century Modern Home moved from its spot on Antique Alley to River Market at New Westminster Quay. I’ve been wanting to check out their new location but was very pregnant…then very busy. This weekend I convinced my husband that our family could make a fun afternoon of it at the Quay, with a stop at our favourite store’s new location. While my husband wrangled the kidlets I got the chance to talk to the store owner, Jenny Cashin, and take pictures of some of my favourite pieces to share with you.

I love this photograph but my husband thought it was a bit risque for the living room.

I love this photograph but my husband thought it was a bit risqué for the living room. Too bad, the price point is great.

Oh how I want this chair for adult seating in the kids play area. Alas, its not in the budget.

Oh how I want this chair for adult seating in the kids play area. Alas, its not in the budget.

If our eat in kitchen had a seating area rather than a play area, this table would be in it!

If our eat-in kitchen had a seating area rather than a play area, this table would be in it!

My  husband and I oggle the gorgious sideboards in Jenny Cashin's e-mails each week. Too bad there is no room in our dining area.

My husband and I ogle the gorgeous sideboards in Jenny Cashin’s e-mails each week. We are particularly  fond of the ones like this which are made of rosewood. Too bad there is no room in our dining area.

Most of the furniture has been re-upholstered with gorgeous fabrics. A new service Jenny is now offering is to leave some furniture with the original fabric and let the customer choose what fabric it is re-upholstered with.

Most of the furniture,like this sofa, has been re-upholstered with gorgeous fabric (when you find out how much re-upholstering costs you realize how good the prices really are). A new service that is now being offered is to leave some furniture with the original fabric and let the customer choose what fabric it is re-upholstered with.

There's also a great selection of accessories like these beautiful glass pieces.

There’s also a great selection of accessories like these beautiful glass pieces.

I love chairs like these and the blue fabric looks fantastic with the orange tone of the teak. The gorgeous pillow with the applique is made by Oblong design.

I love the look of these chairs and the blue fabric looks fantastic with the orange wood tone of the teak. The gorgeous pillow with the applique is made by Blong Studio.

I love the selection of unique teak lamps.

There is an amazing selection of unique teak lamps.

Once the kidlets are a bit older we plan on investing in a coffee table like this for the living room.

Once the kidlets are a bit older we plan on investing in a coffee table like this for the living room.

If you haven’t been yet, this store is definitely a go for anyone interested in mid-century modern design. I’m excited that its new location is bringing in the business and introducing a new population of people to mid-century modern furniture. Coming up on September 14th and 15th Mid-Century Modern Home is a part of the Curious Flea at River Market. This flea style market will be featuring mid-century modern furniture, antiques, and upcycled items from twenty different vendors. If you can’t make it I’ll be there with my camera to snap some of the highlights for you.

If you want more information on any of these pieces contact owner, Jenny Cashin, at 604-515-1865 or better yet visit the store at 810 Quayside Drive,  New Westminster, located on the main level. To get weekly e-mail updates on new pieces of furniture sign up at Mid-Century Modern Home facebook page.

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