Mid Century

…It’s here…at last!!! It was a vision of gorgeousness as the two delivery men carried it towards me.

The wood is much darker and the grain is far richer than the pics on the Evilbay listing which is good because sideboards from the 60’s/70’s can be a bit too orange for my liking. Overall it’s in fantastic condition with only very small marks here and there. David loves it too which can only be a bonus because if he didn’t he would make disparaging comments about it forever more like he does about the Nagel candle holders I bought.

I’m grinning like a Cheshire cat…

Have a great weekend all.

…sighing because I have at last got my hands on a gorgeous sideboard! I had been watching it for a week and I had seen a few of the same design go in the past but had always lost out on them so I was determined that it was going to be mine.

There was a minute left and I was poised and ready thinking that the price was going to go stratospheric so I placed my bid…..but oh fuck I wasn’t logged in and the interboogle slowed down! I kept my cool, my heart racing and hoped for the best and yes I won by a half of a second! I got it for a fantastic £132 as well! I couldn’t believe it, fate was on my side and it was meant to be.

It was designed by Nils Jonsson and was made for Troeds Bjarnum of Sweden in the 1960’s. Mine is called the “Trento” and is solid teak. Below are a couple of variations of another version called the “Florens”…

…The one below is mine and gorgeous it looks too. It’s in very good condition apart from a little damage on the bottom of the left door which is hardly noticeable and could be easily repaired.

Below is another variation of the “Trento” and mine may just end up looking like it…

Via lots of marvelous blogs but I’m not sure which….

We finally got around to watching first time director Tom Ford’s A Single Man based on the Christopher Isherwood book last weekend and it was worth the wait. Everything about it was gorgeous from the sets to the cinematography, I was positively drooling. The house used was the Schaffer Residence (pics below) which was built in 1949 by the architect John Lautner and I’ve decided that in another life I will be living there because of course in that life the $1.5M price tag won’t be a problem.

The ever gorgeous Julianne Moore as the over the top, camp, fucked up fag hag best friend of Colin Firth’s character. Her screen time was limited but for me she just lit up the screen.

A haunting story about a tortured and broken man ( beautifully acted by Colin Firth ) over the period of one day with to die for interiors along the way, what more could you ask for. The soundtrack by Abel Korzeniowski is just incredible. I need to watch it again…and again…