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Ace Hotels Full of Retro Charm

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Like no chain of hotels I have ever seen or heard of before, the Ace Hotels are a must destination for any design enthusiast. The hotels are the creation of design team Robin and Williams and are located across the US. These hotels are full of salvaged, vintage and retro pieces with each room completely unique. Actions, or should I say pictures, speak far louder than words so I will leave you to enjoy the pics!




Retro Ebay Picks – 19 Aug 2009

1. Rare Eames Sideshell Chair for Herman Miller – Item number: 330352963646

2. Vintage Black Metal Industrial Desk – Item number: 160356469338

3. Retro Arkana Teak Sling Arm Chair – Item number: 270443609996

4. Charles Pollock Chair for Knoll – Item number: 280385310091

5. Ladderax Storage System – Item number: 270442043127

6. 1950s G Plan Coffee Table – Item number: 190328387024

Are you a Chair Whore?

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When writing this post the first thing I did was look up the definition of the word ‘chair’. A chair is a seat for one person, with a support for the back. Correct. But I much prefer my own definition: Chair is Art!

And this new blog written by my fellow ‘Chair Commando’ Joel over at Blue Ant Studio is a gallery full of wonderful pieces of art from all over the web!

Joel explains “chair whore is a blog about chairs and nothing else.”

So if you aren’t a fan of chairs I advise you to avoid like the plague! However,  if like me you are appreciate the art of chair design then head straight over to…. chairwhore

Bookcase made up of old tables!



I am all for getting creative when it comes to recycling and this clever bookcase designed by Isabel Quiroga (NL) epitomises just that!

The tables are sawn in the middle and stacked together and I love the fact that the drawers could be used for extra storage space!

A brilliant idea!

Retro Ebay Picks – 11th Aug 2009

1. Retro Chrome and Glass Coffee Table – Item number: 280383143910

2. John & Sylvia Reid for Stag Birch Drawers – Item number: 160354653344

3. Retro wooden Telephone Table – Item number: 330351024834

4. 1970’s Guzzini Style Lamp – Item number: 360178435724

5. Vintage Pinner Klamplight – Item number: 230365711965

6. Robin Day Glass Coffee Table – Item number: 400066698561

7. Lovig Danish Teak Desk – Item number: 140337989092

8. 2 White Louis Poulsen White PH 4/3 – Item number: 160354756617

9. 1958 Plycraft Norman Cherner Side Chair – Item number: 360177733932

Retro Ebay Picks – 9th August 2009

1. Vintage Ercol Wishbone Chairs – Item number: 140336011582

2. Retro G Plan Dining Set – Item number: 270440122329

3. 1960 Robin Day for Conran Suite – Item number: 220463899697

4. 1990 Eames Birch LTR Table – Item number: 360177992137

5. Mid Century Modern Teak World Globe – Item number: 180394449084

6. 1960’s Eames RAR Rocker Chair – Item number: 360177778936

Retro Ebay Picks – 7th August 2009

From left to right….

1. 1960s EAMES RAR ROCKER ARMSHELL CHAIR FOR HERMAN MILLER – Item number: 360177699967

2. 1960s VINTAGE WOOD CHAIRS – SET OF 4 – Item number: 170369188306

3. 1960s HEALS SIDEBOARD IN TEAK – Item number: 220463576317

4. SPACE AGE OPAL SIDE TABLE – Item number: 270439374708

5. RETRO PIEFF LEATHER 2 SEATER SOFA – Item number: 250478165760

6. G PLAN STYLE COFFEE TABLE – Item number: 170368833999