9/21/2011

Mid-Century Modern Love


     I spent my early childhood living in a typical Filipino chalet complete with large capiz windows, wide wood plank floors, a silong and a breezy veranda in the entryway. My parents are both fond of traditional Filipino antique furniture and our home was filled with them. We did have dining room furniture that stood out because it was ‘modern’ but it was the set I loved the most.  In fact I found myself then to be fascinated with other people’s ‘modern’ furniture more than ours.  They were not antiques or vintage then. They were relatively new. In the early 70's mid-century modern was relatively new.

     Little by little I saw these pieces and homes being discarded or demolished. Sad,  I thought. 

     A few years ago,  a lot of mid-century pieces began popping up everywhere. You see them in blogs, magazines, even eBay.  

I know who owns this house on the cover of RL Jan-Feb 2009!


     I could not be happier that I am not the only one who loves them. There is a whole universe that does too. =-))) I must admit there is also an alter-universe that thinks it's groovy …but that’s just them.
    
      There is a store that shares my love for mid-century modern in a very mid-century modern way  - not a glossy, highway robbery type of store and it is Space Encounters.

    Furniture pieces are reproductions but nonetheless beauuutiful!











   
     Little cutesies too....




is that? huh? yep!
     My faves are the pillows...


     
     Though prices are not cheap especially for a struggling architect/ writer like me, browsing is free right? ....or maybe I can get a special discount somehow…Let me check….Wilmer? hehe!

     I did not go home empty handed though. I don't think anyone can....Look what cuteness I got!


     My new camera case!!!!

    I am also looking for a new office desk....and am thinking of getting this....


     Hellen wanted this...


    But my friends and I cannot disagree that no one cannot not love this...
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    Space Encounters from mid-century and beyond…..Love it!


Custom-made Furniture. Accessories. Curiosities. K-pop.

Mon-Fri: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sat: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Unit B Mezzanine,Padilla Bldg., F. Ortigas Jr., Ortigas Center




1 comment:

Design Cupcake said...

i should def check this place!