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July 15, 2010


  1. July 15, 2010 12:23 am

    you have very good taste, can write, are hilarious! and also really into solving problems. what fun!
    i am blown away by this, as well as by your cornstarch/bedsheet shoji-screen bedroom door, which is truly beautiful. i want to affix some papel picado banners, made of plastic, onto windows as a privacy matter, and i wonder, what adhesive, preferably water soluble, would bond plastic to glass?
    i’ll go fetch you the URL for the papel picado banner.

    • July 15, 2010 12:26 am

      be prepared for creepy spanish wedding music spam. but it’s worth it.

    • July 15, 2010 12:35 am

      Oh gosh, hm. Perhaps you could make a thinner mixture of the cornstarch and water combo? And dip the paper, let drip, and apply to the glass? Or maybe put it in a spray bottle? Consider me stumped, but I’ll think about it. Maybe double stick tape in a few areas of the paper, and use an x-acto knife to cut them around the pattern? Anybody wanna help out Jeannette?

      ps: who needs iTunes when we have that website?

    • unabridged permalink
      July 17, 2010 6:24 am

      You could always check out This to That: if you just want a bonding solution. As for a removable bonding solution…dunno.

  2. misst permalink
    July 15, 2010 12:32 am

    great acquisition! love the lines and the gradual chamfer. you have always ferreted out the beauty in all you find. love it. look forward to seeing it in person soon.

  3. July 15, 2010 3:42 am

    You are wickedly funny and creative. Great job with that desk making the design blog rounds! Looking forward to seeing what else you come up with (and reading the accompanying narrative, of course!).

  4. July 15, 2010 12:06 pm

    O your table is so pretty and polite! I love finding an incredible deal! It’s like I jumped into a cool pool of water on a hot day!

  5. July 15, 2010 12:37 pm

    Love your table. I will most definitely have to check out Meeker Ave. Flea. I agree about Brooklyn Flea too crafty but the food is great. Now for a girl (ok, I know I am being sexist), I have scored some great vintage wearables at Hell’s Kitchen. Once I posted about a visit to the Vatican Gardens and got more emails, tweets and comments about the skirt I was wearing than the gardens. $5 from Hell’s Kitchen—but furniture wise it was on the high side. BTW, I review Brooklyn Flea and Hell’s Kitchen on my blog–you can search archives.

    Congrats on all of your recent coverage. That is how I found you. All the best, Lynn from Decor Arts Now.

  6. July 15, 2010 1:48 pm

    Dear Manhattan Nest, thanks for being smarter and more hilarious than most home design blogs. Big congrats on your new-found fame and that killer table. I’m drooling. xo, Trim.

  7. Kyle permalink
    July 15, 2010 8:42 pm

    Do you plan on staining your Fjellse bed to match?

    • July 15, 2010 8:46 pm

      We’ll just have to wait and see, now won’t we?! SUSPENSE. It’s killing both of us.

  8. July 16, 2010 2:56 am

    Nice find! And nice work on your place. We’ll be hanging out here on your blog to steal some ideas, for sure!

  9. Jane permalink
    July 18, 2010 5:11 am

    great table, Daniel. i found one just like it (only in mint condition) in a dumpster in Culver City CA fifteen years ago. it’s next to my bed, like yours.

  10. July 20, 2010 4:13 pm

    A great find at Meeker. I’ve been there a few times but the cat poo smell between floors one and two is enough to put me off. Also, I wasn’t lucky enough to find some *conveniently unstickered* piece begging to come home with me for an insanely reasonable price but now I’m inspired to go back.

    In other words, it’s on, Kanter.

  11. July 28, 2010 7:42 am

    yeah, yeah – you made a desk. it’s beautiful and everything, but what i am really interested in is that chair. i need that chair in my life. i just did the most pathetic google search for it but then figured i’d just ask you for some insight on where i may find one of those beauties.

    p.s. i just read your blog from start to finish because i am so insanely jealous of your skillz and non-laziness. bravo.

    • July 28, 2010 8:51 pm

      It’s a vintage Eames shell chair (meaning it’s made with fiberglass, not the new production polypropylene), produced by Herman Miller. I believe the color is actually called “Olive” although I’m fairly certain the person I bought it from online called it “seafoam.” I bought it several years ago from somebody online (not ebay though), but I think eBay is your best bet. The Eames shells have gotten really popular over the past couple years, so you *might* be able to do better on pricing if you can find the shell and buy the base separately. Mine has an h-base, which is a narrow-mount.

      There are also a number of manufacturers who produced similar chairs/knock-offs that you might be able to find cheaper. Good luck!

      • July 28, 2010 9:05 pm

        thank you so much for the detailed information! i just bought a small place, and your blog provides so much inspiration. thanks again!

  12. September 5, 2010 10:17 pm

    I’ve seen your blog around, read a few things, and decided to comment on this post. I’ve been trying to find some really cool thrift stores, but living where I do there isn’t much. I really enjoy the table you found. Maybe my next trip to NYC, I’ll come prepared to buy some things and have them shipped back. Keep up the great writing.

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