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Evolution…it’s what Madonna is famous for.  One of the best parts of my job is that I get to evolve too…only in a less controversial manner. Naturally over time my needs change, and that of my family; one room becomes a nursery… another gets repurposed or renovated in some way, and everything shifts. I get to reexamine what we … Continue reading

Bubble Lamp by George Nelson

You’ve probably seen it a few times before: The George Nelson bubble lamp. It’s Mid-Century Modern design at its absolute best. George Nelson was one of the quintessential leaders of the mid-century modernism movement.  He and the Herman Miller furniture company teamed up to produce some of the time’s most iconic modern creations. Today, one can’t seem to … Continue reading

Jonathan Adler a Happy ChicK Makes

If you love mid-century modern décor but are anything less than wealthy, shopping for it can be at best: lonely. Most of what is contained in my home has been found at a thrift store, estate sale, or on Craigslist….most of these acquisitions can be made in your pajamas.  Big box furniture commercials such as … Continue reading

Retro Re-Deco Update

I’ve been so consumed by my thrifty California adventures and new discoveries, that I’ve completely lost sight of the original purpose of this blog! Blame it on ADHD…whatevs…but I’ve circled back. So here’s an update on our home before & after. The entryway and staircase had ugly matching glass chandeliers. Out with the old, in … Continue reading


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