Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Made in Berlin

A rare find - some time ago I stumbled upon a low table - probably once used as a plant stand - with a mosaic pattern on the table top. A real mosaic - glass stones in stunning bright colors: a kind of apricot with black and white accents. Most of those tables I met before had some damages from water, but this one is in a stunning condition - no signs of age and only a bit of dust. To be honest, I always thought these mosaic things were homemade. But on this one I found a label below the top with the name and address of the maker -  a crafter's studio in Berlin-Heinersdorf - which not only means that this is an original from mid century Berlin, but also that it was made just around the corner from my home. What a find!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Find of the week - mid century modern tripod table with a chess board

I was looking for a tripod table for a long time, but either they were much too expensive or in no good condition - and water marks are not so easy to restore. This was a lucky find - okay, it's not in an excellent condition, but it doesn't have any water marks - and it has this pretty tabletop with a chessboard in it. So I'm willing to overlook the scratches and the missing leg cuff - or however those brass things are called, I don't even know a word for this in German ... it still is pretty!

Monday, June 16, 2014

Mani d'Oro - Italy in the 60's

Here are some more of my ten magazines. I didn't take Pictures of everything, just enough to give you an Impression. I never had Italian Magazines before, and even if I don't understand every detail - I learned Italian long ago but rarely used it so I forgot a lot of it - it's interesting to see the style of home decor and Fashion in the southern part of Europe -

Monday, June 9, 2014

mani d'oro - golden hands in crafting or Rome in the 60's

It's definitely hot today - and no, not too hot for knitting, but too hot for knitting without a break every now and then since the yarn tends to stick on my fingers ... time to do some writing and Show some photos ...
Remember that I mentioned Rome in April some weeks ago? The antique market there was disapppointing - except one stall with books and magazines. And I discovered 'Mani d'Oro' - 'Golden Hands', an italian Magazine from 1967 - and bought all issues I could carry. 10. They are full of beautiful photos, from home decor (have you ever seen Italian home decor from the mid 60's?) to knitted Fashion. I tried my best to take pics from the covers and from some things from the inside - and start to present them here from today on ....