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Albini Ottoman

Thursday, September 10th, 2009

Oh no. I did. YES.

I was a bit of a naughty girl and decided to give myself a little present after a long hard tedious summer bereft of thrifty fun. The Franco Albini ottoman has been on my mind for a long time…I NEEDED one…a real one…desperately…

That stupid one click ebay bidding totally reeled me in. It is just so f*ing easy and addictive. Somehow I knew that this baby was destined to be mine, and in the end it was. For $102 – which was way over the budget I had in mind. Stupid internet.

Whatever, don’t judge me. Yes, this is not the thriftiest moment – but it is a deeply satisfying one. The ottoman is in amazing shape and BEAUTIFUL. Even all you rattan haters have to agree that this thing is rad.

Keep looking at it. Fall in love.


Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

I think I found a spot for the thrifty rattan stools I picked up at the Goodwill. I’m operating under the idea that they could be pulled out as an ottoman for the Eames wannabe lounger or as extra seating for visitors to gather round the computer…which is surprisingly often a big problem.

Is it too Florida retirement home with the planter and white couch? Something is off about the color scheme…maybe I should find them a more exciting place to stand out and say “Hey! We are here, we are rattan and we are awesome. Sit on us.”


Thursday, August 27th, 2009

I found a great mid century Rimini Blu penguin designed by Aldo Londi for Bitossi at Vintage Collective in Long Beach. I’ve always really loved the gorgeous glaze color and geometric embossed patterns of Bitossi ceramics. Usually these are out of my price range, but this little guy only ran $40. Although this seems like a bit of a splurge for an 8″ ceramic penguin its actually a pretty decent price – especially at a hardcore vintage store. Other Bitossi pieces scattered around other vintage stores we visited ran about $150. Yikes!

He’s my first Rimini Blu piece and probably not the last. Hopefully he will prove less controversial than the unfinished bookcase door project…