wedding registry

Posted on Wednesday, September 26th, 2012 by

Today weddings are much different than they once were. People are waiting until they are older to settle down and get married, and often couples have lived together for some time prior to their wedding day, and already have many of the necessities of day-to-day life. Wedding registry was once used primarily so the newlyweds could acquire the necessities of starting a household together, all the dishes, bedding, appliances and knick knacks you need when you are right out of high school or college and you are moving into your first home.

With the trend of marrying later and most couples not having a need for household items, the idea of registry has evolved and should continue to evolve to fill the needs and wants of the present day bride and groom. Many stores of all sorts offer options for couples to register. Brides and Grooms should really sit down and think about the places they love to shop together, and the items they have seen in passing that they would love to own and would see value in for years and years to come. Once the bride and groom make these decisions, you would be pleasantly surprised at the stores and shops of all kinds that would be accommodating to figure out ways to do a registry. Many stores even allow you to have multiple people contribute to the purchase of larger more expensive items if need be.

With the progression to a more eco friendly society here in the United States it is also nice to consider that minimal waste is being contributed when only a few large gifts are purchased for the couple instead of multiple smaller ones that the couple has less of a need for. Receiving a few expensive pieces that the couple really wants, and would enjoy for a long time is better for everyone. Knowing that multiple friends and family members pitched in to get you the things you really wanted is also a pretty neat idea.

For all the mid century modern and vintage loving couples out in the world that have a wedding coming up or the people that know a couple that is, keep in mind that modmood would love to provide the perfect home for any and all of the fun pieces we have here in our store! We would be more than happy to arrange a registry that would work perfectly for any and all of the brides and grooms to be.

Coast Modern Film

Posted on Wednesday, December 1st, 2010 by

Filmmakers Michael Bernard and Gavin Froome will take us on a journey from Los Angeles to Vancouver; from 1922 up to the present exploring modernist architecture on the West Coast. A core group of architects embraced the Coast with its particular geography and values and they have left behind a legacy of beautiful and inspired dwellings. Today, architects have picked up the thread and they continue to explore and celebrate the principles established by their predecessors.

Intimate interviews and unprecedented access to architects in the film include Barry Downs (Vancouver), Fred Bassetti (Seattle), Hernik Bull (Berkeley), Ray Kappe (LA), Michael Folonis (Santa Monica), Dion Neutra (Los Angeles) -son and partner of Modernist pioneer Richard Neutra- , Barbara Bestor (LA) and others. They will all share their insight into the Modernist Movement, and its relevance in our lives today.

Legendary photographer Julius Shulman will also be featured along with the photographs that brought world attention to the work that has been done in Southern California. He has since been photographing architecture for 70 years and is known for steadily creating one of the most comprehensive visual chronologies of Modernist Architecture.

Dwellers in modernist houses will be also interviewed; from renowned hip-hop producer DJ Greyboy who inhabits an 1950s Edward Killingsworth-designed house in LA, to a Vancouverite who restored a vintage Ron Thom house to its original luster. They will talk about how the space that one lives in influences their life. The modernist houses themselves will take centre stage, shot in high definition: the open plans, simplicity of form and integration of site will awe and inspire.


Eames Lounge Chair

Posted on Monday, November 29th, 2010 by

The Eames Lounge Chair and ottoman, correctly titled Eames Lounge (670) and Ottoman (671), were released in 1956 after years of development by designers Charles and Ray Eames for the Herman Miller furniture company. It was the first chair the Eames designed for a high-end market. These furnishings are made of molded plywood and leather. Examples of these furnishings are part of the permanent collection of New York’s Museum of Modern Art.

The chair is composed of three curved plywood shells. In modern production the shells are made up of seven thin layers of wood veneer glued together and shaped under heat and pressure. This differentiates the newer chairs from the “original” (vintage) chairs which used Brazilian rosewood veneers and were constructed of five layers of plywood. Also differentiating the very earliest sets from newer sets were rubber spacers between the aluminum spines and the wood panels first used in the earliest production models and then hard plastic washers used in later versions. In the earlier sets, the zipper around the cushions may have been brown or black as well, and in newer sets the zippers are black. The shells and the seat cushions are essentially the same shape: composed of two curved forms interlocking to form a solid mass. The chair back and headrest are identical in proportion, as are the seat and the Ottoman.