6.28.2011

ノルウェイの森

Norwegian Chimney Sweep

Norwegian chimney sweep.
 Equal parts Japanese Kanji character and modernist bird, it's one of my favorite objects in our shop.
Also it could be a model for a great spiral staircase, or very cool parking garage.






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6.26.2011

de Kooning, 1964

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Willem de Kooning in his studio in Springs, NY, 1964, by Hans Namuth

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6.24.2011

Ram On


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Actually it's a goat, hangin' out on the back of this Lopez Designs stoneware planter from 1975. This is perhaps the coolest piece of pottery I've seen in a while- so Southern California-70's. Look at that logotype!
One of the new additions to our shop.






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6.21.2011

Eames Kites

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Charles & Ray Eames' kite designs, a small part of an in-depth article on the Eameses,
from Alexey Brodovitch's Portfolio Magazine #2, Summer 1950.

(Happy first day of summer!)







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6.16.2011

1882 Camille Poirier Duluth Pack Sack A1 backpack

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The (supposed) Holy Grail! (of the backpack world.)  French-Canadian Camille Poirier arrived in Duluth, Minnesota in 1870, set up a leather working shop, and soon after designed this Poirier Pack Sack. Featuring new-fangled strap designs, leather-based supports, and a "tumpline" strap, which goes around your forehead in order to lessen the weight on your back. Poirier patented his design in 1882, and riveted a little brass plaque on each pack. Basically, the Poirier Pack Sack is the great-great-grandpappy of all modern backpacks.
In 1911 Poirier sold his company to the Duluth Tent & Awning Co., after which the bags were called Duluth Packs.
Incredibly rare and desirable (?), some may know the Poirier from its infamous $45,000 Ebay auction.

This particular pack above is from an estate in New Hampshire. Slightly different (totally better) compared with the ebay pack, the tumpline seems to be more in keeping with the pack's design, and it's stamped Poirier Duluth Pack Sack, A1.






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6.14.2011

That 70's Shoe

Vintage 70's Bass Weejuns
Vintage Candie's
70's shoes
Vintage strappy espadrilles
70's yoyo's

New! in the "things to wear" category of our shop.



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6.13.2011

Best punching bags ever, and best punching bags photo ever.

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By Patricia Ellisor Gaines, from her book
Soft: an Irresistible Collection of Pillows,toys Bags, Objects to Sit On, Ornaments for the Body, and Various Malleable Oddities...and How to Make Them (1977)

(and best book title ever)




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6.12.2011

Color blocks

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From the flea market. They could be old, could be new. 
My guess is this was an old collaboration between Josef Albers and Donald Judd.
and Bill Ding.



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6.09.2011

Dad's Style

Fathers Day Gift Guide

The Wary Meyers Shop Father's day Gift Guide is up and it's fantastic man!
Thoughtfully stocked from one dad for another dad, there's a little of everything for all types:
Here's a sampling:

For the designer: 
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For the workwearer:
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For the mariner:
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For the architect:
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For the writer:
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For the jogger:
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For the beachbum:
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and much more...

Everything ships in time for Father's Day!
(Also we added a lot of other great things in all the categories!)

See it all here:



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6.08.2011

The Post Modern Memphis New Wave Avant-Garde... in Accessories!

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If Robert Venturi and Delia Deetz got together and made jewelry
 it might look like these one-of-a-kind post modern masterpieces.
New in our shop, vintage old stock PoMo earrings, 2 bracelets, and a pin.
See them all here.







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6.02.2011

LenDeighton

 " Hallam picked up the ashtray with a shudder and tipped the contents into the little bin where the tea-leaves went. He felt in many ways the type of cigarette that a man smoked typified him. So did the man's clothes, they were mass-produced, off-the-peg clothes. Hallam decided he did not like the man that Dawlish had sent to see him. He didn't like him at all. "




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6.01.2011

The Well-Dressed Apache

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Chief James A. Garfield showing the white man how to wear his clothes, 1889.
From Penthouse magazine, 1973.



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