Showing posts from 2016

New Made LA @ Echo Park Craft Fair

As you may know, we have launched our newest project, New Made LA, where we venture to bring the sleek look and functionality of Mid-Century design into today's everyday home. With its minimalistic look and multipurpose functions, designer Simon St. James LeComte, has crafted a way to make these designs more accessible for home decor enthusiasts.
We have so many exciting events approaching, one of which is the lovely Echo Park Craft Fair, which recently published an Artist Interview featuring our very own Simon St. James LeComte. We hope that you can make it out on December 10th to visit us at the Echo Park Craft Fair and to check out all the other great local artists!

HOLIDAY FAIR December 10 & 11, 2016 Mack Sennett Studios You can purchase tickets here

For interviews with other featured artists, like our friends Momoko Suzuki and Alexander Yamaguchi of Black Crane and pottery artist Edith Gwathmey (and to keep up with all the fair happenings) click here!

    Pictures courtesy of EP…

Streamline Sofas

The streamline sofa is perhaps the apex of minimalist mid-century modern furniture design. This is the sofa in its most basic form - nothing extra. There are no tapered legs, side cushions, there aren't even armrests. Rejoice all you austere, spartan furniture lovers, the no frills sofa is here.

Pastoe Catalogue Covers

Here are some classic Pastoe catalogue covers from the 50s and 60s. Iconic modernist design at its finest. The company was founded in 1913 and recently celebrated its centennial anniversary marking 100 years of design excellence. 

Polaroid Opposites

About two months ago The Impossible Project asked to borrow some furniture. We're nice people and said yes. They're nice people and gave us a polaroid camera as a thank you gift. Here are a couple of shots of our warehouse from the last several weeks. The Impossible Project is currently the only company in the world manufacturing film for polaroid cameras. While it's not my preferred medium to shoot on, it is a whole lot of fun. If you have an old polaroid consider checking them out and getting yourself some film!


Heavy duty, super tough, our stone and mosaic tables should be featured in a Ford Truck ad. These things are the real deal - built to last with a bold style recalling a bygone era of 70s splendor. Stone and mosaic tables are extremely versatile, do well both inside and outdoors, and add a touch of solidity to any space they inhabit. Pair one with some leather seating for a cave-man modern chic aesthetic, or put one outside to compliment your new wire patio furniture. These tables are awesome, and did I mention heavy?
Three Sided Stone Coffee Table
Paul Kingma Stone Mosaic Table

Mosaic Side Table

El Niño or El "Letdown" - Bamboo Safari in Los Angeles

El Niño or El "Letdown",  I'm sitting at my desk sweating watching heat waves ripple off the pavement. What happened to the foretold biblical downpour, the great drought ending winter of '16, the mudslides, the flooding, the excitement. Ya feel?

It's true, it has been raining steadily in Northern California and the Sierra snowpack is in decent shape considering the last several years, but down here in Southern California all I can do is sit in my chair on my dead lawn and dream of a tropical Los Angeles. A Los Angeles with a real flowing river, a Los Angeles with ambient jungle animal noises, a Los Angeles that is pretty much just Miami - except with great Mexican Food and The Lakers.

A new container of goodies just came in last week, and it was full of beautiful bamboo furniture perfect for my tropical Los Angeles dream. Come take a look at some these new treasures! They're not going to last long..


Side table, not a dining table, not a conference table, not even a coffee table, so what's the deal with side tables anyways?

The deal is that side tables are really the silent heroes of the interior design world. Bearing the weight of lamps, trinkets, magazines; letting lesser pieces take the spotlight; hidden from view; out of sight and mind. Ok I'm being dramatic, but really side tables are sweet and can add the perfect subtle stylistic touch to a room while serving a really practical function. Here are some of our favorites we have in stock right now.

Rohe Noordwolde Bamboo and Glass Side Table Tropical Vibes
Johannes Andersen Mid-Century Danish Teak Side Table Classy like your Grandma
Dutch Industrial Side Table Actually So Cool :)
MetalForm Side Table Imported From the Future


Reliable, playful, loving - it's Man's Best Friend.
And Always Sophisticated It's Man's Best Friend, A Great Chair

Authentic Pizza Ovens

So our sister store in Phoenix, Arizona, Sunset Modern, has recently launched a new culinary venture, "Authentic Pizza Ovens". We just had one shipped to us yesterday and we're beyond excited to try it out. They're versatile ovens that work not only for pizza, but also red meat, chicken, fish, and vegetables.

The ovens are extremely light weight, when moving it inside two of us had no issues lifting it whatsoever. We were blown away by the simple elegant design of the oven. It really is gorgeous! Its currently in our showroom where it will stay for the next month, but after that we'll be spending our afternoons in the back cooking up the goods.
You can check out the ovens here at

Not just for Pizza!

Our Top 5 Art and Design Blogs

The Growlers sing in Chinese Fountain, "The internet is bigger than Jesus or John Lennon" and I'm starting to think they might be right. Seriously though, the internet is enormous, and like some overly enthusiastic fledgling universe still at a teenage supernova full sprint galloping away from its gravitational center point out towards the darker reaches of the yet to happen - our world wide web is pushing.

A break from the heady language - the internet has a lot of cool stuff, including a seemingly endless amount of art and design blogs. We look to these constantly for inspiration for our  homes, for our store, for our lives. We've compiled a list of 5 of our favorite art/design oriented blogs for you to peruse if curious.

1. The Fox is Black is so cool. They cover a wide range of topics from contemporary art to music to film to industrial design, all with a keen eye for conceptual and aesthetic boundary pushers and trend setters. Best of all, they're from LA :)