Archives for category: into the blue

FLER SC58 pair of chairs urban rustic

Stemming not so much from Fleur-de-lis ‘what ever you desire
LA Confidential style though it totally suits the era, as channelling the ancient Egyptian symbol of resurrection, these beautiful iconic 1958 SC58 Fler TV chairs have been given a complete new life.

FLER SC58 pair of chairs urban rustic before

A professional wood job, new cut foam and recovered in Designers Guild UK ice ice baby blue Mezzola macro suede [and yummy creamy white piping] they may just be what you desire if genuine mid-century modern furniture is your thing.

FLER SC58 pair of chairs urban rustic cu

FLER= an acronym for Fred Lowen and Ernest Rodeck, Jewish migrants who escaped Nazi Germany and came to Australia on the ‘hellship’ Dunera.  The two strangers met at an Internment Camp in 1941, and with no experience in timber or furniture production went on to create many highly collectible mid century Australian classics, including this design, the SC55 with it’s cool paddle/ surfboard style arms and the sought after 1961 Narvik style.

You can read more about Fler here if you so desire
The Modernist Impulse : ABC National

OR if you like to look,  please come here
Urban Rustic 6b Roberstson Rd Newport Beach

Lamp and Hawaiian barkcloth cushions also available.

Basic RGB
So what do you think? They are going to be hard to let go…


crystal apple dealer plates copy

Do you like apples?
I do. I’m using one right now. Been a user since 1991. And a re-user since December last year.

Not quite so retro cool as the pineapple [me so fruity right now] but still a great vintage icon.



vintage apple icon Susan Kare

Speaking of vintage icons, does this one jog your memory?
All 8 meg of it…
iRemember this one by Susan Kare. Creator of the happy Mac, the sad Mac, the trash can and other icons from the original Macintosh pre 1994. She is now selling them as limited edition prints.

Here’s my latest and greatest secondhand apple product.

Daydream vintage blue anodised icebucket

My Day Dream has come true…
and it could be yours…

click to buy this iconic apple
A Daydream Production: anodised aluminium ice bucket.
Made in Australia, circa 1960

So how do you like them apples?


Casey Affleck = wicked cute

Greece souvenir ashtray
Have you been to Santorini?
I want to go to there. © Daughter of Tina Fey.
It’s on my bucket list. I went travelling solo in my late 20s but I was not single and I never got to Greece.

Arhhhh… I so want to look at that unbelievably blue water with my own eyes, not out of a secondhand painted souvenir ashtray picked up thousands of miles away from point of origin but whatever…

I will make it one day, hopefully won’t be as a Shirley Valentine, talking to Walls, but for now I’ll just have to suck it up and enjoy the view, non smoking…
Or you can if you like. Grab this lovely piece here. It doesn’t have to take butts, repurpose for small bits and bobs. Coins, earrings, keys etc.
Chocolate Country cigarettes [called Fags when I was a kid, sooo very unPC] not included. Sorry. They gone. Me too. For now…

What is it about holidays that make you want to take more?

British Plastics blue tartan band canister sq
Not so out of the blue, but I can hardly contain myself,
urban rustic is about to

vintage blue bakelite Thermos sq
open a STORE! At Newport Beach NSW Australia. Yay!

Moldex blue plastic vintage bread bin sq
It’ll  be fresh, and fun. So fun. OMG I hope I am not crazy.
Staffordshire pottery canisters blue brown x2 retro
All that dreaming, my head in the clouds,  it’s becoming a tangible thing. Finally.

Clouds waechtersbach canister on grey
I am in various measure, full of…


Nally Bakelite canisters photoshoppedStacks more to come,

vintage red blue rustic cake containers
watch this cake, um I mean space…

PS click any image to see it in the urban rustic store

on cloud 9

rustic tin emamel cloud small tray Cloudstreet

1. one fine tray: rustic but happy. urban rustic store

Tim Winton Cloudstreet

2. Cloudstreet by Tim Winton. 21st Anniversary Edition

long island ice tea cloudy glass

3. improve a dreary day with a cloudy: Mrs Baxters Long Island Ice TeaSweet & Sour Mix

4. a single cloud tumbler Hoya Corporation Japan, vintage drinks swizzlers

Waechtersbach West German pottery canister clouds

5. cloud container: Waechterbach canister, West German pottery. urban rustic store

6. Dojo Rising, latest release Cloud Control, June ’13. Love on first listen.

cloudy pinterest board

7. I cloud pinterest @ urban rustic

Johnson Bros Blue Cloud Floral_bowl

8. visit the Land of the Long Blue Cloud urban rustic collection

9. O Mi Glob, everyone’s favourite Cloud Princess [possibly the only] LSP, Adventure Time.

Getting the lump outta here…


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