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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…

 

vintage packaging Birko Moulinex Cheese Dymo graphics

Some useful new not new things I’ve picked up, loving the packaging as much as the contents.

vintage packaging Birko Moulinex Cheese Dymo graphics
October is Buy Nothing New Month

Buy Nothing New Month is the global movement for collective, conscientious consumption. 

It’s a little idea, that started in Melbourne and is spreading to the Netherlands and USA. 

It’s a one month challenge to buy nothing new (with the exception of essentials like food, hygiene and medicines) 

Buy Nothing New Month isn’t Buy Nothing New Never. Nor is it about going without. 

It’s literally about taking one month off to really think, “Do I really need it?” If I do, “can I get it second-hand, borrow it or rent it? What are my alternatives? Can I borrow from a friend? Can I swap with my neighbor?” 

It’s about thinking where our stuff comes from (finite resources) and where it goes when we’re done (often landfill) and what are the fantastic alternatives out there to extend the life of our ‘stuff’. 

It’s easy. It’s fun. It’s moving from consumption-driven to community-driven. 

It’s good for us, our wallets and our planet. 

Hop on board! –

See more at: http://www.buynothingnew.com.au/why

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Too many people spend money they haven’t earned, to buy things they don’t want, to impress people they don’t like.

Will Rogers

I say let me never be complete, I say may I never be content, I say deliver me from Swedish furniture, I say deliver me from clever arts, I say deliver me from clear skin and perfect teeth, I say you have to give up! I say evolve, and let the chips fall where they may!

Tyler Durden― Chuck Palahniuk
Fight Club

What the font? Another bug I have picked up…

design stencils maths templates

An occupational hazard for designers and such types I suppose.

graphics old protractors overlay colours

Protracted it from some strange sector…Do you concur?

On that note, I’ll leave you with some Leo overlay. Happy Friday

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x = me2

My new toy.

Old school Dymo Labeler & Tapes bought at Salvos Mona Vale $10

This business card isn’t going to win any innovation awards

but it is genuine, its 3d

the print run might be a bit slow however.

Hmm, my url doesn’t quite fit. I can make into an uber cool wristband though.

Some stamps might be on the cards.

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