Thursday, January 27, 2011

Day 310: Obsession

When I look back over the last year, I see patterns of obsession.  The most significant were tiles, door handles and light fittings.  I looked at different styles in magazines, Googled lots of sites and dragged Stos around various shops that were inevitably open during hours suited to people who don't need to work like the rest of us.  Other important things such as taps and vanity units didn't come into the obsession category as we found and settled on these fairly quickly, then moved on.  So it's time for a new obsession and it is Danish design.  Yes, Danish furniture has been in vogue for quite some time, but when you don't need  furniture, these things tend to pass you (me) by.  Now that we are looking for some chairs and maybe a couch, I am in love with vintage Danish items and am getting a crash course in the "who's who" of the Scandinavian design world.  And, of course, I'm looking at the expensive stuff, not the run of the mill.  But while we are considering a couple of options, we have bought this rather stylish wall unit for the loungeroom.  It's not Danish, but has the same simplicity of design:

Photo from "Know Your Product"
This was a built-in fixture of a 1950's Australian house and will do beautifully to hold the big bogan television and the DVDs, music etc.  We got this from Know Your Product which is one of those places that you can't visit without coming out with at least one vintage treasure.  Part of the fun is looking around and spotting things that our parents had/have.  I'm looking forward to this being delivered so that we can get a bit more order into the place.

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