I’m so behind. There are still Christmas decorations in a box in my entry, and today I told my editor that I had plenty of time to set up a story about a February 11 event we’ve been discussing. “It’s March,” she said.
And how did that happen, I want to know? (Tucson.) Anyway, I’m late on this, too, but finally got to visit Modern Manor in Phoenix’s Melrose Design district. It’s an amazing haunt for vintage and industrial finds, and the owners share my love of lucite and tufting. I felt like I’d washed up in Palm Springs.
A virtual droolfest:
Saarinen tulip chairs, anyone?
This Milo Baughman rocker and ottoman set is just unfair.
I lost my head over the collection of vintage sign letters and have big plans for a few (that I hope are still there.) They even have the old Electric Ladyland sign.
This chaise wants to be white, and it wants to be my new reading nook.
I spied a vintage card catalog, even.
Ah, smoking accessories. (Hey, it was glamorous for a reason.) Perhaps one could employ this lucite cigarette lighter as a scented candle lighting tool instead.
Sweet lamps in turquoise: the bloggers’ color du jour.
Also: they have 450 Herman Miller chairs on the way.
It’s next door to Phoenix Metro Retro, a midcentury hotspot, and steps from all the antique shops on 7th Ave. America’s Taco Shop is on 7th, too, which means you’ve got a very happy Saturday afternoon ahead.
Modern Manor is open Thursdays through Sundays, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and is just off 7th Avenue and Camelback Road. Address: 716 W. Hazelwood St., Phoenix. 602-509-7709.