Saturday, August 8, 2009

Lushpad Giveaway!

Lushpad: "The Buy and Sell Marketplace for Modern Collectors"
Or, for people like me, a great website to drool over furniture and home decor that I can't as yet afford, and a wonderful resource to get educated in all things mid-century modern.

Right now they are having a giveaway of a set of back issues AND a 2-year subscription to Modernism magazine. I guess I just lessened my chances of winning by sharing this info with all of you! I think you sign up to be a member of their site if you aren't already, subscribe to their monthly newsletter, and you get notified of their monthly giveaways. They've given away very cool, very expensive furniture pieces in the past, too.

Modernism magazine's current issue has an article on this dreamy Brazilian tropical modern house:

The house belonged to the featured Brazilian mosaic artist, Paolo Wernick. An example of his work, featured on the Modernism magazine site:

Lushpad's site offers articles as well as ad listings. This month they have a great article with helpful tips on how to restore your vintage furniture finds when they have scratches, dents, watermarks, worn leather and the like. You can find the article here.

They also highlight Mid-Century Modern Mosaic in their Trends section. I have always loved mosaic work. Check out this mural by artist B C Binning

Via chilco's Flickr photostream. You can view this photo large here. She has a website called Good Things in Vancouver, which looks interesting.

Thanks for joining me on the Blonga Line today!!


  1. Great post Lisa! These mosaics are amazing, and you know I love that house! Thanks for reminding me about Lushpad. That is such a cool site, and like you I dream of so many fab modern furniture pieces I'd like to have from there. Lushpad twittered (tweeted) an item from my store once, and it made me giddy for about two days! Hmmm... I'm thinking maybe Lushpad would be a good place to try and sell our Eames airport chairs?

  2. Oooooh, an instant library of Modernism magazine! Aren't you sweet for sharing? Great intel -- I love Lushpad and somehow missed their refurbishing article. Thanks so much!

  3. Hi, I just wanted to leave a comment to say how much I've enjoyed reading your posts.

    Your photographs are AMAZING and I really like your writing.

    Best wishes and thank you for sharing it !

  4. Cottage Cheese - you are most welcome for the reminder. How cool you got tweeted by Lushpad! You should go for it and try to sell those chairs!

    Gretchen - I try to be generous (modest smile). Their website does have great info!

    Elise - thank you so much for visiting! I just took a peek at your ballet website, and it is beautiful. Just looking at a few of those dancers, I feel more motivated to get out and do my daily walks again!