Streamline Modern

Discussion in 'The Display Case' started by BigSleep, Feb 27, 2009.

  1. BigSleep

    BigSleep One of the Regulars

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    Anyone have any cool items in the Streamline Modern style?
    Not classic deco, but that post deco pre Mid Century Modern style.
     
  2. Tomasso

    Tomasso Incurably Addicted

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  3. BigSleep

    BigSleep One of the Regulars

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    Really cool!
    Thanks.
    Wish I was in FLA
     
  4. dhermann1

    dhermann1 I'll Lock Up

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    My apartment was built in 1939 in very Streamline Modern style. Most people have changed their places around in various ways so that few of the interior details remain. The previous owners of my place remodeled it in sort of Martha Stewart country-esque style, taking out the original doors and door knobs, the metal railings on the steps to the sunken living room, etc. So I'm slowly trying to restore it. Real Streamline Modern is hard to find. Rejuvenation Hardware has the exact same door knobs, and I have a nice desk lamp (pics later), and I added a kitchen light fixture that's more period correct. I've found a few nice deco items from earlier. But I've found it tough to get items from that exact style.
     
  5. BigSleep

    BigSleep One of the Regulars

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    Just spent some time in Palm Springs looking at Mid Century Modern homes.
    They are really great but I find myself more interested in the streamline stuff.

    A great example is that office building in the movie "The Two Jakes".
    It is somewhere near LA but I havnt been able to locate it.

    Anyone know where that building is?
     
  6. Miss_Bella_Hell

    Miss_Bella_Hell My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Gentlemen, please. It's Streamline Moderne. We must be nothing if not exact.

    I love the movement. The idea that even a toaster should look like it could go 100mph is delightful, is it not?

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  7. Absinthe_1900

    Absinthe_1900 One Too Many

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    Miss Bella Hell got it right.:eusa_clap
     

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