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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

UTENSILO in High Anxiety

One of the things I like to see is great looking plastic items as props in or in the background of movies.  Here is the UTEN.SILO I wall organizer in white by Dorothee Maurer-Becker for Design M (1969) as it appears in the Mel Brooks film High Anxiety (1977). It’s prominently featured in the film, here is one of the best shots of the UTEN.SILO.

Utensilo wall organizer in High Anxiety


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Saturday, October 11, 2014

Lucite pop art 80s clock

Here is an interesting 6” tall by 4-1/4” wide by 1-7/8” deep table, desk, or shelf clock.  The mechanism is tucked behind the back of a bent piece of opaque off white, uniformly colored Lucite (acrylic).  Takes a single AA battery.

Lucite Memphis 80s pop art desk clock front

The hands are made of metal, the hour hand is in red, the minute hand is in yellow.  The seconds are indicated by a black and blue disc that turns.  Set off from the base by just under an inch via four metal prongs is a 1/8" thick, transparent Lucite square (4 1/4" by 4 1/4") that is screened on the back in white with a very pop art, 80s modern design.  The design looks almost like a TV test pattern.

Lucite Memphis 80s pop art desk clock right sideLucite Memphis 80s pop art desk clock left side

I hesitate to call it mid century, but this clock would probably fit nicely with mid century décor.  The effect with the rotating seconds disc is terrific, as the center of the clock turns from white and black - to white, blue, and black - to white and blue - to white, blue, and black - and then repeats.  The motion gives the clock a kinetic art appeal.

Lucite Memphis 80s pop art desk clock mechanismLucite Memphis 80s pop art desk clock top

Unsure of maker, no markings.  I have no information about this clock other than it looks fantastic.


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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

white Kartell waste bin

This waste bin, though not in the best condition, is suited for kitchen, bathroom, or garage.  While it is marked Kartell on the bottom there is no marking to indicate a model number or designer.  It is definitely a rare item (I have heard this was designed by Olaf von Bohr, but have not been able to confirm).  It is entirely plastic in construction and has a foot pedal mechanism that tips the bin forward while simultaneously opening the lid.

white Kartell waste bin sidewhite Kartell waste bin back   white Kartell waste bin openIMG_0645white Kartell waste bin topwhite Kartell waste bin bottomwhite Kartell wast ebin imprint


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