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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

F2HCD1 Hairsetter | General Electric Corporation, United States of America

Model F2HCD1 heated hair curlers operates at 120 volts and 400 watts.  Made in Italy, this set features 18 rollers: 8 large, 8 medium, and 2 small.  Futuristic design, much like the Soundesign humidifier from January 9, 2012.

eBay item 140710665015 ends March 2, 2012 at 10:28:37 PST (United States).

 General Electric F2HCD1 Hairsetter

General Electric F2HCD1 Hairsetter

General Electric F2HCD1 Hairsetter

General Electric F2HCD1 Hairsetter, imprint


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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

green and black ashtray | Crayonne, England

Here is a green and black plastic ashtray manufactured by Crayonne.  Fully marked to the base with original sticker still attached.  Some damage that does not affect function.

eBay item 230753443386 ends March 1, 2012 10:38:01 PST (United Kingdom).

green and black Crayonne ashtray

green and black Crayonne ashtray, imprint and sticker


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Sunday, February 26, 2012

Desk item | Ico Parisi | Stildomuselezione, Italy

I don’t have much information about this piece other than what was included in the eBay listing.  It’s pretty cool, though, and reminiscent of Enzo Mari’s Relazione di Quattro (Relationship of Four) sculpture that I posted about on December 19, 2009 and other cube sculptures he made from acrylic.

This particular item is designed by Ico Parisi and is marked on the base “Stildomuselezione Roma.”  It was sold on September 20, 2010 from New York City and attracted considerable interest, with 4 bidders, 8 bids, and a winning bid of $356.11.

It was described as having a “lucite top [with] tiny balls suspended inside it.  The body is lacquered metal with a brushed nickel plated mid section.” and is 9 1/2 inches tall by 2 1/4 inches wide.

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Saturday, February 25, 2012

décor USA drinking cups

These are drinking cups in bright yellow, marked: décor USA.
They stand 5 1/2” tall.

From etsy.com, item title: “Decor Space Age Plastic Drinking Cups”

décor USA drinking cups

décor USA drinking cups

décor USA drinking cups, imprint


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Friday, February 24, 2012

Valira condiment set

This set, in yellow, includes oil and vinegar dispensers, salt and pepper shakers, and sugar bowl.  The trays, tops for the bottles and sugar bowl lid are plastic, and the bottles and sugar bowl are glass.  Marked:  “valira / MOD REG / MADE IN SPAIN / PARA ALIMENTOS”.

From etsy.com, item title: “MOD Space Age Valira Spain Condiment Set”

Valira condiment set, yellow

Valira condiment set, yellow imprint


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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Click•a•date flip perpetual calendar

This is a flip perpetual calendar in orange and white.  A black button at the top of the calendar advances the date and a grooved wheel at the bottom advances the month.  The calendar is approximately 3” by 3” in size.  Marked “Hong Kong”.

eBay item 280826823989 ends February 22, 2012 at 16:59:55 PST (United States).

perpetual flip calendar, orange and white

perpetual flip calendar, orange and white

perpetual flip calendar, orange and white

In black and white (image source:  eBay, item closed, sold for $16.49).

perpetual flip calendar, black and white

perpetual flip calendar, black and white

In black and white (image source:  eBay, item closed, sold for £12.00 = $18.98).  With the original box.

perpetual flip calendar, black and white

perpetual flip calendar, black and white

In orange and blue (image source:  eBay, item closed, sold for $9.99).

perpetual flip calendar, orange and blue

perpetual flip calendar, orange and blue

perpetual flip calendar, orange and blue


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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

yellow and chrome coffee carafe

Here is a yellow plastic and chrome coffee carafe in excellent vintage condition. The carafe measures 12” tall.  No other information provided about the carafe but it looks great.

eBay item 120862235916 ends February 24, 2012 at 09:50:43 PST (United States).

yellow and chrome coffee carafe


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Monday, February 20, 2012

Parentesi lamp installation instructions | Achille Castiglioni and Pio Manzù | Flos, Italy | 1970

Parentesi lampAchille Castiglioni and Pio Manzù
Parentesi lamp
Flos, Italy, 1970

This post is related to my post of March 18, 2011, the Parentesi lamp by Achille Castiglioni and Pio Manzù for Flos.  The installation of the Parentesi lamp is not unchallenging.  I knew I had put the paperwork somewhere and in a fit of cleaning, I finally found it.

The hardest part of the installation for me was that I have a concrete ceiling and had to use a hammer drill while standing awkwardly on a ladder.  The next hardest part of the installation is cutting the cable to fit your floor to ceiling height.  Be careful as you do this as if you cut too short and the turnbuckle can’t accommodate the distance, you will need to get a new cable.

First, identify which type of ceiling you have.  If you want to install the Parentesi lamp in solid ceiling construction, start with 1a and skip 1b.  If you want to install the Parentesi lamp in a drop ceiling, skip 1a and start with 1b.

1a

For solid ceiling construction:  Unscrew hook from expansion bolt (A).  Pass hook through ceiling rose (B) and re-attach to bolt.  Slip bolt into a 3/8” diameter hole and turn until secure.
Parentesi lamp installation step 1

1b

For drop ceilings: Push captoggle (K) into a 3/8” diameter hole.  Push up nylon bushing until flush with the ceiling and break off excess.  Remove hook from expansion bolt (A), pass it through ceiling rose (B) and thread it into the aluminum part of captoggle.

Parentesi lamp installation step 1

2

Slip the top connector (C) onto the open hook.  Cut the cable to the appropriate length to reach approximately 7” from the floor allowing for the dimension of the weight and turnbuckle.
Parentesi lamp installation step 2

3

Slide the hard rubber lampholder support (D) onto the Parentesi shaped tube (E).  (NOTE: Wetting the tube will facilitate this operation).  Insert and slide the steel cable through the shaped tube which can be temporarily fixed to the steel cable with tape.
Parentesi lamp installation step 3

4

Put the end of the steel cable into the upper hole of the turnbuckle (F), tighten the securing screw and hook the turnbuckle to the counterweight (G).
Parentesi lamp installation step 4

5

Regulate the tension of the cable by the turnbuckle so that the counterweight just touches the floor.  Tighten the counternuts and check that the cable is plumb (perpendicular to the floor).
Parentesi lamp installation step 5

6

Insert lampholder (H) into support (D) and push into place.  Tie wires with plastic ties (I).

Lamp: 150W (MAX) 120 Volt R-40 Flood.

Note: The cable that hangs off the lampholder socket (H) does not need to be attached by the plastic ties.
Parentesi lamp installation step 6

 

Parentesi lamp installation instructions

Click above for the Parentesi lamp installation instructions.


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Sunday, February 19, 2012

Dome Master ice bucket | Nicholas Angelakos | Lancaster Colony Corporation, United States of America | 1969

First shared on January 12, 2012 in light blue, here is an identical Nicholas Angelakos Dome Master ice bucket in orange and yellow.  The ice bucket measures 10 1/2” in height, and 9 to 9 1/2” in diameter with tapering sides and a footed floating base.

eBay item 320848560010 ends February 20, 2012 at 11:14:53 PST (United States).

Nicholas Angelakos ice bucket, orange and yellow

Nicholas Angelakos ice bucket, orange and yellow

Nicholas Angelakos ice bucket, orange and yellow

Nicholas Angelakos Lancaster Colony Dome Master ice bucket in orange and yellow.

Nicholas Angelakos ice bucket design patent

First page of the United States “Ice bucket, or the like” design patent, number D218,697.  The rest of the patent can be found here. The patent was filed in 1969 and awarded in 1970.

Here are some more images of the sky blue ice bucket, with the imprint.  eBay item 360357495987, buy it now (United States).

Nicholas Angelakos ice bucket, sky blue

Nicholas Angelakos ice bucket, sky blue

Nicholas Angelakos ice bucket, sky blue

Nicholas Angelakos ice bucket, sky blue

Nicholas Angelakos ice bucket, sky blue imprint

Nicholas Angelakos Lancaster Colony Dome Master ice bucket in sky blue.

Nicholas Angelakos ice bucket, white     Nicholas Angelakos ice bucket, white

Nicholas Angelakos Lancaster Colony Dome Master ice bucket in white.  (image source:  eBay, did not sell).


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Arlac Thermi green liquid crystal thermometer | Arlac, West Germany

This is a liquid crystal thermometer in green plastic.  The crystals change color in response to temperature changes.  The thermometer is 3.2” (8cm) tall.

eBay item 370584606692, buy it now (Germany).

Arlac Thermi liquid crystal thermometer, green

Arlac Thermi liquid crystal thermometer, green

Arlac Thermi liquid crystal thermometer, green

Arlac Thermi liquid crystal thermometer, green imprint

The thermometer comes in other colors too…

Arlac Thermi liquid crystal thermometer, black with box

Arlac Thermi liquid crystal thermometer, black with box.  Image source:  amazon.de.


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