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Monday, July 14, 2014

three piece wine chiller

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Here is a domed wine chiller ice bucket that easily fits a bottle of wine.  It comes in three pieces.  The domed lid is transparent and has a square handle.  The outer body is smoke colored and the insert is in orange.  The ice bucket measures 10” across by 14” height.

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eBay item 291027056549 sold July 12, 2014 at 13:47:42 PDT, Buy it Now (United States).  The ice bucket sold for $33.00 with free shipping.

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Thursday, July 10, 2014

yellow wall organizer

This wall organizer has similarities to the UTEN.SILO I, UTEN.SILO II, and Wall-All III organizers by Dorothee Maurer-Becker.  This particular organizer looks like a hybrid between the II and the III.  It has single-ply construction and the backs of the pockets have been reinforced with glue.  There is no indication as to any markings.

eBay item 131212787911 ended June 17, 2014 10:44:44 PDT (United States).  Four bidders placed 4 bids and the wall organizer sold for $33.00 plus shipping.

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Saturday, July 5, 2014

Plastics as an Art Form | Thelma Newman | Chilton Book Company, publisher | 1964, 1969

Plastics as an Art Form

Plastics as an Art Form was first published in 1964 and published in a revised edition in 1969.  It is part of a series of books authored by Thelma R. Newman that discuss a variety of material topics.  I previously recommended Plastics as Design Form.

Dr. Newman explains in the preface that Plastics as an Art Form is “essentially a source book for artists, craftsmen, and art educators who desire a foundation in plastics as an art form.”  The purpose of the book is to introduce the reader to how plastics are being used in the arts.  Previous work in this area has been geared toward the industrial arts and industrial user, where language is typically technical and complex.

The majority of the photographs in the book are of art pieces that are single or editioned, and not mass produced, and the forming techniques used to produce them.  Many of the chapters feature step by step tutorials how to create individual works of art in polymers.

After purchasing Plastics as Design Form from Amazon for $4 ($0.01 plus $3.99 shipping), I went back to Amazon and spent $4 on Plastics as an Art Form.  Be sure to get these books in hardcover if you decide to purchase them.

Table of Contents by chapter
1 Plastics: The new art medium, An introduction 1
2 Properties of plastics 28
3 Laminating, casting, foaming, and fabrication of plastics 60 
4 The plastic quality 93
5 Working with polyester and epoxy resins 99 
6 Working with acrylics and other plastic solids 185
7 Working with vinyls 244
8 Painting with acrylic, acrylic-vinyl copolymers or vinyl mediums 275
9 Working with polystyrene and polyethylene 284
10 Working with silicones, pyroxylin and ethyl silicate 298
11 Working with foams 309
12 The “plastic” future 333

Also contains Glossary, Bibliography, and Index

Reference

Newman, T. (1969). Plastics as an art form (Rev. Ed.). Philadelphia, United States of America: Chilton Book Company.


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Plastics as Design Form | Thelma Newman | Chilton Book Company, publisher | 1972

Plastics as Design Form

Plastics as Design Form is part of a series of books authored by Thelma R. Newman that discuss a variety of material topics.  This book was written to complement and not to repeat content of the earlier published Plastics as an Art Form. 

In the preface, Dr. Newman explains that Plastics as Design Form “was designed to speak to a broad sector of interest – to the designer, architect, manufacturer, artist, educator, and craftsman, in fact, to all those people who have something to do with designing and making useful forms.”

Plastics as Design Form is an excellent technical resource for the materials science and of plastic materials.  As one would expect, it also delves deeply into design, featuring many of the prominent names of the time.  The book interestingly shows the state of the art in 1972.  This happens to be the same year as the seminal New Domestic Landscape exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art.  Plastics as Design Form is well worth the $4 ($0.01 plus $3.99 shipping) it costs to have it delivered by Amazon.  The book is so well written and illustrated that after leafing through it, I immediately went back to Amazon and spent $4 on Plastics as an Art Form.  Be sure to get these books in hardcover if you decide to purchase them.

Table of Contents by chapter
1  The plastic presence 1
2 Plastic facts and generic extents 30
3 Design Parameters and the sixth sense 67
4 Light and transparency 122
5 Designing with rigid sheet, block, rod, and tube 153
6 A gallery of designs with acrylic 193
7 Designing with foam, film, and fiber 217
8 Designing with casting and laminating liquids 266
9 Plastic prospective 308

Also contains Appendices, Glossary, Bibliography, and Index

Reference

Newman, T. (1972). Plastics as design form: Philadelphia, United States of America: Chilton Book Company.


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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

white table or wall lamp

The red lamp from the other day piqued my interest so I set out to find out some more information about it.  Here is another example of the lamp in white.  The listing indicates the lamp is marked “Made in Italy – Art. 126”.

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The bottom of the lamp shows the holes that are used for wall mounting.

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eBay item 351095409519 sold June 22, 2014 at 05:48:16 PDT (Italy).  Two bidders placed 4 bids and the lamp sold for €12.49 ($17.09) plus shipping.


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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

red lamp

This unassuming little lamp certainly has great, sleek styling but is noteworthy for another reason.  Good deals in vintage plastics still do abound if you’re willing to be patient and do some sifting through listings.

Here is a red lamp in ABS plastic. The lamp measures 18cm in height and 12cm in diameter at the base.  There are two openings in the back top to allow heat to escape.  Has a European style plug.

eBay item 121369293133 ended June 28, 2014 at 23:41:46 PDT.  Two bidders placed 2 bids and the lamp sold for $2.25 plus shipping.

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