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Saturday, March 24, 2012

Etsy Love: Austin Modern

Austin, TX has been all over my radar recently.....with its up-and-coming neighborhoods splashed across the pages of my beloved design magazines, its continuously solid crop of Indie bands on steady rotation on my iTunes, and in discussions amongst several of my friends who have been contemplating moving there. And now, from my cozy little home office, I'm busy sourcing vintage industrial table bases for a Brooklyn client and where do I find the perfect pair?!? Austin Texas' eponymous Etsy seller Austin Modern, of course. Austin Modern's Etsy Shop specializes in 20th century vintage and architectural salvage, some vintage fashion accessories, and a quaint little section for quirky altered vintage dishes that have me swooning. Here are some goodies that I'm particularly admiring:

From their array of altered vintage plates, I love this slightly eerie Masonic Lodge Plate with Altered Anatomical Eye Image.

Their Vintage Industrial Tripod Table is an absolute beauty.

New staplers have zero style compared to this Vintage Scout Swingline Stapler.

These would have everyone talking at your next summer bash or fondu feast: Set of 12 Tiki God Party Picks.

For the audiophile/history buff who has everything:WWII Air Raid Siren retrofitted to play iPods and iPhones.