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Doctor DeSoto
Posted 2016-03-29 1:09 AM (#508198)
Subject: Neil Vedder Tribute - Forward Look Lifestyle



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Neil always advocated a separate forum for members to show photos of Googie/MCM
architecture, furniture, and all the other stuff that was hip and cool when Exner was at
his peak.

Here's a lamp I have had for decades that is finally getting an overdue restoration that
really stands out for crazy "atomic" styling.

Here's to Neil !





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60 Imp
Posted 2016-03-29 6:27 AM (#508206 - in reply to #508198)
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Very cool Doc. Neil was Hip, no doubt about it.

Steve.
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mstrug
Posted 2016-03-29 7:00 AM (#508208 - in reply to #508198)
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That is all one lamp? Can't wait to see it lit up at night! Marc.
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Posted 2016-03-29 8:00 AM (#508214 - in reply to #508198)
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LOVE IT!!! - Space Needle meets Atomic Café.
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Posted 2016-03-29 1:10 PM (#508230 - in reply to #508198)
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Really cool and an excellent tribute!!!!!!
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wizard
Posted 2016-03-29 1:37 PM (#508232 - in reply to #508198)
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That's what I like - design without function

The worst imaginable is functional design - an item which noone cares to give a nice design, just the function
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big m
Posted 2016-03-29 7:38 PM (#508254 - in reply to #508198)
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That's a really cool lamp. I've never seen one like that.
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60crossram
Posted 2016-03-29 8:28 PM (#508261 - in reply to #508198)
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Cool lamp ! The 50s & 60s would have been fun. I guess & had fun in the 70s & 80s though. DeSoto lives !!!
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Doctor DeSoto
Posted 2016-03-30 1:25 AM (#508282 - in reply to #508261)
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Alright, I know you guys have cool MCM junk squirreled away ... let's see it !

Make Neil proud !

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60 Imp
Posted 2016-03-30 7:11 AM (#508294 - in reply to #508282)
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I ain't got nuthin'

'Sept maybe my Imperial.

Still keen to see the stuff you guys have though.

Steve.
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wizard
Posted 2016-03-30 8:18 AM (#508301 - in reply to #508198)
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Not much, but I have this Welby Starburst Atomic age clock



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firedome
Posted 2016-03-30 10:51 AM (#508311 - in reply to #508198)
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Got some cool chairs but this stoopid website won't load the 500 mb pics... grrrrr. Time to join the 21st century!
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Posted 2016-03-30 11:54 AM (#508315 - in reply to #508232)
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wizard - 2016-03-29 10:37 AM

That's what I like - design without function

The worst imaginable is functional design - an item which noone cares to give a nice design, just the function :wince:


I am a design engineer by trade, and most of my stuff is all functional. The key to doing my job well is coming up with the best performing, simplest, cheapest, yet most reliable design possible to beat the competition. No one really cares about the looks for many things that are manufactured. And really, stuff on the inside of a transmission, for example, had better work regardless of how it looks. But I know what you meant. There are a gazillion ways to set a light on a pole, so you might as well do it with style.
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Powerflite
Posted 2016-03-30 11:57 AM (#508316 - in reply to #508315)
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I am not sure if I have anything, but I saw this neat stroller while camping this weekend. This is probably from the early '50's or late '40's, so a little earlier in style.



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Doctor DeSoto
Posted 2016-03-30 11:57 PM (#508361 - in reply to #508316)
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Spent some time this afternoon painting some scratched up areas, put a new
felt bottom on the base, and wired it up with a proper 1950's appearance cord
(and new brass grommet) and put it all back together. This thing is hard to capture
as it appears in person. The shade shows much more of the turquoise color than
the photos show. I darkened these photos a bit to show the color better. The
upward light really shows off the finial and throws a neat silhouette on the ceiling !



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hemidenis
Posted 2016-03-31 12:19 AM (#508363 - in reply to #508198)
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Pretty cool guys!


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Posted 2016-03-31 2:39 AM (#508376 - in reply to #508198)
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I have seen a lot of lamps, but never anything like that one, or even close. That is one cool lamp!!! Makes all the new lamps in stores and furniture "outlets" look so boring (not that they didn't before, but this kicks their butts........)
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wizard
Posted 2016-03-31 3:20 AM (#508377 - in reply to #508198)
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No-one noticed the Award on Doc's wall - green with envy
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firedome
Posted 2016-03-31 10:05 AM (#508400 - in reply to #508198)
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That's the coolest lamp I've ever seen! Can you imagine it with color changing bulb technology? Whoooo!
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Doctor DeSoto
Posted 2016-03-31 11:08 AM (#508404 - in reply to #508400)
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And here's the kicker, guys ..... I once had TWO of them, and my ex sold one at a yard sale
while I was working one Saturday !

I have a little tiny version of it that is about 10" tall. I need to find a shade for it though. The
original was long ago broken.

And the ex ? About 2 years ago she called me and apologized for always being so down on my
50's stuff. She had gotten the bug and withher new husband bought a 50's house and were all
about dolling it up with this junk.
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hemidenis
Posted 2016-03-31 2:45 PM (#508434 - in reply to #508198)
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That is Karma Doc...She got it..
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Posted 2016-03-31 4:24 PM (#508441 - in reply to #508434)
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Beautiful Lamp Doc! Right out of googie-land!

We play an occasional poker game at a Hollywood prop shop where the gizmos are plentiful...



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Posted 2016-04-01 8:34 AM (#508501 - in reply to #508198)
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I'm diggin' Doc's table that the fabulous lamp is on.
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Posted 2016-04-01 11:24 PM (#508562 - in reply to #508198)
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Neil and I shared a few of these!

Here's to Neil!

Greg



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Kelly
Posted 2016-04-08 11:41 AM (#508967 - in reply to #508198)
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I've been out of the loop, tribute and past tense makes me think he is now cruising in a Forwardlooker that will never run out of gas..

In either case, I've been really into mid century and Googie stuff lately, especially Eichlers homes. Anything Emmons or Oakland touches is pure gold.



Here's to Niel and his unwavering enthusiasm. Kampai!

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Doctor DeSoto
Posted 2016-06-27 11:58 PM (#515320 - in reply to #508967)
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Gotta have "accessories" !

Found these two detail pieces this weekend:

A nice pink glass sheath-shaped vase with outstanding gold starbursts
and a George Jetson styled pool "floatie board". I wonder how many of
these survive ???



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VAN HELSING
Posted 2016-06-28 3:27 AM (#515341 - in reply to #508198)
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If I could work out how to post photos on here I'd be able to find some 50's Atomic age stuff I've got scattered around here and there.

Good thread though , I'm enjoying the photos, now it's started Neil's probably grinning down at us saying " I told you so "

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Doctor DeSoto
Posted 2017-06-10 6:37 PM (#541909 - in reply to #515341)
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Added this glass mosaic and did a little rearranging:





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ruchaven
Posted 2017-06-10 8:42 PM (#541913 - in reply to #508198)
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Do kitchens count? I have Youngstown metal kitchen cabinets by Mullins with the chipped ice counter tops from Salem, OH; a Hobart Kitchen Aid Model 4C stand mixer; old Sunbeam electric deep fryer, skillet; salt/pepper shakers from a Westinghouse stove; all kinds of Wear-Ever aluminum baking pans, roaster, etc. made in New Kensington, PA; Glas-Bake baking dishes from Jeannette, PA; porcelain top kitchen table; Hall China from East Liverpool, OH; Theodore Haviland China made in New Castle, PA; Fostoria glass stemware made in Moundsville, WVA; Oneida Community Plate silverware, and Queen steak knives from Titusville, PA. Obviously, I didn't just get all this stuff recently, but it is like what I grew up with at home during the late 1950s. Oh, I forgot my 1953 edition of Better Homes and Gardens New Cookbook.

Nowadays, most ladies don't even know how to cook from scratch or set a formal table for Sunday dinner. How times have changed!!
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ruchaven
Posted 2017-06-10 8:56 PM (#541914 - in reply to #508198)
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Do kitchens count? I have Youngstown metal kitchen cabinets by Mullins with the chipped ice counter tops from Salem, OH; a Hobart Kitchen Aid Model 4C stand mixer; old Sunbeam electric deep fryer, skillet; salt/pepper shakers from a Westinghouse stove; all kinds of Wear-Ever aluminum baking pans, roaster, etc. made in New Kensington, PA; Glas-Bake baking dishes from Jeannette, PA; porcelain top kitchen table; Hall China from East Liverpool, OH; Theodore Haviland China made in New Castle, PA; Fostoria glass stemware made in Moundsville, WVA; Oneida Community Plate silverware, and Queen steak knives from Titusville, PA. Obviously, I didn't just get all this stuff recently, but it is like what I grew up with at home during the late 1950s. Oh, I forgot my 1953 edition of Better Homes and Gardens New Cookbook.

Nowadays, most ladies don't even know how to cook from scratch or set a formal table for Sunday dinner. How times have changed!!

When that '60 Phoenix is ready for the road, I have an outfit I sewed ready to wear. The only thing I still need is nylon hosiery with the seams.
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Doctor DeSoto
Posted 2017-06-10 9:36 PM (#541916 - in reply to #541914)
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Posted 2017-06-10 10:41 PM (#541920 - in reply to #508198)
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For anyone with some cash in Minnesota, ( $1.4 million) and original and mostly untouched Frank Lloyd Wright house has just come up for sale from the original owners, who are now in their 90s.
https://www.simplemost.com/original-frank-lloyd-wright-minnesota-hou...
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ruchaven
Posted 2017-06-11 9:12 AM (#541928 - in reply to #508198)
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Nice house. Reminds me of Falling Water in western Pennsylvania that FLW also designed. Not my preference, too much concrete in the house, but the location is great.
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1960fury
Posted 2017-06-11 2:01 PM (#541936 - in reply to #508198)
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when america still has style and grace. whats this thing with fake italian mansions or fake roman palaces with pillars cast out of plastic? rip americana
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mstrug
Posted 2017-06-11 2:55 PM (#541938 - in reply to #508198)
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Now I see the blurb above, Incredible!

How about a whole house? Have to move to Minn. to live in it though:

https://www.simplemost.com/original-frank-lloyd-wright-minnesota-hou...


https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2206-Parklands-Ln-Minneapolis-MN-...

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Powerflite
Posted 2020-03-26 4:43 PM (#596078 - in reply to #508198)
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I picked up a couple of fun tie clasps. I think the bottom one was intended for '54-'55 Plymouth advertising, but close enough to wear with my '56.



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Posted 2020-03-26 4:45 PM (#596079 - in reply to #508198)
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Neil Vedder. Flookerang glasses. Memories. My avatar approves.
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