Wednesday, March 30, 2011


This cute little teak sideboard has just arrived. Made by Schreiber in the late 60s it has nice tapered legs and large rosewood handles. A very neat 122x42cm but with loads of useable storage space this is a retro must for anyone with limited space and an eye for a bargain. POA

Monday, March 28, 2011


It's my birthday soon - honest, and anyone who finds themselves in London and just won the lottery can become my nbf by picking up this little number from Alfies. Designed by Prince Sigvard Bernadotte (Sweden) in 1954 this two-seater sofa was made by France & Sons of Denmark in mahogany and re-upholstered in leather.

Friday, March 25, 2011


Retro lights, nest of tables, bureau, sideboard, clocks, coffee table, Swedish ceramics, Anglepoise, record player, Homemaker, lighters, Babycham, Shabner prints, Scandinavian glass, chairs .................and this just arrived red and cream leather check footstool. Just some of the list going to Flea this Sunday in Newmarket Sq. Over 80 stalls, indoor and outdoor, great food great coffee and great selection of vintage dealers.

Thursday, March 24, 2011


Our bags are packed and we are ready for the Mad March Flea this Sunday 27th in Newmarket Square, Dublin. Come along and say hello.

Monday, March 21, 2011


This sleek magazine rack has all the hallmarks of great Danish design. Solid teak construction with curved X legs and slim leaf shaped apertures - all very Arne Vodder looking! POA info

Friday, March 18, 2011


Tango glass is a technique originally created by Loetz in the 1930's it was reproduced by companies such as Kralik, Welz. Tango glass usually consists of a blown glass vase in a bright colour, usually orange,with applied glass decoration in another darker colour such as black or blue. This stunning elegant piece is just over 32cms tall and a great example reminiscent of the Carnaby and Palette ranges by Per Lutken and Michael Bang for Danish companies Holmegaard and Kastrup.

Thursday, March 17, 2011


This stylish Italian standard lamp is one of the best examples of 1950s lights I have come across recently. A completely original piece, from the metal tripod sputnik legs to the beautiful black and cream ribbon shade. The centre column glides up and down to make the height fully adjustable. A real statement piece and a great addition to any retro interior. POA

Wednesday, March 16, 2011


To celebrate Paddy's Day let us bask in the green glow of a beautiful McKnight Kauffer poster from 1953 commissioned by Pan American Airlines to promote Ireland. I am off to watch a double header of The Quiet Man and Darby O'Gill - Oirish retro heaven begorrah!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011


A great range of vintage footstools and pouffes to fit any size feet will be available at The Brocante Market, Newmarket Square Dublin this Sunday. Come along and put you feet up and Luca and Aisling will make you a nice cup of coffee!

Monday, March 14, 2011


Always popular, this classic nest of G Plan tables is back in stock. Solid teak construction and really useful sizes mean they are always in demand and getting harder to find.

Sunday, March 13, 2011


Hard to beat a nice anglepoise lamp in a primary colour, they are a great statement piece in any retro room. This bright red version is from the 70s and is priced to go. POA.

Thursday, March 10, 2011


In the early 1950s people generally had less space in their homes, they wanted lighter airier pieces that didn't have the solid heavy look of their predecessors. The Festival of Britain in 1951 brought new shapes and new ideas and initially these signature elements were incorporated into furniture using traditional stained oak and later lighter teak. This neat little bureau has just popped up and is a great early 1950s example, a contemporary shape with tapered splayed legs and sliding striped glass doors. It is selling on a 'first come' basis. Judging by the response to the last bureau it won't be around for long! POA

Tuesday, March 8, 2011


Retro prints by Tretchikoff and JH Lynch are very much in demand and it is getting incredibly hard to find good examples. One artist who is up there in the kitsch hall of fame is Lou Shabner whose work is highly sought after in USA and Japan but hasn't received the same attention this side of the world. His name, and the look of portraits, suggests he might be American, but he was in fact born in Enfield in UK and is said to have based the first portraits on Jackie O. I have a collection of Shabner prints for sale at the moment and first up is this beautiful portrait of Melanie is a fine example in her original frame. POA

Monday, March 7, 2011


This cute little retro cocktail chair has just arrived. Finished in original orange tweed fabric with stylish wooden tapered legs and a long back for comfort, this one is really neat and will give a lift to any retro bedroom or lounge. POA.

Saturday, March 5, 2011


It's show time. RetroRoom show tomorrow in Belfast. Clocks, prints, lights, furniture, ceramics and glass all packed and loaded and ready to rock. Take a drive tomorrow, the best vintage dealers in Ireland all in one room!

Friday, March 4, 2011


Don't forget the retro rooms show is on this Sunday 6th in Belfast. first show of its type, it will have dealers from all over Ireland showing their best furniture, lights and homeware. What could be a more appropriate first outing for some magnificent 1950s "Homemaker" ceramics that have just arrived at kirkmodern including these incedibly rare tureens that really show off lots of the fantastic pattern. Designed by Enid Seeney in 1956 "Homemker" has become the ceramic design that encapsulates the era because it includes so many iconic homeware designs of the 50s.

Thursday, March 3, 2011


This has to be the cutest dressing table you will see this year. Made from teak with beautiful neat proportions and fabulous angled legs this is a little stunner. Made in Denmark, it has all the hallmarks of an Arne Vodder piece, but is not signed. The crystal clear mirror reflects the geometric glass top with green graphic pattern and lifts this piece to a different level. POA.