Archive for ‘June, 2014’

Happy Customers… The Perfect Way to Start the Week!

Wonderful feedback from satisfied customers such as June W of Massachusetts, the happy new owner of our vintage Umanoff stool, makes Monday morning just a bit more bearable. Thank you June, it was our pleasure!

I purchased a vintage bar stool from A Life Designed and not only is the stool perfect, but my experience was also perfect. Randy got in touch with me right away and kept in touch with me until the stool was shipped. I appreciate his efficiency and ability to ship at a very reasonable cost.”
— June W.

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Clear for Takeoff! Concorde Jet Model – Just Added to Our Store

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Own your very own Concorde $49.50

Now you can own one of the most iconic and beautiful planes ever designed in this stunning Concorde desktop statue. This is a new, vintage-look reproduction of a piece of aviation history crafted from polished aluminum and poised in mid take-off that will add the perfect finishing touch to any desk or bookshelf.

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(statue dimensions: 15.5″ wide X 10″ high)

Looking for the perfect statement piece for your abode? Click the red store button at the top of the page to shop our selection of Rough Luxe industrial & Mid Century Modern items for the home or retail environment and be sure to subscribe to our blog so you can begin receiving announcements of our new items directly to your email inbox.

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Sold – Restoration Hardware Chair + Ottoman Heads to Canada!

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Another great piece from the A Life Designed studio finds a new home.

We are bidding farewell to this terrific Restoration Hardware chair and ottoman as it begins a journey to its new happy owner in Marine City, Michigan and from there, on to Canada. We will miss looking at the deco-inspired lines of this classic RH chair but the good news is we now have more studio space for new finds!

Be sure to visit our online store regularly as we are always adding new items. Just click the red store button at the top of this page to shop our selection of vintage, industrial, modern rustic items for the home or retail environment.

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Industrial Style in ‘Real Life’

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Pictures in a glossy magazine or on a blog are one thing, but how does a particular interior design style translate to everyday life?

Greetings readers of A Life Designed. Here’s a quick multiple choice question to get your Hump Day off to a good start. If you follow this site at all, you already know we LOVE the industrial, urban loft look… The more distressed leather and aging patina the better! Of course, we are not alone in our lust over this trend in interior design. But this got us to thinking; how much of this fascination of all things vintage/retro/industrial is just a knee-jerk reaction to a beautifully staged image in a magazine or would you really love it in real life?

Let’s find out! Take a look at the image above… beautiful right? We sure think so and we would love to come home to this everyday. But what about you? What if, let’s say you were out on a date with a new special someone and they invited you over to their home for the first time. And let’s say, when the door swung open THIS is what you walked into…

Would you:

  • A.) Turn and run screaming for the door, wondering where the torture devices were hidden?
  • B.) Be impressed with your date’s taste in design and decor?
  • C.) Wonder if your date was actually renting, or just ‘squatting’ there?

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Bike Porn #14 — Macco Motors Triumph Bonneville ‘Lizard King’

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If this custom-built Triumph motorcycle from Spain’s Macco Motors doesn’t give you an instant testosterone boost, you may be dead.

Now THIS is what we call a little two-wheeled ‘lust’ to start your weekend! Normally we dedicate our Bike Porn series here at A Life Designed to bikes of the human-powered variety, but this incredible motorcycle created by Macco Motors of Spain and aptly titled the Lizard King, is a custom 2009 T100 Bonneville that is just about the perfect mix of retro, industrial and steam punk “bad assery” we’ve ever seen! Continue reading…

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Industrial Chic: 50 Icons of Furniture and Lighting Design

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Industrial Chic by Brigitte Durieux and Laziz Hamani; Required reading for any self-respecting Rough Luxe/Industrial Design enthusiast.

The newest book of industrial design inspiration and eye candy to take up residence on my nightstand is Industrial Chic: 50 Icons of Furniture and Lighting Design by highly respected author, industrial design expert and collector Brigitte Durieux, and what an eye-popping beauty it is!

Filled with stunning full-color images and detailed descriptions and histories, Industrial Chic covers many of the iconic pieces in industrial design such as the Tolex Model A Chair, Mappemode Architect’s Table, Luxo Lamp and much more. A ‘must have’ guide.

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SOLD! – Umanoff MCM Stool

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A mid-century-modern classic from the A Life Designed store finds a happy new home.

This sweet swivel stool is on its way to Rockport, Massachusetts where it will join an existing set of 3 matching Arthur Umanoff-designed MCM beauties. Soon the new owners will be ‘bellying up to the bar’ in Mad Men style!

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Looking for the perfect statement piece for your abode? Click the red store button at the top of the page to shop our selection of Rough Luxe industrial & Mid Century Modern items for the home or retail environment and be sure to subscribe to our blog so you can begin receiving announcements of our new items directly to your email inbox.

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