Archive for ‘October, 2014’

Happy Customers — What a Great Way to Start Our Weekend!

California-based collector and ALD customer Raphael had this to say about his recent shopping experience @ A Life Designed:

“Great book press, quickly shipped and very carefully packaged. Happy as a clam at high tide!”
— Raphael X

Thanks Raphael and a BIG thank you to ALL of our wonderful customers who have taken the time out of their busy day to send us their thoughts and feedback, it’s what keeps us going. We will continue to work hard to source and present to you the very best in vintageindustrial and mid-century modern furnishings and decor we can find. Stay tuned!

More customer reviews available here >

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Rustic Shoe Lasts – Available Now


Old school cobbler’s shoe lasts… The perfect accent piece for any industrial/vintage environment!  — $35

These vintage-look shoe lasts have just the right chippy, aged vibe. Will look fantastic on your shelf or tabletop. Sold as a pair.


Dimensions: 11″ L x 3.5″ W


You can shop these and all of our carefully curated vintage/industrial and mid-century modern items by clicking the red store button at the top of this page. Enjoy!

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Stephen Kenn: The Inheritance Collection

Take an insightful behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the Inheritance Furniture Collection by Stephen Kenn.

Originally profiled on A Life Designed last year, we recently ran across this inspiring video giving a glimpse into the thinking and creative process of the hugely talented furniture designer Stephen Kenn.


For anyone who values thoughtful design guided by the core principles of passion, humanity, simplicity and respect, do yourself a favor and take a few minutes to watch this video. Try not to be inspired… We dare you!

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Corbusier LC2 Armchairs – In Stock


Here is your chance to own a faithful (and beautiful) reproduction of the original LC2 chair at a fraction of the price! $375 ea

Designed in 1928 by Le Corbusier as a modernist response to the traditional club chair, the LC2 Petit Modele Armchair ($3,500-3,880) was an instant icon. Can’t afford or locate an original?… We have the next best thing! Continue reading…


Vintage Cast Iron Book Press – Available Now in The ‘ALD’ Shop


Introducing the perfect ‘Rough Luxe’ decor centerpiece. — $125

Just added to our store, this heavy-duty, vintage cast iron book press is rusty in all the right places! Use as a table centerpiece to display books or perfect as a book-end for a collection.


No matter how you choose to display it, our vintage book press is sure to steal the show in any industrial-inspired setting.


Here’s a thought; Why pay double for a knock-off version from Restoration Hardware when you can have the real thing?

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Price shown does not include shipping charges. Email us at to arrange shipping if outside the Phoenix, AZ area.

NOTE: This piece is vintage and although we pride ourselves in hand picking the best possible pieces, they all will show “character marks”, minor dings, and dimples acquired over years of service. Please look carefully at all photos and be sure to ask any questions you may have before purchasing. Thank You!

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