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Editors Pick: Thunderbird Couch
This weeks selection is a daring, yet standout addition to any home. The original Flexsteel Thunderbird Couch is a brazen tone of avocado green — a midcentury find from 1965. 
Bid on this couch here at the original listing on eBay. 
(Image: Courtesy of eBay Seller Toothlessruthless)

Editors Pick: Thunderbird Couch

This weeks selection is a daring, yet standout addition to any home. The original Flexsteel Thunderbird Couch is a brazen tone of avocado green — a midcentury find from 1965. 

Bid on this couch here at the original listing on eBay

(Image: Courtesy of eBay Seller Toothlessruthless)

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Artist Alert: Paul Thurlby
Informed by the retro aesthetic of the midcentury, London-based illustrator Paul Thurlby excels in simple, uncomplicated graphics that really hit the sweet spot. We especially love his “Number Series,” featuring the flamingos seen here. To see more of this creative gent’s work, click here.
(Graphic courtesy of Paul Thurlby. Text by Jenny Bahn)

Artist Alert: Paul Thurlby

Informed by the retro aesthetic of the midcentury, London-based illustrator Paul Thurlby excels in simple, uncomplicated graphics that really hit the sweet spot. We especially love his “Number Series,” featuring the flamingos seen here. To see more of this creative gent’s work, click here.

(Graphic courtesy of Paul Thurlby. Text by Jenny Bahn)

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11 Days ‘til Xmas
Show your sweetheart their love lights up your life with a lamp like this midcentury Tempestini-era gem. On the fence on the sculptural vibes? Let eBay curator Ryan Block lead the way with his collection “I Love Lamp,” where you’ll find an enormous number of fixtures to choose from. Click here to see.
(Photo by eBay seller 2hopeless. GIF by Jason Goodman for TIS. Text by Jenny Bahn)  

11 Days ‘til Xmas

Show your sweetheart their love lights up your life with a lamp like this midcentury Tempestini-era gem. On the fence on the sculptural vibes? Let eBay curator Ryan Block lead the way with his collection “I Love Lamp,” where you’ll find an enormous number of fixtures to choose from. Click here to see.

(Photo by eBay seller 2hopeless. GIF by Jason Goodman for TIS. Text by Jenny Bahn)  

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14 Days ‘til Xmas
Brighten up your loved one’s life with this Serge Mouille-style floor lamp. The item is just one of a handful of great pieces found in eBay curator Jeremiah Brent’s collection, “In the Mood,” where you’ll find amazing interior decorating items to gift through the holidays… and all year long. Click here to see. 
(Image by eBay seller frooogalshopping. GIF by Jason Goodman. Text by Jenny Bahn)

14 Days ‘til Xmas

Brighten up your loved one’s life with this Serge Mouille-style floor lamp. The item is just one of a handful of great pieces found in eBay curator Jeremiah Brent’s collection, “In the Mood,” where you’ll find amazing interior decorating items to gift through the holidays… and all year long. Click here to see

(Image by eBay seller frooogalshopping. GIF by Jason Goodman. Text by Jenny Bahn)

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Creative Containers
For those of you who find storing beverages in the containers they come in too pedestrian for your liking, this unique carafe is certainly for you. With a cork stopper, it takes on a decanter-like quality, but, you know, for milk. They were apparently made often during the midcentury, by Pyrex, in particular. Click here to see one of these puppies on eBay today.
(Photo courtesy of Petra Bindel. Text by Jenny Bahn)

Creative Containers

For those of you who find storing beverages in the containers they come in too pedestrian for your liking, this unique carafe is certainly for you. With a cork stopper, it takes on a decanter-like quality, but, you know, for milk. They were apparently made often during the midcentury, by Pyrex, in particular. Click here to see one of these puppies on eBay today.

(Photo courtesy of Petra Bindel. Text by Jenny Bahn)

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Taking cues from the famous midcentury Sputnik lamp, this Nikoll Emil Stejnar Blowball Sconce bursts outward like a gorgeous explosion of glass and gold. Designed by Emil Stejnar in the ’50s and produced by Viennese manufacturer Rupert Nikoll, the item is a “masterpiece of modernist design,” as the seller puts it. Click here to check it out on eBay

(Photo courtesy of eBay seller stella_mortadella. Text by Jenny Bahn)

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Back to the Future
Sit back, relax, and enjoy reading your book in your very own hanging ball chair. Originally designed by Finish architect Eero Aarnio in 1963, the ball chair was unconventional and revolutionary in that it allowed the user to tuck themselves away into their own world — though, in this case, clearly still in plain sight. If you’re looking to hang one of these puppies from your own ceiling, click here to see the ball chairs currently available on eBay. 
(Photo courtesy of In and Out Decor. Text by Jenny Bahn)

Back to the Future

Sit back, relax, and enjoy reading your book in your very own hanging ball chair. Originally designed by Finish architect Eero Aarnio in 1963, the ball chair was unconventional and revolutionary in that it allowed the user to tuck themselves away into their own world — though, in this case, clearly still in plain sight. If you’re looking to hang one of these puppies from your own ceiling, click here to see the ball chairs currently available on eBay

(Photo courtesy of In and Out Decor. Text by Jenny Bahn)

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Erwin Blumenfeld
Did you know Erwin Blumenfeld shot more covers of Vogue than any other photographer? The German artist shot everyone from Grace Kelly to Audrey Hepburn — and for good reason. Blumenfeld was a master of midcentury beauty, of taking the mundane and ordinary and making it surreal. His work still remains ahead of his time. To get your hands on some of his prints and books, click here to see the selection currently available on eBay.  
(Photo courtesy of Erwin Blumenfeld via Photography Office. Text by Jenny Bahn)

Erwin Blumenfeld

Did you know Erwin Blumenfeld shot more covers of Vogue than any other photographer? The German artist shot everyone from Grace Kelly to Audrey Hepburn — and for good reason. Blumenfeld was a master of midcentury beauty, of taking the mundane and ordinary and making it surreal. His work still remains ahead of his time. To get your hands on some of his prints and books, click here to see the selection currently available on eBay.  

(Photo courtesy of Erwin Blumenfeld via Photography Office. Text by Jenny Bahn)

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I Spy: Barcelona Bench
Ah, the classic Mies van der Rohe Barcelona bench. You’ve probably seen them many times before, which makes sense, given that the style was first designed all the way back in 1929. Officially a classic, the bench is perfect for any mix-and-match, modernist home. While Knoll has been the official producer of the Barcelona series since 1953, there are countless others replicating the style. 
Click here to see the selection of Barcelona benches available now on eBay.

(Photo courtesy of David Ross. Text by Jenny Bahn) 

I Spy: Barcelona Bench

Ah, the classic Mies van der Rohe Barcelona bench. You’ve probably seen them many times before, which makes sense, given that the style was first designed all the way back in 1929. Officially a classic, the bench is perfect for any mix-and-match, modernist home. While Knoll has been the official producer of the Barcelona series since 1953, there are countless others replicating the style. 

Click here to see the selection of Barcelona benches available now on eBay.

(Photo courtesy of David Ross. Text by Jenny Bahn) 

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Chromed Out 
How to make a classic space (complete with gilded rococo detailing) modern? Just add chrome. The sharp and simple lines of the chairs seen here beautifully contrast the organic, curled details on the ceiling above. To avoid being too precious when it comes to decorating, always consider going against type. We trolled through the eBay treasure trove looking for gems. You can find all of our chrome chair findings by clicking here, or check out a few of our favorites below:
Pair of Milo Baughman Thayer Coggin Chrome Lounge Chairs ($475)
Mid-century Modern Chrome Dining Room Chairs ($165)
Pair of Milo Baughman Cube Chairs ($2,599)
(Photo courtesy of Small Shop Studio. Text by Jenny Bahn)

Chromed Out 

How to make a classic space (complete with gilded rococo detailing) modern? Just add chrome. The sharp and simple lines of the chairs seen here beautifully contrast the organic, curled details on the ceiling above. To avoid being too precious when it comes to decorating, always consider going against type. We trolled through the eBay treasure trove looking for gems. You can find all of our chrome chair findings by clicking here, or check out a few of our favorites below:

Pair of Milo Baughman Thayer Coggin Chrome Lounge Chairs ($475)

Mid-century Modern Chrome Dining Room Chairs ($165)

Pair of Milo Baughman Cube Chairs ($2,599)

(Photo courtesy of Small Shop Studio. Text by Jenny Bahn)