The Madness Continues

Everyone seems to get caught up in the Madness.  If like me, you are finding it difficult to say goodbye to March Madness and the excitement and unpredictability that ensued, fear not because the Madness continues in April, Mid Century Modern - Mad Men Madness - that is.

 

 

Everyone, including the president gets caught up in the Madness

(photo courtesy of ESPN.com)

Yes, April abounds with Mid Century Madness and we at Irwin Feld Design couldn’t be happier because we live and breathe Mid Century Modern Design each and every day.   Not only has Mad Men the sexy, stylized and provocative AMC drama returned to the airwaves, but thanks to Lumen Lighting and Design’s *Mad for Mid-Century Design* contest happening right now on http://olioboard.com, you have an opportunity to create a little madness of your own!

 

 

Mad Men: Don Draper's Apartment

(Photo courtesy of AMC)

 

 

Lumen Lighting and design's Mad for Mid-Century Contest on Olioboard

For those of you who are not familiar with it, Olioboard, featured on both  the Today Show and the Nate Berkus Show in February, is a fun and intuitive to use social commerce site which allows users to create two and three dimensional mood boards which can be shared AND shopped!  The site is easy to navigate and does not require a software download.  Olioboard has already organized a huge library of interior design related images that you can just drag and drop into your creations and if you can’t find what you are looking for, you can add images from other websites and your computer as well!

 

A fabulous 3 D Board Created by Olioboard user irafra
 

So say goodbye to your obsolete brackets and say hello to the madness awaiting you in April. All you need to do is sign onto Olioboard between now and April 16th at 12 pm EST and create a Mid Century inspired room using at least five items from the Lumens collection.  So get busy and create a little Madness of your own, the results will be inspiring, and who knows, you might be one of the three lucky winners who will receive a Lumens gift certificate for $500, $350 or $150.

say goodbye to your brackets

(Image courtesy of ESPN.com)

 

 

 

And hello to olioboard: Another amazing 3D Board created by olioboard user kari2011

 


AND Please....Don’t forget to vote for your favorite boards!  Our very own Irwin Feld along with incomparable lighting designer James Bedell will be selecting the gift certificate winners from the 25 boards with the most votes by the end of the contest on the 16th!

 

 

                                                   

Irwin & James


Good Luck & Good Fun!

We don’t usually take our “show” on the road, but when our very good friend Susan Blumenfeld, one of this year’s co- chairs, asked us to participate in the 43rd Chappaqua Antiques Show that took place this past weekend, we could not refuse.

The Chappaqua Antiques Show, which is sponsored by the New Castle Historical Society, raises important funds to support the Horace Greeley House Museum and its rich calendar of educational activities for school groups and community members.  It is deeply steeped in the history of Chappaqua, a sleepy Westchester suburb and is the Society’s most important event of the year.

The Historical Society is housed in The Horace Greeley House, which was the family’s country home from 1864-1872 and serves the surrounding communities with its programs, exhibits, and extensive research resources.

 

Horace Greeley House

(photo courtesy of the New Castle Historical Society website)

 

 Although Chappaqua may be best known as the town of residence for the Clintons, it is rich in history as well.   The town’s famed early settler, Horace Greeley, who made famous the quote: ”Go west young man”, would have been proud to see us changing the traditional landscape of the show by infusing it with a mega-dose of our Mid Century Glamour.

Our Room with quite a view

 

Mid Mod Glamour with oh so stunning vintage fabric pillows

 

Accessorized to perfection

 

 

Amazing Candlesticks

 

Wegner Sofa...perfection

 

And the show attendees could not have been more pleased as well.  With the notoriety of Mad Men, Mid Century Design has become more widely recognized and sought after, and as a result, we were quite an attraction.   Our particular style of MCM Glamour is quite eclectic and as a result, mixes well with more traditional design, offering many attendees the opportunity to add our pieces to their existing décor. 

 

Divine for any decor

 

 

Sculptural beauty

 

 

Not your Grandfather's Wing Chair

 

 

Sublime: Edward Wormley for Dunbar Desk

 

 

Referred to as a “vast oasis", our booth was quite busy and drew wonderful comments along with many “ooos and aaahs”.  And we were delighted to sell several many pieces as well.

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