Sunday, April 19, 2009

What a Maniac!

Well, we've done it now ... we've got a little shop, where I'm partners with two other mid-century fanatics, who scour heaven and earth to keep the shop packed to the gills with one-of-a-kind finds for regular joes and janes like us -- people who appreciate great design and craftsmanship in furniture and housewares but can't pay an arm and a leg. The name, appropriately enough, is RetroMania. If you're in the neighborhood, stop in and get your goggle on. We're in Butler's Alley, an up-and-coming strip of shops behind Butler's Antiques at 2221 8th Ave. (south of Mexican Inn and north of Braum's).
Here's an idea of what you'll see.

This 9-foot midcentury sofa has the original fabric! (The cushions are sporting new foam.) The base is ebonized wood with curved-under Asian-style legs. Dunbar lines. Too lovely. It's $599, and there are 10% discount coupons at West and Clear and at Theater Jones.


Anonymous said...

Just paid a visit to RetroMania. GREAT STUFF! Impressive selection of lamps (one less now, I took the green and blue striped number home with me!) and the people at Butler's are very friendly. This will be a regular destination for me now. Something to look forward too!

Felicia said...

Thanks for your kind words and we're glad you enjoyed your Retromania experience. We love that lamp, too. Happy it found a good home!

If you are ever looking for something specific, let us know and we can probably find it.

Anonymous said...

does anyone know anyone to help design a midcent mod kitchen here in the metroplex? i am having a hard time!!!! thanks!

Hank said...

Very Dunbar and very cool.

Felicia said...

OK, my bad, Anonymous: I just now started casting around for answers to your question re: MCM kitchens.
Tell me, have you made any progress on that front? (Also, I have a wealth of pictures from old interior design books; many, many kitchens. So let me know if you want to see anything in particular.)

modern-furniture-guy said...

RetroMania Rocks! :-)

Felicia said...

modern-furniture-guy, I have to say, that warms our little mcm hearts.
Thanks for the encouragement!
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