Category Archives: Housewares

Georges Briard Wasn’t Really His Name!

Posted on June 21, 2017

Mid Century Modern style is all the rage right now. Design elements from the 1950s & early 60s are collectively known as Mid Century Modern or MCM. That era was a time of anticipation of a better tomorrow. The cars had fins like jet planes (the 1959 Cadillacs had the highest, pointiest fins and were Continue Reading »

2016 Colors of the Year: Rose Quartz & Serenity!

Posted on December 6, 2015

Did you ever wonder where color comes from? Not the colors of the flowers and the trees and the sky and the sea, but the colors of products. Everything from cars, appliances, and cosmetics, to magazine ads, designer gowns, furniture and the paint on your walls all have one thing in common, somebody decided what Continue Reading »

Frat Boys Break the Table

Posted on January 18, 2014

Several years ago, we used to sell on eBay for other people. A nice lady named Bobbie was one of our customers. She was downsizing to a smaller apartment after her daughter went off to college. Bobbie had a lot of high end furniture which she would no longer be able to use. One of Continue Reading »

Most Desirable Appliance in Chicago These Days

Posted on June 20, 2012

“Air Conditioner” by Jon Bollo It has been so hot in Chicago recently that these little boxes that sit in the basement or a closet all year, getting in the way, taking up valuable space and generally just sitting there like lumps, are suddenly being worshiped like ancient ancestors in a tribal ritual.   After a Continue Reading »

Quality Exhibitor at HKTDC Trade Fairs

Posted on March 22, 2012

Quality Exhibitor at HKTDC Trade Fairs I was recently fortunate enough to attend the National Home and Housewares Association Show.  The enormous trade fair fills three huge buildings at Chicago’s McCormick Place Convention Center.   They sell everything from vacuum cleaners to pots and pans and thousands of of different gadgets to make housework easier. Continue Reading »