Madrid, Spain

Did you ever wonder what happens when one collector meets another, they fall in love and finally do "the merge of the collections"? ;)


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CLAM ashtray, Alan Fletcher (Mebel, 1970) - Tobaccianain Tobacciana
GEMINI ashtray, Umeda (Onorato -Milano-, 1970) - Tobaccianain Tobacciana
Art books collection, unknown designer (Spain, 1919) - Booksin Books
LADY chair and sofa, Marco Zanusso (Arflex, 1951) - Furniturein Furniture
Art Deco Veilleuse. Daum Frères, 1920s. - Lampsin Lamps
Anonymous black hanging lamp (ca.1960?) - Lampsin Lamps
DEDALINO pencil holders, Emma Gismondi Schweinberger (Artemide, 1966) - Mid-Century Modernin Mid-Century Modern
Pileo lamp, Gae Aulenti (Artemide, ca. 1972) - Lampsin Lamps
DALU lamp, Vico Magistretti (Artemide, 1969) - Lampsin Lamps
Mirror frame, Michael Powolny (Wiener Keramik & Gmunder Keramik, ca. 1913) - Art Nouveauin Art Nouveau


  1. Tom, Czechman and Inky, thanks so very much for loving it!!!
  2. Czechman and inky, thanks so much for loving it!!!
  3. Thanks czechman and inky for your love!!! Actully I hadn't realized... they're very Tango :)
  4. Thank you RosieGirl!!!
  5. ooooh, I missed this one!! :) great pic!!!
  6. Yes, i saw your third pic and saw the whole building on Google Street view (i am such a fan of it!!! LOL) Well, it hapens everywhere. In Britain, for instance, almost virtually any façade has been...
  7. Doesn't look very Monk-ish or Gothic to me. I was thinking Spanish colonial when I read the end of the message when you say it has Mexico on bottom. So no doubt a colonial adaptation of a European sty...
  8. Thanks for loving racer, czechman and mike!!! And thanks racer for the comment and compliments on the photos :) I always love those LOL
  9. I have just searched it at Google maps... how is it possible they didn't respect its façade??? so crazy and such a pity they did... that!
  10. I love his 40s face!
  11. Thanks for loving Agh, Sean, Vet and Phil!
  12. One can appreciate calmness not only for the lack of people around... love the way you has acheved that!
  13. Isn't it Amber? :) I am so glad you noticed that, because that's an important part of design too!!! :) The extra short cardboard tube box I am sure was something pretty cheap, and the hole on th...
  14. These are quite valuable and sought after vases nowadays. And very beautiful!!
  15. ¡¡¡De nada, Virginia!!! Y muchas gracias :) Thanks vet and radegundern for loving it too.
  16. The funny thing about this one is tht it looks like it was painted around 1900, atime when photography was already quite stablished... it probably was some kind commission for am important occasion (l...
  17. Wooooow, that's a wonderful painting!!!
  18. Thanks Phil, agh, Sean and tom for loving!!!My brother, the stingy one, also is a Gemini, but his "condition" doesn't come with his zodiac :) Of course the name Gemini comes from the two identical...
  19. I love it when you say: "I think we are all collectible :-) do they have a category for us ? " By the way, so cute ;) And thanks for the great story!!!
  20. I love them! They're excellent! That of the dark haired guy I like A LOT!!! :)
  21. Thanks Sean!!!
  22. It's a great chair and not that difficult to repair... plus any carpenter/cabinet maker would be so happy to work with it! If you restore it, please share pictures of the before and after! ;)
  23. Thanks for your love mike, ho2cultcha and jensen!!!
  24. Thanks geo, agh and amber for loving!!!!
  25. Well, as far as there's responsible people at the table... I've used mine several times and, of course, it takes special care when wasi¡hing them, etc... but really, it's a nice pleasure to use them...
  26. By the way, I just did a google search on Tom Tierney and found out he passed away on July 12th. Oh, so sad!!! :'(
  27. I think I still could make some for you! ;)
  28. Thanks Virginia!!! Aso thanks to vetraio and racer!!! I wold have like to include a picture of one of the pages displaying Rosales's work, but I think these are more interesting. Whenever I find...
  29. The shape is amazing!!!
  30. Of course they're older!!! The Kartio series was originally designed by Franck at Nuutajärvi Notsjö and its pieces were mouthblown. When this company became a part of Iittala it took most of the Ittal...
  31. wooooow, it's so simple and beautiful!!!
  32. Thanks for loving Lee and ho2cultcha! Lee, i though you already knew these...
  33. But I guess I'll share some in the future... it all depends on the furniture we're taking there :)
  34. Thanks Moonhill!!! We were very lucky to get three of these vases. I guess it's also very impressive seeing 12 vases atonce when you see the four pictures of the post :)
  35. So beautiful!!!
  36. Thanks Moonhill! The glaze finishing looks really delicate indeed
  37. No Sean, this pic is of the living room in "the other house", which is in "the other city". The studio is in Madrid and is under refurbishment right now. Did I share a picture of it right now it would...
  38. Thanks very much for loving it kivatinitz! Also thanks and sorry for the delay, to ho2cultcha, smiata, Mani, freiheit and Michelle!!!
  39. Thanks for loving it colori, cosaw, Alfrdo and smiata!!! So glad you like them!!!
  40. Thanks for your love, manddmoir!!!
  41. I am such a big fan of London double deckers!!! :)
  42. Thanks for loving antiquerose, colori and Lise!!!
  43. Thanks Moonstone for loving them!!! And thanks who all of you who love d it... I missed the track of who was the one i gave my thanks to :/ sorry
  44. Thanks to you foe your love!!! Also thanks to mcheconi, tom, violet and ho2cultcha!!!
  45. I think these were designed by Moyr Smith. My best riend collects these Minton/Moyr Smith tiles :) Not sure about this series, but there's sooo many colour variations for these tiles! I should ta...
  46. I always loved paper-dolls... When I was a kid I used to spend most of my time with my neghbourg downstairs, Silvia, who was born the very same week I was. I used to draw paper-dolls for her and made...
  47. When they were bought they had a cream and garnett striped fabric... strange for this design :) And we were told one of the intermediate layers in the smaller chair displayed a very tropical palm t...
  48. Thanks Mani for loving it! It's quite a modest lamp, but love its design!
  49. So beautiful, cogito!!!
  50. Thanks Icollect for your love too!!!
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Detail pictures sof Thomas Webb & sons bronze vase (1878). Christopher Dresser, attr. Kjell Blömberg Tick Tock


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