it's a two part system. one half features a modernist floral pattern etched on a sliding glass door that stores all your favorite beverages. a mirrored bottom and gold toned faux-quilted background up the value times ten of that cheap vodka of yours. on the other side, a lacquered door with a complementing gold handle hides your plastic tumblers and twisty straws. how can you refuse the cachet of this modernist/50's revival gem? that is, if you live in portland or san francisco or any other u.s. city that's got it going on. if you live in france it's ugly as all get out and you want nothing to with it.
i made flyers a few days ago and put them up on grocery store message boards and at the university in an attempt to sell our furniture and recoup some of our initial expenses. and i'm pleased (and quite surprised) that we have actually sold nearly everything by now. as of yet unclaimed is an beautiful art deco style end table that i snagged for 2 euro. portland market value = $40 at least. anyone have a college apartment to furnish? we also still have lamp made out of a tall vintage chianti bottle. it's a new yet old, chic yet shabby spin on your beer bottle light. and then the bar. your friends admiration of your refined yet tounge-in-cheek taste = well worth 10 euro plus shipping.
our neighbor is starting an antique business. sometime in june, a shipping container from england will show up. he went over there, grabbed some huge lot of furniture deemed pretty worthless in england, and is having it shipped. i think he will probably get about 20x the amount he spent on it, i would guess.
much like buildings, i think most of europe scoffs at any furniture younger than about 300 years old as being important or an antique. if only we could ship over there "young" (150 yr old) buildings in shipping containers.
if our neighbor ever gets a shipment from france, we should go and pick out the hipster hot items and make a killing on nw 23rd, or is it e. burnside and 7th now?