Friday Favorites 2/21/2014

February 21, 2014

Stacy Kunstel, Homes Editor 
There aren’t many stores that I think I could use to furnish half my house, but Just L Modern Antiques in Littleton, New Hampshire, would definitely make the top five. Take these 1960s Danish chairs for instance: where else can you find something like them other than in a SoHo gallery? Did I mention that they’re $65 each?

Co-owner and curator Greg Covell seems to have an endless supply of Danish midcentury modern.

Photos from Just L Modern Antiques

If you can’t make the trip, check out their Facebook page for photos of their lighting and furniture.

Lynda Simonton, Online and Market Editor
Late nights watching the Olympics have me thinking of gold, silver and bronze. So it is no surprise that these high-octane pendants from Tom Dixon caught my eye. The super-reflective look is achieved by blasting a thin layer of metal onto the inside of a polycarbonate globe. The result is fixtures that appear to be polished to an impossible gloss. That kind of reflectivity may be just the jolt a sedate room needs to come to life.

Photo from tomdixon.com

The fixtures are stunning as standalone pendants, but hung in clusters they take on the look and feel of an art installation. So if you are a more-is-more type, no need to hold back! Tom Dixon lighting is available through Montage in Boston.

Maria LaPiana, Contributing Writer
Antique lovers, this one’s for you. There are new hunting grounds in Connecticut—20,000 square feet of them to be exact. The new Fairfield County Antique & Design Center opened in late December in a wonderful location, I have to say: just off the Post Road, on the Westport/Norwalk line. There, nearly 100 dealers from the area and well beyond are offering a wide array of merchandise—from traditional to midcentury modern furniture and decorative accessories to jewelry, vintage designer clothing, fine art, and everything in between.

The up-and-coming center features a 2,000-square-foot art gallery, Leclerc Contemporary, which shows new works by contemporary artists in six-week installations. Currently on view: New York-based painter Amy C. Storey. In addition, a weekly, no-reserve auction is held every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.

Although the center clearly ministers to the needs of design professionals, the general public is most welcome. And in case you don’t usually find yourself in the area, don’t despair. The center’s website will soon offer an online purchasing component.

Photos from Fairfield County Antique and Design Center