Furniture Porn

Saturday, March 14, 2009 | , | 8 comments »

As a barn sale/flea market/junk shop kind of cheapskate, I can't imagine actually being able to afford anything on 1st Dibs, but I do love perusing the high end, to-the-trade wares for inspiration and a good dose of daily eye candy/furniture porn. Some of my faves today:

Hi. I'm The Rural Modernist and I'm a globe-aholic. I also have a fetish for old signage, so this one really gets me all tingly down there.

Metal Globe
A large advertising handpainted metal globe wrapped in metal film.

Yeah, we've seen this chair a gazillion times already, but I don't care. That caramel leather is just so supple and inviting I want to pet it.

1960s "Egg" Armchair by Arne Jacobsen
1960s "Egg" armchair by Arne Jacobsen, with metal base and leather upholstery.

I loathe faux finishes, but I love faux bois.

Faux bois table and chair set
Circa 1900
Table and three stool set in ferro cement faux bois. An extraordinarily lifelike recreation of natural wood rendered by hand in cement.
$6,375 (YIKES.)

I like ceramics that look like organ meats. I'm going to try knocking this off in my next pottery class.

Ceramic Sculptural Vessel
20Th Century
Ceramic Vessel Sculpture
$4,800 (COUGH COUGH.)

Bingo! This graphic coffee table is practically free by 1st Dibs standards.

1965 Coffee Table by R. Capron
1965 coffee table by R. Capron with structure in metal and ceramic tiles on top surface.
$1,755 (SCHWING!)


  1. Jonny Chan // March 15, 2009 at 1:12 AM

    jason yer ridiculous...but i love it...hahahaha porn

  2. Anonymous // March 15, 2009 at 2:00 AM

    the prices for these lucious pieces are even higher here in Aus......thanks for the porn show!

  3. Neal // March 15, 2009 at 10:45 AM

    Foodporn is pretty good too. Craneporn, not so much:

  4. liz b // March 15, 2009 at 10:55 AM

    jason i love your blog!! great name.

  5. Mr. Bluehaunt // March 17, 2009 at 5:19 PM

    I love the vessel!

  6. vicki archer // March 20, 2009 at 1:22 AM

    Yikes is right - love and want them all, xv.

  7. david john // March 22, 2009 at 3:16 PM

    i love 1st dibs. its total porn to me!!! love the capron table and the cermaic vessell.

    do you take ceramic classes?

    david john

  8. Anonymous // March 22, 2009 at 4:21 PM

    Hi David — I just completed my second ceramics course and starting my third at the end of the month.