Thursday, April 23, 2009
If you are a fan of Danish Teak Classics and/or alive in Minneapolis, chances are, you are aware it is once again Fashion Week. Don't let the Midwest location throw you, we are a viable contender as one of the most fashionable and edgy cities in the U.S. After returning from Philadelphia last night, I've come to see that we do not receive the urban cred we deserve. That being said, tomorrow night, the Voltage Fashion Amplified show at First Ave promises to be a visual and musical feast. Put on your fancy pants, and for goodness sakes, be a bit daring; Midwest is not synonymous with po-dunk.
Saturday, April 11, 2009
In honor of the Christian holiday, I've chosen a worship space as the next must-see midcentury modern site in the Twin Cities.
Christ Church Lutheran in South Minneapolis was a Father-Son collaborative project by Eliel and Eero Saarinen. Eliel completed the worship space in 1949, and when the congregation needed more space, they hired Eero to design the Sunday School and social gathering spaces. Ironically, it was both Saarinen's last commissions. Christ Church Lutheran has just been designated as a National Historic Landmark.
“If a building is honest, the architecture is religious.” Eliel Saarinen
Honest use of materials has created a tranquil, spiritually inspiring space. Whether religious or not, everyone should take the time to absorb the visual ambiance and the amazing acoustic quality of this structure.
3244 34th Ave S, Minneapolis MN 55406
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Danish Teak Classics has just been added to a list of US dealers of Mid-century Modern Furniture. RetroStart.com is a great starting point if you are looking to redesign a room or pick up just one piece. It has a directory of dealers, history of designers, links to workshops and fairs, top magazines that feature articles on mid-century design, and a plethora of blogs devoted to the love of Mid-century Modern. If you're anything like me, these type of blogs can eat up at least an hour of your work day...
Call for Candid Photos of Danish Modern Interiors
Danish Modern furniture has remained so popular because of its versatility;
Now show us how you use it everyday in your own style!
Capture your inner creativity and snap a photo of your Scandinavian Modern furniture as it is in your home. Submit your photo(s) to us at DTC and you will be entered in a raffle for Marimekko housewares and a selection of Danish Modern Ceramics!
Submissions will be used for a display in our showroom (and online) celebrating creative decorating, classic design and the arts. Participants are invited to join us for a reception on Friday May 15th -- an opportunity to view the display among other participants and DTC friends.
We are very excited to share the diverse ways in which you put your teak (and rosewood, etc) to use, and we need your participation to make this work! Please submit materials on or before the deadline listed below.
Photo submission deadline: May 1st, 2009
Opening Reception Friday May 15th, 5pm-7pm Danish Teak Classics Showroom
Raffle Items distributed at and after Art-A-Whirl at DTC
Friday, April 3, 2009
At Danish Teak Classics, we love Danish Modern furniture, Modern architecture, and of course, Custard. Luckily, Liberty Frozen Custard in South Minneapolis encompasses it all. They may not be web savvy, but we wouldn't expect that from a custard shop that's a step into the past. Architecturally, the Liberty Frozen Custard shop is a great example of mid-century prefab structure with porcelain enamel metal panels. Originally built as a car service shop, the garage doors now open the dining area to fresh breezes and the buzzing of the bees. It may have gotten a bad review by Twin Cities Eats, but I think the atmosphere is reason enough to make the trip. Besides, I think you can make up your own mind about ice cream.
5401 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN - (612) 823-8700