Category Archives: Modern Retailers

Flea for Y’all | Sunday, June 28th

Screen Shot 2015-06-23 at 7.46.48 AMStop by and see us and more of the Modern Asheville community this Sunday from 9am to 4pm. Kelly and our newest team member, Matt Allen, will be there to answer all your real estate needs between finding cool mid-century furnishings, rustic relics and artful constructions. Cheers!

Artist George Peterson | Calling All Skaters

thOur buddy George is need of used skateboards for an art project he is working on. All need to be in one piece, but can have some cracks. He will pay for them including shipping. He is looking for almost 100 of them. Help him out! George can reach him at the Circle Factory. Cheers! Troy

Retro Pendant Lights at Stuff Antiques

IMG_0367I made a quick stop downtown while showing one of our condo listings to Stuff Antiques. We have another client looking for some vintage fixtures so I thought I would be helpful and check their current inventory to pass along. I spotted this row of retro fixtures. Stop by 52 Broadway if interested. They also do great lamp repairs. Cheers! Troy

A Few of My Favorite Things @ SPLURGE

Splurge CompKelly and I stopped down to visit with Robert today at SPLURGE to discuss some potential ventures within the creative community. He was busy making various custom light fixtures for a client. I can never resist poking around his gallery of artful curiosities. Above are a few of my favorites. Cheers!

the First Cut | Artist Paul Farmer

IMG_0077Along with Jim Bixby, of 828 Design, I was able to take a beautiful drive down to the Bascom Center for the Arts in the Highlands yesterday to attend the opening reception of artist Paul Farmer’s new work. Paul was the Winter Artist in Resident at the center. His work for this show was an experimentation of paint as a sculptural medium. Paul CompInitially, he would compose layers of paint on glass. Once the paint dries he cuts the paint from the glass and then reassembles it on to wood panels creating something new with sculptural dimension. Sometimes the compositions are purely play and other times he captures social statements in abstract form. The show runs on the lower level of the Bascom until March 7th. Enjoy!IMG_0067

Dwellings | Inspired Home

I visited with Chris at Dwellings over the weekend to see what modern and eclectic furnishings he had in his current warehouse showroom. One of the items I discovered was a cool, sleeper sofa shown in bottom left photo. I know many folks, including myself, struggle to find one that is modern, comfortable and affordable. This one looks good. There is still an assortment of items that combine mid-century elements with rustic finishes — perfect for Asheville. Chris says he has new containers coming next month so be sure to stop by this winter. For hours and location click here.Dwellings Comp

Eldorado Mid-Century Salvage | New Years Sale

Eldorado CompAfter running into Christi and Simon of Eldorado Mid-Century Salvage at Sue and Lance’s retro party last week I wanted to stop in and check out their current inventory. I quickly noticed a space age sofa, a dozen lamps and some Bertoia wire chairs. Also, their booth had signs for 20% off. Be sure to stop by and find them at the Antique Tobacco Barn soon. Cheers!IMG_6654

Finding “Found Imagery” by John Arge

IMG_0581Yesterday, following my visit with artist and architect Peter Alberice I peeked into the “Indie Handmade” shop called Garage 34 Project on South Lexington for the first time. The retailer displays a mix of artistic creations along with vintage home furnishings and, my personal favorite, cowboy boots — Yeehaw! There I discovered the retro stationary creations of Jon Arge. Of course I had to stop and browse through the cards, collages and notebooks he has crafted by hand. So, be sure to stop by Garage 34 for some clever and light-hearted retail therapy. Enjoy!IMG_0585

Black Mountain | the Asheville House

IMG_0507While Kelly and I were working with a real estate investor client yesterday in Black Mountain I stopped to visit with Lincoln and Charlotte at their store, the Asheville House, yesterday to see what new furnishings they had in. They still maintain a nice blend of mid-century styled and industrial furnishings. Be sure to stop by when you are visiting Black Mountain to check out their inventory. IMG_0508

Blue Spiral 1 | Hoss Haley

Blue SpiralI stopped and talked with gallery director Brandon at the Blue Spiral 1 today to see how the new show was going. I loved seeing Hoss Haley’s latest work as always. Here it is juxtaposed over a Michael Barringer painting. Stop by this weekend and check out the show. Cheers! Troy

the Asheville House | Opening Night

IMG_5944The mid-century planets aligned this week conjuring up two new furniture stores. Last night Kelly, Chett and I were invited to the Grand Opening of the Asheville House in Black Mountain. With the growing interest in modern, retailers Charlotte and Lincoln Walters decided to launch their mid-century styled new home furnishings store in a beautifully restored carriage house in downtown. They describe the electric mix as representative of Asheville where rustic meets refined and organic meets industrial.

The three of us bumped into Robert from Splurge who provided a few of his visionary light fixtures for the retailer. None of us won the Mies van der Rohe chair they were raffling off with proceeds supporting the Black Mountain Center for the Arts. Still, it was a fun night and gave us the opportunity to catch up with some clients in our sister city to the East. Make sure you go soon. Cheers! Troy


Atomic Furnishings + Design | Grand Opening

IMG_0373I stopped by to visit with Hannah, Megan and Todd yesterday as they put the finishing touches on their new showroom, Atomic Furnishing & Design. Their mid-century furnishings shop will open this Saturday the 16th. The doors open at noon, but the festivities are between 5 and 8pm. Kelly, Chett and myself {the other Mod Squad} will no doubt be crashing it.

Todd and Megan combined forces having both been individual pickers of mid-century modern. Megan is an interior designer and Todd a carpenter and furniture restorer. Hannah, a Doula, brought her caring sense, natural style and handiwork skills in refinishing and upholstery. The trio combined and originally opened a booth in Screen Door, but success led them seeking wider spaces. They are now in Woodfin at 115 Elk Mountain. IMG_0374Stop by this Saturday for their debut and chat them up about their Paul McCobb chairs or their interior design. See you there! Troy