Ellen Richardson, a graphic designer and Pleasant Plains resident, recently took her Craigslist hunting skills to the next level with the launch of her blog, Listed District. Listed District offers daily DC Craigslist findings of everything from Mid-Century and Industrial furniture, to bikes and the utterly strange. Growing up in north Alabama, Ellen got plenty of flea market and antique mall scouring practice – she’s drawn to the interesting histories of the unique (and strange) so, don’t expect her to post too many IKEA leftovers. Every week Ellen is going to share a roundup of some Phenomenal Finds with PoPville.
It’s not for everyone, but like it or not, industrial salvage-inspired furniture is everywhere these days. Some say it’s a fad and will die out (God, I hope not). This entertaining article asks us: “…is the factory furniture fad an ironic statement about our post-industrial society where no one lifts anything heavier than a latte? Is it a quixotic endeavor to re-create America’s manufacturing dominance, if only in microcosm?” Who knows…but collectors and store owners are laughing all the way to the bank.
You can pay a ton or a little, you can find it in a boutique or in a barn lot…you can even make something yourself. Or, you can do what Listed District does and scavenge Craigslist! Add some texture and history with some of these great, Industrial-inspired CL finds.
Phenomenal finds after the jump.
$90 – Gym Lockers
$40 – Army Surplus Chest
$24 – Metal Desktop Toolbox
$45 – Vintage General Electric Wall Clock
$195 – Antique Lab Stool
$195 – Industrial Metal Stool w/ Reclaimed Oak Top
This rental is located at 3601 Wisconsin Avenue, NW. The Craigslist ad says:
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