Monday, November 21, 2011
BUNGALOW LOVER GIFT IDEAS
CRAFTSMAN CHRONICLES—Gift hinting season is here for the connoisseur of craftsman bungalows. There’s the easy way out by sending someone a magazine subscription to American Bungalow (ambungalow.com) or Style1900.com, but you did that last year. For free, there’s always West Coast Craftsman, the bungalow news section inside every issue of my favorite community newspaper: SDNorthParkNews.com.
This year, try shopping at museum shops that feature ideas for the history buff on your list. High on my list is a brand new Morris chair in oak and leather by California contemporary Arts & Crafts designer Warren Hile. You’ll find a nice selection of Hile furnishings at the Pasadena-area Craftsman Home, www.craftsmanhome.com, 510 655/6503 and closer to home at Craftsman Revival, 985 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach, 858-259-5811.
This year, I’m good with Xmas cards but for next year I’m shopping early for my Charles Rennie Mackintosh holiday card assortment at the Marston House Museum Store, 3525 7th Ave, www.marstonhouse.org, 619/297-9327. Then, it’s off for a double egg nog latte to cash out my last remaining Starbucks.com/card.
Warren Hile Morris Chair courtesy of The Craftsman Home
Macintosh holiday cards, SOHO/Marston House Museum