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Thursday, June 27, 2013


ICON INVENTORY--Says owner David Skelly: "Just got items in from three separate estates and had to totally re-do the shop. It came together great! More went to storage and will filter into the shop when there's room! Oh the anticipation!"  Image is the shop's second floor looking toward the back.  More photos below.
ARCHITECTURAL TOURISM—In our next lives my bride and I won’t return to an Arts & Crafts bungalow.  Instead, we’ll be in a 1950s mid-century modern home or condo in Coronado or along Sixth Avenue next to Balboa Park or maybe Alvarado Estates.   Our wish list is very short.  Of course, we have no intention of leaving our historic 1915 Craftsman, especially as the bungalow nears her 100th birthday.

But for now, we’ll just admire repurposed modern furnishings and accessories by visiting Boomerang for Modern in Little Italy.   Today, owner David Skelley, facebooked that he just added new vintage items (some in the photo above) to his inventory that he obtained recently from several estate sources.

Boomerang isn’t the only mid-century retailer in town, but Skelley’s store is by far one of the most interesting and definitely hippest period stores in town--period.

Boomerang is the first place I’d visit for furnishings if I happened to purchase one of architect Jonathan Segal’s NorthParker lofts now building built (30th & Upas). 

Boomerang for Modern
2475 Kettner Blvd.,
San Diego CA 92101

NEW OLD STUFF JUST IN:  Inventory by internationally acclaimed designers, who are icons of the period.

Above: Eames Rosewood lounge and ottoman
Below: Eero Saarinen Womb chair

Above: Eero Saarinen Marble top Tulip coffee table

Below: Danish Moller Rosewood dining set

George Nelson Eye Clock

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