It's a good time to feather the nest and make your pad a cozy spot to shut out the coming long, rainy nights while making serious headway on your Netflix queue. And while most of the time it seems like I will never graduate from shopping for my furniture at the bins, exploring a good furniture store is excellent fodder for inspiration, not to mention research for spotting diamonds in the rough on the thrift front. Enter The Good Mod, an online store headquartered in SE industrial that specializes in mid-century modern and industrial decor. They've picked up some impressive clients (Wieden + Kennedy, Alternative Apparel, Timothy Hutton) and a smattering of good press for the selection of everything from desks to dishware. They even have 1958 Arne Jacobson-designed swan chairs reupholstered in Pendleton fabric for those in the throes of the Pendleton obsession. The cherry on top, though, is the blog, where inspiration and event posts are peppered with mini-bios of notable designers like Mario Botta and Joe Colombo. And while the nearly $10,000 Ketcham Zinc Top Table by Scott Stewart might be out of reach, there are tons of small accessory items (salt and pepper shakers, candle holders, vases) for under $100 bucks, should you be unwilling to merely tease yourself.
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