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Monday
Feb292016

time to sell

we are selling them as fast as we can get them listed - and not just in amberley village.  we list and sell all kinds of homes (not just modern) in all parts of town.  quite simply, we are listing and marketing experts.  contact us for a no obligation assessment if you are thinking of selling now or in the near future.  it's shaping up to be a very interesting 'seller's market' this year! 

Thursday
Feb182016

show up!

Who knew that the best weekend of the year is in February?!  Come see us this weekend, Feb. 20 - 21, 2016  (11 - 5 both days) at the 20th Century Cincinnati Show and Sale.  And come a little early on Sunday for a special screening of the best film ever made about Cincinnati Modern Architecture! We promise, the weather will be much better than last year! 

 

 

Monday
Jan252016

nesting

The new year always gives me the urge to organize.   I find myself wishing for snow days so I can stay in and reorganize something.  I know.  I’m weird.  This January’s project started small and then - haha -  ‘snowballed.’  I discovered Ikea Variera bins and life will never be a disorganized mess again!

it all started with trying to make this cubby by our garage door look less like a trash heap. This is a mixture of Ikea Variera bins and Ikea Kuggis boxes. A great way to stash keys, chargers, sunglasses, etc.

this was the cabinet equivalent of a junk drawer in our laundry room. The Variera bins on the top shelf made it very user friendly for this short girl. Just reach up and grab the handle to bring them down. Now my recipes are finally (after 30+ years of marriage) organized! ,

One too many searches for the elusive phone charger lead to organizing the concealed storage in our mantle. Now the cords have a home as do the cat toys, cards and games.

~Susan

 

Thursday
Dec242015

happy new year! 

2015 was a banner year for Cincinnati Modern!  We managed to have our best year ever even though Cincinnati had historic low MLS inventory, and our lucky clients got some amazing homes as you can see from this sampling.  Please let us know if you want us to be on the lookout for YOUR next home!  Many of the homes we sold in the past year never even made it to market.  It pays to have us as your connection! Thanks for a fantastic 2015 - we are looking forward to another great year in 2016.  HAPPY NEW YEAR! 

Monday
Nov232015

our favorite things - 5th anniversary edition! 

 

my dad and his parents, circa 1950. I'm sure my grandfather was happier than he looks :)As we give thanks for family, health, friends and our loyal clients, we also know it’s time to start holiday shopping!  In case you have that cool but hard to buy for friend or family member, or are looking for things for your own wish list, here is our 5th annual installment of our Cincinnatimodern's Favorite Things.  And if nothing here fits the bill, check out our previous lists from 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.  Many of these gifts have made their way to hall of fame status.  Happy Holidays to you and yours and Happy Shopping! Thank you all for another great year! 

casetify phone case 

I’m a sucker for photo gifts, and I’m also very particular about my phone cases.  These high quality cases get an A+ on both counts.  Choose one of their designs or customize your own on their fun and easy website.

 

kid made modern craft kits

We first fell in love with these Kid Made Modern kits a couple of years ago when Todd Oldham brought us Charley Harper crafts.  This year’s selection brings a modern architecture kit for ages 6 years AND UP! 

 

midcentury modern coloring books 

You don’t have to be a kid to enjoy coloring.  Unplug and de-stress with this cool series of books.  

 

drip module modern pet bowls

Let’s not forget that our furry family members can be stylish, too!  

 

wendy magee photography gift certificate

From ‘Santa Sessions’ in a midcentury modern house to natural light outside family photos, good photography is priceless, and Wendy has a great eye to capture personality.

 

harper pillows 

The options for Harper gifts are almost endless.  In addition to those items on our lists from previous years, we chose a few unique items to highlight here.  But do yourself a favor and wander into a Cincinnati location of Fabulous Frames and Art and check out their incredible Harper selection.  These pillows are particularly lovely and are very good quality! 

 

smartwool harper apparel

We’ve always been a fan of Smartwool socks, so we were super stoked when they announced their Harper knitwear line!  Sure, $25 is a lot for a pair of socks, but even the modern lover who has everything probably doesn’t have these!  

 

harper bubble umbrellas

Pretty sure this umbrella was our idea, as in “why don’t they make harper umbrellas?”  Sure enough, they partnered with locally owned Totes to come out with quite possibly the coolest - and best quality - umbrellas we have ever seen!  

 

custom glass from hunky dory studio

Being from Toledo (glass capitol of the world), I have always been fascinated with glass.  They even had glass blowing at our local mall when I was a kid.  So the unique art glass  gifts from the Cincinnati studio of our friend Amy Flesher are right up my alley!  I especially love the coral inspired fused glass bowl that comes in several colors.  Original art at a bargain price!  She'll be at the crafty supermarket (see below). 

 

alexander girard scarf

Y’all know how we love the Miller House.  Well, this scarf is based on the house’s Girard designed entry rug, brought to us by our friend Jenny Geiger from the Indianapolis Museum of Art.  Can’t go wrong with a design by the master of textiles! 

 

custom address stamps

I’ve always been obsessed with stationery, dating back to the sealing wax trend of the 70’s.  These modern self inking stamps are much more practical and a super easy way announce your address in style!  

 

hip haven mini bullet planter 

A table top version of the popular stand alone planter, this one is metal, and can be used for plants, fruit, or whatever!  

 

walking cincinnati book 

We were given copy of this book at a Cincinnati Real Estate Ambassador function and have really enjoyed the neighborhood walks.  A great incentive to explore new places and get up close and personal with some awesome historic Cincinnati homes.  Walks are rated by difficulty. Get your copy locally at Park + Vine or Joseph Beth.  

 

bad habit caramels

If you need to send the obligatory edible gift, why not shake it up a little and send some hand made caramels? These are buttery and delicious, without being too sticky. Made by Cincinnati native Cami Ross, now living in Ypsilanti, MI.  

 

ugg slippers

If I am ever stranded on a dessert island, I sure hope I have my UGG slippers!  Our family has been UGG connoisseurs for more than 25 years, since my brother sent my son his first boots when he was just a baby.  Long before they were on trend, they kept surfers’ feet warm and dry.  Long after the trend is over, I will still be wearing my UGG slippers!  Sizes available for men, women and kids.  

 

And don't miss these local Cincinnati shopping opportunities:

crafty supermarket Nov. 28 @ Music Hall

and 

city flea small mall Nov. 29 @ 21c Hotel

Happy Holidays!

~Susan