Thrifting Find! Magazine Rack

May 21st, 2009


Months ago we were coveting a magazine rack on ebay but it was set at the ridiculous price of $350 so we obviously had to let it go. The store was giving it a loose attribution to a french modern designer, but we couldn’t find any information to back it up. The only other image of it was in a midcentury modern book that we have, but even there they make no mention of where it’s from.


Sometimes things are meant to be and I guess if you wait long enough, they pop up in random places for $24! No brainer.

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  1. Oh wow. So cute.

    I love how simple and elegant it is and that it doesn’t look “atomic” at all. I always run into that issue with magazine racks, like they are just a little too fussy and somehow dated looking.

    The bigger WOW is that room. Just amazing – love the Michael Lax lamp with the black sofa. So killer. That sofa is amazing!

    You guys have such great style.

    The Brick House

    21 May 09 at 3:28 pm

  2. Hey!

    Trevor & I both got terrible viruses so we haven’t been able to see the updates! But now that we’re finally back online, we got all caught up tonight haha. The cottage is coming along nicely guys, its going to look awesome. :) Let us know if you ever need a hand with anything. Trevor’s really good at all that intensive labor stuff haha, and me, well… I can do my best. Haha. See you Saturday, Juli! (And have fun in Niagara John!)

    – Jess.


    21 May 09 at 11:06 pm

  3. just curious – is this indeed a Mogensen design?

    Joe B

    21 May 09 at 11:59 pm

  4. Joe – yes, it is a Borge Mogensen sofa. It took us about 8 months to find one for a reasonable price through an auction.

    John & Juli

    22 May 09 at 9:36 am

  5. Ethel on queen east has some of these in their window currently, haven’t stopped in to check them out yet. great find guys!


    22 May 09 at 11:15 am

  6. wow,
    you guys have amazing style!
    we will be driving cross country through Canada i think.. and i just want to stop at every thrift store i can!!!! maybe i will be as lucky as you guys one day!


    22 May 09 at 11:47 am

  7. That’s where we found the magazine rack at Ethel! We didn’t say anything because we wanted to go back and get the larger version that we’ll be using to hold firewood at the cottage.

    We picked that one up today! (There are 2 left for anyone looking to pick one up)


    22 May 09 at 4:11 pm

  8. oops. sorry guys, didn’t mean to make you rush to buy it.


    22 May 09 at 10:09 pm

  9. I am horribly jealous (in the best way!) of your Mogensen sofa! To me, it is the most perfect piece of furniture ever designed.

    Anna @ D16

    5 Jun 09 at 8:01 am

  10. Wow, we have had the same magazine rack with the gte phone pages in it. House is under construction so we sometimes place things we they ought not to be…….

    peanut brown

    15 Jun 09 at 1:49 am

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