Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Mattel early wooden furniture
from the 1950's-60's This furniture was an early set for Mattel dolls.
I am playing around with it and will use it in the hacked Imaginariumglittersuite dollhouse... aka the I house.
This design remind me of the music of the time epitomized by Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass sound. Did you know his parents were Jewish immigrents from Romania? He excelled at the trumpet at Fairfax High in LA. He said most of the guys in his band were Italian but he really helped start the love of Latin music.
Check out these videos from the time. Disneyland? Some critics say he created elevator music. I love it. My memory is of my High School band playing it at football games. He and his wife Lani Hall still are making beautiful music today.
I will be adding more pictures on this post as I play with it. C
Credits: all the furniture is Mattel with original upholstery, minimodernista shell sculpture, bonkai plastic asian figure, 2 Bozart vases, Jonathan Adler Barbie lamp, antique southwestern pot. Black vase on table is contemporary Barbie.