Caloric Caddies: American Functional Minimalism

Last night, Vanessa and I were lucky to catch a screening of the documentary Rams which profiles the career of the famed Braun and Vitsœ designer, his guiding philosophy towards design, and his late-life accomplishments. His strict rigor of stripping away the excess from his product design work (in the 1960’s!) feels ever more appropriate now in this modern world of being-constantly-distracted.

The Caloric Caddies, while having no known connection to Ram’s Bauhaus-inspired works, feels like they could be an American-made cousin of one of Dieter’s Braun TS 45-1 Control Units.

Background on the Caloric Caddies

A three set series (the C1,

Visit Inglenook Home at Haverford Township Day

Our first flea market outing is coming up this weekend! Saturday October 6, 2018, Inglenook Home will be a vendor at Haverford Township Day. We’ll have housewares, furniture, vintage clothing, linens and more!

Here are the details on where and when to find us:

  • Haverford Township Day
  • October 6, 2018
  • 10AM — 4PM
  • Darby Road (between Manoa and Mill Road)

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It All Started with Trash Day

One doesn’t expect “trash day” to be a defining day in their life. On a warm summer morning in 2015, our local trash day turned out to be the catalyst that sparked our Inglenook Home journey. While driving our daughter to summer camp, Chris spotted a heaping pile of modern, yet scrappy looking chairs by the side of the road on his route. It only took one, grainy glared-filled photo for Vanessa to know he found something special. Chris returned to the scene, thrilled to find the chairs still there, and stuffed every last one into his Mini Countryman (yes, they all fit)!

After unloading the chairs in our living room and taking a good look at our bounty,