Tuesday, March 1, 2011

San Diego Modern

We spent last weekend in San Diego. Had originally planned to go to the Cincinnati modern show but just couldn't quite bring ourselves to fly north in the middle of winter. So we headed to sunny southern California instead. It turned out there are quite a few midcentury modern shops in the area, so we got our midcentury fix. For anyone else planning a trip there, I just thought I'd list them for you.

All of the following deal in original vintage furniture-

Along Park Blvd.-

The Atomic Bazaar
3816 Park Blvd.
Wed-Sat 12-6
Sun 12-5

Mid-Century Design
3795 Park Blvd.
Wed-Sat 12-6
Sun 12-4

3789 1/2 Park Blvd.

Near Little Italy and only a few blocks from where you pick up your rental car from the airport-

989 W. Kalmia St.

Boomerang for Modern
2475 Kettner Blvd.
Mon-Sat 11:30-5

There is also a nice little antique mall on Kettner -

Antiques on Kettner
2400 Kettner
Closed Tues, open 10-6 Wed-Mon

And there is a fabulous architectural salvage place on Kettner as well. Didn't see anything very modern but a great place for architectural/ design junkies to visit nevertheless-

Architectural Salvage
2401 Kettner
Tues-Sat 10-6
Mon, Sun 11-5

And one new place dealing in contemporary modern stuff-

2210 Kettner Blvd.

And one last place, a teeny little store in a different neighborhood but with cool vintage stuff-

Nest Vintage
830 25th St.
Tues-Sat 11-7
Sun 12-5

Happy shopping!