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By: Taylor Carik | Posted: 11/28/2012
Hey readers! Enjoy this post from our cool and crafty director of social media Taylor Carik. He always has a good tip when it comes to vintage and retro! Love what he's done to his place! —J.B.K.
Like many early 30-somethings in Minneapolis, my significant other Erin and I recently made the leap to home ownership from apartment life. And as often happens with this transition, we’ve jumped head first into making our house the kind of cool adult home that we’ve always wanted. That’s, of course, easier said than done. While we’re not necessarily “house poor," we don’t have the kind of cash needed to create the Mid-century-modern-meets-modern-Minneapolis aesthetic that we’re after. So instead of spending money, we’ve spent our time scouring local vintage shops and pop-up shops and recruiting our crafty friends to help with projects.
First and foremost, as young Minneapolitans, we needed to take care of our musical set-up. We picked up a stereo console ($125) from Find Furnish in Northeast Minneapolis. A word of warning: when you visit Find Furnish, you’re going home with something. Maybe many things. It’s a dangerous combination of very cool and very affordable. Even worse, they diligently update their inventory on Facebook, so you can window shop while checking your status updates.
The stereo we purchased from Find Furnish is beautiful, but because of its affordablity, not without its pros and cons. While the radio works, the turntable does need to be replaced, which we’re looking at doing. But luckily the stereo also has a line-in, a feature previously used for a tape deck, but now useful for connecting our iPhones.
Jennifer Blaise Kramer is Mpls.St.Paul Magazine’s home editor. See bio
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