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1stdibs Picks of the Week!

So, before the rug was pulled out from underneath me, I actually had a job. It was the best job in the whole wide world. Really, it was. I had the luxury of working at 1stdibs. What’s that you ask? Only the greatest place on earth. Officially their tagline is: The Most Beautiful Things on Earth. 1stdibs is the world’s largest online luxury marketplace. Inspired by Founder Michael Bruno’s love of Paris’ legendary flea markets, it is the go-to source for leading interior designers and in-the-know wealthy consumers seeking antiques, design, estate jewelry, vintage fashion and fine art.

Does it get better than that? I think not. I stalked the founder, Michael Bruno, for about three years until he gave me a job at the headquarters in New York. When he told me I could work there, I think I literally levitated. I walked into the offices the first day with the biggest goofiest grin on my face. I was in the nucleus of everything that I loved. My unofficial job was to archive furniture from the 1stdibs website and relate it to interior design magazine, Elle Decor. Basically, I got to read back issues of Elle Decor all day and say, “Oh, we have that.”

Here’s the funny thing… Exactly 2 weeks into working at my dream job at 1stdibs, I was diagnosed with ALS. One day, during lunch, I told Michael Bruno that I would be back later because I had to make a quick stop at the neurologist office. Little did I know what was ahead of me that day. I never got to go back to 1stdibsEver. Honestly, I was more upset that I didn’t get to go back to work at 1stdibs than I was at having ALS.
                                                                            Michael Bruno
1stdibs Founder
 After having to tell Michael the devastating news, he, the greatest boss on earth, told me that I would always have a home at 1stdibs. He told me that if I wanted to work remotely from home I could. I sadly declined because I knew I had to deal with what was happening. I kind of crawled into an ALS rabbit hole and put my love of furniture, interior design and antiques on the back burner. The way back burner. I didn’t even open an interior design magazine for about 2 ½ years. Not one! I didn’t go to a flea market, an antique store, a designer showcase house…. Nothing. I could barely bring myself to watch Million-Dollar Decorator for God’s sake.

 Fast-forward three years. Last November, I passed the three-year mark with ALS. The majority of people with ALS die within 3 to 5 years. Here I was passing the three-year mark and something changed in me. I thought, “Well, f*ck, if I’m not going to die yet I might as well look at furniture.” So here we are today. Ellie can look at furniture again! In honor of this milestone, I thought I would share with you my 1stdibs Picks of the Week! Here we go…

Rare Eames 670 Lounge Chair

                                               Joseph Andre Motte Lounge Chairs, circa 1950
                                          Black and White Abstract Painting Enera by Myke Reilly
                                                                            Large-scale Bust
price upon request
                                                         Pair of Chinese Blue and White Vases

                                                           19th century English Chinoiserie Chest
                                                               Si vous croyez…Line Vautrin Box

                                                                  Florian Schulz “Posa” Pendant

                                                      Vintage Oscar de la Renta Leopard Print Hat
                                                Antique Louis Vuitton Coffee Table. Paris, circa 1907

                                                      Carlo Bugatti Throne Chair, Milano, circa 1898

                                                        Peter Beard. Loliondo, Lion Charge, 1964
                                                             Coffee table by Valentin Loellmann

                                        Sterling Silver Apple With Concealed Lighter by Buccellati

                                     Sheep In the Manner of Claude and Francois– Xavier Lalanne
                                                  Ebonized Chest of Drawers by Tommy Parzinger
price upon request

                                                                         Jaguar XJ 4.2 Coupe
                                              Free Form Coffee Table in brass by Karl Springer

Mexican Caftan 1960s
VoilĂ ! 

1 comment:

  1. Well now that was some fun virtual shopping...I choose...the bust. I know! Booooring but come on...a sight for sore eyes... ;)