Sunday, November 16, 2014

Holiday Gift Ideas with Guest Pinner, Frederick Arndt

Introducing the first Guest Pinner on our
'Most Favorite Things' Pinterest Board...

Frederick Arndt 

I met Fred in Palm Springs, California in 2013 during Palm Springs Modernism Week.  I had been following him for quite some time, since we both sold our products through local brick and mortar store, Just Modern, but I finally had a chance to meet him and his lovely gal and accomplished author, Rosalee Klopf Tithof.  I also was thrilled to connect with Fred because he is from Saginaw, Michigan.  I have lots of family in Fred's 'neck of the woods' and am lucky enough to visit them every summer.
Just Modern booth during Palm Springs Modernism Week 2013

Frederick Arndt is a native of Michigan and has had a life long interest in the arts and architecture. In 2005, he retired from his professional engineering career to turn to his love of design and become an artist.  He, too, is inspired by Mid Century Modern influences such as 
Piet Mondrian, Charles and Ray Eames, Frank Lloyd Wright and Paul Kasper.

Arndt’s works encompass a wide range of Mid Century Modern inspired home décor pieces including: sculptures, wall art, fretworks, mobiles, floor mounted and hanging static and kinetic art, lamps, tables, chairs, room dividers, easels, and more.  A large wall of Fred's artwork is always a warm Mid Century Modern warm welcome upon entering Just Modern's store in Palm Springs.

Showcasing more of Fred's wall decor at Just Modern in Palm Springs, CA

 Now, for the pinning!  Fred Arndt will be pinning holiday gift ideas on our American Maker Guest Pinterest Board ALL week!  He has actually already started!  Check it out!

Guest Pinterest Board including holiday gift ideas by (clockwise) Colby and Friends, Mid Century Woodshop, Portrhombus and Fred Arndt, himself!  See all this items, links to their Etsy site and more! 

Oh, there is one last thing!  Because I loves Arndt's work SO MUCH, I have decided to include a FREE Frederick Arndt Artwork, Mid Century Modern ornament with every purchase of a Jack Little plant pot!  Whoo Hoo!  Purchase the Jack Little for a loved one and keep the ornament for yourselfor visa versa!  It's up to you.  Free Shipping happening now too!  

I have chosen 3 of my favorite ornaments from Arndt as a gift to my customers:

Mid Century Modern Christmas at Just Modern
If you do not live in Palm Springs and would like to see Arndt's works of art, here are a few exhibiting galleries that are showcasing his work.  (You may call to make sure they are still being showcased before your visit).  Otherwise, you can purchase many items from the Fred Arndt Artworks Etsy store.

Aspen Candy Company - Aspen, CO
Artisan Design Network - Traverse City, MI
Etsy (Web Site) – Brooklyn, New York 
Midland Center for the Arts - Midland, MI 
LushPad (Web Site) - Vancouver, BC, Canada

Other ways to stay connected with Frederick Arndt Artworks and keep up with his success are:

Etsy Store