Thursday, January 22, 2009

Keeping It Cool

E has a small, clip-on desk fan, which he has owned since his time in college. It is white plastic, although the plastic is more of a dingy grey now. The protective cover no longer exists, and the blades have been stained in areas by a black permanent marker, a byproduct of a bored moment or two.

E has yet to let it go for sentimental reasons, but if I could convince him to upgrade, I would love for this beauty to serve as a replacement.


I have mentioned my love for industrial-inspired things before, and this vintage fan makes my heart flutter. Oh how I'd love if this resided in our office. Or bedroom. Really, I think I could put it anywhere in our house, and it would make me smile every time I saw it.

13 comments:

alissa said...

oh courtney i love love love vintage fans. im not an antiqu-ey kind of gal - but fans are my one exception. so fun

Tina said...

this is so gorgeous! summers here are not really hot enough for a fan, what a shame, but still i'd like one one day just for decoration! ;)

Kimberlee said...

hey courtney!
i am so with you on industrial fans, love them xx

Courtney said...

I love those old metal fans! Just keep all digits away from the blade :) That's all I ever remember my Mom telling me about our old one growing up!

porter hovey said...

Ohhh!! What a fantastic fan!! Love it!!

summer said...

I would be smiling too- this is such a wonderful find! So simple. It's perfect!

Pink Wallpaper said...

love her!!

Blair said...

Oh, so beautiful. I love the shape of the blades and the light rust! Good luck getting him to replace the clip on:)

citysage said...

I just love it how about once a week I wake up to a slew of comments from you and I can just imagine the little flurry of blog commenting activity on your end---it's such a wonderful little treat!

I LOVE these retro fans. My mom has some 'faux retro' ones from restoration hardware and they look pretty cool, but I'm partial to the authenticity of the one you've posted here.

hope the moving/changing/adjusting is going smoothly! have a great weekend!

please sir said...

Awww...I love your upgrade choice - I agree! Thanks for all your lovely comments by the way.

Jan's camera said...

I also love these vingtage fans. I know what you mean about them making you smile. I have a modern retro one and I keep it out all year long.

Apt. #34 said...

I have such the classic fan obsession and this one is sending me over the moon!

Emma @ White and Wander said...

Definitely in the market for a vintage lovely like this - especially in this heat wave we are having at the moment ... hot dogs all round!