Based out of Northeast Washington, D.C., Modern 50 is run by former illustrator, Dino Paxenos. Enter this site with caution – unless you have a couple of hours to spare.
“I didn’t hate my corporate job, but I didn’t want to do it forever. I love the independent nature of the work. I kept going with it.”
– dino paxenos
View more items from Modern 50 after the jump below…
Vintage Leather Sears Tree Climbing Boots :: USA, c.1960s.
Vintage Mid-Century Ranchcraft J.C.P.Co. Demin Jacket with Various Racing Patches
Old Talking Machine Horn on Stand, Victorian Tabletop Speaker. USA, c.1910s.
About Dino Paexenos :: From Freshly Diced
An artist with an obvious bad side, living out a dark projected future. Wielding a personality like a slot machine, untethered and free, teetering on maladaptive, with an erratic emotional availability. He creates artwork to be famous but often denies ownership. His art and furniture designs play with problems and ignorance. They are the results of applying poetic solutions to his personal struggles, turning fears into symbols, and lately whimsical, spontaneous combinations created in a chaotic warehouse workshop hoarder setting, and of course obsessive, unfettered, unchecked buying.
Vintage Round Winged Porcelain and Steel Gas Station General Store Mercantile Sign. USA, c.1910.
Vintage Industrial Steel Tank Sculptures. USA, c.1940s.
Vintage Mid-Century Modern and Rare GEPO Arc-Eye Floor Lamp. Netherlands, c.1960s.
Vintage and Large porcelain letter set, for Goodyear Tire Center. USA, 1980s.
Very Early Cassina Modified Design and Production of the LC4 Adjustable Chaise. Switzerland, c.1950s.
Vintage Vietnam Era Heli Stretcher. Enameled Aluminum Construction. USA, c.1960s.
Vintage Belgian Fencers Leather and Mesh Mask. Belgium, 1900
Vintage PanAm Aluminum Suitcase, Aluminum Wrapped Wooden Case. USA, c.1920s.
Vintage Soapbox Derby Cub Scouts Wooden Race Car. USA, c.1970s.