faux vellum books

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vintage typewriters

1927 Underwood

1952 Royal Quiet Deluxe

1940s Remington No. 5 Streamline

1970 Brother Charger

Brady and Kowalski

Classic Restored Typewriters

A Brooklyn based business that restores

old typewriters to their former glory.

Some of the models shown were favored by

Hemingway, Kerouac and Faulkner.

View them all at...



New at MARTIN MATTOX@ Scout Living

We've just taken a
few new pieces in...


Faux Bois from Chilewich

New from chilewich for fall "faux bois" mats and coasters
available to order through MARTIN MATTOX! These have a great
vintage/rustic feel with a modern edge, easy to clean and would
look great in any space!
Call or e-mail to order.


Sacramento Magazine article

Martin Mattox@ Scout Living
featured in the new issue of Sacramento Magazine
ready to hit news stands everywhere!

Kiwi Capiroska

It has been super hot the last few days...

this cocktail is the perfect thing to cool down

from the heat. Recipe follows.

Spoon Fork Bacon

Kiwi Capiroska
Makes 6

2 cups kiwi, peeled and diced
12 mint leaves, divided
2 tablespoons sugar, divided
3 limes, juiced
2 cups high quality vodka
2 cups tonic water (or coconut flavored sparkling water)
ice cubes

1 kiwi, peeled and thinly sliced

1. Line six glasses up and fill each with 1/3 cup of diced kiwis, 2 mint leaves, 1 teaspoon sugar, and ½ lime juiced.
2. Muddle together the contents of each glass until fully combined.
3. Fill each glass with ice and top off with 1/3 cup vodka and 1/3 cup tonic water.
4. Stir, finish each with a kiwi garnish and serve.


Vintage watches

  • Breitling Chronomat, circa 1960s
  • Case #: 1072760; model #: 808
  • Round stainless-steel case
  • Round snap back case
  • Silver dial
  • 17-jewel manual wind movement
  • Luminous dot and applied silver mixed markers
  • Dauphine hands
  • Center sweep chronograph hand
  • Two silver registers
  • Bi-directional rotating interior bezel
  • Black cordovan leather strap with leather keeper loops
  • Material: Stainless Steel
  • Care: Spot clean
  • Made in Switzerland
  • Jaeger LeCoultre dress watch, circa 1950s
  • Serial #: 306630; Caliber #: P450/4C
  • Round rose gold case with teardrop lugs
  • Round snap back case
  • Cream bull's-eye dial
  • Manual wind movement
  • Black Arabic 12, 3, 6, and 9 o'clock
  • Applied rose gold dart markers and dauphine hands
  • Blue steel center sweep second hand
  • Brown cordovan leather strap with 10K gold fill tang buckle
  • Material: 18k Rose Gold
  • Care: Spot clean
  • Made in Switzerland
  • Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date, circa 1985
  • Serial #: 9222667; reference #: 15037
  • Round 14k yellow gold case
  • Round screw back case
  • Champagne dial
  • Automatic movement
  • Luminous dot and applied faceted báton markers and báton hands
  • Center sweep second hand
  • Fluted bezel
  • 14k yellow gold jubilee bracelet with folding clasp
  • Material: 14K Yellow Gold
  • Care: Spot clean
  • Made in Switzerland
  • Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner, circa 1977
  • Serial #: 5114689; reference #: 1680
  • Round stainless steel case
  • Round screw back case
  • Black dial
  • Automatic movement
  • Luminous dot, slash, and triangle marker
  • Mercedes and skeleton hands
  • Center sweep second hand
  • Bi-directional rotating faded black bezel
  • Stainless steel Rolex oyster bracelet #93150
  • Flip-lock clasp
  • Material: Stainless Steel
  • Care: Spot clean
  • Made in Switzerland
This last Rolex is my favorite I love the
Mercedes skeleton hands!
I hope Linda's listening.
All of these amazing watches
are available through

Park & Bond


Eero Saarinen

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TWA flight Center @ J.F. Kennedy Airport

TWA Flight Center J.F. Kennedy Airport [working drawings]

Tulip Chair patent drawing

While researching the authenticity of the
tulip chair this morning
[we have 2 that will be going in to Scout Living]
I ran across these images and was inspired
by the genius of Eero Saarinen, I had to share!