KITTYKITTYDANGDANG [VENDOR OF THE MONTH]

Our January Vendor of the Month is one of our own, the lovely Miss Kit Flynn of KittyKittyDangDang. Not only is she one quarter of our TMC partnership, but she is also one of our most popular vintage vendors.

Kit has been vintage shopping and collecting for years now. KittyKittyDangDang allows her to expand her collecting beyond what she personally needs and on to what others may need [ok, WANT]. For 15+ years she has run her own design business [http://www.facebook.com/kitflynndesign] so vintage collecting gives her an excuse to step away from the glare of the computer screen and use her energy in a different way.

Kit and her dad at the beach circa 1968

Kit and her dad at the beach circa 1968

As the daughter of an architect who admired Le Courbusier, Mies van der Rohe, and Frank Lloyd Wright while growing up surrounded by the small town southern style of the mid-to-late 60’s & early seventies, Kit has a bias toward mid-century modern design and furniture. Think Mad Men with a softer edge. In her adult life, Kit has gathered inspiration and influence by studying, living and working in New York City [Parsons School of Design], the Hamptons, Chicago, Paris, and most recently, Morocco. She has landed in the arts district of Portland, Maine, while continuing to work with design clients internationally and partnering at The Merchant Company.

Kit's design influence can be seen here in one of her design renovations featuring vintage couch and sivel chairs [1950s] and antique machine forms hung on the wall.

Kit’s design influence can be seen here in one of her design renovations featuring vintage couch and swivel chairs [1950s] and antique machine forms hung on the wall.

Vintage Saarinen style table with modern chairs from Karim Rachid, 1950s Chinese lacquer mirror and vintage Russian PRAVDA poster.

Vintage Saarinen style table with modern chairs from Karim Rachid, 1950s Chinese lacquer mirror and vintage Russian PRAVDA poster.

Some of Kit’s inventory currently available at The Merchant Company:

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