The Challen upright piano pictured above – covered in coffees stains and cigarette burns – comes from studio three at Abbey Road Studios, where it used between the years of 1964 to 1980 in recording sessions by The Beatles as well as other bands, such as Pink Floyd. Imagine the stories this piano would tell if it could speak! Think back on any Beatles’ song with a memorable piano riff (“Martha My Dear,” which Paul McCartney wrote about his sheep dog, comes to mind) and chances are high this piano is the one making that sound. The piano goes up for sale on August15, 2010 at Vintage Goodwood, West Sussex, UK where it’s expected to fetch as much as £150,000 at auction.
This unique and collectible 1940s-era Child’s chair that looks like a drum is up for auction at First Dibs, where you can also see more pictures and get a description of the chair. Looks like a pretty cool addition to either an antique furniture collection or for someone who’s very into drumming!
Thanks to Boing Boing for the tip.
Gourmet magazine, in conjunction with the Food Bank for New York City and The Lunchbox Fund, is holding an exclusive star-studded fundraising party in New York City. At the event, partiers can preview custom-designed lunchboxes by a selection of various celebutantes and “personalities” including Mario Batali, Beastie Boys, Gwyneth Paltrow, Tom Colicchio, Salman Rushdie, Cameron Diaz, Rachael Ray, Mike Myers, Ellen Page, Michael Stipe, Liv Tyler and Diane Von Furstenberg, among others. Five lunchboxes will be auctioned off live at the event, to be held on Thursday December 11th at the Milk Gallery in NYC. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres & cocktails will be provided. More information on the kick off party and the auction event are available at The LunchBox Auction Dot Org. Tickets are $135 per person, with partial proceeds benefiting the Food Bank for New York City and The Lunchbox Fund. Tickets can be purchased here.
Orange Lunchbox ByLisa Maria Presley