The San Joaquin Valley is an incredible spot if you love antiquing and thrifting, and I have found many gems in downtown Fresno. At one mid-century modern furniture store on Fulton Street, I scored a tongue chair by Pierre Paulin. Designed and manufactured circa 1967, the chair is in amazing condition, very comfortable and now the proud anchor of the living room here at the Fig Garden Project. I would tell you where the store is, but a selfish part of me feels I need to keep mum on the store’s name. The owner does not have a web site and it was hard enough for him to part with this wonderful chair. Its deep purple color contrasts well with the bamboo floor and is easy to fall asleep in. And let’s just say I paid way less than this company, which recreates Paulin’s work for $2,846.

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Pierre Paulin tongue chair, now in a new home

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Leon Kaye

Leon Kaye is the founder and editor of GreenGoPost.com. Based in California, he is a business writer and consultant. His work is has also appeared on Triple Pundit , The Guardian's Sustainable Business site and has appeared on Inhabitat and Earth911. His focus is making the business case for sustainability and corporate social responsibility. He's pictured here in Qatar, one of the Middle East countries in which he takes a keen interest because of its transformation into a post-oil economy. Other areas of interest include sustainable development in The Balkans, Brazil and Korea. He was a new media journalism fellow at the International Reporting Project, for which he covered child survival in India during February 2013. Contact him at leon@greengopost.com. You can also reach out via Twitter (@LeonKaye) and Instagram (GreenGoPost). As of October 2013, he now lives and works in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.