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Posts Tagged: Mid-Century Modern

Tradition with a Modern Spin

Categories: Furniture + Lighting, Modern Decor + Objects
Tradition with a Modern Spin

Another discovery at the recent Palm Springs Modern Living Expo was the great collection of handmade furniture and lighting by whyrHymer, the Los Angeles-based company founded by Louisiana native Brandon Morrison. Morrison, whose first love was acting, began his career as a furniture maker while working as a handyman at — Continue reading

Awesome Mid-Century Modern Design: Ferris Home by Bruce Walker in Spokane

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Awesome Mid-Century Modern Design: Ferris Home by Bruce Walker in Spokane

How about some Mid-Century Modern-ness this lovely Monday?!!? We’ve got the gorgeous photos of a house in Spokane, Washington, designed in 1954 and built in 1955. It’s considered by many to be the best example of Mid-Century design in Spokane, but also the best example of work done by MCM — Continue reading

House in Senri by Shogo Iwata Architects

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
House in Senri by Shogo Iwata Architects

If the M.C. Escher-like scene in the brilliant 80s movie “Labyrinth” had a baby with modernism, it would be this house. Architecturally speaking, there are a lot of stairs in this house. Now we’re in no position to say whether there are a gratuitous amount of stairs in this home, — Continue reading

Weekend House by David Jay Weiner

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Weekend House by David Jay Weiner

Hooray for tiny modern homes! Well, okay, if the title of this home is any indication, then this is someone’s weekend home and that means they probably have a bigger, even more gorgeous home somewhere else. But, what this architectural design by David Jay Weiner, Architects proves is that you don’t — Continue reading

Delightfull’s MCM-inspired lights that kind of look like musical instruments for your ceiling

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Delightfull’s MCM-inspired lights that kind of look like musical instruments for your ceiling

Is that a trombone with light bulbs?! Nope! It’s one of Delightfull’s newest light fixtures, the Clark suspension light, and wouldn’t it look pretty killer in a Mid-Century Modern tricked out dining room over a sweet, sleek dining table? We also kind of dig the Ike suspension light, which still — Continue reading

Mad for Mad Men (and sleek sixties style)

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests
Mad for Mad Men (and sleek sixties style)

Yes, we’re one of THOSE people. We’ve got a beautiful Friday and Saturday ahead of us, but all we can do is daydream about Sunday, when that fabulous show about the swingin’ sixties and everyone’s favorite faux Madison Avenue advertising firm comes back: Mad Men! Eeek! The outfits! The hair! — Continue reading

Modern Etsy: Junk House

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Modern Etsy: Junk House

The word “junk” might be in the name of this Etsy shop, Junk House, but make no mistake: there’s no junk in here. It’s all really cute, high-quality Mid-Century Modern accessories that you’re gonna wanna buy up immediately to display on a shelf or tabletop. For reals. We found lots — Continue reading

Live Modern: Shou Sugi Ban

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: Shou Sugi Ban

What’s up with our obsession with modern additions to more traditional homes lately?! You know sometimes we start looking for something that appeals to us (remember that barn trend we were on for awhile?) and it’s all we can keep on our minds. With so many structures that already exist — Continue reading

Live Modern: Casa Codina

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: Casa Codina

With so many modern conveniences that enable us to live in perfectly comfortable houses year round, it’s easy to forget that for a very long time, a comfortable interior existence depending on an architect or builder’s ability to situate a structure just so in a landscape so that sun, shade, — Continue reading

Live Modern: Schiller residence

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: Schiller residence

We didn’t think we’d ever find a home with architectural photography that would rival that of our favorite home we featured of 2011, the House in Cadiz, but the Schiller Residence located in Israel is vying very hard for our affections. We must have a real love of rust-colored red — Continue reading

DIY: Sexy herringbone chair

Categories: DIY + How To
DIY: Sexy herringbone chair

We see a lot of DIY projects that we like and think are neat doing the job that we do. But boy does this take the sexily-patterned chair cake. Spotted on Martha Stewart’s website (who knew she had such hip style—and it’s from a few years ago, no less) we — Continue reading

Favorite Modern Interiors of 2011

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Favorite Modern Interiors of 2011

As with our “Live Modern” section, when we look around for inspiring modern interiors, we’re looking for all the typical modern elements like clean lines, thoughtful furniture, fun colors and more. But we’re also looking for a comfortable interior; something people feel like they can enjoy living, eating or working — Continue reading

Live Modern: São Francisco Xavier House

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: São Francisco Xavier House

What would it be like to sleep out in the open, hugged by grass-covered hills and warmed by sunshine? Well, probably a lot like living in the São Francisco Xavier House by Nitsche Arquitectos Associados located in the most luscious and wondrous São Paulo, Brazil. This is more like a few panes of — Continue reading

Live Modern: The River House

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: The River House

Most of the time when people celebrate the joys of living near water, they’re talking about oceans or maybe some fancy lake. Rivers just don’t get the credit of being awesome that they deserve. But as someone who grew up near a river, let me tell you they have a — Continue reading

DIY: Mid-Century Modern Bench

Categories: DIY + How To
DIY: Mid-Century Modern Bench

Anyone who’s looked through Craigslist lately knows one immutable fact: the term “Mid-Century Modern” is hot, and usually means things cost a little extra. By little, we mean a lot. It is tough to add to your collection when prices are inflated, but if you’re a little handy with tools — Continue reading

Live Modern: Stay

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: Stay

With guests no doubt due to arrive any minute on your doorsteps for the holidays, it might behoove you to evaluate your first impression. What will people see upon first landing on your threshold? Will they spy a modern facade that perfectly ensconces your personality? Architecture that’s nice but not — Continue reading

Live Modern: House in Cadiz

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: House in Cadiz

We’ve always thought good architecture was just as beautiful as art, but all the photos from this home in Cadiz, Spain are so stunning they could easily be seen in an art gallery! Truly, these shots are of an amazing home that is nestled among coastal nature in a surprising — Continue reading

Live Modern: House on Punkinville Road

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: House on Punkinville Road

As you might imagine, something that is located on “Punkinville Road” might give the impression that it would be adorable. Just oozing with cute. While this home by bruce norelius studio is certainly easy on the ideas, it’s pretty serious about its architecture (despite the precious name of its street). — Continue reading

Interiors: Stratford Hills Residence

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Interiors: Stratford Hills Residence

Unlike yesterday’s post that had “Texas” in the title but wasn’t located in Texas, this one doesn’t not have a title that alludes to its Texas origin, but its warm, modern interiors sort of do. We’re just loving the modern mix of neutral colors that have combined to mingle with — Continue reading

Live Modern: Texas Hill Road Residence

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: Texas Hill Road Residence

Isn’t this modern house so full of fall feelings, colors and inspiration? We guess it’s almost winter so time to start thinking about that, but we’re still dreaming of colorful leaves on trees, brown and green and gold color palettes and lots of wood. Oh! Everything this house has! Called — Continue reading