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Posts Tagged: Mid-Century Modern

Home for the Holidays DIY: Revamp Your Floor

Categories: DIY + How To, Modern Holiday Ideas
Home for the Holidays DIY: Revamp Your Floor

You can buy a new dining table. You can buy some new dining room chairs. You can grab a new table cloth or table runner. You can get more art and sure, you can even get a new rug or two. But if there are any floors in your house — Continue reading

Live Modern: LightHouse Ottawa

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: LightHouse Ottawa

We just keep getting drawn to photographs of modern architecture taken at dusk or at night, mostly due to the golden warm light that emanates from the (usually big and many) modern windows. One of our favorite fall things to do is walk around a neighborhood in the crisp, cool — Continue reading

Interiors: Kennerly Renovation in San Francisco

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Interiors: Kennerly Renovation in San Francisco

The kitchen shot of this renovated home in San Francisco caught our eye first; we loved the combination of different wood tones, mixed with stainless steel, combined with the gorgeous jewel-toned blue green painted wall. Spotted on Remodelista, we love that this a small space, 850 square feet, and is — Continue reading

Interiors: Flat Yellow Renovation

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Interiors: Flat Yellow Renovation

Remember when we spoke earlier in the week about orange always reminding us of fall the most? Maybe we spoke too soon. This big old wall of yellow sure is getting our fall fires started in our souls, too. In Porto, Portugal, this project was a remodel, and we can’t — Continue reading

Live Modern: Söderöra

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: Söderöra

Ooh! This home we found on Architizer not only includes a tiny, pod-like modern shape and size, but it is also comfortably nestled amongst some nature. Two of our favorite things when we look for cool modern architecture! Seriously though, this one has some amazing views that were specifically framed. It’s almost — Continue reading

Interiors: Orange is for Fall

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Interiors: Orange is for Fall

If you had to pick one color to represent fall, what would it be? For us, it’s orange. A deep, earthy, smokey-hued orange akin to pumpkins, falling leaves and, well, all the fall decor and memoriabilla that starts popping up around this time. Of course, there are lots of ways — Continue reading

Live Modern: Puntiró House

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: Puntiró House

As a general rule, concrete as a home building material often lacks that certain warmth one searches for in a home to settle down in. But there’s something about the Puntiro House by FLEXO Arquitectura in Puntiró, Mallorca, Spain that makes us feel a warmth from this modern material that we usually — Continue reading

DIY Décor We Don’t Hate: Pumpkin Tree

Categories: DIY + How To
DIY Décor We Don’t Hate: Pumpkin Tree

Halloween is closer, have you set up your spooky modern home? As always, we’re on the cool hunt when it comes to holiday decor that we think will also look good in a home that has very specific modern design aesthetics, and we think this cool Halloween pumpkin tree project — Continue reading

We Like What They Do: Jason Lewis Furniture

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
We Like What They Do: Jason Lewis Furniture

You know, no matter how much technology advances and we humans learn to use it to make cool, partially computer-generated furnishings, we’re still going to always appreciate the wonderful handcraftedness of furniture made by a talented human’s hands. A talented human like Jason Lewis. While not the craziest designs we’ve — Continue reading

Modern Etsy: Jessedirk

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Modern Etsy: Jessedirk

What do we look for when we are scouring the hundreds of thousands of Etsy users when it comes to choosing someone to highlight for our Modern Etsy segment? Well, someone who makes things that we think will look awesome in a modern home is probably number one, of course. — Continue reading

Linda Ketelhut: Art + Illustration

Categories: Art + Graphics
Linda Ketelhut: Art + Illustration

Be still my beating, Mid-Century-loving heart!  These colorful illustrations by Austin-based artist Linda Ketelhut are downright fabulous, don’t you think?  They definitely need to find their way onto my walls, STAT! Prints by Linda Ketelhut: $20 – $65 [via Jill Browning] More pics after the jump!

Modern Etsy: Burd Haus

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Modern Etsy: Burd Haus

We know we know, winter is coming. First fall. It’s not really the season for birds anymore, but that doesn’t make us love watching them and hearing them any less! And besides, doesn’t cold weather mean that the birds who don’t fly somewhere for winter might need a nice little warm — Continue reading

Featured Artist: Christopher Stott

Categories: Art + Graphics
Featured Artist: Christopher Stott

Being that we’re such huge fans of photography here, it might not surprise you to know we’re pretty big fans of photo-realistic paintings, too. We think we like the split second illusion of not being sure if what you’re looking at is a photograph or a painting. Christopher Stott is — Continue reading

Live Modern: Coulter House Remodel

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: Coulter House Remodel

Loving this remodel of Mid-Century Modern home that was previously dilapidated and falling apart and turned into a modern home that has lines that respected its past but are fresh enough to carry it into the future! Called the Coulter House and done by the firm by SINGLE speed DESIGN. Though — Continue reading

Modern Etsy: Block Elm Woodworking

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Modern Etsy: Block Elm Woodworking

We didn’t realize what gaping hole in the simple, modern, warm picture frame world there was until we came across this Etsy store, Block Elm Woodworking. How have we lived our whole lives without these frames? Simple wood squares, circles, rectangles and more have different sized openings with curved, soft — Continue reading

DIY: Plank Wood Coffee Table

Categories: DIY + How To
DIY: Plank Wood Coffee Table

Sometimes a DIY project doesn’t have to be complicated to be super effective, super awesome and super modern. We’re loving this project we found on the Hindsvik Blog. The owners of this lovely new-to-them table certainly hit the jackpot when it came to this project’s materials: they came across a — Continue reading

Modern Etsy: and furthermore,

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Modern Etsy: and furthermore,

Are these doily clocks too cutesy to be on a blog all about the latest and greatest in innovative modern design? We don’t care. We love ‘em. Besides, sometimes you need a little light-hearted cuteness to bring some balance to all that serious, cold modernism. Though these would seem to — Continue reading

New TRAPA Planters from haskell!

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests, Sustainability
New TRAPA Planters from haskell!

The creative couple behind haskell made a splash in the design world when they debuted their line of lovely, fresh and modern outdoor furniture. Well, they’ve recreated the magic again with their new modern metal planters! Made of powder-coated metal, they’re designed in a brilliant and modular way, allowing for — Continue reading

Live Modern: Stenger Remodel #2

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: Stenger Remodel #2

Modern is…respecting the influential designs of the past and bringing them back to life with skill and style. Taken from the Stuart Sampley Architect website: “The house, designed by Austin architect A.D. Stenger as his personal residence, had suffered decades of neglect and ill-advised modifications. Working with a restrained hand — Continue reading

DIY: Paint Stick Pendant

Categories: DIY + How To
DIY: Paint Stick Pendant

You know how much we treasure DIY projects that involve reusing things you already have and making things that are affordable and doable. Well, combine all those and add in an awesome Mid-Century Modern aesthetic and you’ve got this amazing pendant light made out of paint stir sticks! I don’t — Continue reading