We had a fantastic trip on Thanksgiving through the surprisingly Mid-Century Cimmaron Heritage Center museum in Boise City, OK. This amazing collection of 50′s memorabilia (among other things) delighted us and we’ll have more about it soon!
- Mid-Century Photo Friday: Tease of the Cimmaron Heritage Center Museum
- Raising Retro Kids: Pedal Cars
- Futuro Houses
- War Seemed More Relaxed in the 1950s
- Save the Houston Astrodome
- Guest Post: Home Office Essential – The Eames Office Chair
- Mid-Century Photo Friday: It’s Cocktail time!
- Mid-Century Photo Friday – Fall home brochure
- Underground house for sale – another cold war bunker, but with style!
- Mid-Century Photo Friday – Frank Gifford
Immortalized in the anthem penned by Bobby Troup, Kingman in western Arizona is a bit of an enigma. On the map, it appears to be in the middle of nowhere and yet for the adventuresome traveler it is in the middle of everything. It is a stop for travelers on the road to somewhere, and
What we love about Mid-Century travel is feeling you’ve been thrown back in time to a period where motor travel was cool, lounging by the pool was the most fun you could have as a kid and Motels took guests seriously and didn’t just provide you with an impersonal place to sleep. Little America in
We love personal recommendations for motels – one of the great reasons to stay a place is that you’ve heard positive feedback. This past week, we put a request out on the Route 66 Yahoo group and got some amazing feedback about The Sunset Motel in Moriarty, New Mexico. We “have gotten to know Mike
Did you know there are still motels around like this (don’t you love the graphic on the wall?)? Be sure to check out our directory at www.midcenturymotels.com – we’ve added a bunch of new motels and are always looking for more. We love personal reviews! Mid-Century Motels also have their own Facebook group here!
Eight years ago, Brian and Sara, two Brooklynites, stumbled upon an old roadside lodge where the paint had faded, the floors were cracked, and most of the toilets rocked from side to side, but they were able to see the honest simplicity in the humble cabins that appealed to their desire for a simpler life. Shortly
You have to give owners credit when they change the name of a motel, and yet keep the cool Googie sign. The new one is a bit bland, but we love that they have tried to keep the original feel of this cute motel. Formerly the El Capri Motel, established in 1958 – the rooms
Pedal car history goes back to the 1890′s when toy makers took their cue from real cars on the road. At the turn of the century, the cost meant that these cars were playthings for only wealthy families especially with many families reeling from the financial devastation of The Great Depression. No pedal cars were
In today’s society, the mere mention of a bomb on a social networking hub could have the police knocking on your door. The term “terrorist threat” is held by loose standards as children and young adults could face jail time for inappropriate comments made to friends in jest. Would this kind of behavior been worthy
Are you in process of getting your kids ready for back to school – we have a few cool products for you to check out!! We found a couple of cool supplies for you to add to your shoppign list:
A home office isn’t an essential space for all homeowners but, for those who get to experience the privilege of working from home, it is nothing short of essential. It just isn’t possible to work effectively at home unless you have a space dedicated to it. Working from home is becoming increasingly prevalent in the
Window dressing was huge in the 1950′s, but we don’t seem to have resurrected the love of pinch pleats: Interesting suggestions – would you use these in your home? And we couldn’t resist – the wall of curtains! Taken from the “Better Homes and Gardens Decorating Book” Copyright 1956, we thought we’d turn Mid-Century Photo
When you think of iconic furniture designers, for most people, one of the first names that will spring to mind is that of Charles Eames. The American designer, born in 1907, was one of the 20th century’s most celebrated and revered designers of furniture and he was responsible for crafting some of the most recognisable
The Houston Astrodome was designed by architects Hermon Lloyd & W.B. Morgan, and Wilson, Morris, Crain and Anderson. The world’s first indoor, air conditioned stadium. The home of Astroturf. An architecture icon known as the “Eighth Wonder of the World.” On Opening Day, April 9, 1965, a sold-out crowd of 47,879 watched an exhibition game
If you’re looking for another unique cold war home, you can’t get any better than this. Girard “Jerry” B. Henderson built a 6,000 square foot luxurious underground home near the Alexander Dawson (named after his father Alexander Dawson Henderson, along with the Alexander Dawson schools) buildings in Las Vegas where he lived . Henderson, made
There is almost nothing as iconic as the Mid-Century Gas station. Once placed obviously along the road to attract weary travelers and to feed the gas to move along the road, now quite a few of the most wonderful architecturally stand empty and deserted. This particular gas station in my area got me thinking about