Architecture 

Mid-Century Photo Friday – Fall home brochure

Some fabulous Fall House plans – for more Mid Century modern house plans, see here. All photos from MidCentArc’s really cool selection of photos. Both photos are found on our Flickr Group – The 1950’s Interior Design and Residential Architecture group with an amazing 2094 members and over 8000 photos! 🙂 (something to do while drinking your morning cup a joe!)

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The expansion of Mid-Century Style

We’ve finally gotten organized and launched Mid-Century Motels! It’s still in it’s infant stages, but look for posts over the next few weeks with more motels and more pictures! Please let me know if there are motels you’ve stayed at that should be highlighted. I’m going to be scouring the internet, but I’d love input on your favorite spots. I also am proud to be the new  National Mid Century Design Examiner! I can’t wait to explore Mid-Century style and get input from all of you over in that forum!…

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What NOT to do to a mid-century home

Such an awesome post and I absolutely can’t agree more – go check out “No pattern Required”. What NOT to do to a mid-century home. Seriously, tell your friends, relatives and spread the news it’s a bad thing! Just like destroying a bungalow or “updating” a victorian. Stop it people! More on this and our adventures in house sales later. We’re recovering from the summer and I’ll have new cool stuff soon! Many plans for this site/blog in the next couple of weeks!

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Mad Men is coming, video and Ning group update

Pam posted this on her site, but thought you’d all love to see it. By the way, Sunday July 25th marks the return! YAY! Oh, and then the dramas with the Mid-Century Ning group. Ning is going to an all paid service. So, I might move the group – I’m looking at alternatives, I’ve never really “bonded” to that platform anyway – I struggle with how to customize it. If anyone has any fabulous suggestions, let me know.

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Contest over at Modern Capital – Know your architects?

Mike over at “Modern Capital” is curious if you know 12 Architects who have appeared on the cover of Time Magazine. I have to say, I wouldn’t have a clue, but I’ll be watching and learning! And the prize: The first person who e-mails me with the names of the 12 architects who have appeared on the cover of Time will win a copy of the 1964 book, The People’s Architects. Published by Rice University, the book features an essay, “Architecture and Society,” by Charles Goodman, who, no, is not…

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Matching Mid-Century Modern needs and wants! Yay!

The good news here in Mid Century style land is that Holly Taylor from National Geographic was able to find a good location for her living room shoot: http://www.danieldonnelly.com/ or Daniel Donnelly has a great showroom with plenty of space to shoot an “emergency” mid-century living room. Check out my post on the subject if you missed all the action! Oh, be sure to go over and drool (you KNOW I need that sofa in the photo). What a find – great stuff! I want to thank Michael (a new friend…

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Sadly, I'm small potatoes

I guess every blogger runs the risk of announcing something huge only to have it smacked away. About 6 months ago it looked like I was a slam dunk for an interview with Amy Wells about “Mad Men”. Sigh. Well, I think I’ve officially been blown off. It was all lined up – except a date and time of course, and then I was pushed over to a publicity agency (not sure if I’m feeling grumpy enough to name them). They offered me “art” and said that Amy was just…

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An "I wish I would have thought of this" blog!

“No Pattern Required” is one of my regular reads – and not because she has a lot of the same “passions” I do (not that that isn’t a HUGE draw for all the blogs I read), but because I LOVE her “Mid-Century Menu” feature where she cooks recipes straight out of 50’s cookbooks and magazines with mixed results! Her pictures of the process alone inspire admiration and horror (really some of the things look really really horrible!)

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New Blogroll down the side

Well I have a couple of interesting posts coming soon, but I wanted to take a minute and point out my Google Reader Blogroll down the side (right side scroll down a bit). I just worked out how to take my list and put them here where you can see the relevant blogs I read every day (I also read heaps of art and craft blogs because of my other blog). Anyway, if you haven’t checked them all out, please do – and if you’re a faithful reader and I…

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