The Very Mid-Century Flyer Saucer Bowl

by Chris Gardner

After World War II, attentions turned to outer space, adding a fun and exploratory sense to mid-century decor. Thus, these flying saucer bowls from the incredibly named Museum of Robots add a beautiful and playful appeal to any modern decor.

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"The iconic flying saucer shape lands on the tabletop in this multi-functional two-piece bowl set. It can be used as a covered bowl, or rest the top on its antennae-feet as a second bowl. Natural Acacia Wood bowls on jewelry-quality stainless steel Flying Saucer Base."

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Help Us Choose Curbly's New eBook Topic!

by Chris Gardner

 

created at: 2010/01/06

In December, Curbly.com released its first publication - Make It! Mid-Century Modern, a how-to manual with twelve original projects and design inspiration from some of the greatest designers of the 20th century.

We had such a great time creating the projects and have received such positive feedback from the design community (click here to see some of the reviews), that we're ready to create the next installment in the Curbly Make It! series.

And so, we're interested in your thoughts! We've come up with three ideas that we think would all make great publications, and we'd love to know how you feel. Check out the options below, and then click to vote!

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Download FREE Retro Scrapbook Paper

by DIY Maven

created at: 2010/01/08

I was at my local craft store the other day looking of retro scrapbook paper. They had one. ONE. A search of the internets, however, uncovered Apple Scrapbook, which has a dozen darling retro scrapbook papers you can download for free. Perfect for virtual scrap-booking, of course, but also great for craft projects.

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Very Modern Mailboxes

by DIY Maven

created at: 2010/01/07

Most people don't think about their mailboxes much. And why should they? Mostly they're just repositories for unwarranted credit card applications and announcements for rug cleaning services. On the other hand, whether the box is the kind that hangs next to your front door or, like mine, it's on a post at the end of the drive, mailboxes are often the first thing that greets visitors to your home. If it's time to reassess your postbox presentation, you might want to start with some of these offerings, which have a very Palm Beach circa 1950's feel. (Each are made in New Zealand, but can be shipped anywhere in the world.)

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Make a Modern Statement Ring

by Swelldesigner
Make a modern statement ring


I wanted to make a cool statement ring and I have seen a lot online, but none that have totally caught my eye. When I sat down to create one, I thought I would do a ring with a modern looking pinwheel or bow. I quickly realized that wasn't going to happen with the materials at hand and I just began to play with some of my beads and findings on a little wooden disk. I laid out my findings and started to create a little collage and my statement...

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