Mid-Century Modern Original Interiors

by DIY Maven

created at: 03/12/2010

Nothing beats illustrations or photography of original mid-century modern interiors. The grainy pictures, the comic-book quality of the drawings, it's all quite marvelous. Not only are they entertaining to look at, they're also inspirational. And what better way to be inspired to design your MCM home than to look at original images from the period? That being said, I've perused images on the internets for some examples. Here's some juicy ones. 

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6 'Ultimate' Kitchens

by DIY Maven

Kitchen Night

Uniques Homes launched an 'Ultimate Kitchen' contest in their February/March issue, inviting realtors to submit images and details of the most spectacular kitchens in their most spectacular listings. Some might label them 'state of the art' or 'over the top' or both. Of all the entires they received, they culled them down to 6, using the

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Tell me how to cut glass!!!

by DIY Maven

Recycled Drinking Glasses by Emma Woffenden and Tord Boontje
Transglass Carafe

I have one of those 'craft' bottle cutters--the kind with the wheel-y cutter and tapper deal. For cutting a straight line on a regular bottle, it works fine. Well not fine, but it does cut. What I wanna do it cut necks of bottles both straight and wonky like the bottles pictured here. These particular examples are from Emma Woffenden and Tord Boontje, and

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Fiber Artist Xenobia

by Createcass

All Crochet

created at: 03/11/2010

Photo by Jeffery Machtig

Xenobia Bailey: Re-Possessed Fiber Artist

 

I have been a fan of Xenobia's work since the early 90's, I just couldn't believe what she would do with a crochet needle and yarn. 

created at: 03/11/2010

First they were hats and her art work grew into presentations  with the enphisis on Funk.

Her journey is not limited to her own funky journey, but she also brings out the funk in everyone.

These photos from the Creativity...

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Patchwork Couch

by Createcass

Can't decide on a color or pattern no problem

created at: 03/10/2010

Crafters Craft

I've been saying I need a new couch and with lack of funds I thought I would have a cover made.  Then I saw these patchwork couches.  Great idea, my next step is to talk to an expert upholsterer and see how he/she can recreate this idea for me.  I will get back to you if I get this project going.

These inspired seatings from Design Crisis

 

created at: 03/11/2010

created at: 03/11/2010

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