Mid-Century Modern Blog of the Week: The Vintage Life.

by Chris Gardner

Dave and Rebecca from The Vintage Life started the blog, in their own words, to "share our passion for living the vintage lifestyle. From the home we own and fill with 1950 and 1960s items to our vintage camper and boat, we are proud to be vintage through and through. Join us on our vintage journey, so far it has been a great ride."

created at: 2010/01/25

Over the last few days, they've been featuring a series of vintage postcards they found in an now-closed antique store in Columbus, WI.

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How to make a flowery pom-pom pendant lamp

by DIY Maven

Take a look at the pendant lamp on the left. Does it make you squeal? It did me! I would have never imagined faux flowers and pom-poms could look so good together. Craftynest tells us how to make it as well as the lamp on the right, which doesn't thrill me quite as much. At least, it wasn't squeal-producing. Here's what you'll need to make them

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Make a no-slip kitchen towel

by DIY Maven

 

Over the holidays MWT and I bought ourselves a shiny new stove with a sleek handle on the oven door. Although the handle looks fab, the kitchen towels don't seem to like it as they are slipping off of it much too often. I might want to use Martha's trick for keeping the towels in their place.

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From the desk of Plastolux

by Plastolux

Hello to everyone in Curbly-land. My name is Tyler Goodro and I'll be spending the week with you. I am really excited about guest blogging during Mid-Century Modern Month! I am a graphic designer obsessed with Mid-Century Modern design, architecture and furniture. I run a website called Plastolux where I share some of my own modern DIY's, inspiration, and room designs using items found on eBay. I have a new DIY project that is pretty fun that I will will be sharing later this week. My posts on Plastolux really reflect my own personal style, which is a mix of many contemporary design disciplines, such as Atomic Modern, Ultra Modern, Natural Modern, Industrial Modern, Scandinavian Modern and Eclectic Modern.

Don't know what those distinctions mean? Think I made them up?

Well, stick around this week. I'm pumped to explore them together.

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Michael Haverland

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Please Welcome Guest Blogger: Tyler Goodro

by Chris Gardner

In honor of Mid-Century Modern Month, we've invited modernist Tyler Goodro of Plastolux.com to share his thoughts on how contemporary movements in design can help you love where you live. Tyler will be with us the whole week, of January 25 - 31, so check out his thoughts and feel free to comment and exchange ideas, then head over to Plastolux to see the goodies he's been posting there for the last few years.

created at: 2010/01/24

A bit about Tyler's...

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Curbly Giveaway : Win a Free Copy of Make It! Mid-Century Modern

by Chris Gardner

Friends of Curbly - We're giving away five free copies of our latest publication - Make It! Mid-Century Modern.
Make It! is our new series of how-to print/PDF manuals! In our first issue we show you how to make your own mid-century modern design masterpieces. These twelve of the MCM-inspired how-to projects will show you how to make a Calderiffic Mobile, Eames-embroidered napkins, a fantastic Girard-ish ottoman and more!.

created at: 2010/01/22

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VIDEO: Lou Manfredini discovers innovative products at Int'l Builders Show

by Marvin Windows

Continuing his reporting from the International Builders Show, Lou Manfredini uncovers some of the more innovative products on the show floor.

He meets with a representative from Bosch Appliances to learn about their new dishwasher, which operates with a focus on efficient use of energy and water. Lou also gets an introduction to a home automation system by Leviton.

Kevin Morrow, senior program manager for NAHB, talks with Lou about the National...

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