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

mid century modern design

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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Using Photoshop for Good/Evil

by DIY Maven

 

Curbly guest Craig spied an old post of mine, Attention Woodworkers: Make this Pisa Bookshelf and got all evil genius about it. Craig made a schematic of workable plans for the bookshelf using Photoshop. Here's how he explains how he made the plans:

I take a photo of a shelf which is always at an angle, and use Photoshop to rotate it so it's straight, then make a new layer and trace it, then resize it to actual, and in PaintShop...

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ReadyMade's Makeover

by DIY Maven

created at: 2010/01/22

Have you heard? ReadyMade has been made over. The Feb/March issue has a new ReadyMade logo, easier-to-navigate sections and an all-new to-do-list of the projects featured in the issue. It also includes new sections, including small-space living, tech talk and a forum called 'Reply All', a place for ReadyMakers to speak their minds and offer great tips. Another new section referred to as 'Edible Adventure' focuses on one food item prepared in nearly 20 different ways. The first edible to take the adventure is pancakes. (Mmmm....pancakes.) Making a triumphant return to the mag's pages is the ever popular 'How Did You Get That F*&%ing Awesome Job?'. The person

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Before and After: A Punch of Aqua Goes a Long Way

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

created at: 2010/01/21

Fabric cording? Nooooo...it's aqua vinyl! When you pick the right color, there's no going wrong. Take a look at what three coats of delicious aqua paint will do when paired with a large, modern, graphic, floral fabric. It's fresh, modern, filled with hi grade upholstery foam and as comfy as can be. If you love it, it's on etsy right here. Now take a look at Cinderella before the fairy mod home ec teacher paid her a visit...

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