The Naked Sideboard, and Other Stuff Spotted at the MIA

Diy Maven

A couple weeks ago while visiting the Minnesota Institute of Arts, MWT said, "Look, a naked sideboard" as he pointed to Gerrit Rietveld & Gerard A van de Groenekan's 'Sideboard'. Located in the museum's Modernism Collection, the piece measures 41 1/4" x 78 3/4" x 17 1/2". Constructed primarily of beachwood, the sideboard was designed in 1919 but created in 1959. It elevates the hidden mechanics that we don't always consider when faced...

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How To Buy and Sell Mid-Century Furniture Online

Mod Home Ec Teacher

created on: 08/13/08

Why gas up to drive around looking for vintage modern furniture and art when www.lushpad.com is right at your fingertips.  I feel like I've just been on a little jaunt downtown to my favorite vintage furniture stores and I never left my well-worn computer chair.  Owner Melanie Carlson has brought together a design gallery, auction house and design magazine, all in one.  She saw the need for an online secondary market for designer furniture...

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The Mid-Century Modern Gingerbread House

Diy Maven

Move over graham cracker cottages; there’s a new architect on the block and she’s a mid-century modern fan. From Red Envelope, this unique twist to that old favorite features a garage and a rock garden. The 18" x 13" x 5 ½" high structure can be personalized and is 100% edible–within 30 days of unwrapping, that is. Comes fully assembled for $78 - $88, or just use the pics as inspiration to build your own. Via The Green Head.

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