Glass Sink & Countertop Combo

By: Diy maven Oct 20, 2009

glass counter sink combined

This glass sink and counter top combo from Exence epitomized minimalism. Storage, faucet and plumbing are hidden to the side, putting all the focus on the curvy glass, where it should be. Continue Reading

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Fabulous and Fire Resistant

By: Diy maven Oct 16, 2009

<i>By Barbara Thornburg</i>

Located in Malibu, CA, this weekend get-away was designed with an emphasis on sustainability and fire resistance. Owners and architects Nick Roberts and Cory Buckner incorporated a 'noncombustible shell' and 'deep-set fire-resistant windows' into its construction. The couple's interest in fire resistance comes from personal experience. In 1993, a wild fire consumed the 4000 sf they were living in at they time. They escaped the fire with 3 carloads of belongings and moved into Cory's parent's house 30 minutes away. A week later, fire destroyed that house too.Continue Reading

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How-To: Spraypainted Wall Art.

By: Chrisjob Oct 06, 2009 offers a great DIY project featuring some of their less Crayolaish colors. A bit of tape, some actual leafs to stencil, and the result? A very fine natural modern print with a bit of glam.


  • Krylon Indoor/Outdoor Paint - Gloss White 
  • Krylon Indoor/Outdoor Paint - Semi-Gloss Black 
  • Krylon Indoor/Outdoor Paint - Ivy Leaf 
  • Krylon Brushed Metallic - Satin Nickel
  • Krylon WebbingContinue Reading
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The Dino Lounge

By: Diy maven Sep 25, 2009

created at: 2009-09-25

I just stumbled across a very swingin' website that I had to share. It's The Dino Lounge and its motto is 'Coolness Is Timeless'. Can't disagree with that. The entire Rat Pack makes the scene, including Frank, Dino, Joey, Peter (swoon) and Sammy. Continue Reading

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Before and After: $4.99 Goodwill Chair Upholstery Demo

By: Modhomeecteacher Sep 24, 2009

created at: 2009-09-24

Remember the stress of doing a demonstration speech in Speech 101? Reupholstering this chair in front of a classroom full of interior design students gave me the opportunity to sweat through this lovely experience one more time. Cutting foam, adding natural cotton batting (very fluffy and clumpy), and upholstering this mod side chair in front of a young, design hungry group made me vow to get better at these demos so I might take this show on the road. See what you think.Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Contemporary Remake in Utah.

By: Chrisjob Sep 17, 2009

created at: 2009-09-17

Friends, the photos speak for themselves...


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This dude's currently for sale.

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Luxury in Whistler, BC

By: Diy maven Sep 17, 2009

created at: 2009-09-17

This property, located in Whistler, BC, is on the market for a cool 7 million bucks. And you know what? Between the architecture, the view and the scent of the fir trees that surround it, it just might be worth every penny. Continue Reading

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1950's Ranch Gets Modern Makeover

By: Diy maven Sep 04, 2009



Dutton Architects transformed a West L.A. 50's ranch into a modern dream house. They added living space as well as 2,500 sf gallery. Continue Reading

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Mid-Century Modern Finds at Urban Outfitters

By: Chrisjob Aug 25, 2009

The fine folks at Atomic Addiction have been doing a little window shopping...web browser window shopping, that is, and they've been peering into, the website of the tries-to-be-too-hip-for-its-own-good-but-still-a-great-place-to-get-all-the-cool-stuff-you-see-online brick and mortar store found near university campuses and other metropolitan neighborhoods.

Among the finds include two 50s-inspired but not kitschyContinue Reading

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Utah Silo House

By: Diy maven Aug 19, 2009

monte silo house 1 Modern Monte Silo House in Utah

For those city folks who don't know what a silo is, it's a large, usually cylindrical structure used to store silage. What's silage? Stuff ruminators eat. What are ruminators? I'll let you chew on that for a while. However, this particular silo serves a different purpose altogether. Continue Reading

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446 Square Feet of Pure Bliss

By: Diy maven Aug 18, 2009



This little apartment in Sweden might be short on space, but, because it's long on style, you don't even notice! Decor8 observantly points out the generous use of Ikea pieces, Continue Reading

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How To: Two-Cube Credenza

By: Chrisjob Aug 13, 2009


How fun! DIY MCM-ness on Instructables. Furniture meister Wholman created this mid-century-ish credenza with a bit of premade shelving and threaded rods. The base is reminscient of the Eames wire-base tables, with the top as classic Scandinavian mod.

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Mad Men Mania

By: Modhomeecteacher Aug 13, 2009

created at: 2009-08-13

Image: AMC

Join the hoopla and get on the Mad Men bandwagon. The set designer should consult twith Pam over at RetroRenovations since she is THE aficionado on everything genuinely MCM. She sent an email out which includes an entire list and links of ways you can get in the mood for Sunday's Mad Men premier, including how to recreate Betty Draper's knotty pine kitchen. (Didn't I just spray paint all of the knotty pine in my basement?Continue Reading

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TrendWatch: A Little Plaid is a Must-Have for Fall

By: Modhomeecteacher Aug 06, 2009

created at: 2009-08-06

Photo Image:  ApartmentTherapy

I was thrilled to click on ApartmentTherapy Chicago and find a post on plaids. Yesterday on NPR's Marketplace they had a segment about retailers betting on plaid as a "must-have" for fall to bail out bruised retailers. Go to the AT post or click Continue Reading

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How to Refurbish a Retro Metal Tulip Chair

By: Modhomeecteacher Aug 04, 2009

created at: 2009-08-04

This morning I opened my emails to find this sweet, retro metal tulip chair which one of my upholstery student's rehabbed (the mom and daugther creative team). What I was really excited to learn Continue Reading

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