Mid-Century Modern Classics...For Tots.

By: Chrisjob Jul 03, 2009

Knoll Furnishings, the manufacturers of classic pieces by Eero Saarinen, Harry Bertoia, Alexander Girard, Maya Lin, and  Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (nearly all the MCM heavyweights besides the Eameses and George Nelson), is getting smaller.


"Created for the ones we love, knoll kids™ is a collection of spirited, modern furniture scaled for a younger generation. Each piece reflects our belief in the utility of modern design and commitment toContinue Reading

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21 Modern & Stylish Bedroom Designs

By: Diy maven Jun 22, 2009

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If you're looking for some design inspiration for your bedroom, just take a look at these 21 images from Home Interiors Zone. They're stylish yet relaxing. They also prove that beige doesn't have to be bland!Continue Reading

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The most unique & stylish hotel rooms you have ever seen.

By: Diy maven Jun 19, 2009


We've all seen pictures of 'themed' hotel rooms before, but the Fox Hotel in Copenhagen has done something that should really set the standard for all those other ambiance-attempting options. What Fox did was enlist the help of 21 street artists, illustrators and graphic designers from all corners of the world. The result is a very unique and stylish collection of 61 rooms. Okay, so they aren't at theme-y as say an Arabian Nights room....I'llContinue Reading

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The 'Twilight' House

By: Diy maven Jun 17, 2009

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Design Tavern did some investigating and found some lovely images of a property featured in the movie Twilight. Fans will know it as the place where dreamy Edward Cullen lives. Or...not lives? Anyhoo, the house is as dreamy as Robert Pattinson, but for completely different reasons.Continue Reading

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Retro TV Gone Dry Bar

By: Modhomeecteacher Jun 09, 2009

created at: 2009-06-09

Image: RobnSarah

It's heartbreaking to come upon, consider and ultimately pass up a behemoth like a fab retro TV cabinet or stereo console due to the logistics of hauling it away and extracting the innards.  Our friends over at ApartmentTherapy  found photos of this clever TV to dry bar conversion that some brave souls undertook. Continue Reading

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Easy Breezy Ottoman Slipcover

By: Modhomeecteacher Jun 04, 2009

created at: 2009-06-04

Hot off the press over on ApartmentTherapy is an easy summer ottoman slipcover tutorial. Read step by step Continue Reading

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The Most Futuristic House in the World

By: Diy maven Jun 02, 2009

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Is Dupli Casa by J. MAYER H. Architects THE most futuristic-looking house in the world? Some people think so. Continue Reading

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DIY: Retro Stars

By: Modhomeecteacher Jun 01, 2009

created at: 2009-06-01

These simple retro stars add just enough, but not too much, to a sparse tabletop. I've always been partial to the mid century star designs. There's no need to say more, k.f.d. designs provides a step by step tutorial to show you how to make your own multi-sized set. Continue Reading

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How to Web and Rebuild a Chair Seat

By: Modhomeecteacher May 20, 2009

created at: 2009-05-20

So you found a fabulous chair by the dumpster. It's unique, solid, and the price was right. What a find! The only problem is that you need to rebuild the entire chair seat, jute webbing and all.

Where do you begin?  This is fairly simple if you can see how it breaks down in three parts.Continue Reading

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27 Modern Gadgets for the Modern Kitchen

By: Diy maven May 06, 2009

Sometimes when I see a new kitchen gadget, I wonder how I've ever lived without it. House Beautiful has put together a list of 'indispensable' what-nots for aspiring chefs. Here are some of my favs. To see the rest, head on over to HB.Continue Reading

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How To: Four Lives of a Modern Side Table

By: Modhomeecteacher Apr 23, 2009

created at: 2009-04-22

Good thrifting advice is to go ahead and buy a piece if it stands out from the ordinary. What stood out about this table? The legs. Modern, sleek, solid wood and sturdy. The supports are also solid and can be used again, I'm sure. The table tops are a composite wood covered with formica and  a plastic band around the edges. See three more very different looks you can get with this $6.99 Goodwill table.Continue Reading

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Upholster a Modern Rocket Chair

By: Modhomeecteacher Apr 09, 2009

created at: 2009-04-09

It seems like a good time to share my Mid-Century-Modern Rocket Chair Reupolstery Project. There are numerous photos that tell the story, so I'll make the instructions brief.

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Julius Shulman: Architectural Photographer

By: Diy maven Mar 26, 2009

Julius Shulman is more than a photographer of architecture. His images of Los Angeles of the 50's and 60's have become the paradigm for Hollywood movie designers. If you saw Iron Man, you'll see Mr. Shulman's influence in the hero's ultra-sleek hillside abode. If you haven't seen that particular movie, then perhaps his Case Study House No. 22, shown above, is familiar. Taken back in 1960, the Hollywood Hills home was designed by Pierre Koenig and has become an iconic representation of life in Southern California in the 1950's.Continue Reading

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Layered Lighting

By: Diy maven Mar 26, 2009

A while back I wrote an article about 'light layering', which outlined the practice of using various types of lighting fixtures to illuminate a room properly. 'Light layers', in the context of this post, are much more literal. From Ylighting, add one of these fixtures to any room for instant texture.

This Twister Drop Pendant ($313) is available in a rainbow of colors,Continue Reading

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Bundt Pan Wall

By: Diy maven Mar 19, 2009

2modern spotted this charming bundt pan wall on flickr. It's a perfect example of typical 'folksy' items displayed in a fresh, new way. 2modern suggests making over old, less colorful  bundt pans with spray paint. Great idea!

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