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 UrbanOutfitters.com, 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.

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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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Before and After: Mid Century Modern Linen Closet Makeover

By: Modhomeecteacher Jul 30, 2009

created at: 2009-07-30

Our very own MCM Chairman of the Board and author of Atomic Indy blog has posted a nice Before and After tutorial of a hallway linen closet transformation in his MCM home. Who would a thunk a linen closet could be so fabulous?Continue Reading

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Stretch Shelf by Peter Oyler.

By: Chrisjob Jul 28, 2009

Bike tire tubes and spray paint, here I come:


From MocoLoco: "Pete Oyler, a recent MFA graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) sent in images of his new "s t r e t c h" shelf. Made of cast rubber and machined aluminum, the are, essentially, giant rubberbands that function as wall shelves. And wall art..."



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Remembering Julius Shulman.

By: Chrisjob Jul 28, 2009

http://www.juliusshulmanfilm.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/5-csh22-twogirls.jpgA recent Design Within Reach DesignNotes newsletter article pays tribute to photographer Julius Shulman, who passed away on July 15, 2009, at the age of 98. Shulman was THE catalogue-r of the mid-century modern architecture and furniture movement, and his photos of Case Study homes and iconic interior design are regarded as authoritative. There are countless books and ads featuring his work, as well as the documentary Visual Acoustics.

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Lego Does Frank Lloyd Wright

By: Lilybee Jul 27, 2009

Lego's architecture series is perfect for those of us who had trouble giving up the blocks as kids. The collection now includes the Guggenheim in all it's crazy-shaped glory (it looks particularly sci-fi in Lego).

created at: 2009-07-27

Falling Water is also in the range, (though not available yet) and it has me cooing like a lovestruck pigeon (it's like a perfect storm of awesomeContinue Reading

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iArtist: DIY Kits for Re-Creating Notorious Contemporary Art Pieces.

By: Chrisjob Jul 23, 2009

Damien Hirst's Love of God? Banksy's famous sprayed stencils? Everyone I have Ever slept with 1963-1995? Now you can make them, too!

"IARTISTLONDON is the cool new brand that enables you to make real contemporary pieces of art from the comfort of your home. All those pieces that you always wanted to have but couldn´t afford. We believe art should be for everyone. Our boxes contain all the necessary elements so you only have toContinue Reading

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Classic Craft: SunPrints

By: Chrisjob Jul 17, 2009

With just a bit of cyanotype paper, wonderful, natural modern prints are just a walk-through-the-park away. The Light Garden offers their experience with this fun old-school craft here, here's a bit of the science behind the process, and a link to the supplies.


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The Edge House.

By: Chrisjob Jul 06, 2009


I realize that walking around in Mobius Architect's edge house doesn't necessarily demand one has to lean at a thirty degree angle, but I like to envisioning its inhabitants doing so. The Edge House will sit upon a excavated limestone hill, and "aside from its site, the Edge House’s most striking feature is a front elevation dominated by a steep, shingled roof, pierced by windows and a large terrace jutting over the site of a former quarry. TheContinue Reading

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Campana : Hopscotch Carpet by A/R Studio.

By: Chrisjob Jul 03, 2009


There's still something wonderful about being barefoot in the park. And, there's still something pretty dangerous, as well. So, just bring the sidewalk to you with the Campana Carpet. Continue Reading

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