Remembering Julius Shulman.

By: Chrisjob Jul 28, 2009 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).

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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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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

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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

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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

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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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