5 Modern Swimming Pools That'll Have You Dreaming of Summer!

by Capree K

5 Modern Swimming Pools That'll Have You Dreaming of Summer!

I don't know what it's like where you live, but the weather here has been utterly schizophrenic lately.  Take yesterday for example: highs in the 60s during the middle of the day, then snow by 8pm!  Madness.  To make it through Winter's last desperate attempts to bring me down, I'm focusing my thoughts on all the sunny days of Summer that lie ahead.  And, what could be more suitable for such a daydream than a roundup of 5 totally gorgeous, modern swimming pools?  Not much.  

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12 Affordable Modern Homes to Stay In on Your Next Vacation

by Bruno Bornsztein

12 Affordable Modern Homes to Stay In on Your Next Vacation

AirBnB.com
is a service that helps connect people who have homes, apartments, or spare rooms to rent. On principle, I love the idea (why bother with hotels when you can stay in a real person's house?), but in practice, I have to admin results are mixed. We used AirBnB for a trip to New York City last year, and the place wasn't nearly as nice as the pictures made it out to be. 

Still, if you just want to window shop, AirBnB is one of the best places on the Web to get tours of amazing living spaces around the world. Here are some of my recent, modern-ish favorites:

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Roundup: 5 Totally DIYable Modern Planters

by DIY Maven

Roundup: 5 Totally DIYable Modern Planters

Planters are not the first things we think of when we're decorating a room. However, the wrong container for that ficus can blow the look we strove so hard to complete. Here's a loverly selection of stylish and DIYable planters that would be at home in an modern or MCM environment.

First up is the Case Study Ceramic Cylinder Planter

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Curbly Giveaway: Win a Free Copy of Make It! Mid-Century Modern

by Bruno Bornsztein

Curbly Giveaway: Win a Free Copy of Make It! Mid-Century Modern

UPDATE: THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED

created at: 04/11/2011
This month we're exploring modern design, in all its incarnations. We're also selling our excellent Mid-Century modern DIY manual for only $5 (find out about that here). On top of that, this week we're giving away TWENTY free copies of the PDF version of the book to lucky readers! Yep, that's right, two-zero, twenty people will win a free copy of our PDF. Read on to learn how to win.

   

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DIY: Mid-Century Modern Clock Magnets

by Capree K

DIY: Mid-Century Modern Clock Magnets

You've probably seen bottle cap magnets before or maybe even made a few yourself.  (I have one of a Miniature Schnauzer on my fridge that my nephew lovingly picked out for me from the local craft fair.  It's awesome.)  But, have you seen MCM-inspired bottle cap magnets??  Yeah, that's what I thought!  

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Five Eames Chairs that Aren't Just for Seating

by Craftmel

 

Five Eames Chairs that Aren't Just for Seating

In my opinion, the most loved and easily recognized and furniture designers of the Mid-Century are Charles and Ray Eames.  Together, they had the Midas touch when it came to home furnishings; if the Eames' designed it, it became a classic. 

If you aren't lucky enough to own an actual Eames Chair of any variety, how about using their images as decor?   

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Roundup: 25 Modern Rugs Under $200

by Capree K

Roundup: 25 Modern Rugs Under $200

I'm a lover of all things modern with an absolute (and nearly uncontrollable) weakness for textiles.  So when I heard that April was modernism month here at Curbly, I knew a roundup of bold, drool-worthy rugs was certainly in order!  Of course, it would be easy to show you eye popping designs that go to the tune of $3k and up, but where's the fun - or reality - in that?  Instead, I'll show you 25 beautiful, budget-friendly rugs that'll look great in any modern, contemporary, or transitional space for less than $200!  Ready?  Let's go!  

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Modern Castle

by DIY Maven

Villa Dirickz: A Modern Castle in Brussels

When we think of castles, the last adjective that comes to mind is 'modern', but that's just what this castle is, modern. Very. Construction of the Villa Diricks, located in Brussels, was completed in 1933. Its architect was Marcel Leborgne, "one of the founders of Modernism

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