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Mid-Century Modern Redefined

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As our lives become increasingly complicated with the stresses of the everyday, carving out a personal refuge is more important than ever. Perhaps the need to simplify is in the zeitgeist, as we’ve recently seen a return to mid-century modern design. As the name suggests, this style first came to prominence in the middle of the 20th century, ushering in [...]

Steampunk Luxury

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How do you fuse a blast from the past with a science fiction future? The answer is steampunk, an eclectic style that injects futuristic, steam-powered technology into the Victorian era. Taking inspiration from the works of H.G. Wells and Jules Verne, steampunk creates an alternate reality where robots and Victorians share the same 19th century setting. W[...]

Leisurama: Modern Homes Sold in Department Store

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We've discussed our affinity for Mid-Century Modern homes in the past (see: here and here), so we were quite surprised when we discovered the existence of a fantastic looking documentary called Leisurama. The film tells the story of a 1960's department store that featured full-scale models of Mid-Century Modern homes that were part of a housing developmen[...]

Leisurama: Modern Homes Sold in Department Store

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We've discussed our affinity for Mid-Century Modern homes in the past (see: here and here), so we were quite surprised when we discovered the existence of a fantastic looking documentary called Leisurama. The film tells the story of a 1960's department store that featured full-scale models of Mid-Century Modern homes that were part of a housing developmen[...]

MoMA Modern Play House

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Last week we talked about Mid-Century Modern home tours and highlighted one particular tour that was taking place in Sacramento, CA. Continuing with that theme, today we stumbled upon a unique children’s toy – a Modern Play House that is made by the Museum of Modern Art in New York. This play house lets future modern architects and designers develop a sense[...]

Mid-Century Modern Home Tour

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Modern architecture was popularized in the 1950’s by renowned architects such as Joseph Eichler with a style of homes that came to be known as “California Modern.” These homes were characterized by glass walls, open floor plans, and post-and-beam construction. They can still be seen in many communities throughout Northern and Southern California, and there a[...]
 

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