Monday, January 25, 2010

Decorating with Mid Century Modern, Part 6

Just had to share these inspiring photos I found on Lipstick On Your Teeth. I love the mix of mid century with less expected pieces. Beautiful.

You can read the interview with the owner here.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

The creatives at Kate Spade do it again.

Doom and gloom is all around these days, but the creatives over at Kate Spade always manage to make me smile. Check out Flirt With Adventure here.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Your Winter Getaway

IC Green, Inc. makes cabanas, studios, and residences from recycled shipping containers. Innovative, green, and oh so mod!

Maybe I'll trade in my South Philly roof deck dream for one of these...



Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Decorating with Mid Century Modern, Part 5

Displaying a collection of vintage finds can be a great way to decorate. Collections can be made based on form, color, subject, manufacturer, or use. They can be simple & orderly or robust & frenetic. Time spent on Flickr resulted in the following examples. Enjoy!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Target, I Love You So

During a recent trip to Target I found these shiny, retro bread boxes. They look like pieces of candy!

Because my Target was out of the red ones—and that is going to be the accent color in our kitchen—I went to the Target web site. A search for "retro kitchen" lead me to these awesome and affordable finds. I heart Target.

Friday, January 15, 2010

A girl can dream...

IF I moved to Bethesda, MD.

IF I won the lottery.

Big "ifs", but what a dream.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

The Color of 2010

In December Pantone unveiled the color of 2010: PANTONE 15-5519 Turquoise. I can't think of a poppier mid century throw back!
Arne Jacobson's 1966 Room 606 at the SAS House in Copenhagen.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Vintage Inspired Lighting

A few months ago we were lucky enough to find a vintage chandelier for our dining room at a flea market in New Jersey.

We're now on the hunt for mid century vintage or vintage inspired sconces. During my search I've found Rejuvenation—a Portland, Oregon company specializing in period lighting.

Here are just a few samples from the mid century modern line:

Be sure to check out the company history section of the site for an inspiring start-up story.

Also, right now you can enter to win a fixture from Rejuvenation's latest collection—the Hourglass. Enter here.