Mid-Century Modern Madness

Posted on Thursday, August 16, 2012 by lucia_l

Blame it on Mad Men, but Mid-Century Modern design is back! If you need a Mid-Century Modern fix while waiting for the next season of Mad Men, check out some of these examples.

Atomic Ranch                                   Atomic Ranch by Michelle Gringeri-Brown
Volume Two

Volume Two (CD)

Check out the video for the track "Don't Look Back," it's an inspired spoof of the time period and I want those mop slippers!

 

 

 

 

Eames

Eames (DVD)

Charles and Ray Eames are famous for their contributions to modern furniture design, but this documentary covers so much more, they were a complex, fascinating couple. For examples of their, and other, iconic Mid-Century Modern furniture pieces, check out SCCLD's Pinterest page.

Please Give

Please Give (DVD)

Catherine Keener and Oliver Platt are furniture dealers who specialize in Mid-Century Modern, facing existential crisis as they wait for their neighbor to die so they can expand their New York apartment.

Handmade Modern

Handmade Modern

Mid-Century Modern for the DIY set.

Palm Springs Weekend Palm Springs Weekend by Alan Hess
Mon oncle

Mon Oncle (DVD)

The modernism and color palate of the set design make this a must see for fans of modern architecture, and though the film is a commentary on the coldness and absurdity of modernism and consumerism, I can't help loving it and wanting to buy everything in it!

Eichler Homes

Eichler Homes

 There are nine "Eichler Home" communities in Northern California, the closest being the Fairglen Tract in the Willow Glen neighborhood of San Jose, so if you love the book, you can drive by some examples in person.

 

 

Tagged: Book Blog, Interior Decoration, M. Ward, Michelle Gringeri-Brown, Todd Oldham, Zooey Deschanel, Campbell News, Mid-Century Modern

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