One day I realized how my house had started to fill up with Scandinavian design, especially my kitchen and dining area. I have a dining room set, china hutch, and ceiling light from Denmark. I collect enamelware from Norway and wooden toys from Denmark. Those wooden toys I collect are sitting on the shelves from Sweden. As my love for Scandinavian design grew, I needed an all-in-one guidebook I can go to when I wanted to learn more about the design and/or designer – “Scandinavian Design” by Charlotte & Peter Fiell proved to be “the one” for me.
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Keela’s health started to decline in July of 2013. Her vet was searching for a new battle plan when she quit responding to chemotherapy (cytosine and lomustine). However when her kidneys started to fail, we knew it was time to let her go – she passed very peacefully on the morning of July 20th, 2013.
Just in time for the holidays! Charley Harper Large-Format Canvas Wall Murals are now available from Charley Harper Art Studio. This brand new line features eight amazing works from Charley Harper’s vintage Ford Times Series.
Stretched or mounted, the wall murals measure 51″ wide by 36″ tall, with gallery wrapping – perfect for a wall above [...]
I have seen the photos of the Wilson house before, but never bothered to find out more about it until last month (shame on me). I was searching for mid-century modern related places to visit in the Austin, Texas area and found out the Wilson house was on our way in Temple, Texas.
We took a short vacation in Austin, Texas while back. Last time we were in Austin, we stayed at a cheap ol’motel (we were there for a week, so couldn’t afford anything but). We stayed at a hotel we always wanted to stay at this time: Hotel San Jose.
Hotel San Jose is located in the heart [...]
Updating the front door of our 1955 mid-century modern home is on the top of our “must do (?)” list. We have been eyeing either a doorlite kit or door from Crestview Doors for years. We had an opportunity to visit the warehouse in Austin, Texas to see their products in person. We were greeted [...]
My mother-in-law suggested we’d get a gift card from JCPenney for Father’s Day, so we dragged ourselves to the mall over the weekend. As we were looking for a customer service, we wandered into the home section of the store – that’s when all these bright colors popped into my eyes!
Jonathan Adler Happy Chic at [...]
“We need new house numbers!” – That’s what I have been saying every time I step out in front of my house. Updating house numbers is an easy way to spruce up curb appeal for any mid-century modern homes… So what are my options???
It’s spring – time to go outside and play with dirt. Our front yard only had two rose bushes which totally lacked interest and character. Lucky for us, it was however a blank slate for whatever landscaping pleases us. We put the rose bushes up for an adoption and started visiting local nurseries for landscaping [...]
It is always a great pleasure to receive emails from readers. They are often artists and shop owners wondering if I would feature their artwork or stores. I greatly appreciate their submissions and admire what they offer.
I recently received an email from Amanda who lives in Pasadena, CA with her husband and two dogs. She [...]