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Charley Harper Large-Format Canvas Wall Murals

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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 […]

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The Moderne Line Collection by LilahV

Modern Line Collection

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 […]

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Crafting Modernism: Midcentury American Art and Design

I always include as many as museums possible in my itinerary when I travel. Museum of Arts and Design in New York was one of the few I didn’t have time to visit when I visited New York City a few years back. When I heard about the “Crafting Modernism: Midcentury American Art and Design” […]

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Featured Artist: Jan Skácelík

Ever since I got my first Cathrineholm poster, I had been dying to get another one (or two, three, four…). I really like this one:
Love and Food by Jan Skácelík
This wonderful work was done by a multi-talented artist Jan Skácelík from Olomous, Czech Republic. Jan works as a graphic designer/photographer/composer (wow!). Many of his posters […]

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Updating the Kitchen Around the Cathrineholm Poster: Part 1

Earlier this year, my friend Jennifer brought me a surprise gift. It was a poster of Cathrineholm enamelware that I had been eyeing on Etsy. I have never mentioned about the poster to her, so it was a quite surprise. I first saw the poster on Flickr and found that it was for sale on […]

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Art of Michael Murphy

Published by under Mid Century Modern Art

One of the best rewards of having a mid-century modern blog is receiving emails from individuals asking to be featured on my blog. Not only is it a great honor, but also a great “find” of whatever (artist, product, company, etc.) I am asked to feature – otherwise I may miss its existence. So needless […]

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George Perrou “Shipwrecks of Sparta” Show

[ June 3, 2010 to June 26, 2010. ] Elroy Artspace Gallery in Portland, Oregon is featuring Shipwrecks of Sparta, a solo exhibition of new works by George Perrou. In the artistʼs first solo exhibition at the gallery, Shipwrecks of Sparta, Perrou builds upon the creative variation marked in his 2009 small piece series – when he introduced “distressed” backgrounds to his popular “modscapes” […]

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Eames House Blocks

The Eames House Blocks by House Industries will be available on June 1, 2010. When the blocks are stacked together, they replicate the Eames House (Case Study No.8 House) and its adjacent studio in Pacific Palisades, California. The individual blocks feature letters, numerals, and symbols from House Industries’ Eames Century Modern font collection. Each set […]

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Dreams of Eames: Mid Century Modern Inspired Art Group Show

[ April 1, 2010; 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] Elroy Artspace Gallery in Portland, Oregon is featuring mid century modern inspired art in “Dreams of Eames” group show on April 1st, 2010. The show is a tribute to the iconic mid century modern designer, Charles Eames. The art for this show is exemplifies the palette, technique or subject matter relating to the period, and […]

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Kid Made Modern by Todd Oldham

Kid Made Modern by Todd Oldham

Designer Todd Oldham’s book Handmade Modern has been a great source for me when it comes to mid century modern inspired DIY projects. Even if I am not planning on making anything, I like to flip through the pages time to time. Handmade Modern came out in 2005 and I had been wondering if he […]

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