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Book Review: Scandinavian Design

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scandinavian design

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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Neutra by Barbara Lamprecht

My first encounter with Ricahrd Neutra’s architecture was the Kaufmann House in Palm Springs, California. My husband and I made a day trip to Palm Springs while visiting his grandparents in Long Beach. Only a several hours to spare, the Kaufman House was to me the “must-see” place among all the  great things in Palm […]

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HANDCRAFTED MODERN: At Home with Mid-Century Designers

HAND CRAFTED MODERN: At Home with Mid-Century Designers

Have you ever wondered what your favorite mid century modern designers’ personal living spaces look like? I have – I often daydream about visiting these mid century modern designers’ homes and having some tea or being a child of theirs and growing up in it (how cool is that!). I am curious to see how […]

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Make-It! Secondhand Chic

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I am a big fan of Curbly, the DIY Design Community. I get a lot of inspiration from their website on DIY projects. I especially love the DIY projects involving repurposing secondhand items, so their second issue of the Curbly Make It! series called “Make-It! Secondhand Chic” was just the perfect book for me. The […]

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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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Mid Century Modern Books

There are countless books on mid century modern design, furniture, architecture, etc. Below is a list of my favorite 10 mid century modern books. I think anyone who is interested in the subject can enjoy these books as well. Chances are you may already own some (or all?) of these books. If you are just […]

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