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    Thread: Mid-Century Modern Appreciation Thread

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      03-02-2009 04:01 PM #36
      Quote, originally posted by buddahvw »
      update: signed the lease last night, will be living in the green home for a year starting next weekend........ moving will be-the-suck....... once I get it up and running will post some pics.... the owner did clear and cut down the landscape in front, since the last time I was there..........

      Congrats. Let me know if you need any feedback on interior design or layout. It's too bad we're not coming to LV this year otherwise I'd swing by with a bottle of champagne.


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      03-20-2009 02:08 PM #37


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      03-21-2009 01:05 PM #38
      I *love* MCM. Things like the last 2 pics above soothe my soul. "Traditional", "colonial" and developer McHouses are like a cheese grater to my soul.


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      07-09-2009 12:46 AM #39
      I wanted to bump this. I have always wanted to get a mcm. My wife and I are looking to hopefully get one within the next year, so more inspiring pics would be awsome

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      07-10-2009 09:41 AM #40
      the Farnsworth house by Mies van der Rohe needs to be in here.. http://www.farnsworthhouse.org/

      clever.

      ah crap.


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      07-20-2009 02:07 PM #41
      that last flood picture made me sad.......

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      07-20-2009 05:29 PM #42
      yea that sucked big time. We just got started "retrovating" our kitchen last week. Here's a shot of the semi finished product:

      going mid-century one room at a time.


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    9. 12-05-2010 10:09 AM #44
      this thread is way overdue for a bump!

      Quote Originally Posted by synthsis View Post
      nice double oven Flair Custom Imperial!
      I have a single, but room for a double... someday...

    10. 12-07-2010 08:06 PM #45
      Sweet never saw this thread, will add pics as soon as I can.

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      12-07-2010 08:22 PM #46
      Quote Originally Posted by synthsis View Post
      yea that sucked big time. We just got started "retrovating" our kitchen last week. Here's a shot of the semi finished product:

      going mid-century one room at a time.

      that is bad ass.

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      12-08-2010 12:47 AM #47
      since this thread is back from the dead I'll throw up an updated pic.

      vintage kitchen- almost done

      vintage kitchen- almost done

      We've also done a bit of work in the living room as far as eradicating the ikea/new furniture and going back to vintage stuff. The only things new in the living room now are the Mac and our 52" TV on the wall.

      living room vignettes

      this living room shot is actually dated too. We have a cool as Wall Unit full of vintage knick-knacks and the two white shelves have been taken over by my wife's new obsession with little ceramic things like deer and owls. Plus 2 AWESOME pictures of cats we got at the flea market for a Buck, yup, 2 for a dollar.

      Little shelf of fun

      and every Vintage house needs an Aluminum tree.

      by trixiepinks, on Flickr">My tree <img src=" />

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      12-08-2010 12:48 AM #48
      Quote Originally Posted by xnoitaNx View Post
      this thread is way overdue for a bump!



      nice double oven Flair Custom Imperial!
      I have a single, but room for a double... someday...
      thanks, it was shipped from Oklahoma to NJ. I won it on eBay Christmas eve a couple years back for $77. Let's just say it cost significantly more than that to ship it. I'm still looking for a Frigidaire range hood to go between the top of the stove and the cabinet, it's designed to have one.

    14. 12-08-2010 06:12 PM #49
      Watch out, there are a ton of knockoffs out there, some decent but most are crappy.
      There are only two manufactors that make this chair and thats Herman Miller USA
      and Vitra EURO. The two of them places the name (Eames) on the chair. Look for that when you go looking.

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      12-10-2010 11:01 AM #50
      You need a teak credenza!


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      01-13-2011 07:53 PM #51
      There's a Modern / MidMod Furniture Auction I go to every couple months and I've seen some of the most incredible furniture go through there. A couple gorgeous teak cedenzas, some Herman Miller Plycrafts, some decent prices, some through the roof. I'll take some pics of our wall unit soon and post them here.

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      01-14-2011 04:34 PM #52
      Great thread. My house is a rather pedestrian 2 story (built int he 80s). I do love the vintage feel, and when I can, I add some period pieces. I have found some awesome corner hanging lamps, and use them as accent pieces. My bar is a knock-off of a 60's style, and I have also bought some vintage glassware to round it out.

      My dream house is something like these gems shown above, but I don't think I would be able to get there at this point in my life.
      Some of my "finds". All flea market stuff, nothing was expensive.










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      01-14-2011 05:07 PM #53
      we've got some little Mid Century House accessories (and very nice vintage lingerie) in our Etsy store if anyone is looking to pick anything up.

      my wife's Etsy link:
      http://www.etsy.com/people/Trixiepinks

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      01-14-2011 05:59 PM #54
      good, i've been beaten to mies. i want to live in his gas station

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      01-16-2011 07:58 PM #55
      Quote Originally Posted by Mister MK4 View Post
      I have filled up there!

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      01-17-2011 11:58 AM #56
      Speaking of Mies... I work in one of his creations.


    22. 01-20-2011 09:02 AM #57
      Wow Synthsis talk about a time machine you have there, I can actuall see Biff walking in and having a
      seat on the couch.
      Although too pure for my taste you've created some very convincing living spaces, very impressive.

      anywho......although very nice as it is some mid century modern furniture in here would really set it this place off...
      Last edited by RENOG; 01-20-2011 at 09:10 AM.

    23. 01-21-2011 12:32 AM #58
      I love the look of mid century modern design... just always wonder if it's my ideal living space. I tend to prefer living in "warmer" design spaces.

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      01-21-2011 07:30 PM #59
      Thanks for the compliments. I've gotta finish up our bedroom and shoot that. There isn't much too it (12x12sq) but it does have a Danish Mod/MCM dresser set in it and a couple shelves of some of my vintage cameras.

      Although too pure for my taste you've created some very convincing living spaces, very impressive.
      Pure? haha. the 56" LCD on the opposing wall and the iMac on the desk (both conveniently out of sight in the pics) would differ with the pureness. I do try to balance the old with the modern. New furniture just doesn't do it for me, so generic and stale. I do plan on replacing the 2 armchairs with 1 Herman Miller Plycraft lounger when I finally get the loot set aside.

      I also have a ton of tiki mugs and tiki brick-a-brak, so I plan on building a tiki bar at some point in our sunroom but I need to figure out why it basically floods in there every time it rains or snows. Free beers to anyone who can figure it out for me.

      Another note, I have the complete blueprints drawn up to add a full open floorplan living room/dining space to the front of my house when I get back to work. It's going to be a low pitch roof with clerestory windows.
      Last edited by synthsis; 01-21-2011 at 07:35 PM.

    25. 01-24-2011 06:34 PM #60
      ^^sounds it'll be one sweet addition..


      oh yeah cant have such a thread without the case study house of Stahl

      (Case study 22)
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      01-25-2011 10:20 AM #61
      I live in a MCM neighborhood outside Atlanta.

      I don't have any pics, but my house is a ranch with six sliding glass doors and a funky roof. Here is a link to the neighborhood site.

      http://www.northcrestmodern.com/

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      01-26-2011 11:06 AM #62
      Quote Originally Posted by Preppy View Post
      Speaking of Mies... I work in one of his creations.



      I live in one..... in a townhouse in the largest Mies van der Rohe residential developement in the world, in Lafayette Park, Detroit







      oh, and i spend my days working in saarinen
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      01-26-2011 01:37 PM #63
      Do you guys know about the Blog Mies and Carrots? look it up, they focus just on is architecture.

    29. 09-15-2011 02:05 PM #64


      This thread needs more love. I recently purchased a Florence sofa, love seat, chair + ottoman. Completely change the look of my living room. Also found a round/glass-topped Lane Altavista end table off of CL recently to add to the collection.

      Anyway, looking for more inspiration so please...oblige.

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      09-15-2011 03:31 PM #65
      You mean Barcelona Chair

      this is a Florance chair



      Both awesome btw and congrats! I'd love to own a set of them but I don't have my own place yet.

    31. 09-15-2011 03:50 PM #66
      to be clear, yes I posted pic a Barcelona lounge chair & referenced the florence. no pics to post of my setup, just yet.

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      09-15-2011 04:23 PM #67
      Recently picked one of these up.

      Eames DCW in cherry.


    33. 09-15-2011 06:41 PM #68
      ^^I love that chair, my wife however laughs at me because she says it looks like pre-school classroom chair.........and it does actually, a very cool one at that..


      I like this one too...

      Last edited by RENOG; 09-15-2011 at 06:44 PM.

    34. 09-15-2011 06:49 PM #69
      Oh and yes this thread needs more love.. MCM nut holding it down










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