If good design is a balance of aesthetics and utility, the craft peaked in the years between 1945–1970. This era of modernism hit the design sweet spot: functional beauty. Finding harmony between the natural and the manmade, artists and craftsmen created objects that serve their purpose with organic grace.
This site is a tribute to the mid-century modern movement as both a historical milestone and a living ideal, reflected in today’s best furniture, architecture, and design. Your host is Stephen Coles, a writer and graphic designer living in the San Francisco Bay Area. His other endeavors are Typographica, a journal of typography, and Fonts In Use. Feel free to contact me with suggestions, corrections, praise, or castigation.