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If good design is a balance of aesthetics and utility, the craft peaked in the years between 1945–1970.
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“The Standard Hotel Downtown LA”, recently submitted to our photo group by ChimayBleue
The restaurant at The Standard Hotel in downtown LA.
Wow! That’s some crazy’s retro goodness. It’s nice to know that places like this have been preserved.
You’ve got to have drinks on the roof deck. They have these funky waterbed pods that you can sit in near the pool. Most definitely a memorable time.
I’ve stayed there. It’s pretty great! Restaurant looks even better at night with it’s buttery glow.
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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. Read more »
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