Mid-Century Modern Homes

25.01.11

For Sale: Cameron’s House from “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”

We saw this news over a year ago, but HUH reports that the iconic house from “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” is still for sale. The 4 bedroom, 5,300 sq. ft....

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12.10.10

Anderson & Coppola Direct “Le Apartomatic” Ad for Stella Artois

Stella Artois consistently produces amusing, cinematic ads and their latest combines two of my loves: wood panels and control panels. Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola co-directed this spot in which the set is the star.

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06.04.09

“The Incredibles” Mid-Century Ideal

The home of Bob and Helen Parr in “The Incredibles” is one of the finest examples of mid-century modernism in all of animated cinema. Thanks to Pixar’s skilled artists and...

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10.12.08

Filip's Flat: A Living Showroom of Design Classics

But there are less expected pieces too, like his extensive collection of Artemide lighting, including a Tizio, Tolomeo, and the avant garde Boalum which coils like a luminescent snake on the floor. The Rosendahl monkey with the prankster's look and the light colored belly has transformed kids' rooms into jungles and sparked dreams of far-away places since 1951 when it was designed by Kay Bojesen.

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05.12.08

1950s California Modern by Julius Shulman

Usually there would be a grey brick fireplace and evidence of robin egg blue palette or chrome and blond furniture around for the fifties. ...That’s what I’m getting at when I say mid-century modernism is “both a historical milestone and a living, breathing ideal, reflected in much of today’s best design and architecture.”

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22.11.08

Appartement de Maxime Clair

I’ve been following Maxime Clair’s Flickr stream for several weeks as gorgeous pieces of European modern design flow by. ... Pictured here (names in French): Chair on left: Fauteuil Diamant, Harry Bertoia, Knoll, 1952 Eames Segmented table et DSX chairs Chair in rear on left: Chaise Anthony, Jean Prouvé, Atelier Jean Prouvé, 1948 - Vitra, 2000 Black pendant: ferruccio laviani, FL/Y Lamp Table lamp: Lampe Nesso, Gruppo Architetti Urbanista Citta Nuova, Artemide, 1965 Sculpture on mantle: Bougeoirs Nagel, Allemagne, Circa 1970

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19.11.08

Richard Powers and the Reflecting Pool

Remember when I said that a reflecting pool is what takes a beautiful home exterior shot to another level of beauty? ... Much of it captures homes with water features, and all of it is wall art worthy.

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03.10.08

Mid-Century Furniture (and Playmate Delores Wells)

Surrounded by the plush blue rug, brick fireplace, and wall unit shelving is Delores Wells , playmate of the month for June 1960 as photographed by Don Bronstein. Please pardon my censorship (thanks to Picnik for the shapes), but I thought it would be hasty to assume all my readers are appreciative of nudity, however tasteful.

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23.09.08

Anna Weiss House, St. Louis

Fellow mid-century modernist Anna Weiss is a newcomer on the blog scene and her site promises to be a daily stop. ...The house has a very open floor plan, so the living room opens to the sitting room which is also the dining area.

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09.09.08

Kitchen Illustrations from the '50s

This stuff comes from the period before modernism matured, but these illustrations from magazines like Better Homes & Gardens and Good Housekeeping at See Saw are too charming to ignore.

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27.08.08

Dave Cuzner’s Oakland Townhouse

A fellow Oakland blogger Leah Hennen toured the home of another fellow Oakland blogger Dave Cruzner . Having run into Dave at various sample sales and museum exhibitions I expected to see a lot of mid-century modern charm in his place, but the beauty and style in these photos is still a bit shocking.

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10.08.08

Tulip Table and Panton Chairs

“ new dining table ”, recently submitted to our photo group by m.bibelot .

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