Mid-Century Modern Culture

03.07.13

The Eames Translated their Process of Discovery into Creative Work

“Sell your expertise and you have a limited repertoire. Sell your ignorance and you have an unlimited repertoire. He was selling his ignorance and his desire to learn about a subject. The journey of not knowing to knowing was his work.

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03.01.12

Vintage Ski Posters of Europe

High-end UK dealer Vintage Seekers is offering an expertly curated selection of mid-century posters featuring ski resorts throughout the Alps and other destinations.

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09.02.11

She & Him Go 1950s Americana in “Don’t Look Back” Video

Director Jeremy Konnor was clearly inspired by “American Look”, the 1958 film by Chevrolet, in this music video for She & Him’s “Don’t Look Back”. See both videos below.

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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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08.10.10

Peter Loughrey Highlights Hans Wegner in LAMA’s 50th Auction

Peter Loughrey, founder and director of Los Angeles Modern Auctions, has been dealing in Wegner designs since 1989. We asked him about the pieces in the organization’s 50th auction, to be held October 17, 2010.

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25.07.10

“Mad Men” Furniture: Don Draper’s Office

AMC’s “Mad Men” debuted with perfect timing, at a moment when America’s fascination with mid-century style was at a fever pitch. In celebration of the Season Four Premiere, we look at the show’s immaculate production design.

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29.06.10

Risom Reborn: Rocket and Benchmark Reissue Nine Jens Risom Designs from 1950s and ’60s

This week, London’s Rocket Gallery is launching a collection of nine pieces from the mid-century master Jens Risom. We talked to Jonathan Stephenson of Rocket and Risom himself about their collaboration.

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08.01.10

West Elm Yellow

I’m lukewarm about West Elm. Their hollow, veneered case goods are at IKEA’s level but their prices are not. Still, I do have a few of their pieces and I’m...

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24.12.09

Flickr Pick of the Week: Vintage Bavarian Sign

Prof. Michael Stoll writes: This signage from the ’60s I got from eBay a few years ago. It’s 2.60m wide and 0.5m tall. “Medicus” is the name of an orthopedic...

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01.12.09

New Dieter Rams Interviews with Gestalten and Design Museum

Once known only to the closest followers of product design history, Dieter Rams is now becoming a mainstream hero of modernism. His work was included last year in an exhibition...

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21.11.09

Investing in Melamine

Flickr group member brum b pulled in quite the harvest from the Utrecht Collectors Fair.

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