eBay is still one of the best ways to find affordable, original mid-century modern pieces online.
But scoundrels and mislabeled items abound, making it difficult to seperate treasures from trash.
We do the sifting for you. This is a hand-picked showcase of the most interesting items on eBay. Updated daily.
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, designers made 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. Learn more »
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...
They feature the classics from Eames and a couple Le Corbusier and Nelson pieces as well. They’d also make nice gift tags or geeky jacket patches for your favorite MCM lover.
Coming soon on MCM is a look back at the studio set of the great Dick Cavett Show. But first, here’s a little teaser. Katharine Hepburn gives us all some...
so dreamy, uploaded to Flickr by quibbly.
Slat table: vintage from Retro@Home. Rug: a gabbeh from G. Coles-Christensen. The OFFI Mag Table by San Francisco based Eric Pfeiffer is one of my favorite examples of the simple,...
(DnA) Design and Architecture of LA’s excellent KCRW public radio often covers mid-century architecture and interior design. The latest show features David Keeps, the scout for the LA Times Home...
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 »
Edited and designed by Stephen Coles, Chris Hamamoto, and Laura Serra.