Mid-Century Modern Objects


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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Jared Rusten Waxes Poetic About Wood

San Francisco woodworker Jared Rusten is best known for his epic California series, large slabs of beautifully finished walnut, cut into the shape of his home state — a shape that happens to work quite well for a coffee table, and especially a desk.

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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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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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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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Mid-Century Sewing Boxes — More Cabinets of Curiosity

I’ve run across several other types of mid-century sewing boxes, each with its own clever way to store and reveal its contents, be they needles and string, or paints and brushes. Here are three favorites.

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“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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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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Flip Clocks Inspired by the Solari Dator 5

Countless calendar clocks are inspired by the Dator 5 designed by Gino Valle and manufactured by Solari Udine in the mid- to late ’60s. Here is some tasty eye candy for flip clock fetishists.

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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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Oiva Tableware by Maija Louekari for Marimekko

Marimekko is about to celebrate its 60th birthday and it feels as young as it did when it took modern textile design by storm in the ’60s. The Legendary Finnish...

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Treston Oy Palaset Storage System by Ristomatti Ratia

Lookmodern has four cubes of Palaset storage from the 1960s in excellent condition. These sturdy cubbies are a simple way to add color to the office or kid’s bedroom. And...

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