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Retro Travel

Motel Monday: The Sunset Motel

This motel came as a recommendation from two different readers, Jim Ross and Jerry McClanahan with the EZ66 guide.  We added it to our stays along Route 66 in New Mexico. This little motel is a bargain, clean, updated (good or bad depending on whether preservation is a priority or modern comforts) and family owned

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Lifestyle

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Review: Pillow Stalk, Mad for Mod Cozy Mystery

We haven’t done book reviews on Mid-Century style yet, but perhaps that’s because we didn’t know “Pillow Stalk” was out there.   Written by Diane Vallere, this book is custom made for Mid-Century fanatics who enjoy a good cozy mystery! Born on the same date, Interior Decorator Madison Night has modeled her life after Doris Day,

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Mod it up with ModCloth’s Make The Cut Contest: ‘Prints Charming’

Because we know our readers love ModCloth, we thought you might be interested in this contest! Have you always dreamed of becoming a fashion designer? Well now that dream can come true! The ModCloth Make The Cut program is a recurring design contest that invites the ModCloth Community to design garments, graphics, or fabric prints.

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Most popular posts of 2013

We’re a little late sharing our most popular posts of 2013 – but January isn’t over yet! :)  Be sure to check them out if you happened to miss them! 1. The top post was an oldie! – “Don’t replace your windows – it’s not green or saving green!” Still good information if you’re debating

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Raising Retro Kids: Pedal Cars

Pedal car history goes back to the 1890′s when toy makers took their cue from real cars on the road. At the turn of the century, the cost meant  that these cars were playthings for only wealthy families especially with many families reeling from the financial devastation of The Great Depression. No pedal cars were

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War Seemed More Relaxed in the 1950s

In today’s society, the mere mention of a bomb on a social networking hub could have the police knocking on your door. The term “terrorist threat” is held by loose standards as children and young adults could face jail time for inappropriate comments made to friends in jest. Would this kind of behavior been worthy

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Mid-Century Photo Friday: It’s Cocktail time!

Happy Friday! We ran across this fabulous ad on our Pinterest page! It inspired us to post a Whiskey Sour Recipe for our Friday afternoon libations! There’s even a video over on About.com on how to make one! Whiskey Sour: Prep Time: 2 minutes Total Time: 2 minutes Yield: 1 Cocktail Ingredients: 1 1/2 oz

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Landscape Design

Freestanding panels proposed to create depth and interest, and to screen backyard
neighbor; translucent fiberglass with blocks of solid color. Design by SCLA; inspired
by a Garrett Eckbo design, which was in turn inspired by painter Piet Mondrian.

Some Ideas for Midcentury Style Fencing

MidCentury Style welcomes Ted Cleary, ASLA, of Studio Cleary Landscape Architecture as Contributing Writer with this first in a series of periodic articles on midcentury modern garden design: When it comes to creating a period landscape for your midcentury modern home, it’s all about the garden geometry and the hardscaping.  Plants are plants; they don’t care

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Mid-Century Photo Friday – Frank Gifford

These gorgeous photographs came to our attention and we can’t get enough of the colors and subject matter! Please visit his site for more (and we’ll be featuring more of him here too!) – About Frank Gifford, the photographer behind these images: Frank began exploring the Mother Road and related interests after the year 2000.

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Interior Design

Guest Post: Home Office Essential – The Eames Office Chair

A home office isn’t an essential space for all homeowners but, for those who get to experience the privilege of working from home, it is nothing short of essential. It just isn’t possible to work effectively at home unless you have a space dedicated to it. Working from home is becoming increasingly prevalent in the

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Mid-century Photo Friday: Using Accessories

Taken from the “Better Homes and Gardens Decorating Book” Copyright 1956, we thought we’d turn Mid-Century Photo Friday into a learning experience. As usual you can leave a link to your Mid-Century Photo Friday in the comments.

Architecture

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Mid Century Time Capsule in the Oklahoma Panhandle

Traveling over the holidays, we made a point to stop at the  Cimarron Heritage Center Museum & Information Center in Boise City, Oklahoma.Why you may ask? The primary draw at the time was that it houses the largest collection of dust bowl memorabilia in the United States. With photographs and even some of the amazing

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Modernism Week: Man about Modernism Series

Grab a martini, old fashioned or a gin and tonic and settle down for some fabulous modernism viewing. If you’re like us and didn’t make it to Modernism Week in Palm Springs this week, this  YouTube channel is almost as good. Stephen Collins (Property Envy) hosts Man About Modernism with a handsome command of the screen and wealth

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Lifestyle

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Review: Pillow Stalk, Mad for Mod Cozy Mystery

We haven’t done book reviews on Mid-Century style yet, but perhaps that’s because we didn’t know “Pillow Stalk” was out there.   Written by Diane Vallere, this book is custom made for Mid-Century fanatics who enjoy a good cozy mystery! Born on the same date, Interior Decorator Madison Night has modeled her life after Doris Day,

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Mod it up with ModCloth’s Make The Cut Contest: ‘Prints Charming’

Because we know our readers love ModCloth, we thought you might be interested in this contest! Have you always dreamed of becoming a fashion designer? Well now that dream can come true! The ModCloth Make The Cut program is a recurring design contest that invites the ModCloth Community to design garments, graphics, or fabric prints.

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