Posts Tagged ‘Mid-Century’

Interior Designer Sasha Emerson found herself rambling around a now quiet 4500 square foot home after sending two kids off to college and having one teenager at home that was soon to follow them. So she decided to downsize by moving into this English style cottage located in L.A.’s Hancock Park neighborhood. Emerson wasted no […]


A condo, part of a former warehouse, on Portland’s NW 13th avenue provides an excellent example of balance achieved through contrasts. Designer Jessica Helgerson started by painting the beams a dark grey and the walls a soft white then by adding soft grey upholstery, whisky toned woods and leathers, and heavy textiles, provided a perfect […]


I did a post a little over a year ago about the ever intriguing Vivian Maier, the fiercely secretive nanny that was also a phenomenal street photographer, even her closest friends had no idea of her hobby. She would travel the streets of primarily New York where she captured the “real” people and situations of […]


Jesse and Hanni purchased a dilapidated old building in Monterey, CA which housed two apartments over a former dive bar and turned it into this welcoming and personality filled home with their boutique Lilify taking over the ground floor. The renovation took 2 years and the only survivors of the original building are those fabulous oak […]


Robert Townsend

01Feb13

I was blown away when I saw these incredible paintings by Robert Townsend. Yes, all are paintings using either watercolor or oil. They depict nostalgic situations and minutiae of mid-century life of American, with a nod to California in particular since Townsend is a native of the state. See and learn more here.       pb […]


Malibu Modern

12Dec12

The late Craig Ellwood, his story is quite interesting on it’s own, built this home located in Malibu that offers breathtaking views both inside and out. Ellwood was known for this genre of the classic mid-century modern home. The interior design in this case accentuates the home’s varying materials used and the striking architecture in a […]


Upon first glance this appears to be a nice modern apartment in New York’s TriBeCa neighborhood but then one notices the Chinese wax heads under glass and the feeling sinks in that normal was left on the street below. The oddities certainly do not end here, take for instance the giant ear on the dining […]