Mad for Midcentury

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A mid-century home blog from Austin, TX.

Bucket List Map for a Travel-Themed Kid's Room

Authors: Justin Clemens


I have seen a lot of maps in my life and I have to say, Awesome Maps delivers on their name. If I was buying a wall map to put in my kid's travel-themed nursery, their bucket list map would probably be the map.


The point of a good map is to make you want to travel, and in a kid's travel room it's to inspire exploration...

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Done: New Front Porch Light

Authors: Justin Clemens


The last item on our front porch to-do list was to change the light. The old light was a cheapest porch light you can buy at Home Depot and it was starting to look out of place.
So we decided to replace it with the Forecast Lighting Hollywood Hills light in Vista Silver.

That first meant taking down the old light and...

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Mid-Century Looking Door at an Austin Bar

Authors: Justin Clemens


It's hard to guess the real age of this door. The building it's on is old enough for it to be a real mid-century door, but it's hard for me to imagine a mid-century door manufacturer making something like this. My guess is someone wanted a unique door with a modern look and told their contractor to go nuts, and this is what...

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What We Bought at Marché aux puces de Saint-Ouen

Authors: Justin Clemens

Marché aux puces de Saint-Ouen was definitely worth the train trip out to the suburbs of Paris. We looked at a lot of beautiful furniture, but for obvious reasons couldn't take any home. What we did take home we a few pieces of advertising art.
We bought three sewing patterns with some amazing illustrations on them.


They were...

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Mid-Century Modern Furniture at Marché aux puces de Saint-Ouen

Authors: Justin Clemens

There are plenty reasons to visit Marché aux puces de Saint-Ouen if you're ever in Paris: mid-century travel brochures, a Futuro house, mid-century furniture, more mid-century furniture and mid-century modern furniture. If you do go, plan of spending a least a few hours there. We spent about four hours looking and...

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Mid-Century Modern Furniture in Paris

Authors: Justin Clemens

Marché aux puces de Saint-Ouen is a huge flea market made up of a collection of smaller flea markets. We spent most of our time in Marché Paul Bert, Marché Serpette and Marché Dauphine. If you're looking for mid-century furniture, Marché Paul Bert is the place to go. Marché Dauphine is where we bought souve...

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More Mid-Century Furniture from Marché aux puces de Saint-Ouen

Authors: Justin Clemens

The Marché aux puces de Saint-Ouen is both and indoor and outdoor flea market. The nicer stuff seems to be inside, although the stuff outside is still amazing. Here are some more of the finds at Marché aux puces de Saint-Ouen.











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Mid-Century Furniture in Paris, France

Authors: Justin Clemens

I've mentioned Marché aux puces de Saint-Ouen a few times because of the Futuro House there and the mid-century travel brochures that can be found there, but that's just the tip of the iceberg. We spent a whole morning walking the market and enjoying all the beautiful mid-century furniture. That is, until we became so angry...

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Shave Like Selfridge

Authors: Justin Clemens


As I was writing about one of the reasons I like mid-century homes, I realized that I could apply the "always know what's in fashion" logic to other parts of my life. Parts that I'm not great at, like clothing and fashion. I've started working on a wardrobe that will last me forever because it's not dependent on the latest...

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Futuro House in a Flea Market

Authors: Justin Clemens


One of the things we stumbled upon at the Marché aux puces de Saint-Ouen (besides some mid-century travel brochures) was a Futuro House. I took French in college, which means I don't speak a word of it anymore, so I assumed the sign that said Futuro House just meant house of the future, which looking at it, makes sense.


And...

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