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A mid-century home blog from Austin, TX.

Space Age Travel Posters from NASA

Authors: Justin Clemens


Nothing inspires the mind like travel, except maybe the idea of interplanetary travel. That's what makes these travel poster's from NASA the perfect addition to any kid's room. 


They're pretty clearly inspired by WPA national parks posters, with some influence by classic mid-century travel posters and maybe even a touch...

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Mid-Century Kid's Book: Walk This World

Authors: Justin Clemens


Walk This World has the clean-line, mid-century look that feels right at home in any mid-century house, but also has all the modern-day travel lessons that every travel-themed nursery should encapsulate.  



It's beautiful on every level. Plus, what kid doesn't love a book that has pop-ups?

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Broyhill Sculptra Desk on Austin Craigslist

Authors: Justin Clemens


It's not often that I see an unnamed Broyhill Sculptra desk on Craigslist these days, but this one is simply labeled "mid-century modern desk." Still, it's not the super deal you hope to find when you stumble upon an unmarked item. It's a little bit of a deal, but pretty close to market price for the Austin market.


Guess that...

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A Message from Your Friendly Neighborhood Mid-Century Blogger

Authors: Justin Clemens

Hi readers (those of you that are left),
I do my best to make sure this site isn't about me, other than things I may be doing to my mid-century home, but after posting for five times a week for almost five years, I haven't posted in four months. That deserves some explanation.
Much like a certain West Philadelphian,...

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Mid-Century Christmas Advent Calendar

Authors: Justin Clemens


This year we've added a new mid-century Christmas decoration to our living room, a vintage advent calendar. Instead of candy, this paper calendar has cute little illustrations under each day.






The artist signature looks like it might be "Lou H."


I don't know when it was originally from, but it originally cost 35 cents.


And it...

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Around the World Travel Nursery Calendar

Authors: Justin Clemens


It's that time of year, time for a new calendar. If you're hanging the calendar in a travel-themed nursery, check out the Travel the World calendar from Anthropologie.


Your little one can be inspired by locations from around the world without ever leaving their crib.

The illustrations are fantastic too. Once you're done with...

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Hans Wegner Style Wicker Folding Chair

Authors: Justin Clemens


I went back to my childhood home recently and saw a chair that's been sitting in the basement forever. I remember it being the uncomfortable chair in the corner. (I'm not a huge wicker fan personally.)


But with older, wiser eyes I wondered if it was actually a Hans Wegner wicker folding chair. It has all of the looks, but...

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A Restor-A-Finish for Broyhill Furniture

Authors: Justin Clemens


I've used Restor-A-Finish on my Broyhill Sculptra furniture and many times since then. If you to make some mid-century furniture look better, it's the way to go in my book.
During one of my recent (and frequent) trips to Home Depot, I overheard an employee recommend using a shade lighter of Restor-A-Finish than the wood...

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Mid-Century Kid's Book: This Is the World: A Global Treasury

Authors: Justin Clemens


I've mentioned This Is Londonbefore and we still enjoy reading it, but I just found out about This Is the World: A Global Treasury. It's a collection of the This Is... books and includes excerpts from: This is New York, This is Paris, This is Greece, This is London, This is Australia, This is Texas, This is...

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HGTV on Netflix (Finally)

Authors: Justin Clemens


Just in time for a weekend marathon, Netflix has added some HGTV shows to the lineup, specifically Buying and Selling, Cousins on Call, Flea Market Flip, House Hunters, House Hunters International, Income Property, Love It or List It, Property Brothers, Rehab Addict, Selling New York, and The Brian Boitono Project.

T...

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