Mad for Midcentury

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A mid-century home blog from Austin, TX.

The Mid-Century Modern Art of Pyrex Designs

Authors: Justin Clemens


I've been hunting vintage Pyrex bowls at estate sales recently. They scream mid-century kitchen and look great even if you don't have a full set. 

Pocono Modern has an entire line of Pyrex-inspired art that you can hang right alongside your Pyrex collection. The Pyrex designs make a perfect transitions to paper,...

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Mid-Century Exit Sign Typography

Authors: Justin Clemens


Sometimes you just have to look around you to find amazing mid-century design hidden in the details. This exit sign is in a 1950s building I'm in about once a week, but today was the first time I looked above the door to see it. I love the typography on it. The E that almost closes in a circle, the T that has a loop – you d...

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Mid-Century-Inspired Art by Human Shaped Robot

Authors: Justin Clemens


If the walls of your mid-century modern home could use a little more love and color, Human Shaped Robot has well-priced prints that can help. Their work has a modern grunge and pixel feel while still keeping true to its mid-century inspiration
If you want to add a little more kitsch to your kitchen, Just Like Moms&nb...

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Broyhill Facet Furniture Info

Authors: Justin Clemens


Sometimes you just have to wait for an answer. Sometimes you have to wait a while. Two years ago I got a question about the Broyhill Premier Facet furniture; a line I knew, and still know, little about. Recently though a reader was kind enough to point me to a listing on Urban Dwellers.


Urban Dwellers confirmed...

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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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