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A mid-century home blog from Austin, TX.

Paramount Mid-Century X-Mas Tree Topper

Authors: Justin Clemens


Back when we were making our final decision on our mid-century modern tree topper, one of the star tree toppers that I loved was the white and red Paramount Tree-Top Star. I could never find one to actually buy, so it was never a serious contender.

Well, it must be Christmas in July because I found one at the last estate...

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Vintage Christmas Ornaments from an Estate Sale

Authors: Justin Clemens


I did a little estate sale-ing this weekend and had a little luck. That luck came in form of a big bag full of  vintage ornaments. Most of them were your standard color orbs with the shine taken off by age, but there were three teardrop gems in the bag as well. For $1, I couldn't pass them up. After some digging, I...

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Mid-Century Art: Antoine Corbineau

Authors: Justin Clemens


Antoine Corbineau is an international artist, having lived in Strasbourg, London, New York and Paris.

You can see his wanderlust and love of travel in all of his artwork, from illustrations of counties to stylized maps of city centers.

It makes them the perfect thing to hang in a travel-themed nursery, a guest room...

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Everyone in Austin Loves Mid-Century Modern

Authors: Justin Clemens


I was catching up on my weekly reading and came across this piece in the Austin Chronicle about how popular mid-century modern is in Austin these days. Nothing new there, but it's worth the read while you have your morning coffee. Rave On Vintage gets a name drop and Windsor Park gets a shout out. (Windsor...

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Answers about Baxton Studio Furniture

Authors: Justin Clemens


Three years ago I wrote about Baxton Studio and their inexpensive mid-century modern furniture. Sure they're knock offs, but I still believe that not everyone needs to own an original. That said, it does feel a little wrong to buy a knock off (to me), but from what I know about industrial design...

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Laser Cut City Maps for a Travel Nursery

Authors: Justin Clemens


I've mentioned woodcut maps that would make a great wall piece for a travel-themed nursery. You can also get a laser cut city map for your travel nursery, but only if you're lucky enough to have a connection to one of five cities/boroughs.
Pop Chart Lab has laser cut city maps of Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, Brooklyn...

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Mike Mignola Bride of Frankenstein Mondo Poster

Authors: Justin Clemens


I bought my first Mondo poster, the Mike Mignola Bride of Frankenstein poster. I'm a huge movie nerd, especially monster movies, and I have done my best not to fill my house with movie posters, but this one was too perfect to pass up. The flat comic book-style art, the anatomy in the background, the flowers in the...

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Custom Wood Cut Maps for a Travel Nursery

Authors: Justin Clemens


I just came across these woodcut maps by the aptly named Woodcut Maps. The global map woodcut remind me a bit of the Witco Map of the World.


Any of these woocut maps would be perfect in a travel-themed nursery. And they range in scale from world to country to state/county/etc to city.

At Woodcut Maps, you can even design your...

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Custom Wood Cut Maps for Travel Nursery

Authors: Justin Clemens


I just came across these woodcut maps by the aptly named Woodcut Maps. The global map woodcut remind me a bit of the Witco Map of the World.


Any of these woocut maps would be perfect in a travel-themed nursery. And they range in scale from world to country to state/county/etc to city.

At Woodcut Maps, you can even design your...

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Mid-Century Art: Arno Dufour

Authors: Justin Clemens


Arno Dufour is an illustrator and designer from Paris who recently came out with Splashes and Stripes.
I love this print, it reminds me of Roy Lichtenstein's Interiors work. Except, you know, exterior....

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