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A mid-century home blog from Austin, TX.

Jens Risom's Pretty Fab Pre-Fab Home

Authors: Justin Clemens


I love seeing inside furniture designers' homes. How they use their own furniture to fill the space, the pieces they select and where they place them. This peek inside Jens Risom's island retreat is a wonderful look inside a warm, wonderful mid-century home....

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Ferris Bueller House in Lego

Authors: Justin Clemens


AFOL person etzel87 recently built the Ferris Bueller house out of Lego bricks. (AFOL stands for Adult Fans of Lego.) It's actually Cameron Frye's house and not Ferris Bueller's house, but nobody remembers that Ferris actually lived in a large, boring, white suburban home.

etzel87 captured a single moment...

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Reader Question: Broyhill Sculptra Numbers

Authors: Justin Clemens


A Mad for Mid-Century reader recently asked:
We just started collecting Sculptra furniture and currently have 8 different pieces. I've noticed a factory marking on the back which seems to identify the design, with additional info that perhaps identifies the location and date of manufacture?
For example, the base of our buffet
...

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A Poorly Painted Broyhill Sculptra

Authors: Justin Clemens


I'm almost never a fan of the "I painted this mid-century piece and it looks modern now" trend, but people can do whatever they want with their own furniture. However, sometimes you see a piece and you just want to save it. Especially if it's a Broyhill Sculptra commode (side table).




The beauty that is hidden under all that...

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Broyhill Sculptra Dresser as a Credenza

Authors: Justin Clemens


I love seeing Broyhill Sculptra furniture in action and in other people's mid-century homes. Like this reddit user who is using his Broyhill Sculptra dresser as a credenza. I can see that working really well. Big, deep drawers to hold all your random stuff and a nice center area to hold all your taller stuff....

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Let's Hear about the World Fair

Authors: Justin Clemens


I was driving home from work the other day and happened to hear this NPR report about the 1964 World's Fair. It was pretty interesting to hear about all the inventions and what people living in the '60s thought the future would hold (and how often they were wrong), as well as get a hint of the political atmosphere...

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Saul Bass Inspired Game of Thrones

Authors: Justin Clemens


There's no shortage of Saul Bass inspired opening credits (X-Men, Dexter, Mad Men, Monsters, Inc.). It seems everyone loves his style, including me. It's only natural that someone would eventually make a Game of Thrones mid-century intro too....

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Mid-Century Art: Virginie Morgand

Authors: Justin Clemens


All I could find out about Virginie Morgand was that she's French and that she amazing mid-century style screen prints for sale.




But that's all I need to know to want one hanging in my house....

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The Addams Family House in Color

Authors: Justin Clemens


Creepy doesn't alway go with midcentury, but they hold hands in my house because I tend to like things that other people consider creepy. One of the bigger causes of that is probably the large amount of The Addams Family reruns that I watched as a kid.
Oviatt Library has an exhibit of work by Richard Fish, which...

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Rodger Binyone Maps for a Travel Nursery

Authors: Justin Clemens


Rodger Binyone makes some pretty amazing maps.


The colors, the themes, the added details – they all make for perfect wall art for a travel-themed nursery.



They're available for purchase here, but many of them are sold out and new ones sell out quickly....

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