Little Mid Century Modern House on the Prairie
Little Mid Century Modern House on the Prairie documents the restoration of our 1955 split level mid century modern house in Calgary, Alberta. The blog chronicles everything from challenges with restoring original elements of the house to the near impossible task of gardening in the Rocky Mountain Foothills to profiles of local mid century architecture and businesses I love.
A Break from the Present
- Published on Thursday, 02 February 2012
The Hallway - 2012
- Published on Tuesday, 17 January 2012
Authors: LauraOne of my big goals for 2012 is to make this hallway work. It's certainly somewhat slightly improved from what it was, but faux concrete block and ship wheel lighting are haaaarrrrdd to work with. Have I ever shown the ship wheel lighting? It's amazing.
The 'lighting' of the lighting is terrible - so sorry. I think...
- Published on Thursday, 12 January 2012
Authors: LauraWe have some big decisions to make in 2012. This is the year that we paint the exterior which will finally clean up what has been a wee eyesore in our neighbourhood for some time. The roof was damaged in one of last year's biblical hail storms and we are on the list to have the roof replaced with new. It's about 15...
Living Room Update - 2012
- Published on Wednesday, 04 January 2012
The Naughty Elf
- Published on Tuesday, 27 December 2011
Authors: LauraPost Christmas CarnageWe had a $100 limit each this Christmas. My defiant hubby bought a bunch of things from my Christmas list, all items I carefully considered - for UNDER $100 and STUFFED them in my stocking. Then he wrapped some new garden clippers and attached them to the outside of a pair of amazing brown leather...
A Crafty Mid Century Modern Christmas
- Published on Friday, 09 December 2011
The Prairie Barn
- Published on Friday, 18 November 2011
Speaking of Time Warps
- Published on Sunday, 13 November 2011
Authors: LauraI'm finally getting out of my time warp and have started Tweeting (my mom taught me how last night). I'm sure I will be a complete nimrod starting out so please be patient.
I was out for dinner last night at Cassis Bistro in Calgary (which is divine) and was thinking I should tweet it, but couldn't figure it out on my phone....
Let's do the Time Warp Yeah...
- Published on Friday, 11 November 2011
Authors: LauraI have a bad case of the 'newies' right now. Every house we've gone into lately is new or recently renovated with thoughtful space planning with the perfect shade of gray on the walls. I find myself dreaming about how nice it would be to have an open concept main floor, or proper lighting in the living room, taps that...
Why I LOOOOOOVE Fall
- Published on Friday, 21 October 2011
Authors: LauraKnitbombing. Even public art* needs to stay warm in Calgary. Photos courtesy Getdown.ca
* Brotherhood of Man by Robert Cummings, which stands to the west of the Calgary Board of Education Building. Designed for the Great Britain Pavilion at Expo '67 in Montreal and donated to Calgary in '68.