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Lamps that look like Jell-O molds of yore

Ceci n'est pas une Jell-O mold That's not chipped beef aspic, it's resin, glitter, and fake foods!  I nearly fell over myself when I first saw Elrod's Mexakitsch collection. This Bay Area artist's Jell-O molds are actually lamps, and really fantastic ones at that. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Jell-o, Bay Area, Midcentury, Ceci, Kitschen, Jello, Kitsch, Elrod, Happy Mutant, Positive Deviant, Chipped Beef Aspic, Mexakitsch

Scene Stealers: Moody Vignettes in the Brooklyn Loft of the Founders of Ridge House

Last month, Annie shared Brooklyn-based design firm Ridge House’s neo-Gothic restoration in Nebraska. Today, we’re admiring another project by founders Lauren Lochry and Jeff Gillway: the couple’s own Bushwick loft, a space they use as a workshop, showroom, and, of course, home base. Just as the site—its architecture, environment, location, and history—led the design on the Nebraska project, their loft takes inspiration from its Brooklyn setting. “The space is in a converted industrial building,...
Tags: Books, New York, Brooklyn, New Jersey, Paris, Arizona, Portland, Nebraska, Annie, House Tour, Bushwick, Jeff, Clark, Ethan Allen, Lauren, Midcentury

Harry Gesner’s Dreamy Stebel House Hits the Market for the First Time Ever

If a sunken living room, vaulted wood ceilings, exposed beams, and extraordinary views of natural landscape are your cup of tea, your dream home just came on the market: an extraordinary 1961 structure designed by visionary architect Harry Gesner. The three bedroom, 2.5-bath residence, originally built for the S.L. and Jan Stebel and located at […]
Tags: Design, Keller Williams, Midcentury, Harry Gesner, More Dirt, Real Estate Listings, Dreamy Stebel House, Jan Stebel

Before & After: A 2,500-Square-Foot Pre-War Brooklyn Apartment Opens Up by Relocating the Kitchen

Dubbed “Brooklyn’s Champs-Élysées” by the New York Times, Eastern Parkway in Prospect Heights is a grand thoroughfare that counts among its architectural gems Grand Army Plaza, the Brooklyn Public Library, and the Brooklyn Museum—all within a half mile of each other. Nestled among these landmarks are elegant pre-war apartment buildings, like Turner Towers, Brooklyn’s first residential high-rise and where we discovered this impressive renovation by Frederick Tang Architecture. Like many pre-war a...
Tags: Books, California, Chicago, Brooklyn, Lighting, Prospect Heights, Barbara, Frederick, Midcentury, Brooklyn Museum, Mosaic House, Vola, Remodel & Renovation, Architecture & Interiors, Bathroom Faucets, Antiques & Vintage

In the Glow: A Bright Bushwick Apartment, Courtesy of eBay, Craigslist, and Clever DIY Ideas

The best homes are the ones that evolve slowly over time, the kind of spaces where one can point to any object and the owner will have an interesting story about where it was sourced or how it was made. Take Clément and Sara Pascal’s Bushwick apartment. The couple (he’s a photographer; she’s a psychologist) bought the 1,000-square-foot flat in Brooklyn ten years ago—and it took them about that long to get it to where it is now. Much of the vintage midcentury furniture was found by patiently stal...
Tags: Books, Craigslist, California, Ebay, France, Germany, Brooklyn, Ikea, Nelson, House Tour, Bushwick, Plywood, Sara, Tobia Scarpa, Fort Greene, Clement

Steal This Look: A Moody Mid-Century-Japanese Mashup

A couple weeks ago, Alexa wrote about a recent project by one of our favorite designers, New Zealander Katie Lockhart. What we especially admire about Katie is her deft touch when it comes to mixing different styles and periods so that the overall look isn’t too fussy or contrived. Below, we dissect the elements that make this living room, in an Auckland villa, one of the coolest we’ve seen. Photography by David Straight courtesy of Katie Lockhart Studio. Above: Trowel-polished plaster by Resen...
Tags: Books, Japan, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, Auckland, Alexa, Mauritania, Plaster, Katie, Jasper Morrison, Alvar Aalto, Midcentury, Artek, Steal This Look, Sofas & Couches, Terracotta

Twin Gables: A Mid-century Eichler House in Silicon Valley Gets a Minimalist Update

When Isabelle Olson and Matthaeus Krenn toured the twin-gabled mid-century house in Sunnyvale, designed by A. Quincy Jones and Frederick Emmons in 1962 for Eichler, they knew they had found a gem. Only problem was, it had been through several unfortunate renovations, the sum total of which was outdated and off-putting. “A primary goal of the renovation was to peel back the many layers of remodels that had occurred over the previous decades, which meant pulling out shag carpet, mirrored walls, an...
Tags: Books, California, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, White, Swimming Pools, Modern, Minimalist, Quincy Jones, Landscape Architecture, Eichler, Ryan, SUNNYVALE, Stephens, San Francisco Home, Midcentury

Ranch Redux: A New Life for a Mid-Century Gem in San Diego, Courtesy of Studio Shamshiri

Here’s a project that masterfully combines some of our favorite styles—Scandinavian, Japanese wabi-sabi, and California mid-century—to great effect. It’s the work of Studio Shamshiri founder, Pamela Shamshiri, long admired in the industry for her exacting eye and tastemaking sensibilities. “We look for an emotional link or common attitude between the eras we’re referencing,” she told us in a 2015 Remodelista interview (back when she was a founding partner at Commune Design). “You can’t combine a...
Tags: Books, California, San Diego, Vermont, House Tour, Douglas, Santa Monica, Reed, La Jolla, Midcentury, Remodel & Renovation, Architecture & Interiors, George Nakashima, Remodelista, Lindsey Adelman, Wood Paneling

Mid-Century Teal & Orange Wedding Ideas

We are suckers for some Mid-Century style and this fab team of Florida pros created a shoot that has all the teal and orange wedding ideas we could dream of! Ashton Events designed and floraled all the details with a colorful retro color palette of orange and teal. We are drooling over all the bright fluffy blooms in the bouquet! The nifty place settings featured chic rentals from Treasury Rentals and laser-cut menus inspired by retro signs. We love all the graphic details that popped up in ever...
Tags: Florida, Inspiration, Wedding, Orange, Vintage, Yellow, Central Florida, Midcentury, Teal, Aqua, MEMBER FEATURES, Eclectic, Kate Ryan, Ashton Events, Ashton Events Photography, Treasury Rentals

Kitchen of the Week: French Mid-Century Style in Santa Monica

We like to check in on Los Angeles-based Commune Design from time to time. The multidisciplinary design studio (it works on architecture, interior, graphic, and product design projects) always seems to have something interesting in its portfolio. On our latest visit, we were rewarded with this distinctive kitchen in Santa Monica. It belongs to Hollywood talent manager Evelyn O’Neill and was inspired by Maison La Roche in Paris. (Not familiar with the architecturally important residence? See Alex...
Tags: Books, Metal, Hollywood, Julianne Moore, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Paris, Pacific, Alexa, Santa Monica, Henry, Alonso, Moore, Heath, Midcentury, O'Neill

English Translation: A Compact Victorian Gets an Eclectic but Cohesive Makeover

Here at Remodelista, we’re pretty omnivorous when it comes to architectural and interior styles. We can admire a dressed-to-the-nines formal home (like this one) and, in the same breadth, applaud a rustic DIY cabin with no running water (like this one). Sometimes, though, we happen upon projects that make us want to pack up and move right in. Paul West’s duplex, in a compact London Victorian, falls into this special category. It helps that the space itself is blessed with good bones. “There was ...
Tags: Books, London, Instagram, France, Bbc, South London, Hay, House Tour, Modern House, Michelle, William Morris, Victorian, PAUL, Hans Wegner, Midcentury, Remodel & Renovation

Steal This Look: A Clean, Well-Lighted Study by Designer C.S. Valentin

Not only is A Colonial House in Bellport with Uncommon Style from French Designer C. S. Valentin one of my favorite house tours ever on Remodelista, but it also features one of my favorite room images ever. The picture showcases the cozy study on the second floor of his client’s classic New England house. With its soft light, quiet hues, and white walls (unadorned save a framed drawing by a child), the room is a palette cleanser, a refined and serene home office perfect for work, study—and the o...
Tags: Books, England, Lighting, Valentin, Midcentury, DWR, Bellport, Home Offices, Steal This Look, Pamono, Cobble Hill Brooklyn, Alexa Hotz, Vico Magistretti, Charlotte Perriand, Daybeds, Colonial House

Midcentury Meets Zen: A DIY Remodel in LA

The Scenario: Fashion designers Momo Suzuki and Alexander Yamaguchi launched their minimalist-chic clothing line Black Crane in 2008. Not long after that, the two—Japanese transplants who met in LA nearly 20 years ago—decided it was time to go looking for their dream house. They pictured a modernist Schindler classic with views and acres, but happily settled for a tree-shaded 1948 Pasadena bungalow built by the seller and his son. The Challenge: Untouched for decades, the 1,200-square-foot house...
Tags: Home Depot, Books, Japan, New York, La, Los Angeles, Corsica, Ikea, States, Japanese, Pasadena, Alex, Modern, Alexander, Momo, Midcentury

Triptastic animations of mid-century op-art paperback covers

This video is really gorgeous and trippy. Animator Henning M. Lederer (previously) has once again taken vintage paperbacks and put their op-art covers in motion. There are 66 animated covers in total this round. (swissmiss)
Tags: Post, Books, Video, News, Animation, Paperbacks, Midcentury, Op Art, Henning M Lederer

A curved tunnel provides an unexpected connection in a renovated, mid-century home

When a well-traveled couple tapped Australian design practice Nic Owen Architects to renovate and expand their modest 1940s home in Hampton, the architecture firm channeled the clients’ love of adventure into a design that boasts elements of mystery and surprise. Connecting the original clicker brick structure to a new extension is a dark tunnel that’s curved to obscure views of either end and to create what the architects call a “surprising adventure,” giving rise to the project’s name, the Jo...
Tags: Extension, Design, Australia, Led, Architecture, Gallery, Expansion, Victoria, Double Glazing, Recycled Materials, Green Renovation, Natural Light, Hampton, Midcentury, Journey House, Tunnel

Tour this Eclectic, Mid-Century Home in Toronto Bathed in Natural Light

Most of the home tours you see featured here are born out of one picture; one picture that tugged a heart string. This time it was this beautiful bedroom, and boy, was I eager to see more. Welcome to the home of Wendy, who delights us with squares of her home on Instagram at @thekwendyhome. [...] Connect with "dress your home" on Facebook. The post Tour this Eclectic, Mid-Century Home in Toronto Bathed in Natural Light appeared first on dress your home - leading Indian interior design blog, top...
Tags: Facebook, Books, Toronto, Wendy, Midcentury, Bohemian, Stencil, House tours

Into the Redwoods: A Tiny 1960s Cabin in Sea Ranch, Restored and Revived

Four years ago we devoted a week’s worth of posts to a design trend we called “Modest Modern,” beginning with this story: Channeling the Spirit of Sea Ranch, Anniversary Edition, about the legendary planned community of homes built along a 10-mile strip of northern California coastline in the 1960s. Aside from its breathtaking setting, Sea Ranch was known for structures so humble and unassuming, they felt revolutionary. It’s this adherence to rustic minimalism and prioritization of natural beaut...
Tags: Amazon, Books, Cook, California, France, Ikea, Oakland, Cape Cod, Bosch, Bay Area, Woodstock, Oakland California, James Cook, DeWitt, Midcentury, Vola

Made in LA: A New, Pared-Back Furniture Collection from Jenni Kayne

We’re avid followers of LA-based fashion designer and California style-setter Jenni Kayne. New among her West-Coast-cool offerings? An edited first furniture collection in oak, “with clean lines and attention to proportion and dimension.” Take a look. Above: The Oak Day Bench in the tiny, 300-square-foot Venice, California, apartment of the outfit’s own marketing manager; see the full interiors here. The four-piece collection draws inspiration from “midcentury, Scandinavian, and Danish design...
Tags: Books, California, La, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Furniture, West Coast, Chairs, Tables, Golden State, Venice California, Scandinavian, Midcentury, Wood Furniture, Jenni Kayne, Great California Midcentury Designers

Midcentury Modernized: A Superior Spec House in West Hollywood

We met Leigh Herzig two years ago when she unveiled her first ground-up project: A Hollywood Spec House with Uncommon Style. A self-taught designer-builder, Herzig is one of the rare women in her field and says she’s out to redefine the role of the developer: “There are so many people throwing up cookie-cutter houses, but there’s also a huge demand for design that is thoughtful and beautiful. Rather than trying to squeeze every dime out of a project, I’m a designer first and want to create the b...
Tags: Books, California, La, New York City, Los Angeles, Norman, Keith Haring, West Hollywood, Jeff, JEFFREY, Garde, Silvia, Standard, Lief, Midcentury, Shrader

A Seattle midcentury home is restored to its original brilliance with a modern twist

When a young family reached out to Seattle-based design studio SHED Architecture & Design and interior designer Jennie Gruss for a redesign of their 1957 midcentury home in the city, the designers responded with a restoration that also integrated new, modern details. Named the Hillside Midcentury, the home saw an interior remodel that leaned heavily on a mix of natural timber and brick to create a homey atmosphere. Contemporary furnishings, clean lines and an abundance of glazing help give the ...
Tags: Design, Washington, Architecture, Gallery, Seattle, Pacific Northwest, Brick, Restoration, Carousel Showcase, Green Renovation, Swimming Pool, Green Roof, Midcentury, Midcentury Modern, Full-height Glazing, Shed Architecture & Design

Steal This Look: An Authentic Midcentury Modern Bedroom

When Carla and Niall Maher bought a 1950 suburban ranch house in Westchester, New York, the couple made a commitment to midcentury style. Built into a hillside among other midcentury houses by Roy S. Johnson and Stanley Torkleson, the house was sheetrocked and whitewashed by previous owners (and an Ikea kitchen to boot). The Mahers unearthed the original house plans and restored it to the way it had been. The master bedroom is complete with midcentury furniture, lighting, and Pendleton bedding. ...
Tags: Books, England, Furniture, Ikea, Copenhagen, Lighting, New York State, Modern, Beds, Bedrooms, Pendleton, Niall, Westchester, Carla, Malibu California, Midcentury

Modernist homes get a Thomas Kinkade-style makeover

This is one of those genius "I can't believe this hasn't been done already" kind of things. An architect from Indiana has photoshopped recognizable modernist homes into the overly sentimental, idyllic world of a Thomas Kinkade painting, making for a funny mashup series. It all started with this tweet from another architect, Donna Sink, where she instigates, "Does anyone do paintings of Modern buildings in the style of Thomas Kincade?"
Tags: Post, News, Indiana, Indianapolis, Modernism, Kahn, Fisher, Thomas Kinkade, Philip Johnson, Midcentury, Farnsworth House, Midcentury Modern, Thomas Kincade, Kinkade, Happy Mutant, Positive Deviant

Best Professional Kitchen: Montlake Residence by Mowery Marsh Architects and Kaylen Flugel Design

The winner of the 2018 Remodelista Considered Design Awards Best Professional Kitchen is Mowery Marsh Architects and Kaylen Flugel Design for their Montlake Residence project in Seattle. The project was chosen as a finalist by guest judge Stephen Alesch, who had this to say: “This is the type of kitchen I would never leave—it’s very close to perfect in layout and has a chiseled handsomeness. The loft, the seating area, and the fireplace are amazing features.” N.B.: This is the last of six posts ...
Tags: Books, Seattle, MMA, Don Draper, Modern, Kitchens, Midcentury, Carrara, Pine Street, Kitchen Design, Gardenista, Kitchen Islands, Considered Design Award Winners, Stephen Alesch, Haris Kenjar, Considered Design Awards 2018

Popular midcentury CorningWare pattern is back

Is there anyone who isn't familiar with this pattern? I ran estate sales for a while and came across it a lot in the homes I was prepping. Now, an updated version of CorningWare's Cornflower Blue pattern is back for a limited time. The Daily Meal: The dishes are white, with a neat blue floral pattern decorating the center of each container. They were available for 30 years, from the 1950s through the 1980s, and have now returned in an updated pattern that still looks a lot like the look man...
Tags: Post, News, Retro, Vintage, Dishes, Domestic Bliss, Cornflower, Midcentury, Corningware, Cornflower Blue

History of the California tiki scene covered in new book

Jason Henderson and Adam Foshko have authored California Tiki: A History of Polynesian Idols, Pineapple Cocktails and Coconut Palm Trees, a new paperback which "explore the state's midcentury fascination with all things Tiki": After World War II, suburbs proliferated around California cities as returning soldiers traded in their uniforms for business suits. After-hours leisure activities took on an island-themed sensuality that bloomed from a new fascination with Polynesia and Hawaii. Movies an...
Tags: Post, News, California, Malibu, Don, Burbank, Vic, Tiki, Polynesia, Midcentury, Gidget, Jason Henderson, Polynesian Pop, Tiki culture, Trader Vic's, Adam Foshko

For Sale: The real-life Brady Bunch house

The house at Klump Ave. and Dilling St. in Studio City, also known as the Brady Bunch house, has been put on the market for $1.885 million. LA Times: The Brady Bunch house, a Traditional-style residence near the Colfax Meadows neighborhood, was used for outdoor representations of the beloved television family’s abode. That included the show’s opening and closing scenes as well as numerous interludes to denote the time of day. Interior scenes for “The Brady Bunch” were filmed in studio. Violet...
Tags: Post, Real Estate, News, Los Angeles, Pop Culture, Charles, Carswell, Zillow, Susan, Brady, Cindy, LA Times, Ventura Blvd, Allee, Studio City, Brady Bunch

Kafeteria and Kunst: A New Copenhagen Cafe by Frederik Bille Brahe and Danh Vo

There’s nothing like a good museum café, and Copenhagen is having a moment thanks to chef Frederik Bille Brahe. It started when Kunsthal Charlottenborg, the museum of the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, asked Bille Brahe to bring their cafe space back to life. He did, with Apollo & Bar and Kantine, which opened last year. Now he’s at it again, this time with Kafeteria at the Statens Museum for Kunst, the National Gallery of Denmark. Designed with Vietnamese-Danish artist Danh Vo as “an everyd...
Tags: Books, Restaurants, Copenhagen, Danish, Midcentury, Artek, Nanna Ditzel, Enzo Mari, Danh Vo, Antiques & Vintage, Noguchi, Design Travel, Restaurant Visit, Hotels & Restaurants, Dinesen, Coffee Shops & Cafes

Painterly Colorblock Wedding Inspiration with Earth Tones

Pardon us while we marvel over this painterly colorblock wedding inspiration for days. It’s a merry color playground beneath a canopy of heritage oaks that’s chock full of mix n match patterns. And oh, the color palette! This summery cool earth tone color palette with apricots and blues are calling our names and we’re running to it. Texas wedding photographer, Sophie Epton, captures these distinctive details in charming flashes of film and there’s a whole lotta beauty in tow. View full post
Tags: Texas, Outdoor, Wedding, Midcentury, Wedding Design, Whimsical, Al Fresco, Painterly, Sophie Epton

Steal This Look: An Idiosyncratic French Mod Bedroom in Bellport, NY

In the redesign of a colonial house in Bellport, New York, by French designer C. S. Valentin, the interiors have a distinct look balancing the colonial architecture with midcentury furniture, modern textiles, and nervy color. Case in point? The upstairs bedroom. Here we take a closer look at Valentin’s formula. Above: A full view of the bedroom shows Valentin’s unexpected color palette: shades of yellow, dark gray, pale purple, and a spot of red. Photograph by Jonathan Hokklo for Remodelista....
Tags: Books, Brooklyn, Portugal, French, New York State, Modern, Bedrooms, Valentin, Modernist, Midcentury, Somerset England, Steal This Look, Antiques & Vintage, Farrow Ball, Veracruz Mexico, French Style

Under the Radar: 6 Great California Midcentury Designers You’ve Never Heard Of

We recently featured a Paris loft by modernist dealer-designer Florence Gomez with a prized set of coffee tables by midcentury American designer Luther Conover. Who is he?, I wondered (and not just because his last name happens to be the same as my husband’s). Unfortunately, I haven’t been able turn up much on my potential in-law, but while I was deep in that rabbit hole, I kept discovering work by other great all-but-forgotten California designers of the fifties and sixties. Peter Loughrey, fou...
Tags: Books, Etsy, California, La, Los Angeles, Chicago, Furniture, Paris, Cast Iron, Cia, Berkeley, Columbia, Modern, Southern California, Phoenix, Eames