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Warm and woodsy 1968 Keck & Keck time capsule house in Michigan

Midcentury modern came in more than just one “sleek” flavor. Case in point: This rustic modern <b>1968 time capsule house perched above Lake Michigan —</b> …

Lake Michigan

Ideas to decorate Alan’s vintage green tile kitchen – Vitralite ooh la la!

“We have been told that the kitchen is a cross between ‘Betty Crocker’ and a morgue,” reader Alan says, adding a “haha” in his email to us. But …

Countertops

12 Feathered Facts About Charlie's Angels

A trio of crime fighting females was a strange and different concept for a TV show back in 1976, and TV executives didn't think it would fly. But the …

50th anniversary of the Lava Lamp — a history and 12 groovy vintage designs

Time for another birthday celebration — 50 years of the Lava Lamp! It is estimated that <b>94% of people recognize the Lava Lamp shape</b> — but how much do …

BBC

Personal Photos from CBGB Documenting the East Village Art and Music Scene in the ’70s

Artist Bettie Ringma was 28 years old when she left Holland and arrived in the States. She met fellow artist, curator, and writer Marc H. Miller, and …

East Village

Lunchtime Portraits Capture The Sidewalk Scene Of The Late 70s

Bad things to do on your lunch break include- eating a 2000 calorie meal, smoking half a pack of cigarettes, and sleeping in your car.<p>Good things to …

Alesha restores the original 1961 exterior paint colors on her midcentury modern ranch house

Let’s hear it again for<br>Sherwin-Williams Holiday Turquoise!The #1 tool in any homeowner’s arsenal for adding curb appeal to the front of our homes: …

Mid-Century modern

10 vintage Armstrong advertising room designs by Louisa Kostich Cowan

I have this opinion that <b>Hazel Dell Brown</b> was the most influential residential interior designer of the 20th Century. In 1921, she was hired by</b> …

Flooring

A Comedic Collision Of Vehicles From Pop Culture

Some of our favorite pop culture franchises feature a vehicle prominently in the storyline. Whether it’s the funky machine used to get to the next …

Swinging Sixties London: photography in the Capital of Cool - Telegraph

Great mystery of the 1970s: Nixon, Watergate and the Huston Plan

<b>(CNN) —</b> The CNN documentary series "The Seventies" is a wonderful exercise in putting a tumultuous decade in perspective. This June 17 marks the 43rd anniversary of the Watergate break-in.<p>Enough time has passed to have a well-grounded perspective on the fall of Richard Nixon. What historians agree …

1959 Matt and Lyda Kahn time capsule house — an historic Eichler house for influential members of the Eichler design team

“The environment is a total work of art” — Matt KahnAll photos throughout this story Copyright <b>David Wakely</b> and <b>Ira Kahn</b>. All rights reserved, Matt …

Warhol and Lichtenstein: before they were famous - Telegraph

A party at The Factory, 1965 - Warhol and Lichtenstein: before they were famous

Growing Up in the New York Underground: From Glam to Punk

Opening on May 29th and up until May 31st, a collection of photographs by photographer Paul Zone will be on display at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of …

Debbie Harry

Diana opens her 1963 kitchen nook to her family room — and gets new Marmoleum, too

Do you recognize this kitchen? It was one of the first reader kitchens we ever featured on the blog, back in the wee early days when …

Living Rooms

Florence Henderson Reveals What Happened to Carol Brady's First Husband

The 70s sitcom <i>The Brady Bunch</i> begins with widower Mike Brady marrying a woman named Carol and their two families blending into one. What happened to …

Hand-painted portraits of famous musicians, on vinyl records

David Bowie. Vinyl Art by Daniel Edlen.<p>Vinyl Art by Daniel Edlen is hand-painted portraiture of musicians on vinyl records.<p>More: …

Stunning Street Photos of 1960s New York by Takayuki Ogawa

After six years working as a photographer for one of Japan's weekly magazines, Takayuki Ogawa decided to take a trip out to New York. For about a year, from 1967 to 1968, Ogawa walked New York's streets taking photos of everything he saw around him. With a fresh set of eyes, he captured the overall …

Photography

18 Celebrities Who Appeared on The Twilight Zone

Rod Serling's groundbreaking anthology series <i>The Twilight Zone</i> introduced some enduring science-fiction themes and one of the most iconic title …

The First Earth Day in Boston, Philly, and NYC

In 1970, the first Earth Day was celebrated with a series of fairly mild protests focused on environmental issues. Here's what happened in three …

“Mad Men” Creator Matthew Weiner’s Reassuring Life Advice For Struggling Artists

In Getting There: A Book of Mentors, the lauded creator candidly reveals his years of struggle–and his eventual path to success.<p>I remember studying Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s poem “Kubla Khan” in high school. According to Coleridge, upon waking from a deep, opium-induced reverie, he recalled a …

The Atomic Ranch

Message in a bottle: Cindy finds a 1976 time capsule in her bathroom wall

If you’re a Retro Renovator, at some point you’ve probably unearthed a hidden story from within your own home. Perhaps it was stripping the kitchen …

The Making of Star Wars, 1977 Documentary

Hey, you wanted a 49-minute documentary on the making of <i>Star Wars</i>? Maybe from 1977? And with lots of C-3PO/R2-D2 banter? Okay, we've got that:<p>My …

Sesame Street

The '60s Films That Every Fashion Girl Should Watch

Fashion and film have always gone hand in hand, whether it's a designer taking inspiration from a movie's wardrobe or a leading lady sporting the latest couture. We're rounding up the most important movies by decade—from the 1950s to today—that every fashion lover should see.<p><b>1) La Dolce Vita, …

Mondo Poster Art for Vincent Price’s HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL

Striking Street Photos Capture the Vibrant Culture of Harlem in the 1970s

In the summer of 1970, French photographer Jack Garofalo (1923-2004) spent six weeks in Harlem, NYC shooting a series of photos for the cover story of <i>Paris Match</i> magazine. His candid street shots document the vibrant sights and culture of Harlem, focusing primarily on the predominantly black …

Where to buy cone lights, starting at $50 — five places to find these classic midcentury modern style sconces

Recently, we profiled <b>six places to buy double cone “bowtie” sconce lights</b> — and now, for those times when a single sconce will do, here is our …

Mid-Century modern

Striking Street Photos Document the Vibrant Culture of NYC in the ’70s and ’80s

For over 30 years, every since his days as an NYU film student, Robert Herman has roamed the streets of New York City with his camera in hand to photograph the sights and people of his urban home. <i>The New Yorkers</i>, shot from 1978 to 2005 on Kodachrome color film, is his collection of candid photos …

New York City

Throwback ’72: Corelle’s new True Blue pattern — a riff on 1970s Old Town Blue

Yup: Corelle. The company knows a rockin’ retro opportunity when it sees one, and recently introduced a new pattern — True Blue — based on its …

Quilting