Midcentury and Beyond

By MoonDoggie | Retro and vintage goodness mainly from the 50s, 60s and 70s.

Seriously Tiny (and Slightly Strange) Hangouts That Push the Limits of Micro-Living

Could you vacation in a house the width of a truck? How about unwind in a sauna so lightweight it can be towed behind a bike? A new book of miniatures dares us to think small. Rebecca Roke's Nanotecture, a compact compendium of over 300 tiny built things, is available to preorder now through …

Eames Chair Creators Ray and Charles Eames Featured in New Book Photos | Architectural Digest

Design

12 architects who shaped the look of LA

1<p>Welton Becket<p>(1902-1969)<p>You may not know his name, but you’ve certainly mingled with Welton Becket’s midcentury vision of Los Angeles, whether at …

The Birth Of Midcentury Modernism, As Photographed By Its Architects

If Instagram existed back in the day, Pierre Koenig and Fritz Block would’ve been blowing up your feed with their architectural snapshots.<p>Architectural photographers can make us fall in love with buildings–and today, smartphones and Instagram have given the medium new life, letting us act like …

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Flying Saucers at Disneyland, 1965. From <i>Disneyland Around the Seasons</i> (1966)

Impeccably Updated 1960 Eichler in the Bay Area Asks $1.2M

Just wow<p><b>Location:</b> San Rafael, California<p><b>Price:</b> $1,150,000<p>Designed by noted SoCal architects A. Quincy Jones and Frederick Emmons as the model home for an Eichler development 20 miles north of San Francisco, this 1960 post-and-beam dream is exemplary as ever half a decade later. Clocking in at 1,814 …

An 85 Year Old 'Tiny House' in the Style of Frank Lloyd Wright

We often talk about tiny houses and small space living as if they're a new thing, but the truth is that little houses have been around for years (and …

Architect Ira Rakatansky's Mid-Century Modern Masterpiece

<b>Name:</b> Ira Rakatansky & Lenore Gray<b><br>Location:</b> East Side — Providence, Rhode Island<b><br>Size:</b> 4 bedrooms<b><br>Years lived in:</b> 52 — owned<p>This tour is a rare treat — …

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P-2016-1 & 2 (foux du fafa)

This listing is for two 7"x9" prints<p>These prints are made available on archival quality, 100% cotton rag, acid-free paper, and are printed using UV-stable pigment inks. Each print is individually signed and numbered and is sealed in a plastic bag along with an acid-free back mat.<p>Custom frames are …

What Pyrex Looked Like The Year You Were Born

Abandoned House Is Stunning Inside

Everything was in its original packaging. It really gave an awesome, old-school feel to the room.<p>Facebook flickr Instagram Twitter | Freaktography …

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10 Lessons We Could All Learn From 1960s Cocktail Parties

No matter which decade you were born into (and later partied in), there's a pretty good chance that you're familiar with the cocktail parties of the 1960s. This is largely thanks to Mad Men -- the award-winning TV show with an unusually high number of drinks poured -- but also because in their …

Holidays

You can one pair, which ones?

Mid-century home by Frank Lloyd Wright apprentice receives an earth-friendly upgrade

From the outside, this mid-century home appears to be little more than a quaint, plain, and well-kept residence in the heart of Redwood City, …

Le Méridien Channels Midcentury Illustrators with Bright New Ad Campaign

A big name in hospitality takes a cue from Mad Men.<p>To celebrate 10 years as a Starwood hotel brand, Le Méridien has launched a new ad campaign that …

The Retro-Futuristic Ruins of Wanli's Abandoned 'UFO Village'

<i>(All images by Philipp Christyakov (see website), reproduced with permission)</i><p>Taiwan’s most famous ‘UFO houses’, known as Sanzhi Pod City and dubbed …

Mid Century Modern Furniture

09:26:00 MoonDoggie 2 Comments<p>This poster by James Provost is eye candy for the 'mid-mo' furniture lover. It features iconic pieces from mid - …

Vintage B&W Photos of San Francisco in 1968 Reveal the Carefree Lifestyle of Youths

On the cusp of the 1970's, San Francisco was a veritable hub of culture. This series of vintage photographs, taken by the late William Gedney in 1968 captures the spirit of the streets–from the peaceful hippies to the wild radicals. Known for its tolerance and multiculturalism, outcasts and the …

San Francisco

Love and Haight: Jim Marshall's Iconic Sixties San Francisco Photos

See stunning images of Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Jefferson Airplane as a scene transformed into a movement<p>San Francisco wasn't the center of the …

Music

Mad Men Style: The Best of the 1960s from House Beautiful

Piccadilly Circus, London

The Rock and Twist Ballroom