Clean Up in Progress!

Mid-Century Living is currently undergoing a cleanup & revamp. We hope to relaunch again soon so keep an eye out for more updates throughout the summer and thanks for visiting!

Doorbell Discovery

  There was an exciting discovery at Rancho Del Lindbergs over the weekend! While trying to fix our doorbell we discovered that the original fittings were stamped with the date Oct. 1954. We’ve had a helluva time trying to date our house thanks to sloppy & conflicting paperwork. We knew it was built between 1954-1956…

The Hollywood Style in 1969

I recently wrote about Hollywood homes in 1969 for TCM.com. The blog post featured lots of photos from various houses belonging to actors, directors as well as costume designer Edith Head snapped at the end of the swinging sixties.

It’s Alive! IT’S ALIVE!!

fter a 19 month absence (yikes!) Mid-Century Living has returned. Various factors contributed to the silence here including general blogging burn out. Here are some of the various highlights (or lowlights) that have occurred since things went dark.

Monday Link Roundup

There’s were lots of good updates posted at Retro Renovation this week but my favorite post was a detailed look at this mid-century bathroom installation: – Nanette and Jim’s vintage blue bathroom An interesting overview of James RW Cornetet new book Facadomy: A Critique on Capitalism and its Assault on Mid-Century Modern Architecture can be…

Cost Plus World Market Goes Retro

I’ve been doing a lot of cooking lately and I recently needed some emergency kitchen supplies so I visited a few stores looking for the best deals. One of the stores I visited was the local Cost Plus World Market. I’ve been a Cost Plus costumer for  decades because they have reasonable prices and they…

Monday Link Roundup

Herman Miller’s new video series “Why Design” aims to “explore the world through the eyes of our designers, and share something of why we value their point of view.” – Why Design – Herman Miller An interview with Heywood-Wakefield furniture manufacturer, Leonard Riforgiato, who is reviving this stylish Mid-Century brand for a new generation. –…

Monday Link Roundup

If you didn’t make it to Palm Springs for Modernism Week earlier this year, you can still look forward to Mod-Palm Springs. This new event “celebrating a serving of all things Mid-Century Modern carefully blended with retro Tiki culture (the Polynesian kind so prevalent in the 50´s & 60´s)” takes place October 11th through the…