Monday Link Roundup

I’ve been really busy so I didn’t do much reading this week but I still managed to come across some interesting links worth sharing. From Apartment Therapy – Tracy & Marty’s “Retro Metro” House Boat From Denver Westword – Ten hilariously unnecessary items from the 1950s From Mid2Mod – Kemper Nomland, Jr. From Playscapes –…

Warner Textile Archive Wallpaper

Wallpaper Space company has just launched a new collection of wallpapers based on vintage designs selected from the Warner Textile Archive. According to their website, the Warner Textile Archive is one of Britain’s largest archival textile collections spanning over two centuries of creativity and commerce in the UK

The Bold Look of KOHLER

Jonathan Adler is one of my favorite modern designers and he’s recently teamed-up with KOHLER to design his own line of colorful kitchen and bathroom sinks. His line was inspired by KOHLER’s classic designs which were infused with bright pops of color.

From Battleships to Apron Strings

I’ve been really busy with work and various other projects lately but last month I set aside some time to visit the “From Battleships to Apron Strings: How WWII created Napa’s Swingin’ Fifties” exhibit at the Napa Historical Society. The exhibit was small but really informative, especially for someone like myself who is new to…

Happy Holidays!

I’ve been so busy with work, holiday plans and home renovations lately that I’ve been neglecting to blog but I thought I’d quickly share a 1951 recipe for Wesson Oil’s “Famous Fruitcake.” I’m not all that fond of fruitcake myself but I’d like to try making this one someday. If anyone gives it a try…

What Makes A Good Party?

Trying to become a better host or hostess? Need some new ideas for your next party? Check out this entertaining instructional film called What Makes A Good Party? from 1950.

KenFlex Vinyl Tile

I’ve been trying to research what kind of tile was originally used in the kitchen and laundry room area of my house and I believe it might have have been KenFlex vinyl flooring. Unfortunately KenFlex doesn’t manufacture floor tiles anymore and according to some information I found online KenFlex tile might contain unhealthy levels of…

Living Rooms (1956-59)

For my the last selection of images from 1956-59 magazines I’m sharing some of my favorite pics of living spaces. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do! 1956 1957 1958 1959 If you’d like to see more images of living spaces from 1956-59 you can find them in my Flickr gallery. I…