Monday Link Roundup

– Eartha Kitsch has been documenting her own ranch house restoration at her blog Ranch Dressing and she’s recently dealt with some horrific plumbing problems as well as nightmarish encounters with unskilled contractors. Her posts are well worth a read if you’re considering (or in the middle of) your own vintage home restoration. But be…

Monday Link Roundup

From The New York Times: Karl Benjamin, Rebel of Midcentury Art Scene, Dies at 86.

From The Guardian UK: The 10 best Eames designs – in pictures.

Charles & Ray Eames: The Architect and the Painter

The new documentary, Charles & Ray Eames: The Architect and the Painter premieres nationally Monday, December 19th on PBS – American Masters. If you didn’t have a chance to see it in theaters this year, this is your opportunity to catch it on TV. More information about the film can be found at the PBS…

Ice Cube on Eames

In case you haven’t heard, Southern California is currently playing host to Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945 – 1980. This ambitious six-month long exhibition celebrating mid-century design and post war art opened in late September and runs through March 2012. More than 60 institutions in Southern California are participating in the event, which…

Brighten Your Life With Colors You Like

A few months ago I picked up a great little book that was published by Pittsburgh Paints in 1962. It goes into detail about how to use color schemes in your home, how to choose paints, how natural light effects color, etc. and it’s been an eye-opening read. It’s changing the way we’re using color…

Vintage Furniture Finds & Shopping Tips

When we’re not working on our house, my husband and I have been hunting for fixtures and furniture at secondhand shops, antique stores and at local estate & garage sales as well as searching Craigslist and eBay for bargains. A lot of the things we currently own were handed down to us from family members…