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

– At the Minneapolis StarTribune, Lynn Underwood has continued to highlight mid-century homes in her area all week while profiling enthusiastic owners who appreciate vintage design. Lots of great photos! Vintage Vibe – Alex at Modern Kiddo regularly attends Tiki Oasis, which took place last week and she recently offered up a sneak peak at…

Monday Link Roundup

I come across a lot of interesting news stories and blog posts every week. I occasionally use Twitter to share things but I decided to start collecting the best links of the past week into a “Monday Link Roundup”

Napa’s 2010 Holiday Candlelight Tour

Over the weekend my husband and I made some time for Napa’s 2010 Holiday Candlelight Tour. This year the tour showcased some beautiful mid-century homes in Napa’s Monticello Park area. Here’s some information about the area borrowed from the tour brochure: “… The population explosion led to a post-war building boom, and the area in…

Exterior Ideas

A few months ago we decided on what colors we wanted to paint the exterior of our house. We also started looking for accessories that would flatter the place so I thought I’d share some of our ideas. I fell in love with two particular houses in the Atomic Ranch book last year and we’ve…

Paint & Progress

We’re making progress but it’s slow going. In order to save money we’re determined to do most of the work on the house ourselves but between jobs, life, etc. it’s going to take us awhile. The room I plan to use for my office had to be completely re-wired since we had electricity problems and…

The Sacramento Mid-Century Modern Home Tour

Over the weekend my husband and I attended the fabulous Sacramento Mid-Century Modern Home Tour & Car Show. We had a great time and saw some amazing homes and lovely old cars. We were eager to see how other people had renovated their mid-century houses and the tour provided us both with a lot of…

Mid-Century Modern Home Events

Lately my hubby and I have been so busy trying to get settled into our new home and becoming familiar with Napa that we haven’t a lot of free time to just relax and have fun together. Since we’ve become focused on home restoration and repair we’ve been looking for interesting local events that might…

Holiday Miracles Do Happen!

I got an unexpected X-mas gift this year. This afternoon our real estate agent called to let my hubby and I know that the bank had finally decided to accept our offer on the ’50s custom built atomic ranch house described in the listing as an “Eichler imitation.” After a month of intense negotiations that…