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

– From Mid-Centuria: Alcoa Care-Free Homes – From the Rochester Institute of Technology Frans Wildenhain Exhibition (1950-1975: Creative & Commercial American Ceramics at Mid-Century). The official site devoted to the exhibit taking place in New York at the Rochester Institute of Technology between Aug. 20 – Oct. 2.

The 1965 Chevrolet Corvair: A Family History

Mom and dad on their wedding day (1965)* While sorting through some of the early photographs of my parents I noticed a mysterious white car that kept showing up in various photos. When I was born my parents (as far back as I can remember) owned a red Volkswagen Beetle that I nicknamed “Ladybug” but…

Jason Statham’s Mid-Century Home

I’m fond of the handsome British action star, Jason Statham. He’s appeared in a lot of lackluster films but I get a kick out of The Transporter movies and loved him in films like Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and The Bank Job. Apparently his taste in architecture is a bit more refined than…

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…

A Napa Mid-Century Architecture Tour

I was surprised and extremely excited to learn that the theme for this year’s 22nd Annual Holiday CandleLight Tour presented by Napa County Landmarks & the Napa County Historical Society will be “Mad Men Meets The Valley.” This self-led tour will highlight Monticello Park, a mid-century modern neighborhood in Napa. Accoding to the organizers Napa’s…

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…