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…

Movie: The Love Machine (1971)

I just reviewed a film called THE LOVE MACHINE (1971) for TCM that was recently released on DVD and I couldn’t resist sharing a few screen grabs here. The film has some great interiors that I know a lot of vintage furniture and design enthusiasts will love. It’s based on a novel by the best-selling…

Mod Macabre @ Cinebeats Oct. 1-31

This month I’m participating in the “Countdown to Halloween” blogathon over at my film blog Cinebeats with a little celebration I’m calling Mod Macabre. I thought I’d let Mid-Century Living readers know in case they’re looking for some Halloween viewing suggestions or just want to enjoy some vintage Halloween inspired fun. Hope to update here…

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…

Sascha Brastoff

Apologies for the lack of updates. I’ve been really busy lately and every time I decide to post an update Blogger starts acting up and I can’t seem to log in or post anything. Today things seem to working just fine around here so I thought I’d quickly share a link to an article I…

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.

MOVIE: Bachelor in Paradise (1961)

I recently reviewed a Bob Hope comedy called BACHELOR IN PARADISE (1961) that featured some great ranch homes and interiors. I couldn’t resist sharing a few screen grabs from it. Apologies for the quality but my old video tape isn’t in the best shape.More info about the movie can be found here

Oscar Party Tips

This weekend the 82nd Academy Awards are taking place and many people will be hosting their own Oscar parties on Sunday night. I’m living out of boxes at the moment so I won’t be hosting any Oscar parties of my own but I will be watching the show and “Twittering Live” for Cinebeats. I thought…