Monday Link Roundup

If you didn’t make it to Palm Springs for Modernism Week earlier this year, you can still look forward to Mod-Palm Springs. This new event “celebrating a serving of all things Mid-Century Modern carefully blended with retro Tiki culture (the Polynesian kind so prevalent in the 50´s & 60´s)” takes place October 11th through the…

Big Boy Barbecue Tips

Americans will be celebrating the 4th of July holiday next week and I thought it would be a good time to share some pages from the Big Boy Barbecue Book

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…

Easy Breezy Halloween Masks With ’50s Flare

Halloween is just around the corner! If you’re in need of an easy to assemble Halloween mask look no further than your kitchen. You probably have at least some elements there to create one of these kooky Halloween masks originally worn in the ’50s. Who knew paper bags could look so great? Click on the…

16 Pumpkin Carving Tips From 1962

With Halloween right around the corner I’m sure many people are thinking about ways to spruce up their home for the upcoming holiday. This helpful article from 1962 offers great ideas on how to decorate with jack-o-lanterns that should fit right into any mid-century home. Just click on images to see them full size!