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Mid Century Modern

The Seven Faces of Palm Springs

Kristan Lawson | Posted 09.29.2015 | Travel
Kristan Lawson

Hidden in mountain ravines south of downtown Palm Springs, the area now called simply "Indian Canyons" disguises behind its generic name one of the most unusual natural wonders in the state: thriving forests of glorious palm trees in the middle of a bone-dry, furnace-hot rocky desert.

5 Very Stylish Reasons to Visit Beverly Hills in 2014

Karin E. Baker | Posted 07.20.2014 | Travel
Karin E. Baker

Unique and gorgeous, each has a theme, such as film noir, the golden age inspired by Marilyn Monroe, high-gloss 1970s glamour, a stylishly sophisticated view of the 1960s, and the birth of modern glamour.

Is It Food, or Is It Foodiness? Let's Ask the Chicken... or Maybe the Egg?

Erica Wides | Posted 06.22.2014 | Taste
Erica Wides

The spring holidays have ended, the last bit of stale matzo has been choked down, and we Hebraic types can all go back to eating bread again, although...

Chatting Up Stephen Collins: Palm Springs' Man About Modernism

Duane Wells | Posted 04.12.2014 | Travel
Duane Wells

You probably know Stephen Collins as the undeniably urbane host of Bravo's Property Envy. In addition to appending the title TV host to a CV that already included the job titles hotelier, writer, curator and designer, he has exchanged the bustle of London for the simplicity of desert life in Palm Springs.

Mid-Century Modern Style: Tapered Legs

Alessandra Wood | Posted 03.19.2014 | HuffPost Home
Alessandra Wood

Wondering where this vintage style came from and how it made its way back into modern interiors?

13 Mad Men-Style Homes You Can Buy Now

Ryan Nickum | Posted 06.12.2013 | HuffPost Home
Ryan Nickum

The popularity of the hit drama Mad Men has almost single handedly brought 1960s-style home interiors back en vogue. From furniture to wallpaper, the retro style of the mid-century modern era is suddenly all the rage.

You'll Never Guess What This Is Made From

Posted 01.21.2013 | HuffPost Home

The perfect craft to do at home.

PHOTOS: 1 Bathroom, $549K?

Posted 07.05.2012 | Miami

The mid-century modern craze was back before the advent of "Mad Men", but can't you see Roger Sterling stashing his secret 305 squeeze in a pad like t...

PHOTOS: Palm Springs' Mid-Century Marvels

Barbara Barton Sloane | Posted 08.28.2012 | Travel
Barbara Barton Sloane

As I toured some of the iconic desert modern homes, I suddenly got it.

LOOK: Mid-Century Modern Homes On The Market

Posted 05.25.2012 | DC

"I think mid-century modern homes convey a sense of perfection and calm," says Michael Shapiro, a local realtor who specializes in Don Draper-style ho...

PHOTOS: Touring America's Iconic Modernist Homes

George Hobica | Posted 07.09.2012 | Travel
George Hobica

During the 20th century, a group of architects staged a controversial revolt. Why, they asked, couldn't less be as impressive as more?

PHOTOS: The Week's Best eBay Home Finds

Mary Kincaid | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Mary Kincaid

Want to add some fab eco-friendly style to your home but have no time to page through thousands of eBay listings? Then just sneak a peek at my Weekly ...

Weekly Roundup of eBay Vintage Home Finds (PHOTOS)

Mary Kincaid | Posted 11.04.2011 | Style
Mary Kincaid

Today's selections include pieces by C. Jere, Tiffany and Theo B. Starr. Be sure to check out the pair of Art Deco figural sconces and the delightful 1950s Italian pottery bookends.

Roundup of eBay Vintage Home Finds (PHOTOS)

Mary Kincaid | Posted 10.21.2011 | Style
Mary Kincaid

2011-08-21-Screenshot20110821at6.43.13PM.jpg Want to add some fab eco-friendly style to your home but have no time to page through thousands of eBay listings?

PHOTOS: Raphael Soriano's 'Gogol House' For $1.2 Million

The Huffington Post | Eliza Fisher | Posted 08.06.2011 | Los Angeles

Lauded architect Raphael Soriano's 1939 'Gogol House,' located in the Franklin Hills area of Los Feliz, is on the market. The three bedroom, three bat...

PHOTOS: Modern Pasadena Home For $2.15 Million

Posted 07.07.2011 | Los Angeles

Via Curbed LA: A new Mid Century Modern style home has hit the market in the Langham Hotel Estates neighborhood of Pasadena for $2.15 million. Know...

PHOTOS: Mid-Century Glass Home In Beverly Hills for $10.9 Million

The Huffington Post | Lucy Blodgett | Posted 06.02.2011 | Los Angeles

Steve Hermann's mid-century, Trousdale Estate masterpiece has hit the Beverly Hills housing market with a listing price of $10.9 million. A self-taugh...

Fritz Hansen's Series 7 Chair: An Updated Classic

Jaime Derringer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Jaime Derringer

The Fritz Hansen Series 7 chair was designed back in 1955 by Danish architect and designer Arne Jacobsen. You might recognize his name because he also...

Mid-Century Modern Survives In Palm Springs

Brad Schreiber | Posted 09.20.2011 | Travel
Brad Schreiber

Palm Springs, the mecca for those withdrawing from colder climes, the playground of Hollywood, is steeped in a history of mid-century modern arc...

Modern Design

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Alvin Lustig was a pioneer of the American mid-Century design revolution, reaching the peak of his incredible career in the early 1950s just as the ri...

Retro Cool Pop Art at the Palms this Weekend: Rare Exhibit of MidCentury Modern and MC-Influenced Fine Art

Lisa Derrick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Lisa Derrick

For centuries, artists painted religious figures, whether saints or gods and goddesses, then still lifes--arguably with religious aspects present--m...

Jet to Vegas for a Retro Weekend of Hip History

Lisa Derrick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Lisa Derrick

Next weekend, October 22 to 24th Las Vegas revives, revitalizes and celebrates the style pioneered in desert resort's glory days when glamour ruled ...

Tiki Style Surfs New Wave of Awareness with Cool Cuisine and Exotic Drinks

Lisa Derrick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Lisa Derrick

Sadly for decades, homemade "Polynesian" food meant ghastly suburban gastronomy: Charred meat in sticky, salty marinades, tragic deep fried shrimp, a...

Los Angeles County Museum on Fire: Bert Cooper's Freaky Octopus Picture | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Mad Men is one of the few TV series in which the creators know something about art (unlike, say, Work of Art). Not only are the Sterling Cooper office...

Blague d'Art: Everything Old

Peter Frank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Peter Frank

I marvel continually at the rediscovery of painters who made a splash three to four decades ago and then eased their way to the margins to allow younger folk the limelight.