#MidCentury

Visual Arts | Visual Arts

David Klein's Magnificent TWA Posters - Flashbak

The illustrator and artist David Klein is best known today for his glorious posters for the Howard Hughes owned Trans World Airlines in the 1950s and 1960s. TWA at the time was one of the world’s most well known and admired airlines. It became the f

Entertainment | Culture/Art/Random cool stuff

Defining Tiki – An Observation

Disclaimer: This subject has been very hot-button in many social media forums as of late. The statements in this blog are the opinions of the writer. Tiki has experienced a resurgency of sorts with…

Entertainment | Culture/Art/Random cool stuff

UPCOMING EVENTS - Drop Dead Dames

Save the date! July 27, 2018 for ELIXIR! The new Summer show from Drop Dead Dames Burlesque, San Diego, California. Buy tickets today!

Miscellaneous | Mid Century

What Does Mid-Century Modern Really Mean?

We put together a very high-level overview on the Mid-Mod design movement to provide insight on what makes a piece authentically Mid-Century Modern.

Visual Arts | Photography

The Mystery Man Who Spent 20 Years Photographing North American Buildings

His name was Barry Gfeller, and he left behind an astonishing 50,000 previously unseen images.

News | Local News Articles

Iconic La Mesa dealership, the Roundhouse of Values, being demolished

The iconic structure, built in April 1967, was designed by La Mesa architect James Hurley and built to resemble the Ford Rotunda from the World's Fair in New York in 1964.

Architecture & Interior Design | Mid Century

The grooviest bachelor pad in Chicago modeled its kitchen after The Brady Bunch

The only thing missing is Alice!

Architecture & Interior Design | Mid Century

The Vanishing World of Neon Motel Signs - Atlas Obscura

A photographer has spent decades capturing these symbols of Americana and the open road.

History | History

Nat Geo: Vintage Photos of the "Happiest Place on Earth"

In 1955, Walt Disney transformed a California orange grove into a scene right out of his imagination.

Miscellaneous | Mid Century

Weird History: What Ever Happened to the Home Intercom? | Apartment Therapy

Weird history -- whatever happened to the intercom? We traced this home trend back in time.

Miscellaneous | Mid Century

First look inside the TWA Hotel’s sleek, midcentury-inspired rooms - Curbed NY

Get a peek inside the TWA Hotel’s new hotel rooms, which are inspired by midcentury modern design.

Miscellaneous | Mid Century

These photos show an idealized vision of midcentury America… with a subtle hint of weirdness

Not much is known about Nina Leen, the Russian-born Life photographer who moved to New York in 1939 and proceeded to spend the next four decades making some of the best — and least remembered —…

Miscellaneous | Mid Century

Midcentury modern homes and buildings can be found in many cities & some may surprise you!

Midcentury modern homes and buildings can be found in many cities across the U.S., and some may surprise you! Let’s take a little road trip, shall we?

Architecture & Interior Design | Threatened History & Preservation

Court OKs demolition of Hollywood building for Frank Gehry project, dealing a blow to preservationists

In a defeat for preservationists, a three-judge appellate court panel cleared the way for the demolition of a 1960 bank building in Hollywood. At the same time, the court sent the redevelopment project back to the city for more work.

Food & Drink | Bars/Restaurants/Venues

Future uncertain for Red Fox Room

The bar-restaurant combo unabashedly calls itself “an undeniable city icon” on its website. However, its historic run may be coming to an end.

Music | Music News

Vic Damone, Who Crooned His Way to Postwar Popularity, Dies at 89 - The New York Times

In an era dominated by Sinatra, Como and Bennett, Mr. Damone built his own following on records and television and in nightclubs.

Food & Drink | Bars/Restaurants/Venues

Craving nostalgia? Try one of these historic L.A. restaurants

Los Angeles architecture firm Armet and Davis designed the Googie-style Pann’s Coffee Shop for the Panagopoulos family in 1958. Featuring a sweeping roofline, stone walls, terrazzo floors, red leather booths and an animated neon sign, Pann’s has staye

Architecture & Interior Design | Threatened History & Preservation

Classic Valley Diner Du-Par’s Will Depart Studio City on January 1 - Eater LA

The company wants to return to the Valley, they just don’t know where

Entertainment | The Hometown

A Guide to the 100 Stunning Architectural Gems of L.A. - Los Angeles Magazine

The burnished splendor of Art Deco. The clean grace of Modernism. When it comes to architecture, our city is a wonderland

News | Interesting Stuff

You Have Until Next Month to Check Out McDonald's 'No. 1 Store' Before It's Demolished

The replica of Ray Kroc's first McDonald's franchise store was rebuilt and turned into a museum.

Entertainment | Culture/Art/Random cool stuff

Critiki’s Ten Best Tiki Bars in the World 2017

These are the ten best tiki bars found in the world today, as rated by the best tiki experts around: the members of Critiki. Critiki is a travel guide and historic archive of Polynesian Pop culture…

Architecture & Interior Design | Threatened History & Preservation

CBS Television City draws speculation about potential sale

For decades, audiences got to see the recording of iconic shows such as "The Price is Right" at CBS Television City, but now there are reports the property may be up for bid.

Food & Drink | Bars/Restaurants/Venues

Do You Remember These 15 Defunct Restaurant Chains?

Pull up a seat, open the menu, and let's look at some defunct restaurant chains you might not even remember.

Entertainment | Culture/Art/Random cool stuff

The Reef Lounge - John McGehee

When I was a boy, I saw the most outlandish scene at the Handerly Hotel & Resort (formerly the Stardust Motor Hotel) in San Diego

Miscellaneous | Mid Century

Photographer Compares 1960s Postcards Vs. How These Places Look Today, And The Difference Is Unbelievable | Bored Panda

Not long ago an old matchbook laying on photographer Pablo Iglesias Maurer's desk caught his eye. Or rather, it was the postcard-like picture on it, of a resort

Miscellaneous | Random shit

LOONEY TUNES (Looney Toons): Hollywood Steps Out (1941) [ULTRA HD 4K Remastered]

This video streams up to Ultra HD 4k (2160p). Hollywood Steps Out is a 1941 short Merrie Melodies cartoon by Warner Bros., directed by Tex Avery. The cartoon...

Architecture & Interior Design | Mid-Century!

17 vintage back to school ads you would never see today

Back in the day, you couldn't go to campus without bowties, bell-bottoms, sugar and jazz.

Entertainment | Culture/Art/Random cool stuff

Classic San Diego Tiki - ClassicSanDiego.com

Polynesian-themed restaurants and tiki bars from the San Diego area’s past and present. How many of theses classic San Diego tiki joints do you know?

Miscellaneous | Mid Century

10 Modernist Patio Furniture Pieces for Your Summer Patio

Whether it's good conversation, a good tan or a good drink you're after, these patio furniture picks are a must for a sizzling hot season of hosting.

Travel | Travel

An old relic of the American road trip is disappearing - Business Insider

After its heyday in the mid-20th century, the traditional mom and pop motel has largely slipped from the public imagination.

Miscellaneous | Places You Can Still Go

Mapping California’s best remaining midcentury motels

Travel back in time to the golden age of motels. These are the ones still standing—and worth visiting.

History | Historic Los Angeles

Dodger Stadium: The ultimate guide to LA’s ballpark - Curbed LA

The Dodgers return for opening day on April 3, and we’ve got the lowdown on which games to see, where to eat, and more.

Visual Arts | Photography

The Man Who Photographed a Forgotten America by Moonlight - Feature Shoot

Late Arrival, 2011 Diner, 2011 Noel Kerns is an American time traveler. His camera has taken him on road trips across Texas, down Route 66, and through the ghost towns of the American West. He’s found these bygone patches of the United States under the

News | News

Iconic Covina Bowl closing its doors forever

Brunswick Zone Covina Bowl, one of the last mid-century California bowling alleys to survive intact and unscathed, is about to close its doors.The venue, known for

Architecture & Interior Design | Architecture

Darling '50s trailer home in Palm Springs can be yours for $55K - Curbed

This is everything we love combined into one adorable parcel: a converted 1950s vintage trailer "tiny" home—in Palm Springs. But that’s not all.

Miscellaneous | NEW YORK CITY

Step back in time with these fascinating historical images of NYC

Photographer Ben Rowland recently put together a website that showcases one thing: very big, very old images of New York. “The Big Picture New York&

Entertainment | Culture/Art/Random cool stuff

9 Reasons To Bring Back Cocktail Parties (PHOTOS) | The Huffington Post

Your grandparents probably enjoyed one trend that has sadly since died a thousand deaths: The cocktail party. These gatherings dominated the 1950s and 19...

Architecture & Interior Design | Threatened History & Preservation

Frank Gehry-Lytton Savings Cliffhanger Reveals a Rotten PLUM

DEEGAN ON LA-Frank Gehry has two options -- some may say a Hobson’s choice – now that the LA City Council has unanimously approved Historic-Cultural Monument status for Kurt Meyer’s Lytton Savings Bank building located on the property Gehry wants to transform into a complex of skyscrapers at the western gateway to the Sunset Strip.

Miscellaneous | Los Angeles Stuff

How LA Banks Got Their Mid-Century Mosaics and Murals

Why do so many Los Angeles-area banks have amazing murals, mosaics, and sculptures? It's mostly the the work of the Millard Sheets Studio, which starting in the fifties designed more than 100 Home...

Miscellaneous | Mid Century

Why James Bond Would Love Modernism Week – Modernism Weekly

What the Super Spy and Modernism Week have in common and why you shouldn't miss this party. Women love him, men aspire to be him. Whether your personal preference is Sean, Roger or Daniel (purrrrr!),

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The Birth, Death and Rebirth of Tiki

Tiki drinking first bloomed after Prohibition, and now—after a protracted decline—it has returned, integrated into the larger classic cocktail canon.

Visual Arts | Art

Cityscape #6, Acrylic on Canvas | Josh Namm: Paintings

My newest painting. I am still trying to perfect that mid-century painting look.

Architecture & Interior Design | Architecture & Design

An Hour From Atlanta, 'Skyhaven' Offers Mad Men Lifestyle - Curbed Atlanta

Want to live like Don Draper, but away from the rigors of city life? A home in Rome, about 70 miles from downtown Atlanta, offers the quintessential midcentury lifestyle. Even the name of the home, Skyhaven, evokes images of a Bond-esque existence.

Entertainment | Entertainment

You Bet Your Life #53-23 Spunky old lady vs. Groucho (Secret word 'Clock', Feb 18, 1954)

The old lady in couple #3 is the clear highlight of this episode. Neither Groucho nor his cigars impress her at all, but Groucho seems genuinely tickled by h...

Entertainment | Culture/Art/Random cool stuff

2015 Tiki Gift Guide for the Holidays - $20 and Under

Now that Thanksgiving is done, it's full speed ahead to the holidays. In this annual gift guide, I like to spotlight a few fun tiki finds from the last year or so. They're fairly easy on the pocket...

Miscellaneous | Mid Century

California dreaming: the homes where the spirit of the 60s lives on | Life and style | The Guardian

‘Nobody ever thought of leaving here unless they were carried out’: why many of the original residents of these elegant Marin County homes still live there

Food & Drink | Food & Drink

6 Tropical Drinks in LA That'll Make You Think You're in Hawaii

6 Tropical Drinks in LA That'll Make You Think You're in Hawaii, Los Angeles, LA, Locale Magazine, CA, Tiki Drinks, LA Tiki bar, hollywood, Best tiki bar

Miscellaneous | Mid Century

Motels and motor courts: Saving Las Vegas’ mid-century gems - Las Vegas Weekly

During the mid-20th century, an organic uniqueness evolved in Downtown Las Vegas, a gift of sorts for the future, for that day when the quaint and personal motor courts with stunning signage would somehow outlast the more elegant destinations of yesteryear, providing historical depth in an ever-changing city.

Architecture & Interior Design | Mid-Century!

A Miami Oasis Pays Homage to Florida's Rich Architectural Heritage | Dwell

When architects Melissa and Jacob Brillhart set out to design their new home in downtown Miami, they drew inspiration from Florida modernism and the dogtrot model to create a tropical oasis in the city. The couple designed and built most of the home thems

Architecture & Interior Design | Decorating & Interior Design

18 Modern Living Rooms | Dwell

These living rooms showcase modern furniture collections while maintaining a welcoming ambience.

Miscellaneous | Mid Century

Be the Second Owner Ever of This Groovy Mid-Century Mod in Sherman Oaks - New to Market - Curbed LA

Hitting the market for the first time since being built in 1964 is this mid-century modern in the Royal Woods neighborhood of Sherman Oaks. While the five-bedroom, three-bath residence is...

History | Los Angeles History

If These Menus Could Talk: The History of L.A. Power Dining Revealed - Hollywood Reporter

The first time chef Roy Choi visited the Los Angeles Public Library's 9,000-item vintage menu collection, he felt like Christopher Reeve's character in the 1980 movie Somewhere in Time, a playwright who travels back decades.

Architecture & Interior Design | Threatened History & Preservation

Say Goodbye to the Scandia Building - Los Angeles Magazine

Before the wrecking balls arrive to make way for a Marriott, a look back at one of L.A.’s finest and most happening restaurants ever

History | Los Angeles History

Vintage Menus Are the Special Du Jour - Los Angeles Magazine

The Los Angeles Public Library’s incredible menu collection goes on display June 13

Entertainment | Culture/Art/Random cool stuff

The Munsters S01E26 Far Out Munsters (Full Episode)

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Sports | Surfing/SUPing

May Surf Sleds: Candace Stalder's 1965 Country Squire

Drop Zone, Drop Zone LA - Local Torrance Beach surfer Candace Stalder keeps a 1965 Ford Country Squire in the family as her daily driver.

Architecture & Interior Design | Decorating & Interior Design

We've certainly been 'Mad' for modern: 'Mad Men's' trend-setting design legacy - LA Times

In its nearly eight years on the air, AMC's period drama "Mad Men" became must-see TV for design professionals and decor fans and, arguably, a boon to the home furnishings industry. The interiors — conceived by production designer Dan

Food & Drink | Bars/Restaurants/Venues

Offbeat L.A.: The Oldest Surviving Los Angeles Restaurants… A Master List of the Vintage, Historic and Old School

We are lucky in Los Angeles to have a lot of spectacular vintage restaurants, but we are still losing many every year to owners who retire, sell out for money or lose their long-held lease to nasty...

Miscellaneous | Mid Century

The Midcentury Architecture of California Modernist John Lautner | Dwell

Architect Helena Arahuete, a longtime colleague of John Lautner's, will discuss the midcentury modernist's legacy as well as her own work at Dwell on Design in Los Angeles on May 30. We've assembled a few of Lautner's most revered works in anticipation.

Architecture & Interior Design | Decorating & Interior Design

Mad Men Style: The Best of the 1960s from House Beautiful

While Betty Draper was busy in her Ossining, NY, home, House Beautiful was featuring cutting-edge home designs to make any 1960s woman swoon.

Miscellaneous | Mid Century

Vacation like 'Mad Men': Mid-century homes you can rent

TV's Mad Men, which enters its final season this month, has been lauded for its emphasis on visual authenticity. From Don's narrow ties to the evocative interiors he inhabits, the show has come to embody mid-century style.

Miscellaneous | Mid Century

Hillside Mid-Century Home Renovation in Texas | Dwell

An architectural designer and an artist harnessed the collective power of their design firm to remake a dilapidated mid-century gem into a hillside perch for their family.

Architecture & Interior Design | Decorating & Interior Design

This Modern Mailbox Was Made for Midcentury Lovers | Dwell

You might not expect a mailbox to have a story behind it, but most mailboxes are not the Midcentury Modern Mailbox from modbox USA. The Kickstarter-funded box was inspired from founder Greg Kelly’s frustration that there weren’t any mailboxes that com

Food & Drink | The Cocktail Hour

How to Build the Perfect Bar Cart

Whether you like things shaken or stirred. Blame it on our Mad Men-induced nostalgia, but second only to meeting Don Draper for a dirty martini at a New York City members-only bar, crafting our own bar cart seems like the coolest way to be a part of the show's bygone eras—and save on those sneaky, eye-watering bar tabs.

Architecture & Interior Design | Mid Century

Mad Men Sets Have Arrived in New York, and They are Glorious - TV Time - Curbed National

Photos via Architizer "Matthew Weiner's Mad Men", an exhibit at the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens, New York opens tomorrow, March 14, offering visitors the chance to...

News | Interesting Stories

Exclusive: The New Owner of Norms Reveals His Plans For the Legendary Site - Los Angeles Magazine

Jason Illoulian is open to the chain restaurant staying put. His architect would rather say goodbye

Food & Drink | Bars/Restaurants/Venues

ALBIE'S BEEF INN for Dinner | ADAM'S STEAK 'N EGGS for Breakfast

Welcome to Adam's Steak 'N Eggs & Albie's Beef Inn in San Diego's Mission Valley since 1962.

History | Beverly Hills & Midtown

The Story Behind L.A.’s Coolest Looking Gas Station - Los Angeles Magazine

Jack Colker’s 76 Station has been nominated for landmark status. Here its designer, Gin Wong, weighs in

History | Los Angeles History

Googie: Architecture of the Space Age

Before I moved to Los Angeles (almost 2 years ago now) I had never heard the word Googie. In fact, when a friend -- a native Californian -- used the term I initially thought it must have something to do with Google. I didn't know the word, but I definitel

Sports | Surfing/SUPing

Stanley's: A Lost Treasure

Listen as Yvon Chouinard describes Stanleys, a former surf break in Ventura County that was destroyed in the 1970's as part of a highway project.

Sports | Surfing/SUPing

SB Surfing, '60s

Fun videos shot in 8mm by Jacques McKaba and friends. A shot of the old Stanley's Diner and the surf spot in front of it, destroyed by the 101 freeway expans...

Architecture & Interior Design | Decorating & Interior Design

10 Absolutely Gorgeous Midcentury Living Rooms

Get ready to fall madly in love with the architectural gems featured in the new book, Midcentury Houses Today.

Architecture & Interior Design | Googie

Eat a burger at Hollywood's favorite functioning retro diner | Stories | Roadtrippers

If Johnie’s Coffee Shop is the most commonly used non-functioning diner for Hollywood, Bob's Big Boy Broiler (also known as Johnie’s Broiler and Archie’s Atomic Drive-in) in Downey, CA is probably the most used active diner...

History | Downtown

Clifton’s Cafeteria is Coming Back to Life at Long Last! - Los Angeles Magazine

The iconic restaurant’s new retro neon sign lit up Broadway this weekend. Here's what's in store next!

Food & Drink | Bars/Restaurants/Venues

26 Classic Restaurants Every Angeleno Must Try

Los Angeles has been blessed by a multitude of long-standing restaurants that continue to serve diners with classic fare that strikes at the heart of nostalgia. But many of these restaurants aren't...

History | Los Angeles History

Alison Martino's "Vintage Los Angeles": Dan Tana's 50th Anniversay

When people ask me to suggest a classic Hollywood joint, there’s only one place that comes to mind: Dan Tana’s. On October 1 this dark and cozy Italian landmark will celebrate its 50th anniversary.

Music | Music

Home of The Dionysus Records Empire including Dionysus Records, Bacchus Archives, Orange Sky Records, Dionysus Mail-Order and DJ Lee of Dionysus Records and Lee Joseph Publicity for the Visual Arts

Dionysus Records and Bacchus Archives has lots of CDs, vinyl 7” records, 12” albums, books and magazines at their online mail order store, links to digital downloads of their catalog and their eBay store called Pupculture for rare, one-of-a-kind and h

Entertainment | Culture/Art/Random cool stuff

Cal Soul

Architecture & Interior Design | Googie

Norms Restaurant May Not Be Demolished, Yet | WEHOville

The LA Historic Heritage Commission will consider designating Norms restaurant an historic / cultural property.

Miscellaneous | Mid Century

Grab A Glass Because It's The Best Whiskey Ads Of The 1960s!

James Bond + Jim Beam = Winner! Forget everything you knew about the 1960s. Forget Mad Men, forget Apollo 11, forget The Beatles, forget JFK, forget Cuba, don't forget Vietnam...but forget about the rest. In the '60s, all you had to care about was a nice bottle of bourbon and the quickest method of getting it into your mouth.

Architecture & Interior Design | Mid-Century!

When Will 1958's World-Wide TV of the Future Finally Get Here? 

The living room of the future was supposed to be interactive. It was supposed to have all the world's media at your fingertips. And above all, it was supposed to have a big ass TV. Today, Americans can buy enormous TVs for relatively cheap. But we're stil

Architecture & Interior Design | Decorating & Interior Design

To stain or not to stain - should all wood tones match in Max's apartment? - Retro Renovation

Reader Max is about to move into a new apartment in Chicago and has been frequenting estate sales to collect vintage furniture for his new place. He has found several pieces he loves — a dining set, end tables, record player, easy chair and vintage pe

Architecture & Interior Design | Decorating & Interior Design

Ikea Argang Collection reissues limited edition designs from the '50s, '60s, and '70s.

Midcentury modern and Scandinavian furniture designs seem as ubiquitous, relevant, and on trend as they did in the middle of the 20th century, and even more so as our gadgets get more futuristic and our interiors have gone decidedly retro (helped along n

Travel | Travel

Hawaiian Airlines: 85 years of high-flying fashion - Hawaii Insider

Hawaiian Airlines celebrated its 85th anniversary this week by releasing vintage photos of planes and crews from the decades since Nov. 11, 1929, when it began regularly scheduled service under the name of Inter-Island Airways.

Miscellaneous | Mid Century

The Jetsons Amusement Park Ride That Never Was

Bruce Bushman was a designer whose name you may not know, but whose work you've almost certainly seen. He worked on everything from the design of the Disneyland castle to episodes of The Flintstones TV show. But there's one project that Bushman worked on

Miscellaneous | Mid Century

The rise and spectacular fall of Venice Beach's Pacific Ocean Park

If you had walked along the beach in Venice in the early 1970s, you would have come across the sagging, crumbling, partially incinerated ghost of an old amusement park on a pier. If you've watched the skate documentary

Architecture & Interior Design | Mid-Century!

The All-American Expo That Invaded Cold War Russia

Over the course of six weeks during the height of the Cold War, almost three million Soviets visited an exhibition that celebrated America. American kitchens, American art, American cars, and most especially American capitalism. The American National Exhi

History | Historic Los Angeles

Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis: Restaurant Owners!

Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website or at Facebook.For ten years (1946-1956) Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis were the hottest act in show business. The combination of Dean's laid-

Architecture & Interior Design | Mid-Century!

DIY Midcentury-Style Plant Stand - A Beautiful Mess

Hey, it's Mandi! You guys, this project is so easy I almost feel like I shouldn't be calling it a project. It's a pretty simple concept that's not really anything new—attach legs to wood and call it a plant stand!...

Architecture & Interior Design | Decorating & Interior Design

Artful Midcentury Remodels

Renovating a historic home can be daunting, but these seven remodels balance past, present, and future.

History | Historic Los Angeles

Slide Show: Wild and Wonderful Concept Art from Long Lost L.A. Theme Park

Theme park designer Christopher Merritt and historian Domenic Priore dove deep to find never-before seen photos and incredible 1950s concept art for their new book Pacific Ocean Park: The Rise and Fall of Los Angeles’s Space Age Nautical Pleasure Pier.

Business & Finance | Advertising/Marketing

These Vintage Ads Prove We Had No Idea What The Future Would Actually Look Like

If you thought "The Jetsons" was far-fetched, think again. While you may laugh at the idea of every household having a robot, flying cars, and supercomputers, it was the beginning of the Space Age in the 1950s and 1960s, and futurism was all the rage. And if these vintage ads and images are anything to go by... it's exactly what people wanted to see.

Architecture & Interior Design | Decorating & Interior Design

10 Easy Ways to Add a Mid-Century Modern Style to Your Home

Ever wondered how you can get a mid-century modern style in your home without moving? Here are 10 amazing ideas to add to your homes décor to achieve the ultimate mid-century, contemporary 1950's style.

Architecture & Interior Design | Mid Century

Thank the Jews for the "Mad Men" Aesthetic: How They Designed the Modern American Home

The mid-century modernists who fled Hitler helped shape a visual aesthetic that's still pervasive, as shown in a new museum exhibit.

Miscellaneous | Mid Century

Q&A: Midcentury preservation stands out in year's architectural trends - St. Louis Business Journal

In Friday’s edition of the Business Journal, we asked Michelle Swatek, the executive director of the St. Louis chapter of the American Institute of Architects, to tell us what’s going on in the St. Louis market. She cited preservation of Midcentury bu

History | History

How Mad Men-Era Americans Imagined the World Would Look In 1970

The AMC show Mad Men is in its final season, with its mid-season finale (yeah, I don't know what that means exactly either) airing this past Sunday. The show started with 1960 as its backdrop, and we now see characters in the world of 1969. A lot chan

Architecture & Interior Design | Decorating & Interior Design

10 Hot Trends in Retro Furniture that You'll Love in your Home

Create vintage charm in your home with retro furniture appeal There is no doubt that retro trends in furniture are back in a big way! Have you ever heard i

Miscellaneous | Mid Century

Cameron's house from Ferris Bueller finally sells for $1M

After five years on the market, the house from Ferris Bueller's Day Off finally sells - for less than half its original asking price.

Architecture & Interior Design | Mid Century

Own a Mies van der Rohe Home For $160K Design News | Apartment Therapy

Detroit certainly has some bargain real estate at the moment, but perhaps none as great a deal as this. The Lafayette Park complex was designed by Mies van der Rohe in 1959, with this fully remodeled 1,400 square foot townhome currently asking $159,900.

History | Historic Los Angeles

Vintage Los Angeles: Wild Times at the Safari Inn

The Safari Inn is one of Burbank’s most famous historical landmarks, and still open to the public. This Googie-style oasis has maintained its original retro décor, the recently restored neon sign has been shining its kitschy lights on Olive Avenue since 1955, and the shield-and-spears motif repeats in the management office and in the ironwork on the walls.

Miscellaneous | Mid Century

Meet the Bananas 1950s Arch House Above the Sunset Strip

The British Pathé has recently uploaded thousands of wild historic videos to their YouTube, including a 44-second, tantalizing introduction to this very...

History | Historic Los Angeles

A Cool Map of Los Angeles's Mid-Century Beatnik Hangouts

In their heyday around the middle of the century, beatniks could be found "from Long Beach to Hollywood and even to little South Gate," says LA Public Library map librarian Glen Creason in Los Angeles magazine,

Entertainment | The Hometown

Vintage Los Angeles: Fish Shanty and the Kooky Wonderland That Was Restaurant Row

La Cienega and Beverly Boulevard was once a playful pocket of themed eateries, amusement parks, and nightclubs

Architecture & Interior Design | Mid-Century!

Sneak peek: Mid-century modern is all the rage at upcoming home tour - Austin Business Journal

Preservation Austin is featuring five homes with roots dating back to the 1950s and 1960s in its annual tour on tap for April 5.

Visual Arts | Visual Arts

Dozens of lost Warhol artworks discovered on 80s floppy disks

The artworks were commissioned in 1985 by Commodore, who wanted Warhol to demonstrate the graphic capabilities of its new Amiga 1000 computer.

Visual Arts | Visual Arts

These Intergalactic Travel Posters Look Like They Were Designed By Don Draper

If you could fly to Pluto on a 1950s-era Pan Am flight, this is what the advertisements would look like.