*Everybody* knows George Nelson for his bubble lamps — and probably for his Ball clocks, too. But do you know that he is also associated with this very collectible line of Howard Miller Meridian clocks? These are my favorites. For these particular clocks, George Nelson was responsible for the googie clock hands. And recently, I was able to confirm that Bitossi designed and produced the ceramic clock bases. Over the past several months, Kate and I have been building an archive of George Nelson Meridian clocks — CLICK HERE to view our complete page. Our goal, BTW, is to archive them all the designs for the Meridian clock – because we believe in doing epic sh*t.
In the early days of steel kitchen cabinets — the 1930s — the cabinets had a “deco” or “streamline” look… they were always white… and there were only a few brands that we know of so far — including Whitehead Among the very early brands were Whitehead/Monel, Servel, Elgin, and Dieterich. It’s not easy to find examples of these old originals any more, so it’s very exciting to discover and be able to archive this vintage Whitehead catalog from 1937… so that we can ogle late 1930s kitchen design ideas… so that we can identify these rare birds when spotted in the wild… and to add as another wonderful piece of archeology to our short history (3,000+ words, gulp) of vintage steel kitchen cabinets.
Vintaga sofa, couch, davenport — whatever you call that large piece of seating in your living room that seats two to 10 comfortably — for those of us in the retro-sphere, a fantastic vintage couch can be both the crowning piece of living room decor and a place to spend many leisure time hours. A while back — we asked readers to upload their prized 1940s, 1950s or 1960s vintage sofas — today we will look at just a few of 219 vintage sofa photos uploaded — like this Florida reader’s aqua mid century sectional with two built-in laminate-topped side tables and a triangular corner back table…and…er…a giraffe? This reader must surely have a wild side. And we say: Bring it on! Let’s take a look at 15 more vintage furniture delights –>
With the promise of summer sun tantalizing us nationwide, we thought we’d take a look at authentic and retro style seating for patios and porches. To start: We were pleased to discover that the Solair chair, which has been around since it was designed in 1972 by Fabio Fabiano and Michelange Pazini in Quebec, Canada, is still available for purchase today.
Are you looking for a cheap, cheerful and high impact way to add some instant curb appeal to the front of your house this season? We love this idea — reader MidCenturyThriftyGal shows us how she used our favorite mid century paint collection to transform her plain garage door into a cheery mid century modern garage door.
The vintage Lane Acclaim line of furniture seems to have been very popular in mid century America. We speculate that — much like the popular Drexel Declaration line – the design of Lane Acclaim appealed to Mrs. America because it was a good compromise between traditional and modern. It was a little bit Early American, a little bit mid mod.