Modfire — midcentury modern style fire pits hand made in the USA

retro modern fire pitAs temperatures start to drop, it seems like there’s nothing better than cozying up around a warm fire — a ritual made even more fun when gathering around a stylish fire pit. The folks at Modfire make three different styles of modern fire pits that are available in an array of colors and sizes — plus, each one is hand made by skilled metal workers right here in the USA. Heck yeah there is more →

Black and white tile bathrooms — done 5 different ways

black-and-white-tile-bathroomsBlack and white tile bathrooms are a popular choice with many readers, for good reasons: They are suitable for prewar and early postwar houses… It’s easy to vary the look just by changing wall colors… And because tile doesn’t get more basic and “white” and “black”, they can be put together relatively affordably. Here are five black-and-white tile bathrooms created by readers — let’s take a look a at the variations they’ve come up with. Heck yeah there is more →

Elizabeth’s red and white kitchen and Cath Kidston cowboy wallpaper

vintage wallpaperelizabeth175Reader Elizabeth and her husband have been hard at work fixing up their 1920s era farmhouse in Texas — most recently completing their retro red and white kitchen remodel. To find the finishing touch, it would take a trip all the way to Ireland — where the couple found Cath Kidston cowboy wallpaper — vintage western appeal perfect for the accent wall leading into the cheery new kitchen. Heck yeah there is more →

Route 66: The Road and the Romance — 33 photos — at The Autry through Jan. 4

Route 66 Car

Photo courtesy of The Autry

Route 66 became a part of America’s physical landscape in 1926 — and for decades after, it came to epitomize the many twists and turns along the journey to achieve the American Dream.  Now, thanks to an exhibit — Route 66: The Road and the Romance — on view until January 4, 2015 at The Autry National Center of the American west in Los Angeles, you can take a 2,400 mile trip through Route 66’s fascinating history in one afternoon. Let’s take our own virtual tour…Heck yeah there is more →