Mid-Century Houses

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Mid-Century Houses

Jun 16th 2008 by Christopher via EPFL | Thanks to Royalton

Architecture I have a passion about the mid century homes that was built in southern California by great visionaries such as Joseph Eichler and John Lautner. The Eichler homes are especially sought after today and the prices of them are getting higher and higher. Perhaps common people have finally realized how amazingly simple and beautiful the houses were back in the ’50s and ’60s? Today over 11 000 single-family Eichler homes are still in use in California and to inspire you I present three high resolution photos from the Case Study House project that was initiated in the late 1940s to experiment with residential architecture. If you want to read more about the CSH program I ( continue reading... )

The Cocktail Nation

The Cocktail Nation: Clouseaux

Episode 320    Jul 27th 2014

This week we find out about a new release from Clouseaux. There’s news on the passing of a film great, the death of the worlds oldest working jazz musician, a wonderful documentary on Pan Am and of course the best Lounge and Exotica from across the globe!

Interior Famous architect Mies van Der Rohe was not only a architect – but also a designer. He designed among others the Barcelona and Brno series furniture. Today we are looking at some of his designs from the wonderful Barcelona series. Designed in 1929 for the German pavilion at the Barcelona exposition in Barcelona, Spain. I was fortunate to visit it when I was in Barcelona in December 2007 and I must say that it is quite the thing – a timepiece that always will remain modern. ( continue reading... )


Interview FIFTY YEARS AGO, 1958 — the jet age officially makes its mark in history with the launch of the Boeing 707. Jet planes could fly to their destinations non stop, cheaper and faster than before. Air travel was now longer not restricted only to people of wealth. “Fly me friendly”, “coffee, tea or me?” We have all heard it before, stewardesses with big smiles, elegant ( read more... )

Eatable Anyone fancy a wide range of delicious Swedish cuisine? Do not look further, go and try Sweden House’s Smorgasbord and enjoy the lovely service of their blond and tall waitresses! I did some research about the restaurant and found out that it was located in Tampa, Florida (at 2720 North Dale Mabry Highway to be precise). The postcards most likely date back from the early ( read more... )

Compilation As the title suggests we are moving away from lush cocktail parties, stewardesses and martinis for a while to go down one flight of stairs into the world of swingers, beatniks, hipsters and cool cats. Welcome to the “Electric Psychedelic Swingers Pussycat Club”, Carnaby Street, London – were we play psychedelic rock and pop from the late ’60s and early ’70s until the break of ( read more... )

Stores Found these great vintage photos taken at two different ICA stores in Gothenburg, Sweden. Most likely taken for publicity reasons for use in catalogs or magazines. ICA is one the largest retail chains in Sweden, started back in 1938 and today boasting over 1 600 stores nationwide. Can’t help thinking how Americanized the stores appear to be. ( read more... )