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by mod cats
Sun Oct 11, 2009 2:50 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Mod home library must-have title list. Collaborative.
Replies: 27
Views: 8544

Here are a few more of my favorites: 1. Atomic Ranch - book 2. Collection of Atomic Ranch magazine 3. Eichler - Modernism Rebuilds the American Dream 4. Julius Shulman - Modernism Rediscovered 5. How to Build Modern Furniture - Mario Dal Fabbro 6. How to Make Built-in Furniture - Mario Dal Fabbro 7....
by mod cats
Wed Dec 10, 2008 7:34 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Restoration in Indianapolis
Replies: 82
Views: 11016

I'm glad to see all this MidMod excitement in Indianapolis and am checking on the blog from time to time. And by the way, have any of you seen the new Modern-style Indy airport? It's spectacular. I was drooling all over the lovely terrazzo floors. I have terrazzo in my home, but it needs some TLC. M...
by mod cats
Wed Dec 10, 2008 7:23 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: MCM (?) on HGTV's Curb Appeal
Replies: 9
Views: 1744

I like "Curb Appeal" and saw this show...didn't help that the house is a hodgepodge with that wierd second story. I saw another one more recently with a kind of haphazard wood/brick facade that they pulled together nicely with a greenish-gray paint overall. They changed the bad 70s style r...
by mod cats
Wed Dec 10, 2008 7:16 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Sven Kirsten's Silver Lake tiki paradise
Replies: 4
Views: 1835

This is spectacular! I have some tiki decor on my lanai, but it's nothing like this collection. It's a worthy goal....
by mod cats
Sun Aug 03, 2008 11:04 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Havana!
Replies: 14
Views: 1894

by mod cats
Sun Jun 29, 2008 11:43 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: 1958 Paul Rudolph School in FL threatened
Replies: 32
Views: 13490

From Architectural Record: News Highlights of the Week: June 14 – June 20, 2008 June 20, 2008 By Jenna M. McKnight On Tuesday, a school board in Sarasota, Florida, voted to raze the Paul Rudolph-designed Riverview High School to make way for a parking lot. The narrow 3-2 vote ended a two-year long...
by mod cats
Fri Jun 13, 2008 4:47 pm
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: CineVegas Las Vegas, NV June 12 - 21 at The Palms
Replies: 1
Views: 555

We're going to be in Vegas next week - we go once a year. We have lots of places to visit (including The Attic, which I just heard about) and I took a look at the links you provided. Can you give us any insider info? I'm not familiar with this film festival but it looks cool. We're heavily booked, s...
by mod cats
Sun Feb 03, 2008 12:42 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: retro-look kitchen appliances
Replies: 69
Views: 4753

retro-look kitchen appliances

As much as I love the kitchen appliances that are original to my 1964 modern ranch, they need to be replaced (the oven hasn't worked for awhile and I need to free up some counter space, too). They are all General Electric, and I want to stick with white enamel not only to keep the retro feel as much...
by mod cats
Thu Nov 22, 2007 6:32 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: 1958 Paul Rudolph School in FL threatened
Replies: 32
Views: 13490

Check this out..... SAF’s Revive Rudolph’s Riverview committee will move forward on Riverview Music Quadrangle plan Sarasota, FL (November 21, 2007) — Sarasota Architectural Foundation’s Revive Rudolph’s Riverview committee presented information on preservation and alternative use proposal...
by mod cats
Thu Oct 25, 2007 8:31 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Modern in Munster, IN
Replies: 7
Views: 2198

Super cool neighborhood ... you've chosen well. Here's a tip of the hat from a former Hoosier. I'd love to see more pix of your neighbor's house that is for sale...I HATE giant bushes and trees that block the view of a house! It's like the house is suffocating ... or hiding ... or both. Poor house. ...
by mod cats
Tue Oct 16, 2007 5:36 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Karen Carpenter Home may be demolished
Replies: 14
Views: 5918

Thanks for all the info and the updates about the house. It's really something. That YouTube video is great. Love the front doors and the Japanese garden. I look forward to more updates.... sincerely hope it can be saved.
by mod cats
Tue Aug 28, 2007 7:14 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Best paint for front door.
Replies: 14
Views: 1722

All good suggestions, thanks for your recommendations. I didn't think about taking something in to get it scanned, but I do have some items that come close to the color I'd like to have on my front door. And a Howard Johnson's-style aqua sounds pretty cool. First, though, I have to find a different ...
by mod cats
Fri Aug 24, 2007 2:02 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Best paint for front door.
Replies: 14
Views: 1722

This is exactly what I've been wondering about. We just painted our modern ranch a deep, dusty pink with pale yellow trim (perfect for Florida). But I don't want a yellow door. I'm thinking of aqua, but not too bright. Suggestions?
by mod cats
Thu Aug 16, 2007 4:52 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Modern puppy!
Replies: 36
Views: 4344

I'd better not let my three mod cats see that picture of Otis, or else each will demand such a neat-o chair too! :D But then maybe they would sit long enough for pictures..... keep posting those great pix in the meantime while I keep trying...
by mod cats
Sat Aug 11, 2007 8:08 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Cleaning terrazzo floors
Replies: 11
Views: 1954

A friend just bought her first Mid-Century Modern (and has received my hearty congratulations because of it). One of the first things she did was rip up her carpet, and there was a lot of it. She used mineral spirits to clean up the leftover glue, and I'm going to try that. But you have to monitor y...
by mod cats
Mon Jul 30, 2007 5:31 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Modern Landscape Design
Replies: 8
Views: 1619

Thank you all for your recommendations....looks like I have a lot of reading to do, but my yard is a work in progress, so I'll add to my landscaping as I learn....
by mod cats
Mon Jul 30, 2007 5:20 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: LA Times preservation article
Replies: 13
Views: 2960

When did the Pan Pacific burn? Are there any coffee table-type books out there with pix of it back in the day, along with current and lost L.A. architecture? What a shame that it's gone.
by mod cats
Mon Jul 30, 2007 5:16 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: 1958 Paul Rudolph School in FL threatened
Replies: 32
Views: 13490

Tell one, tell ALL ... the time has come for creative people to step up and present a plan that will preserve Riverview High School.... Design Competition RFQ for Creative Preservation of Riverview’s Rudolph buildings Sarasota, FL (July 30, 2007) — The Sarasota Architectural Foundation has sent ...
by mod cats
Sun Jul 29, 2007 1:04 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Houston, TX '59 Parade of Homes Mod w/indoor pool! $235,000
Replies: 20
Views: 3125

I love this house! Too bad I'm not in the market for a house in Houston, or I'd be on it RIGHT NOW. I hope it ends up in mod-lovin' hands.
by mod cats
Sun Jul 29, 2007 12:55 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Modern fountains
Replies: 25
Views: 2734

Egads, I love that fountain offered but I will be waiting until Target offers a much cheaper knockoff, too. Any other options for reasonably priced Modern fountains and other water features? Love the birdhouses and I have another question - does anyone sell Modern flower boxes? Brushed stainless ste...
by mod cats
Sun Jul 29, 2007 12:49 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Modern Landscape Design
Replies: 8
Views: 1619

I will check these out, too. I'm trying to get up to speed on Modern landscape design and so far am leaning toward Japanese-style gardens because of their simplicity, but my challenge is the fact that I have a small yard. Do all of these authors address small-scale landscaping efforts?
by mod cats
Sun Jul 29, 2007 12:43 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Thesis Question: Preservation & Modern Architecture Indi
Replies: 5
Views: 918

This is just a taste, but check out this new book, "At Home in the Heartland: Midwestern Domestic Architecture" by Robert Winter and Alexander Vertikoff. Chapter 6, on Modernism, mentions some notable (and more well-known) structures in Indiana, including the houses built in 1934 for the C...
by mod cats
Sun Jul 29, 2007 12:25 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: buildings I consider modern in my hometown-Poznan,Poland,EU
Replies: 2
Views: 2025

Neat pictures. I really like the entrance to the zoo. What part of the country is Poznan located in? I've been to Warsaw and Krakow.
by mod cats
Sun Jul 29, 2007 12:17 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: LA Times preservation article
Replies: 13
Views: 2960

This is amazing... I've got to admire their ambition taking on such a huge effort. Has anyone in L.A. done anything even remotely like this before? I'm really looking forward to checking out the Web site when it's up. Yes, the Ambassador ... and what was the name of the building whose facade was fea...
by mod cats
Sun Jul 29, 2007 12:06 pm
Forum: FAVORITE BUILDINGS (and signs)
Topic: SAMARA, West Lafayette, Ind.
Replies: 3
Views: 4750

Samara is also featured in a book published earlier this year titled, "At Home in the Heartland: Midwestern Domestic Architecture," in the chapter on Modernism, page 115. Text about Samara begins on page 117. You'll see more gorgeous pictures. The chapter on Modernism was a pleasant surpri...
by mod cats
Sat Jul 21, 2007 6:24 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Orlando or thereabouts Florida
Replies: 7
Views: 3132

Sarasota is a great destination for Modern architecture for many reasons, not just for the architectural innovation that flowered there in 1940s through the 1960s, but also what's happening now. Though some can't understand the importance of the early work - check out the thread on Paul Rudolph's Ri...
by mod cats
Sat Jul 21, 2007 6:05 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Cleaning terrazzo floors
Replies: 11
Views: 1954

That does make sense, to have carpet in the bedrooms in a cooler climate, and I understand why they'd have it in a great room because of the echo. And so many people here are from up North, it's entirely possible that the people who built the house went with carpet in those rooms (we have a big livi...
by mod cats
Sat Jul 21, 2007 5:49 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: More Bad News from Las Vegas - The Frontier
Replies: 50
Views: 12038

Wish I could have come to the going-away party. Who's planning to attend the auction?
by mod cats
Sat Jul 21, 2007 5:31 pm
Forum: FAVORITE BUILDINGS (and signs)
Topic: SAMARA, West Lafayette, Ind.
Replies: 3
Views: 4750

The Indianapolis Star ran a lengthy article about Samara on July 1. There's a slideshow, with commentary from the owner, at:

http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/s ... MULTIMEDIA
by mod cats
Sat Jul 14, 2007 2:46 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Cleaning terrazzo floors
Replies: 11
Views: 1954

I still wonder why they didn't put it through the whole house. But I do have friends whose terrazzo goes through the whole house .... it was ruined, though, so they had to cover it anyway. I've thought about wood, but I also like the looks of the polished concrete. I'm leery of the dust and the upro...

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