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by T.O. MidMod
Wed Apr 23, 2014 6:53 am
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Eye-candy of The Caribbean Motel, Wildwood, NJ
Replies: 0
Views: 1857

Eye-candy of The Caribbean Motel, Wildwood, NJ

Hey all, hope you enjoy our little web-series...coming soon to a television network near you (we think!).

http://www.wherecoolcamefrom.com/video/disturb/
by T.O. MidMod
Thu Oct 28, 2010 8:14 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Scarborough, Ont. Atomic Playhouse backsplit for sale
Replies: 6
Views: 1460

New, even lower price

OK people,
We've dropped the price again, from $359,900 to $349,900. If you're in the market for a swanky midmod house in the Toronto area, but can't afford Don Mills, then this is your ticket. Hey, we'll even negotiate the basement tiki bar!
by T.O. MidMod
Tue Oct 19, 2010 12:28 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Visiting Toronto
Replies: 4
Views: 1304

Come to Leslieville while you're in town!

Check out Leslieville (Queen St. East between Carlaw & Jones) while you're in town, and come by my store, Ethel - 20th Century Living to say "hi"! http://ethel20thcenturyliving.blogspot.com/ http://www.ethel20thcenturyliving.com/ There's a few other midcentury modern stores in the neig...
by T.O. MidMod
Sun Oct 17, 2010 9:10 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Scarborough, Ont. Atomic Playhouse backsplit for sale
Replies: 6
Views: 1460

New low price on the Atomic Playhouse

New listing and new lower price on our house.
http://www.realtor.ca/propertyDetails.a ... =336985259

Come on, you know you want it!
by T.O. MidMod
Wed Sep 29, 2010 9:54 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Scarborough, Ont. Atomic Playhouse backsplit for sale
Replies: 6
Views: 1460

Bumpity Bump Bump!

OK people,
We know there's Canadian Lotta Living readers out there so if you know of anyone in the Toronto area who's looking for a swell house with a TIKI BAR then please send them the link!
We want our house to go to the right owner!
Thanks
T.O. MidMod (and wife)
by T.O. MidMod
Thu Sep 23, 2010 7:53 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Scarborough, Ont. Atomic Playhouse backsplit for sale
Replies: 6
Views: 1460

Even more photos of the Atomic Playhouse, Scarborough ON

OK, here's more information on our Atomic Playhouse.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/real-est ... le1693890/

A column written by my hubby (T.O.MidMod) on leaving the 'burbs.
by T.O. MidMod
Wed Sep 22, 2010 8:55 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Scarborough, Ont. Atomic Playhouse backsplit for sale
Replies: 6
Views: 1460

More on our Atomic Playhouse in Scarborough, On.

Here's the links to the Apartment Therapy two part house tour. http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/chicago/house-tours/template-title-house-tourshauntelle-daves-controlled-kitsch-122943 http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/chicago/shauntelle-daves-controlled-kitsch-part-iihouse-tour-122944 It was right about...
by T.O. MidMod
Mon Sep 20, 2010 8:43 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Scarborough, Ont. Atomic Playhouse backsplit for sale
Replies: 6
Views: 1460

Scarborough, Ont. Atomic Playhouse backsplit for sale

Some of you may be familiar with our Atomic Playhouse, way up here in the Great White North. Our house has been featured on Apartment Therapy (two part house tour) and the Globe and Mail real estate section (Canada's national newspaper) Well, we've decided to downsize and move back downtown so our b...
by T.O. MidMod
Thu Mar 18, 2010 5:38 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: Help identifying wild stretched 60s chair
Replies: 4
Views: 1430

Help identifying wild stretched 60s chair

Hey LLers, Our MCM knowledge and power is vast when we work together. Here's a kookie chair we picked up at a thrift shop in Toronto (where we live) and we know, we just KNOW we've seen it before. Anyone know the manufacturer/designer or anything else about it? Thanks! Dave & Shauntelle http://w...
by T.O. MidMod
Thu Feb 04, 2010 12:28 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: Anyone ever heard of "Ligna" chairs?
Replies: 1
Views: 458

Anyone ever heard of "Ligna" chairs?

Just picked this pair of chairs up last night and knew right away that they were somethin' special. As far as we can tell they're from Ligna (see stamp) from Czechoslovakia, but I can't find any more info on them. Anyone out there recognize them? Or point us to a website? We know they're quite old f...
by T.O. MidMod
Tue Apr 28, 2009 11:15 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Built-ins Post Your Pics.
Replies: 47
Views: 2179

We had a "jog" in our living room wall that was almost the exact depth of a CD case, so we drew up some designs in AutoCAD (one of us is an interior designer) and had our contractor build and install these shelves, then stain them to match the existing half wall that looks down into the fo...
by T.O. MidMod
Fri Dec 12, 2008 9:28 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Is there a certain smell that takes you back?
Replies: 26
Views: 1674

I work at a radio station and recently we had a bunch of small cans of Play-Doh come in for a promotion (not sure what the promotion was, since I work in a different department). I opened one for fun to mess around with it, but before I could even take the stuff out, I was instantly transported back...
by T.O. MidMod
Sun Jun 22, 2008 8:45 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Advice on digging out buried pool?
Replies: 10
Views: 1015

Advice on digging out buried pool?

So we've been in our house for almost three years and enjoying every minute of it (check out the houseblog http://atomicplayhouse.blogspot.com) HOWEVER, we are haunted by the fact that theres a buried swimming pool in our backyard and now that it's getting to be nice and summery out there, we can't ...
by T.O. MidMod
Sun May 25, 2008 8:33 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Striated Plywood - Help
Replies: 25
Views: 1198

Well, I just wanted to say thanks (as usual) to all the Lotta Livin' forumers for filling me in on an obscure piece of MCM trivia that I wouldn't have known otherwise. My particular model in a Toronto subdivision of 8 - 10 house types (all designed by one architect and built between 1959 - 61) has a...
by T.O. MidMod
Fri Apr 04, 2008 11:02 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: MCM Bathroom Photos
Replies: 29
Views: 1621

Since the only two rooms in our 1961 back-split in Toronto that were NOT original were the kitchen and bathroom, when we decided to completely gut and renovate the bathroom in January/February, we decided to "riff" on what we thought it might have looked like. The sink is vintage, the Form...
by T.O. MidMod
Wed Feb 13, 2008 11:01 am
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Toronto GTA area MCM areas
Replies: 1
Views: 373

Hey rmjeff, I live in Toronto and write a newspaper column which frequently deals with MCM (because I'm obsessed with it). I live in a pretty cool 'hood that's a 10 minute drive from DM and it's about 60% of the price. All the houses were designed by one architect and built between 1959 and 1962. Th...
by T.O. MidMod
Fri Feb 01, 2008 11:58 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: New Krisel Homes?
Replies: 12
Views: 917

Hey guys. I don't post much but I lurk all the time :oops: Anyhow, I'm an architecture writer in Toronto, Canada and a big-time midcentury modern fan. Anyhow, to make a long story short, when the wife and I were in Palm Springs in August, we officially toured the first completed Krisel house. The LA...
by T.O. MidMod
Fri Jan 04, 2008 10:02 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: MCM cities?
Replies: 34
Views: 7785

I wrote that Atomic Ranch profile on the Don Mills area of Toronto (Ontario, Canada) and know about a great many pockets in the city as well as a few in other Ontario cities and even a couple pockets in other provinces. If you make a move to the Great White North, let me know!

Cheers,

Dave
by T.O. MidMod
Mon Aug 27, 2007 2:09 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: MCM Fireplace (photos, information, materials, etc...)
Replies: 43
Views: 1897

I don't know if they make this anymore, but our fireplace is made from what I consider to be one of the Googie-est of all materials: flagcrete! Basically fake flagstone rocks made from pouring concrete into moulds and then painting them to look like rock after the fact. Used on many of the Googie-ty...
by T.O. MidMod
Fri Aug 24, 2007 9:02 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Show us your mod home office
Replies: 24
Views: 3446

Here's a link to photos of our home office. It's the smallest bedroom in our 1300 sq. ft. home and we hung grasscloth on the walls (good marriage test!) and found the perfect-sized shelf at Ikea (it's also NOT chipboard, which I detest) to put all our design books and vintage bowling trophies (and B...
by T.O. MidMod
Wed Dec 20, 2006 9:06 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Show us your modern christmas tree!
Replies: 83
Views: 16129

Lemme try that again

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by T.O. MidMod
Wed Dec 20, 2006 8:59 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Show us your modern christmas tree!
Replies: 83
Views: 16129

Since my friend John in Montreal posted his tree, I thought I'd better represent Toronto. You may want to note that the green chair is called the "Canadian Coconut" since it resembles the Nelson Coconut Chair. However, it's interesting in that it was produced years before his, in 1950, and...
by T.O. MidMod
Thu Sep 28, 2006 6:19 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Toronto - Interior decorator for MCM and modernism!?!?
Replies: 2
Views: 620

Oh, so sorry! I haven't checked Lottaliving in a few weeks...but, as I wrote to you, my wife is an interior designer and her SPECIALTY is MCM. I've given her your phone number and she'll be calling you tomorrow.

Have no fear, the T.O. Midmods are here!

Cheers,

Dave
by T.O. MidMod
Fri Aug 18, 2006 7:28 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: newbie saying hello ... and ? about windows
Replies: 13
Views: 2363

Hey myronx19, I'm a newspaper columnist here in Toronto who is obsessed with midcentury modern architecture. In fact, it's what I write about 75% of the time, and in the 3+ years I've been writing (2 years as a weekly feature) I've met tons of architects in town that either built the Toronto of the ...
by T.O. MidMod
Sat Dec 10, 2005 1:46 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Our New MCM house in Toronto (pics)
Replies: 4
Views: 1517

r'n'r: Thanks! It will be a long road but we think it's all worth it. Saving this house is a lot like rescuing furniture from thrift stores. We feel like we are, in our own small way, making the world a slightly better place by making it just a little more midcentury modern. Yes, the saucer-shaped l...
by T.O. MidMod
Mon Dec 05, 2005 10:57 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Our New MCM house in Toronto (pics)
Replies: 4
Views: 1517

Our New MCM house in Toronto (pics)

Hi there, We just bought a great 3 bedroom (they're small, however) MCM home in Toronto with quite a few original details (like that fantastic dining room fixture!) as well as the unfortunate 1980's kitchen and bathroom reno. House is a backsplit and was built in 1959/60 by a local homebuilding comp...
by T.O. MidMod
Mon Dec 05, 2005 10:49 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Mid Century Modern Homes in Toronto Area
Replies: 11
Views: 1724

I just bought a house in Midland Park...in Don Mills, this house would have been at least a half million. In beautiful Scarborough (7 kilometers away or 4 miles for all you Americans) it only cost me $285,000! Needs a bit of restoration and TLC but my wife and I are up for the challenge! I'll post p...
by T.O. MidMod
Fri Aug 05, 2005 7:32 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: EICHLERS On Their Way To The National Register!!
Replies: 15
Views: 2754

Very cool congratulations to you all from Toronto, Canada. I'm going to be in L.A. on Thursday August 18th and I'll be driving around to see (and take pictures of) my first ever Eichler neighbourhood, the Balboa Highlands, so I can write about it for my newspaper column in The Globe and Mail (see ht...
by T.O. MidMod
Thu Jul 21, 2005 11:34 am
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: One full day in L.A.
Replies: 10
Views: 1963

Thanks, modfan.

If anybody on this board lives in a Balboa Eichler and will be at home during the afternoon of Thursday, August 18th would like to meet me out front of their house to chat, let me know...
by T.O. MidMod
Thu Jul 21, 2005 7:38 am
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: One full day in L.A.
Replies: 10
Views: 1963

One full day in L.A.

Hi everyone, I'm a journalist/radio producer in Toronto, Ontario, Canada (hence the T.O. handle which you probably thought to mean Thousand Oaks) and I write about midcentury modernism (most of the time) for a major newspaper, The Globe and Mail (there's also something I wrote on Wildwood posted her...

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