Search found 236 matches

by CapitalMod
Thu Aug 06, 2009 8:18 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: What's in your yard?
Replies: 3
Views: 744

Pretty cool find. My Dad used to bring us to some undeveloped land behind a shopping center back in the 70s. Loads of fossil sharks teeth. And this was inland Maryland, 40 minutes from the Chesapeake Bay and 2.5 hours from the Atlantic.
by CapitalMod
Thu Jul 23, 2009 5:30 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: The idea of "LottaLiving" started in California-
Replies: 19
Views: 2037

I don't live there, but I love California. What ails the Golden State is serious, but nothing that is insurmountable. Time, compromise, and some common sense sans emotion will get things going again. California's epitath has been written many times and subsequently forgotten a year or so later. We w...
by CapitalMod
Mon Jul 20, 2009 5:33 am
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Moai????
Replies: 5
Views: 1506

by CapitalMod
Fri Jul 10, 2009 5:43 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: 1964 Safeway (Vons) Market in Echo Park
Replies: 12
Views: 3704

Not sure. They recently knocked the one down near me and built a new one. But there is still one on Georgia Ave in DC and a few others here and there.
by CapitalMod
Thu Jul 09, 2009 1:05 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: 1964 Safeway (Vons) Market in Echo Park
Replies: 12
Views: 3704

by CapitalMod
Thu Jul 02, 2009 10:31 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: 1950's wall insulation batting - what is it?
Replies: 9
Views: 1717

I had a somewhat similiar situation when I examined the original insulation in my attic. It looked pretty horrid and I started to think asbestos as well. Finally worked up the courage to dig some out and its regular fiberglass, much to my relief. And the fonts are classic 1950s script. The only brig...
by CapitalMod
Fri Jun 26, 2009 10:03 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Rodney Bingenheimer at Canter's
Replies: 2
Views: 1208

I tend to agree. The part where they ask why there are no pictures of him was kind of low. Anyway, I never heard of the guy until I happened upon that documenary one late night. Probably due to my East Coast location. It fascinated me and I watched it again a few days later. He reminds me a little o...
by CapitalMod
Thu Jun 25, 2009 7:15 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: On Gleason's mood music albums
Replies: 10
Views: 1448

Big Gleason fan here. Gene Autrey as well. Guess I better not read anything about them lest I destroy the myths. :( Many creative people have feet of clay and then some. FLW was a genius but I would never recommend him for a husband or father. In fact, my late Dad knew one of his sons who despised h...
by CapitalMod
Tue Jun 23, 2009 8:02 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: What did atomic aged teenaged boy's bedrooms look like?
Replies: 4
Views: 918

Old TV shows and comic books often had lots of stop signs and traffic signs as well as some kind of school pennant for wall decor. The obligatory surfboard resided in the corner.

But I reckon Sunset better reflected reality then Chip Douglas or Bud Anderson.
by CapitalMod
Mon Jun 15, 2009 10:19 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: New (vintage) Doorknob and awesome backplate
Replies: 4
Views: 729

Yea that is pretty cool. Glad to see something different.

Parkwood- my house is traditional ranch as well. Addtionally, my neighborhood is called Parkwood. Thought you were a neighbor until I saw Venice under your name.
by CapitalMod
Wed Jun 03, 2009 11:45 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Shakey's Pizza signage "upgrade"
Replies: 4
Views: 1459

At least you still have Shakeys. They vanished from here years ago. I have many happy memories of going there.
by CapitalMod
Wed Apr 29, 2009 11:07 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Built-ins Post Your Pics.
Replies: 47
Views: 5177

by CapitalMod
Tue Apr 28, 2009 9:21 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Built-ins Post Your Pics.
Replies: 47
Views: 5177

If you're still looking for built in ideas here are a couple from the guest bedroom, now a music room. http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y240/classicform/L1000099.jpg http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y240/classicform/L1000106.jpg Very cool. Is that an SX-1250 I see back there? :d:
by CapitalMod
Thu Apr 23, 2009 11:21 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Marketplace
Topic: Price question for this Motorolacredenza/radio/record player
Replies: 1
Views: 941

A hundred bucks is probably fair assuming the wood is in good condition. Motorola made some nice pieces back then and that one is easy on the eyes. But I would think about it first. Consoles are large, you can see that. And that one being more than 40 years old is going to need some work. The TT mus...
by CapitalMod
Wed Apr 22, 2009 11:33 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: hallway light conundrum
Replies: 34
Views: 4463

Your hallway looks a lot like mine and I have been mulling a replacement for the "granny looking" fixture on the ceiling. Schoolhouse Electric makes some interesting pieces including a couple that are similiar to one of the pics you posted: http://www.schoolhouseelectric.com/fixtures-colle...
by CapitalMod
Mon Mar 30, 2009 10:33 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Any potential in this Florida Ranch?
Replies: 8
Views: 825

Tons of potential, especially in that back yard- I would create a Tiki paradise back there.
by CapitalMod
Fri Feb 27, 2009 1:35 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Modernist Hotels in Hawaii?
Replies: 5
Views: 2051

Try TC anyway as most of the members' taste stretched into midmod and the like.

Good luck.
by CapitalMod
Wed Feb 25, 2009 5:28 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Modernist Hotels in Hawaii?
Replies: 5
Views: 2051

Re: you mean like McGarrett?

Wish I had a recommendation, but I think I know what you mean. You want a swanky MCM or M anyway that looks like McGarrett might do that iconic spin on the balcony, right???? That would be the Ilikai: http://www.ilikaihotel.com/index.html Still there although I have heard that they remodeled the in...
by CapitalMod
Fri Feb 20, 2009 12:56 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: finally on Flickr
Replies: 43
Views: 5052

Joe:

Nice work. Do you do most of it yourself?
by CapitalMod
Fri Feb 20, 2009 11:14 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: New York Neon Signs Feb 19, 2009 NY Times Streetscapes
Replies: 1
Views: 419

Ah, the Dublin House. My home away from home when I lived on the Upper West Side. The P&G was nice joint as well.

Great article. Thanks for posting it. :cheers:
by CapitalMod
Mon Feb 09, 2009 1:59 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: New MCM?
Replies: 21
Views: 2370

When I browse old journals and books I am always struck by the contrast in house sizes then and now. Modern houses that were once owned by doctors and lawyers are not considered big enough for bus drivers now! (No offense to bus drivers). People on real estate shows like House Hunters always say th...
by CapitalMod
Mon Jan 26, 2009 10:33 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: anyone have a mcm storage building
Replies: 16
Views: 2102

I found a Better Homes & Garden Guide to Landscaping book from the early 70s in a used book store. Great book. Tons of modern houses, ranch houses with landscaping to match. Anyway, there are several photos which would easily qualify for what you are looking for and even some plans to build them...
by CapitalMod
Wed Oct 29, 2008 5:29 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Bedroom Ceiling Lights for 1955 MCM
Replies: 18
Views: 1768

I wonder how many of those type of lights have hit the trash heaps in favor of the "boob" lights from Home Depot. You know the ones, with the bright shiny brass base and "nipple." Yuck!! :roll: I do not like to think about it. I was overjoyed when I found 3 at the thrift. They n...
by CapitalMod
Tue Oct 28, 2008 12:50 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Bedroom Ceiling Lights for 1955 MCM
Replies: 18
Views: 1768

Yes they are indeed of that era. I grew up with ones with that shape but with a fantastic starburst design. Not too lurid, but still space age. Probably my first awareness of mid mod. I have found the same ones on eBay as well as in a thrift store. The one in your photo are available at most hardwar...
by CapitalMod
Tue Oct 28, 2008 9:48 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Question regarding Insulation
Replies: 6
Views: 996

Hey Cadman: The yellow looks older and dirtier. I also assume its older as most of the floorboards were put back in place while the pink section has no floorboards. What's really strange about it however, is that it appears to be completely wrapped in brown paper as oppossed to having a paper back o...
by CapitalMod
Tue Oct 21, 2008 11:54 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Question regarding Insulation
Replies: 6
Views: 996

Pink might be thicker. Hard to say as its not wrapped in paper. Let me emphasize that its not just a paper backing, but a complete wrap.

There are two windows, one on each side. Previous owner put up huge sheets of vinyl siding outside which block the windows (will remove someday).
by CapitalMod
Tue Oct 21, 2008 10:52 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Question regarding Insulation
Replies: 6
Views: 996

Question regarding Insulation

I tried searching first, but found nothing regarding this particular question. My 1952 ranch has two types of insulation in the attic. One side features the common pink fiberglass stuff and seems to be fine as that side of the house is warm. But the other side features yellow fiberglass that is prew...
by CapitalMod
Thu Sep 25, 2008 10:58 am
Forum: FAVORITE BUILDINGS (and signs)
Topic: 1962 Safeway Supermarket
Replies: 10
Views: 7348

We still have a few of those Safeways around here. They knocked down the one in my town but some others survive, at least for now. They are very cool looking.
by CapitalMod
Tue Aug 12, 2008 11:35 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Mid-Century themed entrance gates.
Replies: 8
Views: 978

Do a Google/Images search for Holmes Run Acres, Hammond Wood and Rock Creek Woods and you will see what the residents of those Charles Goodman designed subdivisions have done.

Go to advanced search