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by moderns-r-us
Tue Jan 11, 2005 12:55 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Up with Down with love!
Replies: 52
Views: 20224

Pools and fountains also used as chiller for ac.
by moderns-r-us
Tue Jan 11, 2005 10:14 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Up with Down with love!
Replies: 52
Views: 20224

http://www.metropolismag.com/cda/popup_image.php?imageid=4209&artid=362&tablebgcolor=e4e4e4&width=500&height=375 To read a recent article and see images of Saarinen's GM Technical center go to: http://www.metropolismag.com/cda/story.php?artid=362 Be sure to click on the images to see them larger.
by moderns-r-us
Tue Jan 11, 2005 10:07 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Up with Down with love!
Replies: 52
Views: 20224

Re: GM

. Glazed brick colors (developed at Cranbrook): deep crimson, tangerine orange, lemon yellow, sky blue, tobacco gray and chartreuse, combined with greenish glass and gray porcelain-enamel panels on the exteriors. SDR: Have you been reading Eero Saarinen by Antonio Roman? I love the photos in Romanâ...
by moderns-r-us
Mon Jan 10, 2005 7:42 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Up with Down with love!
Replies: 52
Views: 20224

I believe that Eero Saarinen was one of the first to do this type of suspended circular stair at his GM research facility in Michigan. I have not seen the stair in person, but my former employer toured the facility and mentioned that it does have a gentle sway in a delightful way. I will look for ph...
by moderns-r-us
Tue Jan 04, 2005 2:44 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Up with Down with love!
Replies: 52
Views: 20224

How do you think the flue works on that fireplace anyway?
by moderns-r-us
Tue Jan 04, 2005 2:41 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Up with Down with love!
Replies: 52
Views: 20224

I think this interior owes a lot to the work of Eero Saarinen. I mean that even beyond the pink Womb Chairs. tension rod suspended stair ala general motors research center sunken conversation pit ala Miller residence Columbus, Indiana (albeit round instead of square) Possibly Saarinens sensual shape...
by moderns-r-us
Tue Jan 04, 2005 11:04 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Up with Down with love!
Replies: 52
Views: 20224

Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?

Yes the references in DWL to movies like Pillow Talk are obvious. And yes the story is a little weak. But the sets are fabulous enough to warrant a rental. I drove my wife crazy shouting out the names of designers used in nearly every scene. Eames, Saarinen, Nelson and Wormley are just a few that co...
by moderns-r-us
Sat Jan 01, 2005 10:13 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: 1954 BH&G Home for all America
Replies: 76
Views: 20465

Have you thought of leaving a link to this site and thread on their door? You could ring their doorbell and then run?

How can these people be educated?
by moderns-r-us
Sat Jan 01, 2005 10:10 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: 1954 BH&G Home for all America
Replies: 76
Views: 20465

I bet EIFS (dryvit) or maybe vinyl siding will be next!

It might be time for a mercy killing!

The uninformed destroy another one in the name of progress!
by moderns-r-us
Tue Dec 21, 2004 3:18 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Round Revolving Residences near Rio - Really!
Replies: 3
Views: 1150

Re: I guess

from the pics all the plumbing and the entry access are on the non-rotating parts of each apartment-if that was rotating that would be an real engineering feat! This would bring new meaning to "finding the bathroom" in the middle of the night. I would like to see video of the floors rotating at dif...
by moderns-r-us
Tue Dec 14, 2004 6:54 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Researching House in Auburn, WA
Replies: 30
Views: 6151

CyclingCoach: Loved your home before. Still love it today. I realizied after posting yesterday that my slightly off topic rant might be considered by some as some sort of critique of your house or its HVAC system. That was not my intent. I only wanted to alert. others to the potential pitfalls of th...
by moderns-r-us
Mon Dec 13, 2004 7:51 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Researching House in Auburn, WA
Replies: 30
Views: 6151

Underslab Ductwork

Ductwork in the slab was not that uncommon as slab on grade construction gained considerable popularity after the WWII. This was especially true in climates less mild than Eichler territory. Eichler probably began doing underslab ductwok at that point so that he could add air conditioning The local ...
by moderns-r-us
Mon Dec 13, 2004 8:45 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Another newbie saying Hiya!
Replies: 11
Views: 3454

Welcome

Hello Johnny: Thanks for the great pictures! We hope to see more about the house soon. I think it is great to have some representation from the south on the board. It looks like you might have had some repressed gardening skills that were unleashed on the project. I like it. I myself am a recovering...
by moderns-r-us
Mon Dec 13, 2004 8:16 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: '56 Houston Parade of Homes Brochure
Replies: 15
Views: 2524

Cinderella Homes

I coulda kicked myself for all the housing tract brochures I threw out dating from at least the late 50's (Cinderella Homes!) -but then again who would thunk about the advent of the internet and any one might find it of interest. It is interesting that you bring up "Cinderella Homes." In reading ol...
by moderns-r-us
Mon Dec 13, 2004 7:51 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: '56 Houston Parade of Homes Brochure
Replies: 15
Views: 2524

Re: That is interesting....

BTW-does anyone know if the 'old' Homebuyers Guide and/or New Homes magazines keep anything as an archive-I know the publishers have bought and sold their operations over the years-but did they save ANYTHING! Or do we just have the fiches of the LA Times. The would be very interesting to see. One o...
by moderns-r-us
Sat Dec 11, 2004 3:13 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: '56 Houston Parade of Homes Brochure
Replies: 15
Views: 2524

Houston modern

My favorite is number 7, "Casa Manana" with the central outdoor living space. I wonder if this works well in the Houston heat? Number 12, a "Texas Colonial Ranch" seems to be an odd conbimnation of styles. Several designs such as "House of Ideas" use the quintesential 'H' plan so favored by many mod...
by moderns-r-us
Thu Dec 09, 2004 10:51 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: 1954 BH&G Home for all America
Replies: 76
Views: 20465

I forgot the Life magazine Houses!
by moderns-r-us
Wed Dec 08, 2004 10:10 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: 1954 BH&G Home for all America
Replies: 76
Views: 20465

KC BH&G "Home for All America"

Here is a view of the Kansas City Better Homes & Garden "Home for All America" by Architect Robert A Little (Cleveland). This appears to be a variation of the seperate garage version that creates an outdoor room between the house and garage. In this version the garage is rotated roughly 45 degrees o...
by moderns-r-us
Wed Dec 08, 2004 7:46 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Tampa Modern for sale - n i c e !
Replies: 9
Views: 2318

Very Cool Cabinets!
by moderns-r-us
Tue Dec 07, 2004 2:26 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: Googie Redux
Replies: 13
Views: 3450

Joe: "Graphically Pleasing" seems to be the measure by which I weigh my own book buying decisions. I saw Ranch House yesterday at Borders and added it to my own wishlist. Do you have anything to report on the text? I did not have much time to browse. I also grabbed an Atomic Ranch while there. Nice ...
by moderns-r-us
Tue Dec 07, 2004 9:13 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: 1954 BH&G Home for all America
Replies: 76
Views: 20465

“Home for All Americaâ€￾

Welcome txmod to Lotta Living! I have been enjoying the Gleenbrook Valley website, even before your post. We are happy to have more representation from the mid section of the country. I just love these magazine “show homeâ€￾ projects. BH&G, House and Home, House Beautiful, House and Garden , even ...
by moderns-r-us
Mon Dec 06, 2004 11:43 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: HUGE sliding glass doors
Replies: 11
Views: 2963

The Eichler So Cal site recommends this company California Patio Door Huntington Beach, CA 92646 Phone: (714) 536-4570 Business Types: Doors & Door Frames, Repair Shops & Related Services, more... California Patio Door 5842 Mcfadden Ave Ste B Huntington Beach, CA 92649-1336 Phone: (949) 222-1228 Pro...
by moderns-r-us
Mon Dec 06, 2004 11:26 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: HUGE sliding glass doors
Replies: 11
Views: 2963

Sliding Door repairs

Maybe thesse guys could recommend someone or sell you the parts for a do it yourself restoration.

http://www.eichlernetwork.com/DoorRepair.html
by moderns-r-us
Thu Dec 02, 2004 10:40 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Sambos History
Replies: 28
Views: 9967

by moderns-r-us
Thu Dec 02, 2004 10:13 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Sambos History
Replies: 28
Views: 9967

You have ignited my interest. Please go ahead!
by moderns-r-us
Wed Dec 01, 2004 7:00 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Sambos History
Replies: 28
Views: 9967

by moderns-r-us
Wed Dec 01, 2004 6:48 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Farrell's is on the Way Back
Replies: 16
Views: 4565

Farrell's

Speaking of Farrell's did anyone see Tina Fey and Amy Poehler of SNL weekend update fame on the Tonight Show last night? Leno asked them both what they did before showbusiness and Poehler was telling of working in an Ice Cream shop that gave free ice cream and sang happy birthday on your big day. Sh...
by moderns-r-us
Wed Dec 01, 2004 1:38 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Cliff May in Pomona?
Replies: 20
Views: 4107

by moderns-r-us
Fri Nov 26, 2004 7:17 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Hollin Hills, Washington DC
Replies: 4
Views: 1643

Goodman

I know that one of the Prefab companies that Goodman designed for was "National Homes." They were fairly high profile with their 4+ page color pullouts, published monthly in House and Home magazine through the fifties. Ironically, Goodman did both Modern and Traditional Ranch designs for National.
by moderns-r-us
Wed Nov 17, 2004 8:51 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: updating flooring........
Replies: 54
Views: 17034

chilewich mats vs. baby puke

[quote="morbank" Chilewich rugs and kids don't mix well either....very hard to clean baby puke out from the weave. [quote] My friend who is ordering the chilewich mat for his concrete floors is expecting a baby. Do you have hands on experience with baby puke in the chilewich weave or are you only sp...

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