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Ideas and Plans for period homes 1950-1980
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Our Case Study Planters Are Popular

Here is a great little post about our Case Study Planters. See the complete story by WillsCasa here.
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Jessica's Little Sanctuary Small Cool Contest

Jessica's Little Sanctuary Small Cool Contest | MCM and Beyond: Home Renovation and Style | Scoop.it
Like this Small Cool 2012 contest entry? Favorite it below!
Name:
Jessica
Location:
New York, NY
Square Feet:
336
Division:
Teeny-Tiny
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All About: Enameled Cast Iron Sinks Sink Spotlight

All About: Enameled Cast Iron Sinks Sink Spotlight | MCM and Beyond: Home Renovation and Style | Scoop.it
Are you thinking about renovating your kitchen? If so, then our Sink Spotlight series will help you. We've been looking at sink materials the last few weeks (we've already covered stainless steel and copper), and today we turn to enameled cast iron.
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Jim and Kathleen’s “little slice of 1960″ Knoxville home

Jim and Kathleen’s “little slice of 1960″ Knoxville home | MCM and Beyond: Home Renovation and Style | Scoop.it
Oh yeah, now we’re talkin’. Get yer photos out, readers, and keep sending me photos like these — as Jim and Kathleen Owens, dub it, “Family Portrait-Ala-Cheese!” including dog pal Indy. And yes: There’s a beautiful house and inspiring story, too.
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Retro Typography Poster Design by Alex Varanese | WE AND THE ...

Retro Typography Poster Design by Alex Varanese | WE AND THE ... | MCM and Beyond: Home Renovation and Style | Scoop.it
Awesome Retro Design. A small selection of a set of retro poster designs by Alex Varanese, created with different original typefaces. Check out the full poster series here.
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School Daze

School Daze | MCM and Beyond: Home Renovation and Style | Scoop.it
Vintage Industrial/Mid Century Modern Plywood Side Chair by CoMod
This wonderful plywood side chair was found from an all girls college dorm in Missouri. The chair is in good vintage condition. There is normal wear to the plywood and metal legs.
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Dakota's Green, Shaker-Inspired Kitchen Kitchen Tour

Dakota's Green, Shaker-Inspired Kitchen Kitchen Tour | MCM and Beyond: Home Renovation and Style | Scoop.it
I met Dakota Witzenburg a few years ago at a friend's store. He is a wonderful cabinet and furniture maker (co-owner of todosomething, based in Los Angeles) with an incredible eye for design!
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Knoll Classics: Warren Platner

Knoll Classics: Warren Platner | MCM and Beyond: Home Renovation and Style | Scoop.it
Visually iconic, architect and designer Warren Platner knew how to transform steel wires into beautiful organic formed furniture during the modern era. They are created by welding curved vertical steel wire rods to circular frames.
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atomic table.

atomic table. | MCM and Beyond: Home Renovation and Style | Scoop.it
of all places, i found these cool paper placemats at the car wash. yep, the car wash by my house on divisidero street just so happens to have a most adorable gift shop. i picked up these very retro-looking studio oh!
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A little bit tiki, a little bit rock ‘n roll: John asks for basement window treatment ideas

A little bit tiki, a little bit rock ‘n roll: John asks for basement window treatment ideas | MCM and Beyond: Home Renovation and Style | Scoop.it
 John’s basement is a little bit tiki, a little bit rock ‘n roll — it’s pretty fabulous, actually. Now, John needs to finish the room — with some cheap, cheerful, effective and aesthetically pleasing window treatments for his small basement windows.
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Small Space Solutions: Everything You Need to Create a Tidy Open Closet

Small Space Solutions: Everything You Need to Create a Tidy Open Closet | MCM and Beyond: Home Renovation and Style | Scoop.it
Earlier this week, we shared tips on how to create an organized exposed closet. For those who need the tools and not just the inspiration, here's a roundup of hangers, boxes, and bins that should wrangle any wardrobe into shape.
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Cullen Meyer, Crown Prince of Kitsch — 40 photos

Cullen Meyer, Crown Prince of Kitsch — 40 photos | MCM and Beyond: Home Renovation and Style | Scoop.it
“…I like the wild stuff, or what some people call ‘the dead 50s’ … I’m not sure anyone else does kitsch quite like me.” Cullen Meyer is a wee babe — just 27 years old — but goodness crikey, he has a jump on us: He has been collecting vintage for...
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true originals.

true originals. | MCM and Beyond: Home Renovation and Style | Scoop.it
i’m pretty darn excited that san francisco artist lisa congdon has opened a fine art shop on big cartel, selling her original works. not just because she is a dear friend of mine, because she is.
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One of Our Favorite Customers Michael Chop, On Apartment Therapy

One of Our Favorite Customers Michael Chop, On Apartment Therapy | MCM and Beyond: Home Renovation and Style | Scoop.it
The place looks great! Michael uses a Modernica Noguchi Coffee Table in the living room and a Case Study Planter for his dining room. Check out the complete story and tons more photos of his place on Apartment Therapy.
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Dwell's Favorites from IKEA PS CollectionDesign News 04.19.12

Dwell's Favorites from IKEA PS CollectionDesign News 04.19.12 | MCM and Beyond: Home Renovation and Style | Scoop.it
As warm weather approaches, we're getting more excited for the IKEA PS Collection stateside launch in August. Dwell is, too, and they share a few of their favorites.
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Apartment Therapy's Most Popular Posts April 9 - 13, 2012

Apartment Therapy's Most Popular Posts April 9 - 13, 2012 | MCM and Beyond: Home Renovation and Style | Scoop.it
• Pro Organizer Tips: What NOT To Do When Decluttering Your Home• Small Space Solutions: Using Cabinet & Closet Doors for Storage• Tricks of the Trade: 5 Smart Ways To Use Mirrors in Small Spaces• The Story of the Squiggle Logo
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Thoroughly modern mod.

Thoroughly modern mod. | MCM and Beyond: Home Renovation and Style | Scoop.it
i just about flipped my bouffant wig when i saw this vintage mid-century modern condo from better homes & gardens. great pops of color are achieved with the swipe of a paint brush, and loads of mix and match accessories.
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25 midcentury modern sectionals and modular sofas available today

25 midcentury modern sectionals and modular sofas available today | MCM and Beyond: Home Renovation and Style | Scoop.it
In 2011, I did a ton of research and identified 28 places to buy an affordable midcentury modern style sofa. Now, I’m following up with mega-research on midcentury modern style sectionals — and so far I’ve found 25.
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Glossy White Appliances from MieleEuroCucina 2012

Glossy White Appliances from MieleEuroCucina 2012 | MCM and Beyond: Home Renovation and Style | Scoop.it
Who: MieleWhat We Noticed: We've been saying it; here's more proof: Glossy white appliances are the new stainless steel. German appliance-maker Miele put some gorgeous glossy white pieces front and center at EuroCucina.
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18-foot long sofa — Thayer Coggin vintage 1970s

18-foot long sofa — Thayer Coggin vintage 1970s | MCM and Beyond: Home Renovation and Style | Scoop.it
Thanks to reader Wendy, who spotted this one. Yes: A three-piece, 1970s vintage sofa from Thayer Coggin that is 18 feet long. It’s for sale right now on ebay, located in Canton, Ohio.
This is sa-weet.
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want this look….maybe for a bit less.

want this look….maybe for a bit less. | MCM and Beyond: Home Renovation and Style | Scoop.it
oh my stars! this home belonging to designer harriet anstruther and photographer henry bourne in new york times magazine just has me swooning.
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Modernica is now on Pinterest – Check it out and Follow Us!

Modernica is now on Pinterest – Check it out and Follow Us! | MCM and Beyond: Home Renovation and Style | Scoop.it
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Vintage Book Find: “Landscape for Living” by Garrett Eckbo

Vintage Book Find: “Landscape for Living” by Garrett Eckbo | MCM and Beyond: Home Renovation and Style | Scoop.it
Garrett Eckbo defined the modern landscape architecture discipline when he wrote this book in 1950. Here’s a look at it’s original cover and the inside front and back flaps.
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Lucy & Thomas Say Goodbye to their Artful Family Home House Tour

Lucy & Thomas Say Goodbye to their Artful Family Home House Tour | MCM and Beyond: Home Renovation and Style | Scoop.it
Name: Lucy Hitchcock, Thomas Brendler, and their two daughters, 8 and 5Location: East Side, Providence, Rhode IslandSize: 1,400 square feet + finished basementYears lived in: 12 years; ownedLucy and Thomas spent 12 years in their cozy and...
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LIFE Magazine, 1958: Beattie Residence

LIFE Magazine, 1958: Beattie Residence | MCM and Beyond: Home Renovation and Style | Scoop.it
The Beattie Residence was designed by Architect, Ulrich Franzen and was featured in LIFE Magazine in 1958. It has pretty much everything I would like in a house. Although I have my place, I still can’t help but look at MCM homes for the future.
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