Weekend Show and Tell

18 Sep

Wow.  Have I let this week slip by or what?  Back to school really threw me for a loop.  Not to mention the never-ending project list at my day job.  All of the above has left you all completely neglected and in dire need of your hit of mid-century modern design, right?  Am I right?  Well, grab a cup of coffee, tea, or hell, have a Bloody Mary, and sit back to see the parade of all the things I love that I didn’t post last week.

From The Contemporist, I bring you this gorgeous house designed by SJB Architects in Australia.  How very updated Frank Lloyd Wright in my opinion, with those horizontal lines and the way it seems to float up out of the ground as part of the earth.  Gorgeous. 

From the same house, the living room features a large oriental rug.  I sometimes wonder about orientals in an MCM home and, while I do like the look, I feel it sits in the room like an anachronism and I can’t decide if that’s a good thing or not.  What do you think?  Do the elements of MCM need to be pure or can they weave in more traditional designs?

From Dans Le Townhouse comes this wonderful DIY project made from old wood-flooring leftovers.  Could I love this more?  It reminds me of an Etsy art I pinned a while back, but much less expensive.  Hmm, free versus $1050?  I’ll take free.  I need to find some of these boards because that puppy is going over our sofa in the living room.  (Of course, when we get said sofa because it only exists in my mind right now!)

For those of you who didn’t see the update on Facebook (seriously, LIKE the page now!), MCML scrabble post was picked up by another blog Crafting a Green World with a post on upcycling board games!  Scrabble is making its comeback with another post on Remodelista too!  Very excited about our first re-post!

From Antikmodern, I really really really want one of these old school mid-century modern shelving units. Unfortunately, it’s a fixture in Albam’s store (UK).  I know exactly where I would put it to help solve our book storage issue.  If any of you awesome MCM crazies know how I might obtain a beauty like this, please let me know.

Ugh…Mad Men season 5 has been delayed.  Whatever will I do without my fix of Don Draper?  (Catch up on the other seasons with my husband, of course.)  In the meantime, brought to you by one of my new fave blogs Grassrootsmodern (courtesy of a suggestion by my brother Patrick who has also started a blog here), these very cool Mad Men posters by Madebyradio.  Sigh.  Pining for Don.

 Oh my, there are so many more that I think I will need a Part 2.  Stay tuned.



3 Responses to “Weekend Show and Tell”

  1. Tanya from Dans le Townhouse October 2, 2011 at 9:06 am #

    Hey, thanks for featuring the wood scraps project from my blog, buts its actually not mine. I was featuring another DIy savvy gal, who blogs over at Salvage Love. She’s the genius behind the wood scrap art!

    • Brandy October 3, 2011 at 6:45 am #

      Hi Tanya,

      Great! Thanks for letting me know. Always want to give credit where credit is due. I went back and read her post and man, does that seem like a challenging project. Will probably try it anyway!


  2. Trish September 18, 2011 at 10:15 pm #

    I love the oriental carpets! Oooooo….I say mix it up a bit..

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