How To Make Mid-Century Modern House Numbers

Here’s a great tutorial on making your own modern house numbers, inspired by the clean lines of mid-century design. 

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Make these mid-century modern house numbers

The architect Richard Neutra is one of modernism’s iconic artists. He’s best known for his integration of both his residential and commercial buildings into their landscape, and for his care in matching his work with the lifestyles of his clients, rather than imposing his own vision over their needs. His attention to detail extended into every element of his buildings, including signage and house numbers. Continue Reading

Check out: Mid-Century Mania!

Scour your local library for a (VHS-only) copy of Mid-Century Mania, an entry from A&E’s series, House Beautiful. This 50-minute docu-showcase looks as if it was completed in the late 90’s (was that REALLY 8 years ago!?), and includes a bit of the basic cable non-fiction cheese and a generic blonde hostess, but the footage makes it more than bearable.

Highlights Include:

Profile of Case Study House #22, “Stahl House”:

  • Interview of original architect Pierre Koenig
  •  Interview with then-homeowner, horror film producer Dan Cracchiolo, whom was regrettably killed in a motorcycle accident in 2004

Mid-Century Furniture Primer

  • Commentary by Sam Kaufman from Modernica, and Carla Nora from Carla’s Antiques
  • Spotlight on:
  • Eames Fiberglass Chair and Molded Plywood Chair
  • Saarinen Tulip Table and Womb Chair
  • Nelson Coconut Chair
  • Jacobsen Swan Chair

Profile of Kaufman Desert House, architect: Richard Neutra

  • Explores current owners Beth and Brent Harris’ six year rehab project









Short Bibliography, including:


Are their other mid-century or design “documentaries” worth checking out?   Continue Reading