It’s Modernism month on Curbly, and we’re exploring what it means to talk about modern design for the home. This week, we’re offering a really cool booklet of twenty-four iconic modern design silhouettes, along with the vector files we used to make them! We chose all our favorite designs by Eames, Nelson, Saarinen, and the best of the mid-century designers. Read on to see how to download the files.
You can use these however you want; print out the PDF and put it on your coffee table, make a calendar out of it, use them in any number of craft and art projects, or frame them as posters! Continue Reading
‘An architect’s home is the ultimate self portrait.’ Sounds about right, right? I mean, if you were a renowned architect and you had the cash, which I’m guessing you would if you were a renowned architect, and no creative restraint, your residence would be the quintessential outward manifestation of that which is You. That being said, these images of the personal residences of some very heavy-hitters can be seen as autobiographies of sorts.
Above is Frank Lloyd Wright’s home and studio, located outside Chicago, while below we see his winter home in Scottsdale, AZ, Taliesin West.Continue Reading
Do you recognize any of these men? Here’s a hint: Curbly pays homage to three of them in Make It! Mid-Century Modern. Here’s another hint: Take note of the objects they’re sitting in/photographed next to. From left to right,they are George Nelson, Edward Warmley, Eero Saarinen, Harry Bertoia, Charles Eames and Jens Rison. They were photographed together for a July 1961 Playboy article that can be read in its entirety at RuksLiving. It’s definitely worth the read. Continue Reading
There’s a whole heap of Tulip tables copies out there, but this one adds…well, a twist.
“The organic contour of the Twist Stem dining table finished in an alluring yet practical black high gloss and is large enough to seat 6-8 people. The graceful curve of the table’s support is more than just a decorative feature. Beginning with a broad footprint and rising to a fine stem, it provides a firm, stable base with plenty of legroom. Continue Reading
Update: Contest is now closed. Stay tuned for contest winner announcement, and a new contest starting this week!
The release of “Make It! Mid-Century Modern” (a mid-century-modern how-to manual), is fast approaching! And here at Curbly, we continue to celebrate its imminent arrival with another fantastic giveaway. This time the prize is everything you need to make Chris’s Atomic Ball Clock and a free download of “Make It! Mid-Century Modern”.
To celebrate the upcoming release of Make It! Mid-Century Modern (a mid-century-modern how-to manual), we’re starting three weeks of fabulous giveaways! This, the first giveaway of the series, is my very own Mondrian Pillow, which is just one of twelve fabulous DIY projects featured in Make It! Mid-Century Modern.