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Abide: Lessons From a Northwest Mid-Century Architect

Paul Kirk is The Dude. Abide. Paul Kirk, one of the Northwest’s most influential mid-century architects, knew what he was doing in those post-war years. He was laying the groundwork for Northwest architecture that is still admired and applied to … Continue reading

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Green and Orange and Yellow, Oh My! Mid-Century Furniture: Early 1960s

When “kids these days” think of the ’60s, thoughts immediately turn to peace, love, and tie-dyed t-shirts. But if your mom was cutting your hair in a Beatle-esque bowl cut; your grandparents’ green, orange, and yellow floral couch was covered … Continue reading

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Mid-Century Home Renovation Tips for the Fearful

You just had to have that mid-century home, didn’t ya? Well, golly, who can blame you! But what you didn’t realize is that updating those kitchen cabinets would strike such fear in you when you found out the floor is … Continue reading

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A Mid-Century Marvel: 50 Years of the Seattle Center

Where were you in ’62? 1962…Cuban Missile Crisis, John Glenn orbited Earth, Marilyn Monroe died, West Side Story won Best Picture, and Seattle hosted the World’s Fair. The Seattle World’s Fair birthed the Space Needle, monorail, U.S. Science Pavilion (now … Continue reading

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The Classics: Mid-Century Tile in a Modern World

If you are lucky enough to have the original tiles in your mid-century home, I beg you — do not remove them!¬†Granite countertops in the kitchen and bathroom and artistic mosaic tile designs in the shower are all the rage … Continue reading

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A Mid-Century Christmas: How to Celebrate Retro-Style

The aluminum Christmas tree adorned with glass ball ornaments… The artificial tree with removable branches decorated with bubble lights and styrofoam balls bedazzled with sequins, rhinestones, and ribbons… The pink “sno-flocked” live tree with color-coordinating pink orbs… The mid-century housewife … Continue reading

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Forever Mod: Mid-Century Gifts for the Home

For the mid-century lover in your life, what better way to honor their obsession than bestowing them with vintage wares for the holidays (hint, hint)! Buying vintage items has many benefits besides warming the hearts of collectors: it’s eco-friendly! Here’s … Continue reading

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