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  • Mid-Century Design at the Movies

    Some of the best mid-century modern design can be found, yes, at the movies! Set design is there in the background to help set the tone or mood of ...
  • Curtis Jeré MCM Sculpture

    We are taking a trip today to the early 1960’s, at the tail end of the MCM movement, to talk about two of my favorite artists. Curtis Jeré was the ...
  • Funky Mid-Century Lamps

    Just like mid-century modern furniture, mid-century lamps have a “certain look” that often includes geometric shapes, pottery or wood bases, and ev...
  • Iconic MCM Furniture

    There are numerous pieces of furniture that are immediately identifiable as Mid-Century Modern. Although designed 40, 50 or even 60 years ago by s...
  • Mid-Century Modern Color Palette

    When I think of Mid-Century interior design I often think of a vibrant color palette with colors ranging from the kitschy brights of the 1950s to t...
  • Eye Candy in Palm Springs

    Ready for some great eye candy? Look no further than Palm Springs, a virtual living museum of Mid-Century Modern Architecture. It's been called the...
  • MCM and Vintage Glassware

    As we started collecting mid-century items for our Sarasota mid-century home, I was immediately attracted to mid-century glassware and barware. In ...
  • "Atomic" Design

    Welcome to 1950's and ‘60’s America - known as "The Atomic Age". It began with the splitting of the atom and culminated in the obsession with all t...
  • Modern Art for Mid-Century Art Lovers

    Here is some fun artwork by two contemporary artists, "El Gato" Gomez and Donna Mibus, that captures that mid-century "atomic" art look. Both of th...
  • George Nelson, the Father of Mid-Century Modern Furniture Design

    George Nelson is often called the Father of Modern Furniture. His career in furniture design took off when he became employed by Herman Miller in t...
  • Sarasota School of Architecture

    In the most recent issue of Atomic Ranch Magazine (Summer 2019), the rich Mid-Century Modern heritage of Sarasota, Florida, is in the spotlight. Yo...
  • California Pottery

    Many of the mid-century pottery pieces that we see are called "California Pottery". This is not an actual company, but rather references pottery ma...