Sunday, December 30, 2012

levitated mass, warhol, and holiday school projects at lacma

The tree is packed and the lights are down. Best feeling of the year. Seriously. And, then thoughts turn to holiday school projects

Heizer - Levitated Mass LACMA Los Angeles County Museum of Art

assigned by unsympathetic teachers, with contributions invariably required by parents.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

the office holiday pole decorating contest

Yep, you read that right. In our office this year, we held our second annual Holiday Pole Decorating Contest. We work in a retrofitted 1960's office building (very mid-century). The cubes and office walls have been moved here and there over the decades. The most recent remodel about six years ago left ugly black structural poles exposed and sitting in the middle of the aisles.

Office Holiday Christmas Pole Decorating Contest

Last Christmas the whole floor (I.T. team) had a pole decorating contest. I covered mine in Post-its.

Monday, December 17, 2012

christmas lights mid-century modern style

I think if I had to pick my absolutely favorite thing about Christmas decorations, I would have to pick the lights. Christmas lights on homes are just so darn pleasant.

christmas lights mid-century modern style

But in Southern California (and I assume Florida and Hawaii), light wrapped palm trees kick off the holiday decorating season and are particularly awe inspiring.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

mid-century minimalist christmas decorations

Last weekend was our gitter done weekend for house decorations and other important Christmas tasks (I warmed up a bit the previous week). I finally banged out the Christmas cards and got them mailed.

Christmas cards

I love the Christmas card tradition. I enjoy and appreciate every single card we receive. So I send a fair amount. Then, as my reward, Albert brought in the tree and the boxes of Christmas decorations.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

xcape: vintage modern design in long beach

My wanderings down 4th Street in Long Beach (a veritable retro paradise) on Shop Local Day got briefly interrupted for Christmas. Not to worry. We are back on track.

Can you say more high end vintage furniture then you have ever laid eyes on in one store? Sure you can.

Mid-Century Rating: 4 out of 5 stars 

2236 East 4th Street
Long Beach, CA 90814
(562) 433-9911

Monday, December 3, 2012

christmas begins in corona del mar, california

Since I began blogging, I read a lot of home blogs. Around this time of year, the "shelter" bloggers break out their Christmas posts. Immediately after Thanksgiving, there is post after post of beautiful Christmas homes. It seems like they snap their fingers and voila! It's Christmas.

Natural Christmas Wreath

I have to ease into it and I can't be the only one. (Yes, we really do have a dolphin door knocker. It came with the house.)