Thursday, August 29, 2013

cliff may 1954 rancho-style mid-century in long beach - #2

Okay, I can't hold out. You really need to see the second Cliff May I toured last Saturday. The first one was exquisite, honestly perfect in every way. This little beauty is an equally special treasure.

Cliff May Ranch Long Beach, CA 1954

It does give out a bit of that mid-century tiki bar party vibe. For sure.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

cliff may 1953 rancho-style mid-century in long beach - #1

The California ranch is quintessentially mid-century modern. And, Cliff May is considered the father of the ranch. Lucky for me, I live just a few short miles away from Long Beach and some of the largest Cliff May housing tracts in the United States (okay I made that up, but I think for sure it may be).

Cliff May Ranch Long Beach, CA 1953

Step inside. And feast your eyes.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

#dwell la home tours: diana wong artist studio and residence

All good things must come to an end. My summer goofing around at wineries and pet sanctuaries was fun, BUT back on the wagon.

Dwell Home Tours LA 2013, Diana Wong Studio, Santa Monica

Home tours and home improvement here we come.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

8 tips for visiting wineries in paso robles, california

You type "mid-century modern barware" into eBay search and an amazing assortment of drinking-ware will present itself.

Dorothy Thorpe Roly Poly Glasses on eBay right now!
Cocktail hour is quintessentially mid-century modern and has been making a huge comeback. Honestly, I have never been a fan.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

best friends animal society: a different kind of home

What do mid-century modern homeowners love more than their homes? Their grandchildren? Their children? Their spouses? Nah.

Best Friends Animal Society Sanctuary Kanab Utah

Their pets.