Featherston Book Cover

Writing About Featherston

Mid Century Modern Groovy received an email from someone writing about the mid-century Australian designer Featherston which is featured in an article on this website, in the series, “Lessor Known Designers”.  As a side note, lessor known here simply means that a designer is not commonly know by the general public, not necessarily by those […]

De Stijl Colored Table

My New DIY Book on Furniture

I have just published on Amazon a new book. It is about constructing outdoor furniture with distinctive designs, without making complicated cuts, not using complex equipment and no purchasing of expensive materials. All the furniture is made with only 90-degree cuts, utilizing only 1x4s and 2x4s. The book includes 200 illustrations of furniture construction and […]

Frey House by William Krisel

So cool, Portland to Palm Springs: Modernism Week, midcentury home tours and more (photos) | OregonLive.com

William Krisel via So cool, Portland to Palm Springs: Modernism Week, midcentury home tours and more (photos) | OregonLive.com. This is an article in OregonLive about Modernism Week in Palm Springs. Unfortunately, it closes tomorrow. However, this occurs every February and is a nice respite from the harsh winters elsewhere. Much like here in Phoenix, […]

The above featured image for this article, Amedeo Modigliani, Nu couché (Reclining Nude) (1917–18), received £113 million.

Are the Telegraph and Christies Seeing the Same Thing!

News in the Art World Are the Telegraph and Christies Seeing the Same Thing! ALL About Art Sales in February Don’t read the art news. The art world news has become like reading “Tiger Beat”. It is all about the celebrity of the month and who is cool and who isn’t. Let’s talk and talk […]

Still Life with Head-Shaped Vase and Japanese Woodcut by Paul Gauguin 1888

Iran’s Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art Has Been Hiding One of the World’s Great Art Collections

via Iran’s Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art Has Been Hiding One of the World’s Great Art Collections. This is an extensive article on Bloomberg on the art collection acquired by Empress Farah Pahlavi of Iran before the current barbarous regime took over. Very well done, this article will answer many questions one might have in […]

Gateway Arch, 630', Eero Saarinen 1965

Art museum marks Gateway Arch’s 50th anniversary – The Edwardsville Intelligencer : News

via Art museum marks Gateway Arch’s 50th anniversary – The Edwardsville Intelligencer : News. St. Louis has some marvelous examples of mid-century architecture, the most amazing of which is the Gateway Arch by Eero Saarinen. To coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Arch, the Saint Louis Art Museum is presenting an exhibition of modern […]

Superstudio, Passiflora, lamp, 1968. Collection Vitra Design Museum

MCA – Exhibitions: Pop Art Design

via MCA – Exhibitions: Pop Art Design. An exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago (Dec. 19 – March 27) purports to display the influences on modern design by Pop Art. With objects from the Vitra Design Museum in Germany, “…Charles Eames, George Nelson, Ettore Sottsass, Achille Castiglioni, and Robert Venturi were just […]

Larry Millett makes the case for saving midcentury architecture | MinnPost

via Larry Millett makes the case for saving midcentury architecture | MinnPost. An interesting article in the MinnPost about saving mid-century architecture in Minnesota, which really is applicable to anywhere. Here is a list of vintage, retro and mid century modern resources in Minneapolis. And Danish Teak Classics… Forage Modern Workshop… MidModMen+Friends… Spinario Design.

Brian Patrick Flynn, Designer, Producer

HGTV star Brian Patrick Flynn adds whimsy to his midcentury modern East Lake abode – Atlanta Magazine

via HGTV star Brian Patrick Flynn adds whimsy to his midcentury modern East Lake abode – Atlanta Magazine. Incredibly nice house. On the busy side for my taste, but certainly has the Mid Century Modern Groove. Of course, not even in the mid-century did a majority favor the minimalist, rectilinear style that I favor. Here […]

Hairpin Leg, at 75, Is Now a Modern Classic | Woodworking Network

via Hairpin Leg, at 75, Is Now a Modern Classic | Woodworking Network. I really admire a nice set of legs! Hairpin legs are an easy and admirable way to add some mid-century to your style. They work for tables of all kinds, but work for seating as well. Check out Etsy for some reasonably […]

Local pop artist has modern influences

via Local pop artist has modern influences. An article about a Louisiana artist and his modernist, pop art influences. I’ve always found information about artists outside the elitist art mob areas of New York, Chicago and Los Angeles very interesting, especially when it comes to smaller towns and cities. To visit Anthony Reans and see […]

Modern art is baloney – The Boston Globe

via Modern art is baloney – The Boston Globe. This article is amusing in so many ways. Besides food actually being a material and is processed–unless one goes out and bites a cow–except for raw fruits and vegetables, the spiel needs a little more sophistication.

Donald Wexler’s Former Home for Sale in Palm Springs

via Donald Wexler’s Former Home for Sale in Palm Springs. Also, Donald Wexler passed away in June of this year. Realtor.com includes an article about this talented architect that is well worth reading. Find that here. According to the article, this is a steel framed house, like many International Style modern houses. Yet the beams […]