A blog dedicated to the The Mid Century Modern era, approximately 1945-1975. Posts will feature real estate (residential and commercial) designs, fashion and furnishings from that era. Couture Academy projects will be highlighted at least once a month if not more. Enjoy!
photo/Deb Porter Hayes
The original Mid Century Modern era (approximately1945-1975) is long gone, but this is one era that has legs, according to House Beautiful, beyond Baby Boomer nostalgia. As the original homes get old and more expensive to fix, the demand for new interpretations of the style will grow. (Although the tear-down trend is not fully embraced by Mid Century Modern enthusiasts.)
On that note, here's some news from the Mid Century Modern residential real estate market:
Need to pick a seasoned real estate reporter's brain on how to get some press for your Mid Century Modern home? Let me help. ...
(Photo Courtesy of Brian Kelly/The Wall Street Journal)
Mid Century modern homes, built during the hey day of the era (roughly 1945-1975) are always in the news. They're either on the market or getting refurbished. It's especially fun to see ones that were 'remuddled' returned to life.
This 1950s villa in the Netherlands might fall in that latter category. It was not only refurbished but expanded. You don't need to have a designer's big bucks to overhaul a 1948 Los Angeles home and return it to its former glory but it doesn't hurt. This 1978 Dallas residence pushes the edge of modernism but it's a great showcase for art.
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Finally, do you have a Mid Century Moderne home of your own that could use a little press? Perhaps you're thinking of putting it on the market. Or it's been on the market for a while. A story on your home in the local newspaper, magazine or a TV show could help sell your house. I'll brain storm with you for...
Friends, here's a snapshot of Vogue 8868, view E, with my own modifications. I'm using this particular pattern to teach some basic millinery techniques, specifically:
These are some basic millinery techniques I picked while taking classes at the School of the Art Institute. These techniques are not addressed at all in the Vogue pattern but I consider them critical. For example, a petersham sweatband will keep make up and sweat off of your hat. An elastic hatband is much more sturdy than the barrettes and clips recommended in the pattern. Finally, the buckram is the sturdy building block for your couture hat.
So how does Couture Academy work? It's a subscription-based model, so you'll pay monthly for exclusive videos. Here is an FAQ for any questions. You might have. I will upload how-to videos for other kinds of projects: dresses, tops, skirts and other accessories. At...
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