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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! 

The MidCentury Modern Show: Episode 1: Realtor Lori Foulke

Courtesy: Lori Foulke

Courtesy: Sara Stathas/Atomic Ranch

Talk about an amazing place for a podcast interview. I got to sit in the light-filled dining room part of Foxpoint, Wisc. Realtor Lori Foulke's 1953 one-level home that she shares with her husband Bill Wood. 

The couple bought the house, designed by University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana alum, architect Howard E. Schroeder. The couple took a 'Reduce, Reuse and Repair' approach to restoring the house to its original appearance. 

What was most helpful was a set of blueprints on the walls on the inside of a front closet. Become a 24/7 member for an exclusive look at blueprints (available soon) to see the details (built-ins and more) on this amazing house. Find the podcast episode on iTunes here. (Released 1/18/19)

 

 

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Typewriter Daily: Ted Bundy, Typewriter Repairman, Sexy Legs and Typewriters

 

Just a round-up of typewriter-related links you might enjoy: 

  • One of the great things about finding old typewriters are the old dealer labels on them. The old phone numbers are especially cool. What's even neater is to find those dealers who are still in business - decades later! Indeed, Robert E. De Barth (telephone: UL 5-6562) is still repairing typewriters! The guy is in his 90s, working away. My guess is that fixing old typewriters keeps him going. 
  • Typewriter Porn: Sexy Legs and Typewriters by Paul Roberts on Amazon. I want this book. Heck, I want to pose for a leggy pic with a guy and a typewriter. Is this wrong? It'll be family-friendly, I promise. 
  • I know nothing about replacing drawbands on typewriters, but here are instructions on replacing one on a Remington. Enjoy! 
  • Need some typewriter eyecandy (minus the sexy legs) while you type? Here's a visual compendium
  • The Netflix documentary on serial killer Ted Bundy is causing waves. Did...
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