Hygge has many meanings, and if you’ve heard of the term before you may think hygge in summer is an odd phrase. In English-speaking cultures the word has become associated with warmth and cozy-ness (somewhat of a misconception, as we will uncover), so it doesn’t exactly go hand in hand with warm weather.
June 22, 2017
May 25, 2017
There once was an exceptionally talented architect named Paul Revere Williams who had to work extraordinarily harder than his peers because he was black. He built exquisite dwellings for the Hollywood elite and preeminent community buildings in Los Angeles. Williams persevered through tragedy and defied all the odds to become one of the most successful, yet largely unknown architects of
May 19, 2017
Pacific City Huntington Beach opened its doors in November 2015. The open-air mall is situated just 2 blocks from Historic Main Street, Huntington Beach, along the Pacific Coast Highway. On opening day, 14 of the 60 total shops opened and visitors got a first look at the popular new space. The fun, beachy shopping experience was an instant hit.
May 14, 2017
The pastime of outdoor living seems to be a fast fading tradition. It used to be that people spent as much time outside as they could, soaking up the warmth of the sun and breathing in the fresh air. Our 1950s counterparts used the outdoors as an extra living room during the warmer parts of the year. The front yard, backyard, street and local parks were a key source of entertainment for kids and their parents.
May 5, 2017
With summer almost here we’ve got barbecue on our minds. If you’re looking to host a bbq night with some panache, consider taking cues from the classically stylish 1950s. Whether it’s friends, neighbors, family or all of the above you’ll be sure to treat and impress them with your MCM-themed cook out!
April 30, 2017
Southern California affords us some wonderful weather and we sure enjoy taking advantage of it with barbecues, yard sales and other outdoor activities. We’ve discussed how MCM homes were designed with this indoor-outdoor lifestyle in mind, particularly with the purpose of bringing in nature. Similar to the architecture of the time, mid-century modern furniture designs can traverse the inside, into the outside. Fortunately with the ongoing MCM influence on interior design you’ll find many options in mid-century modern indoor-outdoor furniture.
April 4, 2017
Southern California was a popular location for mid-century modern builders to make a name for themselves through enchanting, iconic residential and commercial constructions. There have been advocates for the protection and preservation of these beautiful architectural gems for decades, though many MCM structures have been lost due to neglect or redevelopment. Preserving MCM legacy sites proves to be very difficult, yet hope is renewed as a result of the current revival in modern design.
March 14, 2017
Orange County is a wonderful place to live and raise a family, we all can agree. However, many in…