Petra Island and its Controversial Frank Lloyd Wright Designed Home for Sale. (55 photos)

The Massaro House and the heart-shaped island upon which it sits are presently available for purchase. The private Petra Island in Lake Mahopac, New York comes complete with the questionable Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Massaro House plus stunning guest house and is now listed on the market by realtors Chilton and Chadwick. Read more

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Restored Thornton Abell Mid-Century Modern Home Just Listed and Wow.

Every now and then a restored mid-century modern architectural gem hits the market in Southern California -and it usually doesn’t stay available for long. I’m guessing such will be the case with this 1959-built, 3,212 square foot Thornton Abell home, lovingly restored by Tony Unruh, and just listed for sale with an asking price of $2.95M Read more

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Everything Loose Will Land In LA | New Work from Paul Davies

Artist Paul Davies has a new an exhibit at Sydney, Australia’s OLSEN Gallery featuring original paintings and digital collages on which he’s been working for the past three years. “Everything Loose Will Land In LA” opens today August 30th and runs through September 17th. Read more

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Amazing Bird House Based on Mid-Century Modern Stahl House

Pierre Koenig’s famous Stahl House has served as inspiration for so many creative endeavors from movies to paintings, it was only a matter of time until some talented woodworker turned it into a birdhouse. Read more

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Philip Johnson’s Restored Wiley House Is Asking $12 Million.

One of the stars of New Canaan’s legacy of mid-century modernism, the Wiley House, designed by Philip Johnson in the early 1950’s, was restored by Roger Ferris + Partners and is now being offered for $12,000,000. Read more

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Modern Leisure: New Work from Artist Danny Heller

Eichler With Galaxie, oil on canvas, 30×44,” 2016

Whenever artist Danny Heller exhibits his newest work, I ache to buy all of them. His latest solo show, Modern Leisure, recalls one of the artist’s favorite subjects: a mid-century, post-war, pop culture Southern California suburbia. And I desperately wish I could afford every single piece. Read more

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Carrie Graber Paints Pools, Palm Springs Architecture and Women [30 Paintings]

Carrie Graber, Gold and Martinis, oil on canvas, 36″ x 36″ (The Gand’s residence by Hal Levitt, 1960)

Brought to my attention by my friend Araceli Kopiloff, these contemporary oil paintings by artist Carrie Graber combine three of my favorite subjects: Swimming Pools, Mid-Century Modern architecture and Palm Springs. Read more

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2016 Mid Century Modern Gingerbread House Competition Winners

A contest held the members-only MCM Facebook group challenged talented bakers to take a whack at creating their own Mid Century Modern Gingerbread Houses. Most all the entries were inspiring with a few standouts. Here’s a look at the winners and some notable entries. Read more

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Beautifully Illustrated Christmas Cards For Mid-Century Modern Design Lovers

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When it comes to choosing Christmas or Holiday cards this year, fans of nostalgia, vintage and all things mid-century  modern will be thrilled to learn about The Retro Christmas Card Company. A huge selection of fabulously illustrated cards that harken back to the 50s and 60s. Read more

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Alfred Browning Parker’s Stunning Woodsong House Is On The Market (45 pics)

Legendary Modernist architect Alfred Browning Parker’s Woodsong house in Coconut Grove, Florida is for sale. Read more

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