The Eames Legacy

The Eames Legacy

There are arguably no designers with a wider range of influence on 20th-century design than the powerhouse couple, Charles and Ray Eames. They are best known for their contributions to architecture, furniture design, industrial design & manufacturing, and the...
America’s Most Beautiful Contemporary Homes

America’s Most Beautiful Contemporary Homes

Today you’re in for a treat of contemporary eye-candy. I’m erring on the side of luxury this week, with five of America’s most beautiful contemporary luxury homes. Beautiful contemporary designs can be found from West to East. If you’re looking...
European Modernism

European Modernism

2019 is the 100 year anniversary of the Bauhaus—the school started by Walter Gropius that began a movement. A reaction to the frivolity of the last century, this German-born movement spread quickly across the world, fueling an age of art, design, and architecture that...
Portland Renovation & Landscaping Show 2019

Portland Renovation & Landscaping Show 2019

Get a handle on the latest in home design this weekend at the 2019 Portland Renovation & Landscaping Show. This tradeshow will feature everything from cabinetry to sunrooms to waterproofing and more. Getting started in your home projects is easier when you know...
Northwest Modernism VS. California Modernism

Northwest Modernism VS. California Modernism

“Modernism did not originate on the West Coast, but I think it found an amazing home there, ” says Sam Lubell, author of Mid-Century Modern Architecture Travel Guide: West Coast USA. (link). With roots in the Bauhaus movement and International style, Northwest...
Where to Buy: Mid-Century Retailers in Portland

Where to Buy: Mid-Century Retailers in Portland

  If you’ve been keeping up with our Modern Homes Portland blog, you know we believe in the relevancy of mid-century design in the modern age. In the last few weeks, we’ve looked at iconic moments and people intrinsic to its’ history and we’ve looked at design in...
Designing in Mid-Century Modern Style

Designing in Mid-Century Modern Style

To quote William Krisel, a famous mid-century architect based out of California, “MCM is the same today as it was in the 1950’s because it is not a style and is based on solid principles of design and human needs, along with functionalism, respect for the environment,...

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