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,...
Pop-Culture and the Mid-century Modern Resurgence

Pop-Culture and the Mid-century Modern Resurgence

Mid-century modernism (MCM) is the design movement in interior, product, graphic design, architecture and urban development that took place between the 1940’s and 1970’s. It slipped into the background until the 1990’s when mid-century designs became more publically...

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