Which Shell Chair Design Deserves to Win? Critique Submissions Today! and more


Which Shell Chair Design Deserves to Win? Critique Submissions Today!

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If you’ve been following the Modernica X Blank You Very Much design competition, you may have noticed that we’ve received over 600 Fiberglass Chair design submissions! We need your critiques to decide which designs will go on to the judging round. View the submissions here and offer up your critiques, but hurry! The chairs with the best critiques will go on to the judging round tomorrow.

The winner of the Modernica X BYVM contest will win the chair they designed along with $1000 cash! Winner will be announced on October 10th, 2014. Find out more here.

 

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Abandoned Mid-Century Homes are Eerily Beautiful

This collection of photos from the Better Shelter Blog is a testament to the timeless quality of mid-century modern architecture. Even in various stages of abandonment and decay, these houses remain eerily beautiful.

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Modern Real Estate Round-Up

Here’s this month’s round-up of the latest and greatest mid-century modern real estate.

1961 Time Capsule in Crestwood Hills, CA for $1.9million

Now hitting the market for the first time ever is a 2,901-square-foot post and beam whose original details include “slate floors, extensive custom woodwork and vintage kitchen and bathrooms.” The three-bedroom house also features walls of glass, a floating fireplace, a central atrium, and “commanding city lights, Getty Center, canyon and ocean views.”

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Stunning Remodel in Salt Lake City for $760K

The clean lines, wide open floor plan, impeccable style, modern light fixtures, and huge windows in this newly-remodeled mid-mod marvel will have you drooling. This is tranquil, modern living in a wooded mountain area with breathtaking views of Mt. Olympus and lots of space, inside and out.

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Lovely Dallas Renovation for $499,500

Designed by AIA-honored architect and Dallas native David Braden, this 1954 home features period-perfect exposed brick walls, high beamed ceilings, and multiple living areas surrounded by walls of sliding glass windows overlooking two private gardens. The tasteful renovation is just the right mix of vintage details and modern updates.

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Well-Kept Eichler in Orange, CA for $750K

Designed by famed modernist A. Quincy Jones and Frederick Emmons, and built by mid-century superstar Joseph Eichler in 1960, the three-bedroom, 1,639-square-foot wonder-residence offers only the most sparing of updates, for fear of “marginalizing the integrity of the classic-vintage design.”

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Sherwood Residence by Cory Buckner Renting for $5,900

Restored and owned by architect Cory Buckner, the landmarked residence in Crestwood is well-kept and gorgeous, in keeping with its architectural pedigree. The two-bedroom home features original cork-flooring, modern lighting and appliances, as well as a big patio with views of the valley.

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Inspire Me Monday: Architectural Photography by Matthias Heiderich

There are some staggering architectural feats that look stunning no matter who photographs them. It takes true talent however, to turn a common streetlight into something beautiful. Meet Matthias Heiderich, a German photographer who’s body of work includes architectural structures from the spectacular to the mundane. Under his lens, each becomes a work of art.

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All photos courtesy of Matthias-heiderich.de.

 

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Modernica X BYVM: 2 Days Left to Submit Your Fiberglass Chair Design!

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There’s still time; submit your design for a Fiberglass Shell Chair and you’ll be entered to win your customized chair plus $1000! You have two days left, so hurry.  Read more about the contest here.

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