Tagged with mid-century modern

JFK Airport: Mid-Century Modern Marvelous-ness

JFK Airport: Mid-Century Modern Marvelous-ness

This Sunday, if you are flying to/through JFK Airport, you’ll want to stick around or have a long layover! On October 13 the TWA Flight Center will be open to the public through openhousenewyork weekend. The terminal, designed by Eero Saarinen and built in 1962 is an epic and iconic mid-century modern structure. The National Trust … Continue reading

Mr. Roger Goes Window Shopping…Online

Mr. Roger Goes Window Shopping…Online

With the typical fall weather making an early appearance here in Seattle (hello, buckets of rain!), I decided to hunker down inside and do some window shopping online. What better portal than Etsy? Dreaming about Seattle’s Indian summer which is coming soon (right?), I chose a color palette of rich golden yellows. Following is a … Continue reading

It’s Friday! It’s Retro Revelry Day!

It’s Friday! It’s Retro Revelry Day!

It’s “swinter”! Or is it “wummer”? With a caption of “limitless electricity”, this ideal mid-century home and it’s year-round, fantasy-world, summer-like bubble probably got some folks thinking back in the day. What about you? Summer year-round or too much of a good thing?

It’s Friday! It’s Retro Revelry Day!

It’s Friday! It’s Retro Revelry Day!

That’s what I call a “statement piece”! Where is that hat now? Donna Rydberg modeling a John Eaton hat designed for the Seattle World’s Fair, 1962, in front of the United States Science Pavilion (now lovingly known as the Pacific Science Center)

Mr. Roger’s 15 Minutes of Fame

Not quite the same as the REAL Mister Rogers, but this Mr. Roger got his “15 minutes of fame” on the Brashenomics Show on 1150AM KKNW. I was invited to speak about mid-century homes in Seattle – their pros (style, open space) and cons (oil tanks, chipped tiles). You can watch my radio interview below.

Give Your Home a Valentine Gift

Give Your Home a Valentine Gift

Mr. Roger can’t resist a trip through the Etsy vortex. As many of you know, the Etsy vortex is difficult to resist. When you are looking for vintage items online, Etsy is a one-stop shopping haven! On this trip, Mr. Roger stumbled across mid-century home furnishings in ravishing red…perfect for Valentine’s Day! First stop, an … Continue reading

Retro Furnishing Resources: Far Out!

Retro Furnishing Resources: Far Out!

Besides selling real estate in Seattle, one of Mr. Roger’s favorite activities is checking out vintage and retro-inspired home furnishing stores around the Seattle area. When I’m not on the hunt for the perfect set of vintage highballs or Pyrex bakeware in olive green (you know what I’m talking about…with the “crazy daisy” flower pattern), … Continue reading

Holiday Gifts Perfect for the New Homeowner

Holiday Gifts Perfect for the New Homeowner

Sales of homes are accelerating thanks to low mortgage rates and lack of inventory in some markets (like Seattle). So it’s very likely that a new homeowner might be on your gift list this year. What better way to acknowledge your new neighbor, cherished friend, or client than with a gift for the home. Again, … Continue reading