1950’s home renovation

Brian Libby, a Portland-based architecture writer interviewed the Milford family about the renovation of their mid-century home in Portland for Dwell magazine. The house had been renovated before, but the alterations had marred its original design. It was their wish to restore most of the…

Everybody’s friend: Sansevieria Laurentii

Sansevieria Laurentii, also known as the Snake Plant, is a plant for everyone and every location. It belongs to the family Asparagaceae, originally from tropical West-Africa. Sansevieria Laurentii was a popular mid-century plant, when many architects incorporated indoor-gardens into their designs. Currently this plant-classic is…

Dream interior by Studio Nordes

Although a 3D-rendered image, this interior idea by Russian design studio Nordes demonstrates a tasteful combination between old and new elements. They succeeded in creating a contemporary interpretation of classic mid-century design that keeps the right balance between modern and nostalgic. A few items are…

Book: Wustungen

In their book Wustungen, Anne Heinlein (b. 1977) and Gran Gnaudschun (b. 1971) delve deep into recent German history. Between 1952 and 1988, the authorities razed more than a hundred villages, farms, hamlets, and homesteads on East German territory near the border with West Germany.…