Here's a link to an infographic created by the team behind The Tiny House Movement, who decided to collect over 70,000 data points associated with the question "how do tiny house people compare to the average American." The results were turned into a snappy infographic poster that you can purchase to grace the walls of your small abode. More here.
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Today is Earth Day where you are bombarded with messages and products that are "sustainable." Instead of phoning it in one day a year, try to make even a little difference every day. If everyone tried even a little bit harder to "Live More with Less" we'd all reap the benefits.
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Looking for a great Mod gift for the plant lover on your holiday list? Then be sure to check out these sweet Felt Pod planters from Flip and Tumble.
Made from 100% recycled material, packaged with a plastic liner to retain water, and just $14 each—these Mod Pods will make a truly unique gift. Get yours here.
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If you don't have the time (or patience) to try and put together a vintage set of Russell Wright-designed American Modern dinnerware, then cruise over to the Bauer Pottery website and choose the authentically reproduced pieces and colors you want from the officially licensed line of ceramic ware. Check it out here.
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Who says a dog's life is "ruff"? Check out the high-end homes that are custom-created for high-end pooches in this recent article from The New York Times.
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It seems that when it comes to developing new homes for the historic areas of Oak Park/River Forest, the trend might be to make it look "old." This article on oakpark.com features a newly constructed house by Dan Moroney, who took cues from local historic architect E.E. Roberts, for the styling.
Seems like an interesting concept that would yield new construction that fits the size, style and scale of the neighborhood. Read more here.
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Paul R. sends a link to some furnishings offered by USONA Home that would fit right into any PrairieMod pad. Check it out here.
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The Riverside-Brookfield Landmark reports that the Salt Creek Bike Trail has been officilaly merged with the Cermak Woods trail through Riverside, IL and will now be known as "The Wright Route" (after Frank Lloyd Wright, who designed three homes along the route). Read more here.
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Karlitos E. sends a link to a podcast he thought PrairieMod readers would enjoy. "The Approachable Architect" with David Doucette is based in Santa Monica, California and has many great podcasts regarding topics such as "green" living, energy efficiency, conservation, etc. Check it out here.
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The eight-house Robert Rummer tour and lecture presented by the Historic Preservation League of Oregon were a smashing success. Architectural historian Jack Bookwalter provided an overview of mid-century residential architecture as context for Rummer's work and Mr. Rummer himself was in attendance to answer questions and provided many interesting (and amusing) anecdotes. He graciously applauded the craftsmen with whom he worked on his projects, giving them credit for implementing his designs. Several current Rummer homeowners participated in the Q&A - one even discovered that he's living in Rummer's former personal home - and there were even some out-of-state guests who traveled great distances to attend. This annual tour is highly recommended for anyone interested in mid-century design and architecture. More photos of the homes can be seen here. Mr. Rummer will be speaking again at Rejuvenation in Southeast Portland on May 25 (the day before his birthday!).
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Check out the cool mid-century-style furniture from Wilkerson Furniture, especially this unique flat screen console!
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PrairieMod readers John and Judy D. sent us some pics that highlight a project they recently completed with our new Prairie School Stencil #11 design.
They even have a blog post you can check out that details the project. Very cool!
We'd love to see more of these things if anyone else has completed similar decor updates with products from the PrairieMod Store. Please share!
Image courtesy of John D.
PrairieMod Reader, Jen B., sent me a link to a photo gallery of a family living small—really small. Mom, dad, baby and dog all live happily in 380 square feet! Check it out here.
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While perusing the recent Frank Lloyd Wright exhibit at the Guggenheim (or ANY architectural exhibit, for that matter), I was constantly reminded about how much attention was paid to handwriting "back in the day."
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Seems that Transcendentalist thinkers like Emerson, Thoreau and Wright were on to something when they placed a capital "N" on Nature. According to new research, maintaining a connection to the natural world can not only decrease stress and promote healing, but it can also make us better people. Read about it here.
If you like the idea of the great outdoors but shy away from sleeping on the ground, bug bites and getting rained on—then you might be open to "glamping." "Glamorous Camping" apparently means enjoying Nature, only with amenities. Not sure if that misses the point completely of camping, but this recent article talks about the trend and how Frank Lloyd Wright's Seth Peterson Cottage in Wisconsin fits the bill.
Want garden-fresh veggies, but lack loads of time to learn all of the ins-and-outs of what it takes to grow them? A British company called Seed to Plate has your back! They've created an online garden planner that asks what you like to eat, garden size, and how much time you have. Then, a custom set of seeds, planting map and grow guide are made and shipped to you. Green thumbs were never so easy! Learn more here.
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Slightly too modern for our place, but an interesting twist if you're convinced that the birds in your neighborhood share the same great taste in modern design as you do! We've got a nice group of yellow finches visiting our garden pretty regularly, and I'm sure they would love this upgrade.
This bird feeder has an incredibly clean design with only 8 parts that slide and lock together, no fasteners or tools required. Great design.
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My wife and I tried our best to make aspects of our recent wedding as handmade as possible, not only to save money, but to make it unique and personal as well. If you're getting married and would like a little handmade help, the check out this list of articles on etsy.com.
Check out this slideshow of Sunset's Modern Cottage demonstration house that's all about creating an affordable eco-friendly living space.
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One of our readers sent us a link a while back to this awesome green home in Brazil. Follow the link to see more images and learn more.
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Have you always wanted your own backyard garden? Well check out the Raised Garden Box Kit.
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The Mid-Century Modernist has a few images where Mid-Century Modern and Rustic style are fused. Very Nice.
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Our friend Joyce sent us a link to an article on Yahoo! Green about houses made from shipping containers. Check out the article here.
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Here's a New York Times article about a California makeup artist who built the addition of his house around an old sycamore tree. Check out the slide show that accompanies the article.
Image copyright Ethan Pines for The New York Times
As you can tell I have Thanksgiving on the brain. I've been looking for some cool centerpiece ideas and I found a post on Lotus Home about a Mod themed Thanksgiving Dinner. Joanna gave some great tips on how she created her look. Head over for some inspiration.
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Thanksgiving is right around the corner and I've been looking for ways to create a modern table setting. Thankfully, Hostess With the Mostess has some great ideas. Check out this post for some great ideas.
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