Mid-Century Modern Freak

Atomic. Futurist. Populuxe. Googie. Modernist. Vintage Pop Culture.

Happy" | Wlosok/McGuirk/Riley Trio

Pavel Wlosok (piano, composition)
Mike McGuirk (acoustic bass)
John RIley (drums)

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U.S.O. Pennsylvania Railroad Canteen & Lounge
Sept. 3, 1943 “U.S.O. canteen, Penn Station, Harrisburg, Pa. Serving bar.” Our second look at this proto-Googie extravaganza, brought to you by Travelers Aid and the Pennsylvania Railroad | Photo: Gottscho-Schleisner  - Via

U.S.O. Pennsylvania Railroad Canteen & Lounge

Sept. 3, 1943 “U.S.O. canteen, Penn Station, Harrisburg, Pa. Serving bar.” Our second look at this proto-Googie extravaganza, brought to you by Travelers Aid and the Pennsylvania Railroad | Photo: Gottscho-Schleisner  - Via

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Miracle Kitchen of the Future | 1959

"Home economist Anne Anderson demonstrating appliances and features of RCA-Whirlpool ‘Miracle Kitchen of the Future,’ a display at the American National Exhibition in Moscow." Kodachrome by Bob Lerner for the Look magazine article "What the Russians Will See."

"The Planning Center — this is the heart and the brain of the RCA-Whirlpool Miracle Kitchen. For example, there’s a button that turns on a built-in color television set that brings entertainment into your Miracle Kitchen of the future. Other buttons select recipes, request an inventory of food stock, select food from storage, or complete the automatic meal from the Magic Meal Maker." - Via

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1952 Auerbacher Home | Architect: Richard Neutra | 121 Sierra Vista Dr. Redlands, CA 92373 - Via: 1 | 2

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Eric Harland & Avishai Cohen NPR Music Field Recordings

Eric Harland is the sort of drummer who can conjure the music out of just about anything. And when you are this sort of drummer, you get asked to play with a lot of different musicians. When he joined us for this field recording, Harland was in the middle of playing three sets with three different bands in under five hours at the 2011 Newport Jazz Festival.

One of those gigs was with the trumpeter Avishai Cohen and his band Triveni. Right after they finished with their set, we absconded with both trumpeter and drummer into an abandoned quadrant of Fort Adams State Park for a little experiment. Watch as Harland squats and annexes a rusty piece of scrap metal for a makeshift ride cymbal. The following improvisation seems to just fall into place.

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1970s United Airlines DC-10 - Via

1970s United Airlines DC-10 - Via

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Colombo Dining Armchair | Design: Matthew Hilton | Price: $1,495

This sculptural armchair uses generous planks of premium timber and complex joinery to achieve the unique contours of the seat and the floating armrest. - Via

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Vista Las Palmas Interior | Palm Springs - Via

Vista Las Palmas Interior | Palm Springs - Via

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Stuff | Valencia, San Francisco

Glass pieces by Moretti, Holmegaard, Guildcraft, Alsterfors, Empoli, Lindshammar, Elme Glasbruk, and Ryd (Courtesy of Dee Speed) - Via

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*Jazz Drum Set* Mastery | Ralph Peterson Quartet: Respect for Truth

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Achille Castiglioni, above, in his Milan studio in the late 1960s, with his Arco Lamp, Sanluca chair and Rochetto table; the studio is now a museum. - Via

Achille Castiglioni, above, in his Milan studio in the late 1960s, with his Arco Lamp, Sanluca chair and Rochetto table; the studio is now a museum. - Via

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Court of Birds - Chris-Town Mall | Phoenix, Arizona - Via

Court of Birds - Chris-Town Mall | Phoenix, Arizona - Via

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Nuno Carvalho’s Vintage Lamp Collection (and ashtray lamp!)
- Doria XXL Sputnik Tablelamp
- (Amber Color) Peil & Putzler Table Lamp
- Green Art Deco Table Lamp
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Nuno Carvalho’s Vintage Lamp Collection (and ashtray lamp!)

- Doria XXL Sputnik Tablelamp

- (Amber Color) Peil & Putzler Table Lamp

- Green Art Deco Table Lamp

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(Top) 1960 Construction of Theme Building and maintenance garages

(Bottom) 1971 Theme Building | Photo: James Caldwell

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