Today, a breakdown of the Midcentury Modern style - both at NASA and at home - in one of my favorite recent movies: Hidden Figures.
In order to start the next stage of basement progress, framing up the new walls, I needed the plumbers to come back and move some old pipes out of my way. At the same time they replaced a bunch of aging equipment and re-located the water heater to make a more efficient pipe layout!
Cliff May was an artist: a saxophone player turned furniture designer who inspired a modern housing movement. Today I meditate on his 1946 style book, Western Ranch Houses.
The first post war housing boom spread out toward the manufacturing districts on Madison's east side, filling in housing between Milwaukee and Atwood Avenues and on the west, filling in beyond Midvale Boulevard as several farms were converted into housing developments. The "Ranch" house form lagged slightly behind the classic Levittown style "Cape Cod" in … Continue reading The Ranch House in Madison, Wisconsin