The Farnsworth House

Last month we took a trip to Chicago to visit our dear friend Anthony.  He planned the most amazing trip!  We saw so much from the perspective of not just a local but an architect.  The best part was we never felt rushed.  In fact, it was so mellow (albeit in the end exhausting for everyone)…

Interior Beam Color

I started out trying to get ideas for exterior house colors. I quickly got distracted by interior beam colors.  I guess they both go hand in hand since the beams of Mid Century Modern Homes flow from outside to inside.   Dave and I discussed many ideas when we moved into the house.  Ultimately, time was…

If You Can’t Own it, Play with it.

I have this blog devoted to the development of our Mid Century house. And I have another blog, Mamma May I, devoted to the development of my daughter.  On occasion there are subjects/objects that pertain to both. This is one of them.The Arne Jacoombsen Doll House.  It is an identical copy of his own villa…

Willa’s Wild Life

Any of you with a sense of design, a love for Mid Century and kids seen this show?  Willa’s Wild Life?! I saw it for the first time today on the qubo channel.  What is this channel?  Where did it come from? I’ve been under the Nick Jr./DVR rock!  Even if you’re not into cartoons…

Dichondra: Krisel’s signature

Dichondra is a ground cover that seems to be popping up everywhere lately. I let it grow even in places I don’t want it because I feel I owe it to William Krisel and his vision. Who is William Krisel? Here is a little history about Modernism, our house and a great architect. Our neighborhood…