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Inspire Me Monday: Cool Mid-Century Residential Edifices

Single-family houses were not the only residential structures to get the modern treatment during the mid-20th century. To get those inspirational juices flowing, here are some exceptional examples of mid-mod apartment buildings.

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The Wave Building in La Baule France by Pierre Doucet, 1960s.

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The Colby Apartments in Los Angeles by Raphael Soriano, 1951.

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Apartamentos Chapultepec Sur 562 in Guadalajara by Julio de la Peña in 1960.

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Edificio Niza in Juarez by Jaime Ortiz Monasterio, 1952.

David Porter Apartments (1963) in Mission Bay

David Porter Apartments in San Diego by Homer Delawie, 1963.

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Apartments Presa Solis in Mexico City by Miguel Hidalgo, 1953.

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Eros House in London by Rodney Gordon in 1960.

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Pedregulho Housing Development in Rio de Janeiro, designed by Affonso Eduardo Reidy in 1947.

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Pedregulho Housing Development in Rio de Janeiro, designed by Affonso Eduardo Reidy in 1947. tumblr_nmk022AVhJ1u0lj49o1_540

Pedregulho Housing Development in Rio de Janeiro, designed by Affonso Eduardo Reidy in 1947.

All photos courtesy of Bluecote and Mid-Century Modern Freak.

The May Day Sale: 4 Hours Only of Spectacular Savings!

May-Day

Tonight! The Los Angeles Modernism Show Opening Night Party

lamodmasthead There’s just so many reasons to catch this star-studded event at 3Labs Studios tonight. The opening party kicks off the 28th annual LA Modernism Show – a showcase of over forty premier exhibitors featuring decorative and fine arts from all design movements of the 20th century including furniture, lighting, sculpture, paintings, jewelry, silver, glass, ceramics, photography, textiles, prints and posters.

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As if that weren’t reason enough to catch the opening night, all proceeds from the event will benefit P.S. Arts, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving children’s lives through arts education. The host committee for the preview party includes such prestigious names as Amanda & Shepard Fairey, Frank Gehry, Tracy Hiner, Carey Hotchkis & Tara Kuhnert, Tanya Nolan, Hadley Davis Rierson & Lee Rierson, Kenny Scharf, Lisa Kudrow & Michel Stern, and Kelly Wearstler.

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The party and exhibit will be hosted at 3Labs in Culver City, and kicks off tonight at 7pm. Buy tickets here, and learn more about the show on the official website.

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