Our friends, Jim and Michelle Brown, at Atomic Ranch created a magazine offering fresh ideas, for real people, who want to make their ranch homes more stylish. If you want a publication that has beautiful images with attainable design, go get their latest issue.
Five years ago, founders Jim Brown, publisher/photographer and Michelle Gringeri-Brown, editor were both magazine freelancers when they hatched the idea for publishing Atomic Ranch. Jim’s background was in automotive photography (Motor Trend, Hot Rod) and Michelle’s was in Arts & amp; Crafts shelter magazine (American Bungalow).
James & Michelle Brown
The couple felt the next big area of interest would be ranch houses. Although these houses were considered the ugly underdogs, the Browns thought they could change that. They launched the magazine giving homeowners the ideas and resources they need to make their homes cool again.
“We are preservation minded and believe that sensitive renovations of existing homes is a sustainable practice that should be encouraged.” The magazine showcases a wide range of homes: from late ’40s ‘ granny ranches’ with affordable vintage furniture to custom ’70s modernists with a mix of reissued mid century icons and contemporary furnishings.
Pear Bubble Lamp
A coffee table book, Atomic Ranch: Design Ideas for Stylish Ranch Homes, was published by Gibbs Smith in 2006.
The magazine just started a new blog called Urban Greens. The blog caters to people with a green thumb and a do-it-yourself attitude and is written by a couple featured in their ‘Working Class Heroes’ series. You will find landscaping, gardening ideas and even recipes here.
case study daybed, mini wire tables
Case Study Bed