Motorola television ad appeared in Life magazine and The Saturday Evening Post from 1961 until 1963. Charles Schridde illustrator

The Promise – Real and imagined MCM in America

Embracing the modern style in the 1950’s was part of the post WWII American “Promise for the Future”. The climate of hope and an advertised encouragement to living, and affording, the good life, created a new marketplace for modern design in America. Introduced into the American imagination by both reality and fiction, mainstream America was […]

Tiles inset into the façade of the fireplace by Raven Stone tiles.

Living with Ceramic Tiles

Historically, man has desired to create living spaces which were beautiful, durable, and comfortable. Ceramic tile has been made for 4000 years. Tiled surfaces have been found in the oldest pyramids, the ruins of babylon, and ancient ruins of greek cities. Decorative tile work was invented in the near east, and has spread around in the world. […]

Dining Chairs by Charles Eames in our dining room.

Living with Danish modern furniture

When I was young girl my father worked on the design of the IBM pavilion for the Brussels world fair, 1958. During his travels he purchased several Danish modern furniture pieces made of solid teak one was a Hans Wegner coffee table, dining table, nesting tables, and several Kay Bojesen’s wooden monkeys. Three kids grew […]

My Parents Living room.

Growing up Mid Century Modern

I’ve had a marvelous growing up, surrounded by beautiful creative and loving people, who collected and created beautiful objects, environments – homes and studios and experiences. My parents met in art school, Massachusetts College of Art, Dad was a vet and Mom a sweet thing out of high school at age 16. William Daley and Catherine […]