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 […]

The house on Howard street where George grew up.

My Urban Mid Century Upbringing

I was born in 1946, the oldest of 6 children, born to George and Ruth Schwab. We lived at Howard and Diamond streets, just down from Norris Square, in the heart of West Kensington, in the shadow of the Frankford El. We were a close family, both physically and emotionally, in that all eight of […]

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 […]