Photographs courtesy of Layer Home Sisters Hannah Russell and Faith Russell are the force behind online marketplace Layer Home, which features thousands of pieces of vintage furniture and collectables. Having watched with interest as their business has evolved, we wanted to find out more about them, their style and what they have to offer. […]
Photograph Marcus Peel By Tabitha Teuma Print issue number 10 is now out, much of the editing done at the kitchen table pictured above – yes, this is my home and it features in the new issue! Issue 10 will be the last one, well for now at least, as after five years, I’ve decided to put MidCentury […]
Instagram can be a brilliant source of inspiration for design enthusiasts, from discovering gorgeous interiors to little seen designs by lesser known designers. And there’s plenty on the mid-century theme to be explored and enjoyed too. Here is a selection of our favourite mid-century Instagram accounts (aside from our own @midcenturymag account of course!) – do […]
All photographs Marcus Peel By Tom Rigden When Heidi Lightfoot, co-founder of graphic design agency Together Design, and her husband Steve Gibbons, Head of User Experience and Design at the BBC, began the hunt for a mid-century house within easy reach of their London jobs, they never dreamed they’d find somewhere as special as this Grade […]
Photograph courtesy of Tony Ray-Jones / RIBA Collections Justine Sambrook, Curator of the Robert Elwall Photographs Collection at RIBA, delves into their rich collection to introduce a photograph by Tony Ray-Jones, part of a controversial attempt by Architectural Review to reinvigorate architectural photography. Tony Ray-Jones and Manplan This image is by the photographer Tony […]
All photographs Marcus Peel By Tabitha Teuma If you’re a fan of Modern buildings then, like me, you will not be able to resist ogling the luxurious 1960s bungalows designed by Austin Vernon & Partners and built by Wates on the Dulwich Estate in south-east London. Having featured properties on the Estate in the past, I was […]
We’re delighted to bring you a shiny new issue for your collection – number 09, another cracker (she says humbly – I hope you’ll agree!).
We were very excited to hear one of our favourite blogs, Modernist Estates, was becoming a book. Written by Stefi Orazi, it explores what it’s like to live on one of these estates through the lives of its residents.
Palladio wallpapers of the 1950s encompass everything from geometric to painterly designs, making them a rich resource for mid-century pattern enthusiasts. Sim Panaser, Curator at Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture, tells us more.
RIBA Photograph Curator Justine Sambrook reveals the ways in which Modern architectural photography communicated the new post-war interior aesthetic.
The success of Finnish design brand Marimekko has continued since the company was founded in 1951. And there’s no wonder why. Marimekko’s prints ooze bold colour and playful lines that evoke feelings of comfort and happiness.
We’ve seen some architectural gems in our time, but this one, in a tranquil spot in Nottinghamshire, steals the show. It really is a mid-century dream home.