Mid Century Nostalgia

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Over the years we have taken some of the best qualities of mid century modern design with us into our contemporary lives. It is a lot of fun, then, to see some original designs and illustrations of vacation home plans in this brochure put out by the Douglas Fir Plywood Association when mid century was contemporary…

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Grain Edit, a blog focusing on classic design from the 50s to the 70s, has this great post presenting a pamphlet illustrating vacation home designs. Each image is a beautiful, if not slightly kitschy, rendering of families in the fifties romping on the shores of the lakes where they’ve built their fancy new vacation homes.

We love the glance back at mid century design when it was happening, and would even love to frame an image or two from the pamphlet. We love the look of the art from a time when renderings were done in watercolor by artists, rather than by computers. Check out the post here to get a little dose of design nostalgia–and maybe even some inspiration–with these great images.

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