Mid-Century minutes: George Nelson and his Bubble Light

After graduating with a BF in architecture from Yale in 1931, George Nelson established himself as an expert in the mid-century aesthetic as editor for Architectural Forum. He sought to expand the clean lines of Bauhaus by incorporating splashes of color and a sense of playfulness. As a writer, he published Tomorrow's House: How to…

Last night at the Kon Tiki…

  When I moved to the Bay Area, I was pleased to find there were quite a few Tiki restaurants. But of course! California's the birthplace of Tiki culture. With the opening of Ernest Raymond Beaumont-Gantt's Don Beachcomber restaurant in Hollywood, CA in 1933, Tiki culture was born from his tales of rum-running with his…

It’s not Rothko, but it’s still very good.

The kids were off school today, so we had a rare slow day. The easymodern kids like to stay home sometimes and reconnect with their toys and screens. 🙂 But after they've played with their toys, played outside and had their screen time for the day, things start to break down. What is an easymodern…