“Design is so simple. That’s why it’s so complicated.” –Paul Rand

A George Nelson cabinet for Herman Miller, a Paul McCobb chair, and a Gilbert Watrous table lamp for Heifetz adorn another bedroom.
The clerestory windows were originally screens covered by sliding plywood panels that could be opened to allow in light and air.
Krisel was also known for his boldly modern approach to landscape. The Menrad residence, shown here, features a distinct geometric design. The architect, working in the harsh Palm Springs climate, relied on hardscape elements—setting a precedent for drought-tolerant landscape design.
Another work from Turnham. The show opens February 21 and is up through March 1. For more information, visit the Gallery Nucleus site.
Looks like @lightopia_ is as thrilled to be in California as we are.
Many of the homes presented in the book attempt to preserve the character of the original design, while adapting it to modern needs. Philip Johnson's Wiley house juxtaposes transparent public spaces with enclosed intimate areas.
modbox Midcentury Modern Mailbox, $320–$380 at the Dwell Store

This mailbox is inspired by mailboxes that were produced in the 1950s and 1960s. Designer Greg Kelly was frustrated at being able to find a mailbox to complement his newly renovated midcentury home and decided to design his own. Now, the colorful mailbox is available for midcentury lovers everywhere.
Architecture firm NADAAA planned a striated addition to a brick neo-Georgian house in Boston with the owners’ primary goal in mind: to engage with the outdoors year-round. The walls of the rear kitchen and living space are virtually all glass, allowing sight lines to the existing gardens and new pool house through a series of framed vignettes onto the backyard landscape. The glass box is bookended by uniform “fins” that mark the edge of each picture window, as shown here. Photo by John Horner.
An outdoor shower was the family’s first construction project. “Doing the shower made us realize we can build things the way we want to build them,” says Meg.
Jane and Benjamin Thompson collaborated to create Design Research (the Cambridge, Massachusetts, store is shown here) to bring modern design to the masses, one of the first shops in the U.S. to do so. Photo by Esto.
Assorted objects and posters from the Everything Design exhibit at Design Museum Zurich.
The Wedge is among the new cabin designs that will eventually be integrated into California State Parks.
Dramatic arches characterize this enigmatic California beach house that's elevated six feet above the sand to guard from major storms. Called the Vault House, it was designed by architecture firm Johnston Marklee. As principal Mark Lee explains: “The envelope was so strict that the design process was more subtractive than additive; we carved away a solid mass to create the rooms. We were reluctant to broadcast the content right away, preferring to mask the complexity and reveal it a little at a time.”
Designer Robert Sweet designed this renovation of a mid-century bungalow in Marina del Rey, California.
100% California’s curated collection of furniture, jewelry, ceramics, and more, is definitely one of the most noticeable booths.
Design tomes, a salient message, mid-century ceramic.
The Bankers Clock, originally conceived for the Danish National Bank in 1971 by master architect and designer Arne Jacobsen, is here, faithfully reproduced by Rosendahl Copenhagen from Jacobsen’s original drawings. Cased in aluminum, and featuring precise Japanese Quartz Movement, this simple and elegant piece will bring timeless appeal to an interior.
Mid-Century Modern: Interiors, Furniture, Design Details.
Designed by Benjamin Cherner, the Cherner Lounge Arm Chair is defined by its inviting, curved shape that recalls the original 1958 Cherner chair designed by Benjamin’s father, Norman. The molded plywood shell, solid bentwood arm, and laminated wood base flow fluidly into one another, which gives the lounge chair an organic, calming sensibility.
Now considered an icon of midcentury design, the Ball Clock is a distinct departure from traditional clocks with faces enclosed in glass—alternatively, the Ball Clock is comprised of twelve brass spindles that end in solid hardwood spheres that mark the time, instead of a conventionally numbered face. The clock hands have clearly marked indicators, which is consistent with many of George Nelson’s other clock designs. 

This clock, along with other Vitra designs, is 15% off until October 22, 2015.