: Retro appliances. All of the features of modern refrigerators, ranges and dishwashers in post-war colors and styles.
Danish Teak Classics
: Danish Teak Classics specializes in finding, restoring and selling vintage Danish modern furniture as well as new products from Danish furniture makers in the mid-century style. Also offered are lighting, ceramics, glass, as well as a collection of fine art.
Elmira Stove Works
: Retro 1950's and Victorian Era appliance reproductions with completely modern workings. The line includes ranges, refrigerators, range hoods, microwaves and dishwasher panels.
: "MidcenturyLA imports mid-century modern vintage furniture from Denmark, Sweden, Holland, England and other European countries which are restored and reconditioned. Matching lighting available.
Mid-Century Modern Furniture
: Mid-Century Modern Furniture specializes in the finest reproductions of modern furniture classics, including re-issues from the original furniture designers and manufacturers including Knoll, Vitra, Modernica, Cherner Chair Company, Architectural Pottery, Malm Fireplace and Daniel Donnelly.
For period lighting, hardware and house parts plus a raft of ideas and illustrations, we know of no better place than Rejuvenation. Truly excellent customer service.
Mid Century Modern Vintage Porcelain and Melmamine dinnerware. It's not always open, so check back periodically.
Vintage Danish Modern
: Post-war Danish modern furnishings. Inventory varies, but there is usually a nice selection of furnishings for every room. Prices are reasonable.
: Atomic Ranch Quarterly Magazine celebrates mid-century houses—from 1940s ranch tracts to 1960s architect-designed modernist homes with an emphasis on affordable solutions and homeowner renovations.
: The journal of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Mid Century Home Style
: A well-designed eclectic web site maintained by Rikki Nyman as a resource and forum for mid-century modern house owners, and those who wish they were. Supported by subscription and advertising, neither gets in the way of the substance of the site, and advertising is nicely keyed into the context of each page. A huge number of photographs of vintage houses, both interior and exterior by an accomplished photographer, as well as vintage house plans. Well worth a visit, and once you get addicted, you'll keep going back.
: Fashion, music, style, year-by-year history — just about anything '50s, including a whole section devoted to Burma Shave signs.
: From home improvement basics to large-scale remodeling Northwest Renovation is a comprehensive source of information for home owners and trade professionals. A free, bi-monthly publication, its feature articles and pictorial how-tos highlighting local products and services inspire and educate both the home owner and professional.
: Created and maintained by realtor Douglas Kramer as a resource for owners of Cliff May Ranchos and those interested in the May's modernist post and beam architecture. Many architectural historians identify the May Rancho as the first of the ranch style houses, and certainly it is the only one routinely built using a post and beam structure.
: A resource for post-war ranch house owners. "Whether you've been living in your Ranch a while or just bought, planning a remodel or just looking for decorating or DIY ideas, you'll find resources here to stimulate your thinking, and to help you get organized and get it done! And while you're poking around, check out the history of the Ranch and for a little entertainment, see what writers are writing about the Ranch."
: Probably the most complete Web source for 40s, 50s, 60s and 70s interior design, fashion and style. The site is essentially a moderated user site with lots of input from homeowners and remodelers. A great source of inspiration and ideas with good articles and lots of illustrations. It even has ideas for making a pink bathroom work.
Mid-Century Home Style
: Explores the lifestyles of the mid-20th century through house plans, interior designs and styles, color schemes, and advertising. Picture galleries of mid-century kitchens, baths and interiors from the 1940s to the 1960s taken from period publications. Original plan books and ready-buillt (kit) homes of the post-war period. The site supports itself through advertising, but it is unobtrusive and clearly identified.
The Eichler Network
: Everything about Eichler Homes. Information about individual Eichler neighborhoods, the history of Eichler homes, a list of Eichler homes for sale, the Eichler lifestyle, and how to improve your Eichler ranch. The site even publishes its own quarterly magazine, "CA-Modern" devoted to things Eichler. The site's forums allows Eichler owners (and wannabe owners) to exchanges information.
Do you know of a mid-century modern or Retro 50s resource we ought to add? Please contact us. Are any of these links broken? Please let us know.