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November 29, 2007 11:07 AM   Subscribe

Mid-century American decor's holy trinity of materials were steel, linoleum and plastic., all of which are on display in these galleries from Plan59, which also brings us cars, trucks, food and more. (Including a blog).
posted by dersins (11 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite

 
Previously (but not doubly)
posted by Horace Rumpole at 11:11 AM on November 29, 2007


(previous and previouser)
posted by dersins at 11:12 AM on November 29, 2007


Oh, and this appears to be related, but somewhat insane.
posted by dersins at 11:16 AM on November 29, 2007


Damn you all! I'm trying to work here!

thanksthatsacoolsite
posted by marxchivist at 11:20 AM on November 29, 2007


Except for the color, this looks very modern.

Whereas my actual kitchen (circa 196x) looks more like this or this, i.e. 3 square inches of counter space.
posted by DU at 11:23 AM on November 29, 2007


Click here.

Look closely at those bottle caps.

Now answer this: How the hell did "rich in dextrose" ever amount to a boast-worthy attribute? How? Why? Dear god, why?!?
posted by gompa at 11:38 AM on November 29, 2007


Killdozer with wheels!
posted by Mike D at 12:21 PM on November 29, 2007


I was just recently enjoying these clips of Budapest apartment fashions in the 60's and 70's. More interesting stuff if you search for Budapest retro.

"A kisméretű lakásokban — és a lakások többsége ilyen — ..."
posted by Wolfdog at 12:55 PM on November 29, 2007


Now answer this: How the hell did "rich in dextrose" ever amount to a boast-worthy attribute? How? Why? Dear god, why?!?
posted by gompa at 2:38 PM on November 29


In my most affected mid-Atlantic finishing school accent:

Because, my good man, dextrose comes from corn, don't you know. And as we all know, nothing is healthier for the wholesome American family than juicy, farm-grown corn.

Why, in The Future(TM), even the most exotic foods like pot roast and broasted chicken will be rich in dextrose. It sounds crazy now, but anything can happen...in The Future!

Dextrose - It's Good Because We Sell It!
posted by Pastabagel at 1:14 PM on November 29, 2007 [2 favorites]


aha! Plan59 was EphemeraNow.

I thought these looked familiar.

Tell Don Draper to come into my office.
posted by device55 at 5:16 PM on November 29, 2007


DU -- well, that looks modern except for the banks of florescent tubes above the backsplash.

But yes: it's amazing that 50's moderne still looks modern.
posted by jrochest at 6:11 PM on November 29, 2007


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