Monday, July 14, 2008

Mid-Century Eye Candy

What is it about mid-century homes that are so appealing? Is it their clean, angular design and expanses of glass and warm wood? Or is it the history that they evoke? For me, it's all of the above. In my thriving neighborhood of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, a massive construction boom is taking place. As more and more characterless, mass-market steel towers go up, I can't help but wonder, "Doesn't anyone care about aesthetics, history, or culture anymore?" Perhaps that's why I love mid-century architecture so much. Function was as important as form, and homes were livable works of art that supplemented and celebrated the environment. For a great collection of mid-century architecture photos, check out the MidCentArc flickr photostream and blog.