1/01/2010

Happy New Year!


We're Busting out a New Year's Revolution
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Image courtesy of Indianapolis Monthly Magazine

2009 has faded like an Eames shell chair left outside for 50 years.

Wasn't all bad. Not all of it. Right?

So, now we're all swimming in a chatter of "New Year's Resolutions." Forget it. So passive. We're choosing instead to bust out our "New Year's Revolution."

A revolution to tirelessly forward the passion for, interest in, and awareness of: good design. Especially that of the Mid Century Modern kind. Uncle MCM Wants You. Bring it.

The propagation of this revolution begins with a little one-page feature in 2010's inaugural issue of Indianapolis Monthly Magazine. On shelves now.



Aside from its ego-inflating properties, press is good. It brings new eyes. New eyes = new minds. Of these new minds, a few will "get it." That's cool. Totally cool. Anything that helps this nation's Mid Century Modern homes survive this kind of "update" is something we can dig. All the way down.

If you're an Indy local, pick up a hard copy of the Indianapolis Monthly. If you're out-of-state, check out the online version.

Goodnight, 2009. Cheers to, 2010. Now go forth and break something MCM off in it. For us.

-Baz

12 comments:

3xasif said...

"This kind of update" yikes. As a realtor I see this all the time and it's so depressing.

Thanks for the great blog!! Keepin' the MCM dream alive...

Happy New Year!

modfrugal said...

Congrats on the feature! Happy New Year!

Modernesia said...

Congratulations on the feature! You clearly deserve it.

Chris Magee said...

Baz,

I love seeing Indy make its way onto the modern scene, congrats on the article!

Chris

Nikki Sutton said...

That is one good lookin' story!

John and Diane said...

Good job!
-D

jen_mcm said...

Well done! Congrats on the story and on getting out the good word on MCM.

Miss Jess said...

Fabulous article, congrats! Yes, spreading the word is the only way people will learn. That update was scary to say the least! What a big pile of fug, I can't even stand it!

Highlander said...

It seems there is a dearth of really good MCMs in the Indy area. I'm familiar with Thornhurst, but is there an address list that you're aware of? I'd love to see more.

Also, considering the surge in interest of all things mid-century and the limited number of homes available, do you know of any builders/designers who have tackled creating faithful modern versions (or is that considered sacrilege)?

Katie Runnels said...

Happy New Year! I've been following you from afar...South Carolina...dreaming about my future MCM home in Indy. Found this one you might be interested in...http://www.mswoods.com/mls.htm#PropertyID=18907862
Wishing it were north of the city, darn it! All the best to you and thanks for all your help in the home search! xo

joe shoemaker said...

Makes my heart all warm and fuzzy...

Gonked, Glooked and Slurped! said...

Congrats on the feature. Just stumbled upon your blog recently and really enjoy it. Looking forward to watching what you do in the new year. We've linked you on our blog as well.