Friday, October 8, 2010

Mid-Century Fairy Tale

Little Bit thinks this looks like a giant's house. (Just look at those tall doors!)

11 comments:

Judy Williams said...

Fe fi fo fum....

When was this building built? It wasn't until recently that anything from the 50's was referred to as mid-century modern. I don't know how it was described earlier. Perhaps:

50's giant style
the new moderne
sleek and square
no frills 50's

I love the glass blocks. Remember "sputnik" clocks?

Mister Earl said...

If it's a giant's house, does it have a "people door"?

Trish said...

As a little one, I always thought this (and several others of the same genre) were built for the Lakers players.

Trish said...

tho I would then ask...do they open the door with their toes---considering how low the handles are!

JF said...

Gotta love giant doors. Reminds me of the doors to Emerald city in the land of Oz.

And of course, I love mid-century modern.

dbdubya said...

That's the retirement home where Anthony Perkins went after PSYCHO.

WV: preact - anticipating a reaction.

Anonymous said...

Smashing! Love your blog so much. I spent three years in South Pasadena in the hills and still miss it. I loved all of the modern architecture there. You really understand the nuances and special treasures of the place. Thank you!

Betty in London

Judy Williams said...

DW - I'm beginning to worry about you.

wv: untink

Peter Pan spent much too much time with Tinkerbell so he'd go to the untink tank for detox.

Laurie said...

Thanks, you guys!

Welcome, Betty from the UK!

DB, you are really cracking me up. What has that altitude done to you!?

dbdubya said...

The altitute has made me psycho, Laurie.

Laurie said...

ha ha!