March 28, 2012

These are such great links, makes you want to make yourself a mai tai and change your life…

I’ve always dreamed of having a house with a sunken livingroom. Haven’t you? What a great link – if I lived in a house with that circular sunken at the top of the page I would have thought I’d died and went to heaven. I mean, how cool is that!

There’s just something about mid-century modern architecture and culture that moves me, I don’t know why. It’s not like I was a big fan of The Jetsons growing up, or even remember seeing a whole lot of that stuff during its heyday. Still, what’s really cool is that (not that I would want to – NOT!) there are realtors all over the country dedicated to selling mid-century modern homes, like these in Palm Springs (which, come to think of it, would be a great place to live in such a home). Too bad I missed Palm Springs’ 2012 Modernism Week, but there’s always next year!

The next time I’m back home I’ve got to check out the Kowloon in Saugus, MA. I understand it’s one of the few remaining “A” frame tiki-style Polynesian restaurant/bars left over from the early ’60s in the US. I would have liked to have seen it, but the famous Kahiki in Columbus, OH is now gone, leaving Kowloon and the legendary Mai-Kai in Fort Lauderdale as the few remaining centerpieces of modern tiki architecture in the U.S.

If I did have a sunken livingroom in a mid-century modern house and had a tiki party out by the pool, this is the kind of music I’d play. I sure these guys get around to recording a CD one of these days.

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  1. Are you sure that you are not related to someone who was “connected” in Vegas in the 50’s? I am thinking the movie Casino…and you’d have Sharon Stone to boot.

    I used to love the modernism look when I was in design school…the sunken living room was the coolest ever…not cool if one has had too many Mai Tai’s and mis-steps going down into the pile of sofa cushions.

    Comment by Jana — March 28, 2012 @ 5:17 am


  2. Sharon Stone was a total PIA in that moview. Looked great, wasn’t worth it. But you’re right about the sunken livingroom steps – I never thought of that!

    Comment by The Great White Shank — March 28, 2012 @ 8:01 pm


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