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Atomic Ranch Winter 2018

Glean from homeowners, designers, builders and architects as they share their expert insight on the style. Their stories of house hunting and renovation are sure to inspire.

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United States
Engaged Media
4 Issues

in this issue

2 min.
dream worthy: celebrating our 60th issue!

THERE IS SOMETHING MAGICAL ABOUT AMERICA’S PACIFIC NORTHWEST. Its landscape is an awe-inspiring palette of greens and blues—a land where the beauty of trees is only rivaled by that of the water. Perhaps it is this boundless natural appeal that inspires the region’s uniquely artistic approach to life as well as its deep appreciation for Midcentury Modern design. When planning how to celebrate Atomic Ranch’s 60th issue, going back to its roots in the Pacific Northwest was a given. Back in 2004, Atomic Ranch began with a desire to showcase the best of midcentury design and the people keeping it alive. Sixty issues later, we have grown exponentially but that mission has endured. Atomic Ranch’s digital presence is bigger than ever—bringing you more mod through newsletters (including the all new Starburst. Sign…

1 min.
web news keep tabs on us

Inside Scoop! Entertaining Made Mod We’ve got the serveware, playlists, tips and tricks to transform your seasonal hosting into an attainable art form. Tips for Buying Your Dream Home On the hunt for your next midcentury marvel? Our real estate experts weigh in with the info you need to know. Hello, Witco! The brand is an icon of mid mod style—but how much do you really know about this popular collectable? Ar ne Jacobsen’s Green Design The story of a tap made to be not only stylish, but also sustainable. Cool Stuff Carlo midcentury sofa in dusty teal, $1,099. Visit westelm.com. Bruno adjustable double-arm pharmacy floor lamp, $365.Visit ylighting.com. Tina coffee table, $709.Visit joybird.com. Menagerie medium bird bowl, $88. Visit jonathanadler.com.…

1 min.
don’t lose your accent


1 min.
crossing the line

3 min.
dreams that chairs are made of

THE JOURNEY TO A MODERNIST HOUSE BEGINS … with a chair. Maybe it belonged to your mother. Or maybe it was left behind from the previous owner when you moved in (lucky you). It could be from an everything-is-connected-to-the-universe magical moment at a yard sale. You bought it cheap, for a song, as the expression goes. A lilting, beautiful song full of emotion, like Jennifer Warnes singing Leonard Cohen. What is this mythically powerful chair? Perhaps it is a Barcelona chair designed by Mies van der Rohe and the usually uncredited Lilly Reich. It could be the 670 Lounge chair by Charles and Ray Eames or the Butterfly chair by Antonio Bonet, Juan Kurchan and Jorge Ferrari-Hardoy. The chair is no simple sitting device. It has status. You refer to it as…

3 min.
back in style

PASSING YEARS AND EVOLVING STYLE CHOICES had not been kind to this kitchen in Seattle’s Magnolia neighborhood. While the rest of the home maintained much of its original 1955 ambience, the kitchen was struggling from the effects of several decades of updates and makeovers, including original cabinets that had been darkly stained and a mustard-yellow sink likely installed in the 1970s. Beyond aesthetics, other aspects of the kitchen didn’t work for homeowner Kristin Green, her husband, Chad Syme, and their two children. The imitation cork floor tiles couldn’t withstand the family’s foot traffic. A doorway provided the only connection between the kitchen and dining and living areas. The couple also wanted to incorporate contemporary touches into their kitchen. “We wanted the kitchen to look like it could have been original to…