Atomic Ranch

Atomic Ranch Design Issue 2019


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.

United States
Engaged Media


what shall we dream up next?

Here on the cusp of the year 2020, it’s hard for us fans of all things midcentury not to get caught in a wave of retrospective nostalgia. As if the transition from 1999 to 2000 wasn’t forward-looking enough at the time, in my mind the year 2020 is a thing of great futuristic speculation. Novels, movies, even episodes of The Simpsons have all concocted fantastical plotlines revolving around this fateful year. And here we are: See how far we’ve come, and what shall we dream up next? Wasn’t it with this same spirit that innovators and creators of the postwar era looked ahead to the latter half of their century? Asking themselves the same questions, bubbling with this same hopeful creativity and brazen curiosity? They must have. We have George Nelson’s…

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TOUR THIS SACRAMENTO EICHLER Learn how to balance authenticity with freshness when renovating a local gem. REAL ESTATE HIGHLIGHTS Get the scoop on the latest and greatest Midcentury Modern homes to hit the market. Whether you’re hunting for your next fixer-upper or just curious about the stories behind some of the fascinating listings, you’ll want to browse our finds. OUR FAVORITE RETRO BATHROOMS From period pristine to modern redux, check out our gallery of fantastic mid mod bathroom spaces. WAKE UP YOUR WALLS Midcentury Modern artwork that anyone can collect? Yes please! Check out our roundup of affordable mid mod-style art. STORE MORE Get expert tips and editor’s picks for storage and organization finds and ideas that will keep your MCM home clean and clutter free.…

marimekko : finland’s most fashionable brand

Nordic Beginnings Marimekko, the Finnish lifestyle brand known for its exciting, colorful patterns, got its start inside a Finnish printing company in 1949. Its founder, Armi Ratia, began the company with the hope of creating vibrant and modern clothing for women who wanted their fashion to stand out. Ratia wanted Marimekko’s designs to offer liberating choices to a population whose choices were so often sorely limited. Two years after the brand’s beginning, a fashion show was held to display the versatility of the new patterns to the public. Shortly after the successful show, Marimekko opened its first store in Helsinki. “I really don’t sell clothes. I sell a way of living. They are designs, not fashions ... I sell an idea rather than dresses.” —Armi Ratia, founder of Marimekko MARIMEKKO TAKES OFF Inside her company,…


1. As the name says, this sleek beauty sits long and low. The perforated sliding steel doors allow media use without blemishing the look. Dang Long and Low, $1,999. (844) 425-8368 or bludot.com. 2. Clean lines meet rich cherry wood in this classic modernist piece that would work in many areas of the home. Catalina 1 door on either side of 3 drawers buffet in cherry. To find a retailer, (802) 222-9282 or copelandfurniture.com. 3. This low-rise credenza keeps your media hidden while adding a touch of ’60s fun to the room. Color pop media cabinet, $1,347. (877) 844-4988 or kardiel.com. 4. Brass and fabric accents add dimension and pop against warm walnut in this modern storage solution. Collen media console, $1749. (855) 855-9784 or joybird.com.…


1. This open-ended sofa doubles a chaise, and its free-form shape is complemented by a matching ottoman. Kidney bean sofa & ottoman, $2,800. (877) 844-4988 or kardiel.com. 2. Since its debut in 1956, this striking design has been an eye-catcher—and surprisingly comfortable too! Nelson Marshmallow sofa. For pricing, (888) 443-4357 or hermanmiller.com. 3. Gentle curves on rich wood arm rests create an elegant look, while the back tufts bring a bit of fun to the design. The Tyler Loveseat, from $1,260. (714) 317-9342 or casaramodern.com. 4. Simple. Sleek. 1960s teak and wool sofa perfection. 3-seater Danish teak sofa, $3695. (604) 876-5215 or bydesignmodern.com. 5. Classic midcentury looks combine with top-grain leather in this sophisticated sectional with many seating options. Eliot leather sectional with bumper, $5349. (855) 855-9784 or joybird.com.…

coffee tables

1. Featuring a solid teak wood top, this 1960s Scandinavian piece has a sculptural quality, thanks to the unique design. Vintage Danish Mid-century Modern teak coffee table by Illum Wikkelsø, $1,100. (760) 509-5974 or aymerickmodern.com. 2. Produced today as the original was in 1949, this 3-legged unique design stuns with a circular brass inlay on the leaf. Finn Juhl Butterfly Table, $6,343. (800) 688-0974 or danishdesignstore.com. 3. With a pearl taupe laminate top and solid wood legs, this compact 1960s piece would also make a great plant stand. Vintage tripod small coffee table, $182.88. Visit etsy.com/ shop/SimplyModernGoods. 4. This beautifully organic piece is made from solid American walnut and each table is one-of-a-kind. Fuji A coffee table, $895. Visit organicmodernism.com. 5. The low table nests under the high table for an easy and stylish…