Handmade Modern

Handmade Modern

Mid-Century Inspired Projects for Your Home

By Todd Oldham; Julia Szabo

ReganBooks, Paperback, 9780060591250, 213pp.

Publication Date: April 2005


Seventy-two step-by-step projects for modern do-it-yourself home and office design, by world-renowned designer Todd Oldham.

Love the look of mid-century, modern, retro design, but don't feel like dropping two weeks' pay on an Eames chair? Todd Oldham shares his passion for mid-century modern homes with over 72 do-it-yourself projects for anyone who loves crafts and longs to add character to every corner of their home.

Each project is charted through step-by-step photos and instructions until the fabulously mod end. Other projects include home-computer face-lifts, Xerox wallpaper, aluminium lighting fixtures, and cosy shoe-storage systems. In additional to Todd's brilliantly engineered projects, the book comes complete with a tutorial on modern home design in the form of sidebars and short essays throughout -everything from that now-famous Eames chair to the case-study houses of the 1950s.

Handmade Modern promises to revolutionise the way the reader looks at his or her own home and capacity to beautify a space. Chic, accessible, and fun, this is the achievable new look of modern home design.

About the Author
Todd Oldham is an innovator of accessible design and the founder of Todd Oldham Studio, a multidisplinary design studio in New York City. Originally a fashion designer, Todd has hosted MTV's "House of Style." Todd's career has evolved to include all areas of design from interior design, film, and photography to furniture, graphic art, and product design. Todd is also the author of several publications by AMMO Books, including "Charley Harper: An Illustrated Life," "Wayne White," "Kid Made Modern," and "Ed Emberley."

Julia Szabo will be writing the "You and Your Pet" column for Country Living beginning in January '05, the "Pets" column for the Sunday New York Post and wrote the "Truth in Decorating" column for Elle Decor for three years. She is a frequent contributor to House Beautiful, the New York Times Magazine, and Departures. Also a stylist and photographer, she is the co-host of the television show "Sit, Stay, Style" on the Fine Living Network. She shares her home in New York City with six rescued pit bulls and six rescued cats.