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What Makes a Bungalow?

Congratulations! If you find yourself online today (or very late tonight) doing research on what your new-old home really is and want to know how to love and care for it, you’re in luck! If you haven’t already, you’ll be bitten by a virile little bug that will bring you to great lengths to do your home justice. As Charles E. White, a renowned architect in the Prairie School contemporaneous with Frank Lloyd Wright, said in his 1923 Bungalow Book: [T]he little bungalow attracts all eyes even the eyes of those who, with ample means to carry out their most...

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MB Makers- Julie Leidel, Roycroft Renaissance Artisan

Please join the Colorado Arts & Crafts Society On October 28th from 3-5 PM for an afternoon with Roycroft Renaissance Artisan Julie Leidel as part of Modern Bungalow’s Makers Series. Julie will tell us of her inspiration and her process. She will have a slideshow presentation about the influential artists that came before her, and how she is innovating from the past. Julie Leidel has been a Colorado resident since she was four. Her love of the Colorado high country has led her on a path to capture the natural beauty all around us. In a recent interview, Julie shares more about her work.  What was...

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MB Makers-Interview with Scott Draves, founder of Door Pottery

Not only does Modern Bungalow have an exclusive Door Pottery vase (!) available in our store now, the founder of Door agreed to answer a few questions for our September feature. What medium do you work in? I work exclusively in ceramics or Pottery whether it’s clay vases or pressed tiles. What’s the most creative and productive time of day? My most productive time and day is in the morning before noon. If I try to throw in the afternoon I tend to try and rush the vase and it loses its artistic integrity. What was the pivotal point in your...

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Simply Amish: A Cut Above the Rest

We dive into the history, the process, and the features that separate Simply Amish from the rest of the field. When it comes to quality craftsman Amish furniture, Simply Amish stands apart due to their quality standards and standard features including SmartSlides, one-piece drawer fronts, and a luxurious catalyzed varnish finish.

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A Brief History of Amish Furniture

A brief history of Amish furniture including its origins in Europe and its transformation in America. From standouts like Jakob Ammann to the core principles of the Amish lifestyle, we briefly describe the events and the circumstances that resulted in the Amish coming to America and establishing themselves as purveyors of fine, quality crafts.

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