Summer has many things that likely make you rejoice. More hours of daylight, budding flowers and hummingbirds zipping about the garden are all joyful things. However, with summer also come some pretty fierce storms as hot and cold fronts collide with one another. Those storms can knock out your power and put all the food in your freezer and refrigerator at risk, as well as leave you at the hands of soaring temperatures without a running air conditioner. Summer is known as “blackout season”. Disasters impact about 500,000 people per day who lose power an average of two hours or more.
Mid-century Modern Design has been around since, well, the mid-20th century. It is defined by the progress of modern, architecture and urban design from the early 1930’s to the mid 60’s. It is now globally recognized as a significant design movement. This style of design is characterized by minimalism and simplicity. The best mid-century modern examples follow simplistic patterns and natural shapes. Architecture with large windows, open floor plans, and an organic incorporation with nature can be categorized as mid-century modern.