It’s a Mod Mod World
Mid-century design meets 21st-century tech
Just because you're tech savvy doesn't mean your house has to look like a space station.
We've personally been loving everything mid-century modern, so we were excited to find these ways to integrate the look into our high-tech lives:
Audio It doesn't get much more '60s than the aptly named Draper Media Console ($250), whose hinged top opens to reveal a three-speed turntable, built-in speakers and a dock for modern gadgets. You can also channel the era without resurrecting your old LPs by using retro-inspired speakers. We love the look of the Danish-made Davone Ray ($6,000), but our pick for a sonic and visual splurge is Sonus Faber's system ($15,000), whose shape (and in turn sound quality) is inspired by the curves of a violin.
Television While you'd never forgo your high-def flatscreen, you could get an old-fashioned feel by housing yours in furniture designer Joe Wilkerson's kicky wooden panel console ($3,600). Or use a vintage-inspired TV stand like this refurbished piece ($600) from House Candy LA for all-around retro flair.
iPods and iPhones Jackie O. may not have had a smartphone, but you can still give yours '60s style. We dig all of Vers's wooden techie offerings, but we're particularly keen on this radio/alarm iPod and iPhone dock ($220). Bring home the look with an Eames-inspired iPad case ($20).