Mod babies, we have at last reached what my physicist father would call "critical mass". In liberal arts terms, that means there are now enough of us for a decent throw down. MCM cohort Baz at the Atomic Indy blog initiated the whole Atomic Crash Party movement and has visions of it sweeping the U.S. like a viral video of a New Jersey wedding dance. We shall do our small part to help fulfill his dreams.
What is an Atomic Crash Party, you might ask? Why, it is whatever one wants it to be. Primarily, it is a gathering of lovers of all things mid-century. We can chit and chat and wax philosophical to our hearts' content. All the while eating tasty canapes, drinking refreshing libations and enjoying vintage tunes. Do we want to organize home tours? Do we want to become architectural activists? Do we just want to party? You have to attend to find out. Much thanks to Lee Ann Brown of the mybirmingham blog for encouraging me to just pick a date and DO IT.
And, as if the thought of MCM camaraderie might not be enough, I have a special surprise for you: Architect John Fuller, of Fuller Thompson Olds, will be in attendance! I have featured Fuller projects on the blog before, and now you'll have the opportunity to hear the behind-the-scenes tales of these places and learn what lies in store for Fuller, Thompson Olds in the current century. Some projects:
I am going to host the first one (note to self to inform sweet husband in the kindest manner possible that we are hosting this) and hope to get a rotation in place so we have a "destination" for each gathering -- an MCM home or building. I was planning on an evening gathering, but daylight might be more conducive to attendees actually finding our home and escaping it later, absent a trail of breadcrumbs. So pencil in 1-5 PM, or thereabouts. If you haven't already done so, please join the Magic City Modern facebook page so I can get you updates about the event.
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Mark your calendar for October 9, 2010 - the inaugural Magic City Modern Atomic Crash Party
Posted by J at 2:21 PM