Tuesday, October 19, 2010
And I really mean it this time. No kiddin'. No joshin'. This is the real deal. This is a chance to meet other MCM-minded souls scattered around Birmingham and enjoy a crunchy canape and a tasty beverage at the same time. Consider it a kick-off for the holiday season. It will give you a chance to stretch your party legs and blow the dust off of your chit-chat. We will discuss flat roofs, plate glass windows and strange bathrooms. We will debate the merits of the wet bar, and whether an aluminum tree and color wheel are mandatory for a proper MCM holiday.
We are offering up our own Better Homes & Gardens "Better Homes for All America" dwelling as the locale for this first shindig. Ours is a 1978 build of a 1965 plan and is one of very few MCM homes out here in the wilds of Shelby County. The plan, of course, is for the Atomic Crash Party to move about the area as other MCM owners emerge from the shadows into the light of our collective adoration.
Some of what awaits you:
But wait, there's more! Modernist architect John Fuller of Fuller, Thompson Olds will be in attendance and will share with us some history on MCM in Birmingham and his thoughts about the future (special thanks to Andy Olds for arranging this for us). I've featured some of Fuller's projects here before, but here are a few tasty morsels:
So, here is how it works.
Date: November 13, 2010
Time: 1 pm – 5 pm (Open House: come early, come late, or stay all day)
Location: Montevallo, AL (20 miles from I65/459 interchange - address will be provided upon RSVP)
Treats: Light refreshments will be served.
Imperatives: Good attitudes required.
Please RSVP to Facebook invite:
If you and your other are coming please have both RSVP, or tell us how many in your party. If you haven't done so already, please join the "Magic City Modern" Facebook group. If not on Facebook, please RSVP via email with a subject line of, "Atomic Crash Party #1" Let us know how many you’re bringing.
We’re an all-inclusive exclusive group, so if you know other Mid Century Modern enthusiasts, invite them. Just have them RSVP by one of the above methods.
Note: This is your last chance to attend an Atomic Crash Party until we decide to have another one. No pressure.
Until then, live modern!
Posted by J at 11:36 PM