December 31, 2009 Mid-Century Modern

Happy New Year with a Touch of MiMo

A view of Lapidus’ original Fontainebleau from the boardwalk.

I wanted to wish everyone a Happy New Year. I hope 2010 will be filled with health, happiness and lots of mid-century modern goodness. Here are just a few shots to help warm you up as we kick of the new year . I did a real quick tour this week of some of the iconic mid-century MiMo (Miami Modern) spots, including Morris Lapidus’ 1960 Lincoln Road pedestrian mall (see a great Wall Street Journal slideshow) and his 1954 Fontainebleau Hotel, which has gone under a $1 billion renovation and addition. More MiMo to follow when I get back to D.C. and am yearning for the beach, sun and warmth.

Compressed arches with “cheeseholes” on the front of the hotel
were added in 1958 by Herbert Mathes.

One of the building’s along Lincoln Road, redesigned
in 1960 by Lapidus.