It's hard to keep track of the hundreds of mid-century classics we've featured on this site, alongside the contemporary pieces that use them for inspiration. However, all too often the style comes with a hefty price tag. If you like the look, but not the high costs involved, you may be interested in 'Make It', a how-to book on mid-century style that's available on-line.
The book has been put together by the people behind the Curlby web community and features twelve different projects ranging from how to make a Nelson-style clock, as shown above, to recreating your own Calder-influenced mobile or Girard-inspired Ottoman. The text also has information on all the designers highlighted.
With templates and patterns included, if you're craftily inclined, it sounds well worth the $9.99 for a downloadable colour pdf or $18 for a full colour printed version.
Find out more on-line
The classic looks of a mid-century chair seems to inspire a steady stream of artists. This modern furniture series by Eric Rewitzer is perfect for seating lovers who may have spent the majority of their money on an Egg chair, as the prints cost just $25 each.
There are ten lino prints in total, each measuring 6 x 8 inches. As well as including Finn Juhl's Chieftain chair and Nelson's Marshmallow sofa, as shown in the images, there's also the Egg chair and all the regular Eames, Saarinen and van der Rohe numbers you'd expect in a series like this. Each design has been produced in a limited edition of 100.
As well as the reasonable individual price, you can get all ten prints for $200: a mere fraction of the price you'd pay for the real thing.
Buy them from 3 Fish Studios