"These extra-dangerous stairs lead right to the ceiling,
guaranteeing a concussion for your curious child."
What do you do when you love Mid-Century Modern design, but you also have kids?
Projectophile is the website of Clare, a 30-something mother of three, and it's fascinating in that she essentially documents how she uses craft to keep herself sane. "[Prior to having children] my entire adult life—including college—had been occupied by challenging jobs that were full of outlets for creativity and even humor," she writes. "I was used to sharing my days (and many evenings) with smart, passionate, funny adults. And now they were shared with stinky, whiny, endlessly needy children." So she started doing things like Studio Night, where after the tykes are asleep she turns the living room into a studio, hacking together things like a standing desk of her own design.
"My style," Clare writes, "can best be described as Mid-Century Modern meets keeping-dangerous-things-away-from-small-children." Oh yeah, don't let that "stinky, whiny, endlessly needy children" line fool you; it's clear that the woman loves her kids to death. Speaking of which, to bring it back to the first question, she put together this amusing compilation of "15 Mid-Century Modern Dream Homes that will Kill Your Children." Here are some excerpts, captions hers:
Red arrows show the direction of travel of children's bodies
That's going to require at least ten stitches.
Nothing is more un-modern than an unsightly railing on your stairs. To add extra danger to your mid-century staircase, twist the stairs into a dramatic 180-degree turn, or simply make the angle of the stairs extra steep.
This stylish modern mother is too absorbed in her reading to notice that all her children have fallen into the living room garden.
Check out the rest here.