There is something magical about America’s Pacific Northwest. Its landscape is an awe-inspiring palette of greens and blues—a land where the beauty of trees is only rivaled by that of the water’s. Perhaps it is this boundless natural appeal that inspires the region’s uniquely artistic approach to life as well as its deep appreciation for Midcentury Modern design.
When planning how to celebrate Atomic Ranch’s 60th issue, going back to its roots in the Pacific Northwest was a given. Back in 2004, Atomic Ranch began with a desire to showcase the best of midcentury design and the people keeping it alive. Sixty issues later, we have grown exponentially but that mission has endured.
Atomic Ranch’s digital presence is bigger than ever—bringing you more mod through newsletters, web stories and on your favorite social media platforms. We’re also expanding in other ways, by attending and presenting at modernism events. We’ve increased the number of issues per year by introducing two special interest publications, The Renovation Guide and The Design Issue. Think we’re done? Not even close. Midcentury Modern is in our blood and it is our honor to not only produce all of Atomic Ranch’s content but to engage with fellow modernists.
In celebration of 60 issues of Atomic Ranch we bring you the Dream Issue. What you’ll find on these pages are truly dream worthy stories emanating from the Pacific Northwest. From houses lovingly sought after and restored, to the blending of old and new. We haven’t left out other parts of the country, though. We’ve also tracked down an A-Frame in New Hampshire and furnishings that will have you drafting a wish list, no matter where you reside.
Thank you for your loyal readership and passionate dedication to the beauty of Midcentury Modern design. Pour yourself a festive drink, get comfy and settle in with Atomic Ranch’s Dream Issue.
Here’s to at least another 60 issues.