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Friday, April 5, 2013

Time & Life Building, 1960's, from TIME Magazine
...to the Friday before the Mad Men Season 6 Premier! With impecable timing (ha!), Time Magazine shared photos of the Time & Life building (the very building that houses the SCDP offices on the show) in the 60's. Get ready for some very cool interiors. (Above: I love the indoor plants arranged in a bed of white gravel. That bench with space for magazines in the center is great, as is the wall of pinch-pleated curtains that goes straight up to the ceiling.)

Time & Life Building, 1960's, from TIME Magazine

In this elevabor bank we experience some graphic opposites. The lady in the background in the black and white polkadot dress is a nice touch, as are the white blooms on the plant shelf.

 Time & Life Building, 1960's, from TIME Magazine

Simple floors and walls draw attention to the dynamic pattern on the ceiling.

Time & Life Building, 1960's, from TIME Magazine
If elevators aren't your bag, try using a sweeping staircase instead. This one offers views of Radio City.

Time & Life Building, 1960's, from TIME Magazine

When the men need to get down to business, they can gather in this plush conference room. I like the circular cluster of ceiling lights mimics the shape of chairs around a table. They must have hid the afternoon cocktails in this shot.

Time & Life Building, 1960's, from TIME Magazine
Here's one of the jazzier lobbies, with its futuristic furnishings, bold patterned floor, and artistic light fixtures.

Check the entire post and all of the photos of the Time & Life Building in the 60's.

If you're looking for a little paper crafting to keep you busy till Sunday, check out these great Mad Men Paper dolls (and other wonderful MM illustrations) from Dyna Moe, via Mad for Mid-Century.

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