1930’s Suburban Miss.


Corbusier was  Mum’s hero
everything designed to the nth degree
of angle point and chamfer
so I lived in the ultimate
art deco house
furnished in geometric style
even the cups had triangle handles
carpets were interlocking rectangles
orange on a brown background
the radio a veritable Odeon in Bakelite
the whole zany shebang.

Miz Quickly is on an art deco kick, which took me straight to my earliest days in South London.


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24 Responses to 1930’s Suburban Miss.

  1. Imperial
    rooms curve
    Art to squares
    and other
    angles gaLore..
    hmm.. i’ll take
    four wAlls and a
    ceiling oFF.. oN to NatUre
    backyard that flows..
    wheRe aLL wiNds
    seeD of LiFe..:)

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  2. Snakypoet (Rosemary Nissen-Wade) says:

    Um, yes, that sounds a bit much!


  3. Bryan Ens says:

    Fun piece on some crazy style!

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  4. Sumana Roy says:

    An interesting place surely…

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  5. Bodhirose says:

    Your mother sounds like she was quite the modern woman, Viv. I could picture it all, the zany angles and interconnecting colors.

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  6. Gabriella says:

    I am not sure how I would have liked all those curves. Your mum seemed to have found her hero indeed!

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  7. Orange on brown background — that brings back memories. Very nice take on the prompt. Peace, Linda


  8. Grace says:

    How cool to live and see the art deco house ~ I would go crazy though as I like a minimalist look ~


  9. I think the geometry really comes alive in each line!


  10. Misky says:

    What an enchanting house to grow up in!

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  11. I feel that the environment look a lot better than it feels… Maybe all those sharp edges are hard to live with.

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  12. Em says:

    I love this! The poem AND the style. 🙂

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  13. Sherry Marr says:

    Wow, lots of straight lines and angles. It sounds pretty cool.


  14. Debi says:

    No wonder you are so creatively minded. Music, writing, sewing… that had to have a positive influence.


  15. Mary says:

    Sounds like a very intriguing place to be!

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  16. Sanaa Rizvi says:

    Lovely write Viv 🙂

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  17. granny1947 says:

    I’m afraid I have absolutely no sense of décor.
    Nothing matches.
    Probably why I am slightly mad.
    I DID say slightly!


  18. Fun period in design and architecture. We had an exhibit at the museum when I was a docent (of art deco) and I loved showing it to the kids.


  19. whimsygizmo says:

    Love this, Viv. I woulda gone nuts in that environment. This creative soul craves curves. 😉


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