This Desk!

This desk, titled “Boomerang”, from 1970s totally stopped me in my tracks. What an incredible piece. Also, $85,000.

Abandoned States

Watch places in idyllic 1960s postcards transform into scenes of abandonment.

(Thanks Sis)

Making the New York Times

In September 1942, Office of War Information photographer Marjory Collins paid a visit to the offices of the New York Times, located at the iconic One Times Square and an annex on 43rd Street. Click through to see them all. Beautiful!

The Original Mac OS Control Panel

I remember the day my dad brought home our fist Mac. I was 11. Looking back now, the first control panel was a thing of beauty. Still cracking up over the turtle and bunny in the keyboard typing speed setting.

Anyone remember the game Frogger? I plaid for hours on end.

Record Player P1

A thing of beauty, the Dieter Rams designed Record Player P1 from 1959.

The Early Days of The Internet

An exhibition in London gathers 64 artifacts of the early web, from the first site that allowed users to order pizza online to one of the first animated GIFs to go viral. I wish I could see this!

Vogue x Tattly

Tattly partnered with Vogue Magazine. I keep giggling every time I mention those two brands together. It’s making my heart explode a little bit. It doesn’t escape me that it is an absolute privilege for a young company like Tattly to collaborate with an esteemed and trusted brand like Vogue! I remember sitting in their conference room, a few months back, overlooking lower Manhattan and thinking “is this really happening?”

And now it’s here, we launched the Vintage Vogue Collection. My team and I spent days going through their 125 year magazine archive and picked some of our favorite illustrations from the 20s, 30s and 40s.

The lady riding the zebra, which is a Vogue cover illustration is definitely the one that won my heart. But the there’s also the woman holding up a mask in the Vogue Set that keeps making me smile.

This is a limited edition collection, so get it while you can.

(My apologies to my international readers, unfortunately we are only allowed to ship within the U.S)

Valentine’s Day and the Romance of Cobwebs

These cobweb Valentine’s have me swoon.

(via)

Oil Tank House Boat

It’s a houseboat made out of oil tank. I am weirdly intrigued by this.

I am definitely gravitating towards the absurd these days in order to distract and cope with the madness here in the U.S.

Mr. Rogers Introduces Kids to Experimental Electronic Music

Mr. Rogers Introduces Kids to Experimental Electronic Music by Bruce Haack & Esther Nelson (1968). Made me smile.

Historical Photos of NYC

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OldNYC is a beautiful way to discover historical photos of New York City. Yes to digital time travel!

Soviet Arcade Machines

I want to go visit The Museum of Soviet Arade Machines!

Jam Zipper Jar Bag

Jam Zipper Jar Bag

Love these zip-close storage bags modeled after classic French jam jars. The design allows bags to stand when filled. Dishwasher and freezer safe, durable and leak proof.

Photographing New York City

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Whit this vintage photo of a man with a stereoscope camera from 1904, I am kicking off my traditional two week summer vacation in the Swiss Alps! Look out for photos of green rolling hills, cheese and cows over on my Instagram.

Hand Painted Found Items

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Loving this series of handpainted found items by Dirty Bandit. Long live puns!

LEGO Vintage 1960s Volskwagen

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LEGO designers have developed a new flashback kit, a vintage 1960 Volkswagon Beetle. LOVE!

(via Chris)

The Isolator

The Isolator

Woah! The Isolator: A helmet invented in 1925 that encourages focus and concentration. We all need this.

A Young Man’s Follies

A Young Man's Follies

Sarah Di Domenico bought a tin trunk at a store closing sale and found inside hundreds of handwritten love letters addressed to the same man. All dated throughout the 1950s, written by many women. She read them all and identified one great love. This complete stranger of years past, Omar, soon became a new man in her life.

She transcribed the letters, uprooted lost photographs, and photographed pieces of ephemera from 1940s maps to passports to thing-a-ma-bobs. A Young Man’s Follies is a website that documents and shares each handwritten letter and all of these pieces (except 1 pair of ladies underwear).

Play relationship voyeur and fall in love with a time when love was made by pen and ink.

Beautiful!

Dymaxion

In the 1930s, the systems theorist, designer and inventor Buckminster Fuller created the Dymaxion car — an aerodynamic concept car that managed to get 30 miles per gallon while topping out at 90 miles per hour, and transporting 11 passengers. So cool.

NYC Archives
NYC Archives

I love Instagram as it is but this account is a complete treasure trove. It’s run by the NYC Department of Records collecting and preserving the history of NYC. Everyday is #ThrowbackThursday

(via Maria)

How New York City’s subway technologies are being modernized

This is an astounding behind-the-scenes video about the technologies running the NYC subway system. While I knew that the system is *old* I didn’t realize the infrastructure has never really updated and still is run with 1930 equipment.

(via The Kid Should See This)

Valentine Typewriter (1969)

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Ettore Sottsass’ Valentine Portable Typewriter design from 1969 makes my heart go pitter patter. What a beauty. Currently for sale over at Sotheby’s for an estimated $15,000-$20,000. An (expensive) beauty.

Vintage Ice Cream Vendor Bike

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With a heavy heart I am parting with my beloved Norwegian Vintage Ice Cream Vendor Bike. Someone wonderful please give it a new home. Details here.

PS: You’re wondering why we’re selling this gem? We can’t fit it into our new space. Womp Womp

Old-School Exercises

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These old-school exercise charts made me chuckle. Click through to mental floss for more.