This desk, titled “Boomerang”, from 1970s totally stopped me in my tracks. What an incredible piece. Also, $85,000.
Watch places in idyllic 1960s postcards transform into scenes of abandonment.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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)
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 by Bruce Haack & Esther Nelson (1968). Made me smile.
OldNYC is a beautiful way to discover historical photos of New York City. Yes to digital time travel!
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.
Loving this series of handpainted found items by Dirty Bandit. Long live puns!
Woah! The Isolator: A helmet invented in 1925 that encourages focus and concentration. We all need this.
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.
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)
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.