Valentine’s Day and the Romance of Cobwebs

These cobweb Valentine’s have me swoon.

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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.

Come on Little Trademark, Time for Your Walk

(via Rob)

How To Make The Perfect French Omelette

Making an omelette the Julia Child’s way. 1960s!

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What is Alibaba?

What is Alibaba? It is China’s — and by some measures, the world’s — biggest online commerce company.

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Relics of Technology

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Relics of Technology by Jim Golden

We have come a long way

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We have come a long way. This is what a Go-Pro looked like in 1960s. Made me chuckle.

Native New Yorker

I am so totally not a Native New Yorker. But I sure do call New York my home, so this song from 1977 made me smile. Native New Yorker is a song written by Sandy Linzer and Denny Randell and was a 1977 hit single for the dance band Odyssey.

Happy At Studiomates

After discovering Happy In NYC a few days ago I kept telling my studiomate Kevin he should dance through Studiomates, our co-working space. Today is Kevin’s birthday and Bas (of Like Knows Like) made it happen. You should see the smile on my face. I was holding the stereo as we walked through our spaces, and I am making a quick cameo at the end.

HAPPY!

Happy birthday Kevin! You’re the best!