Cooking in the Future (1990s)

This video from an early 1990’s AT&T concept video shows a futuristic world of voice recognition, networked computing and nearly sentient robotic sous chefs. Quite amusing.

(sort of via coudal)

Cirque Anime

I just discovered this vintage Circus Animation book thanks to my studiomate Raul. Here’s the link to the post over on Agence Eureka.

The Beauty of Maps: A Documentary

The Beauty of Maps is a 4 part BBC series that was released almost a year ago. The documentary takes us through the staggering four million map collection of the British Library in London.

Watch more over on

(via the always fabulous coudal)

Modern Simplex Wall Clock

Oh, Etsy! (Again!) I can’t buy everything so I just post it here, that way I feel like I own it a little bit. This Modern Simplex Wall Clock is making me swoon.

Bakelite Kodak Brownie Hawkeye

Oh, Etsy! You keep making me stumble upon all these magnificient looking vintage photo cameras. Check out this Kodak beauty! Someboy please buy it or I will.

San Francisco Streets in 1905

The first track from Airs’ Moon Safari album, accompanied by scenes from a video shot from a streetcar traveling down Market Street in San Francisco in 1905. Before the earthquake/fire of 1906 destroyed the area. Remarkable footage of the turn of the century lifestyles in California. Quite mesmerizing!

(via thedetourist)

Kodak Instamatic 100

I bought this vintage Kodak Instamatic 100 off Etsy a few months back and it’s been sitting on our dining table every since. Purely decorative. When Chris Glass was visiting recently I saw him taking a photo, I didn’t expect it would turn out to be such a beautiful shot. Chris is a master!

Isn’t it a beauty of a camera?

Girl from Ipanema

Is it me or is Astrud Gilberto completely emotionless during this performance? Nevertheless, I love the song.

(via byrd and belle)

How film titles have evolved

My studiomate Skylar wrote an interesting post about How film titles have evolved.

vintage porcelain river depth markers

These Vintage River Depth Markers were originally affixed to bridge posts and used as water gauges to see the depth during high and low tides.

Somebody please buy them or I will.

Vintage Polaroid Land Camera

Somebody please (!) buy this Vintage Polaroid Land Camera over on Etsy so I don’t.

Collection of Sugar Cubes

I am loving (!) this picture of a Sugar Cube Collection a member of Arkadia & CO found in a family member’s attic. I recognize quite a few of those brands from when I was a kid. I simply love old-school typography! (see a larger version of the photo here)


I gave G a Vinyl Player for Christmas. How fun was it to see my daughter’s (4) eyes when she said: “What is that?” And “Oh, that’s a big CD” upon seeing her first record ever.

So, in the spirit of analog: Enjoy the below cinematographic ode to vinyl with the legendary Technics 1200 and Ortophon & Stanton needle in it.

Yay Analog!

(via Veerle’s Tweet)

Ugly Sweater T-Shirts

Last week I got a surprise visit at the studio by a young gentleman (insert name here) that dropped off some pretty cool Ugly Sweater T-Shirts. Perfect timing as we had an ugly sweater studiomates beerfriday planned.

What do you think of our studiomates models sporting them? From left to right: Jason, Rob, Chris and Jeremiah.

The picture was taken by wonderful Erin Sparlin. You can see all of the Ugly Sweater Portraits here.

And make sure to read Jessi’s fantastic recap of the night.

Oh, and the The Ugly Sweater T-Shirts can be bought over at Vardagen.

City Hall Subway Stop

Here’s a blog post that makes want to jump up and run to take the 6 train:

“New York’s famous City Hall subway station, one of the most gorgeous gems in the world of mass transit, has been closed for decades but now it can be viewed again by in-the-know riders of the 6 train.

Although it’s not open to the general public, there’s a way in-the-know New York subway riders can still see this famous and beautiful architectural glimpse at the city’s past. The 6 train used to make all passengers leave the train at the Brooklyn Bridge stop, but no longer.

If you have a little extra time, you can stay on the train and view the City Hall Station as the train makes its turnaround.”

I can’t wait. Can NOT wait to do this.

(via jalopnik and @HelenWalters)

Retro Photography of Modern Switzerland

Project Clack! by Zürich photographer Matthias Bünzli is an artistic throwback to the beginnings of travel photography.

(via NewlySwissed)

The 80s in Swiss TV

Now here’s a video that my Swiss Readers will appreciate. It’s a quick overview of Swiss TV shows in the 80s. I do remember pretty much all of them. (I’d love to see an equivalent of US TV shows.)

(via bloggingtom)

Pushett Irby

Pushett Irby is a Brooklyn based Photo Studio run by Judith Pushett and Kevin Irby. Accomplished photographers, they have combined their talents utilizing an old relic: a turn-of-the-century 11 x 14 inch wood camera. Channeling the auspicious image makers who first employed this new medium, they feel the same exuberance they must have felt with each new photograph.

Using this camera is a challenge — quite different from the point-and-shoot digital cameras that have become so commonplace in our fast, information-driven culture. Although very beautiful to look at, the camera is clunky and extremely heavy. Every image takes some time to set up and several hours to develop and print.

Each photo shoot is tempered by their insistance on using only available light, like the days of yore. So on occasion an exposure may take more than a few seconds; an opportunity for the subject to be more involved and committed to the process.
Judith and Kevin believe that this collaboration leads to a more honest portrait which embodies more of the subject’s spirit than any other type of camera can deliver.

They (and me too) love how the experience teaches us to slow down and appreciate the beautiful things right in front of us.

Totally, instantly #wishlisted.

(Thank you Jan)

Vintage Fitness Equipment

Some random Google Term Search brought me to this page featuring Vintage Fitness Equipment. What can I say? I am stunned. See more images.

Retro Desk Calendar

A beauty of a vintage desk calendar from the 70s. It has a simple rolling mechanism for each day, date and month. The friendly shape surrounds a minimal black face with white uppercase helvetica letters and numbers. Text is in german. Wishlisted.

Vintage Metal Skates

These Vintage Metal Skates put a huge smile on my face. Oh, childhood memories.

Bike Camper

Saw this fantastic vintage bike camper over at TheSwissGerman. Unfortunately I have no idea who to credit. All I know is that this mobile trailer bed made me look and chuckle. Ingenious, no?

Journey to the Center of a Triangle (1977)

Journey to the Center of a Triangle‘ (1976) 8m, dir. Bruce & Katharine Cornwell. Another fabulous film by the Cornwells, created on the Tektronics 4051 Graphics Terminal. Presents a series of animated constructions that determine the center of a variety of triangles, including such centers as circumcenter, incenter, centroid and orthocenter.

(via @braddo)

Can you smile under water?

(via hamiltonhughes)