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.
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!
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?
Is it me or is Astrud Gilberto completely emotionless during this performance? Nevertheless, I love the song.
(via byrd and belle)
My studiomate Skylar wrote an interesting post about How film titles have evolved.
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.
Somebody please (!) buy this Vintage Polaroid Land Camera over on Etsy so I don’t.
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.
(via Veerle’s Tweet)
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
These Vintage Metal Skates put a huge smile on my face. Oh, childhood memories.
‘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.
For fans of Mid-Century modern design, this classic image above from Playboy, July 1961 is like the Holy Grail. Design masters & fellow peers in their prime, beautifully captured in a time that was aesthetically crisp, uncluttered and innovative.