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)

ABC Button

It’s not just a simple button, it’s a button with a message: Button type.

Oh, and you can download the Button Type.

(thank you cynthia)

My friend Douglas Levere pointed me to one of his new projects called

Print Collection publishes new images each day. Fall in love with one? No problem, order a museum quality print for your home or office. I wouldn’t mind a copy of this Flatiron Print, or this Amundsen Blimp.

The Mad Men of Mid-Century Modern Design

George Nelson, Edward Wormley, Eero Saarinen, Harry Bertoia, Charles Eames and Jens Risom Playboy Magazine, July 1961.

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.

The Mad Men of Mid-Century Modern Design

(via @zeldman)

San Francisco Artist’s Soap Box Derby

The Incredible San Fancisco Artists’ Soapbox Derby, 1975. from Mike Haeg on Vimeo.

(via dinosaurs and robots)

The Smoking Gun in the Kitchen

What a strange, yet intruiging Art Project: The Smoking Gun in the Kitchen, revealing the criminals behind our food.

History of Ski Aerial Acrobatics

(via ISO50)

Hipstamatic App

(image by bblinks)

Now here’s an iPhone App that gets my instant two thumbs up: Hipstamatic. Digital Photography has never looked so analog. Love it.

(via bblinks)

Then and Now

I agree with Tim, this Looking Into The Past Flick Group is amazing.

New York Public Library’s Photostream

Grab a coffee and a cookie and dive into the New York Public Library’s Photostream on Flickr. Amazing discoveries to be had.

Vintage Ad Browser

Totally entertaining: Vintage Ad Browser. Boy, times sure have changed.

(via @smashingmag)

A film by Charles and Ray Eames for Polaroid

Polaroid SX-70 Promotional Film from Ekim on Vimeo.

(via jackcheng)