Can you smile under water?

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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

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San Francisco Artist’s Soap Box Derby

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

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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

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Hipstamatic App

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

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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.

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A film by Charles and Ray Eames for Polaroid

Polaroid SX-70 Promotional Film from Ekim on Vimeo.

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Acoustic Listening Devices


These Acoustic listening devices were developed for the Dutch army as part of air defense systems research between World Wars 1 and 2. Made me look! Oh my!

Elgin Clock-Radio


My reader Joshua Longbrake found this beauty of an Elgin clock-radio at Goodwill for $2.99. And lucky him it works perfectly, including the crackly radio. He offers the image as a desktop wallpaper. Lovely.

Bus Tickets


A blog post on Bus Tickets. Lovely.

classic herman miller commercials

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Flickr user insect54 has set up Autografik, a pool dedicated to graphic design applied to motor vehicles. With a focus on modernist corporate identities of the 60’s and 70’s. I love you internet!

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Vintage Window Calendar

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From France this is a beast of a wall calendar measuring in at 17x16x1.5″. Inside the plastic frame sit 56 ‘windows’ which turn around to reveal the dates, month and day. The pattern alone, so retro, is *amazing* but when it is interspersed with numbers it is magnificent. Unique, collectible and in good vintage condition. And already SOLD. Bummer.

House by The Electric Company

I agree with PitchDesignUnion: Ddelightful old-school collage & cut-paper stop-motion by The Electric Company & Carmen D’Avino. Ella will love this!

Milton Glaser Draws & Lectures

(Thank you C.Coy)



The iRetroPhone iPhone App made me smile.

Isamu Noguchi’s Playscapes

My friend Jen had the opportunity to discover and play on the grounds of Isamu Noguchi’s Playscapes over the weekend. Here are some pictures she took. Beautiful, no?

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A promotional trailer for the typeface Heroine. Due to be released on Sept 15, 2009.

Heroine is inspired by the typeface Windsor, designed by Eleisha Pechey in 1905. Windsor is the typeface used in the titles of many Woody Allen movies. A modern interpretation of this rusty pearl is something that always have been missing in the major type libraries. But Heroine is not only an interpretation, it goes beyond that. With the addition of swashes and alternate letters in several styles it becomes very addicitve.

The Old Robots

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The Old Robots is a site dedicated to educational, toy and personal robots from around the world.

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