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.

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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 PrintCollection.com.

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.