Thought I'd share one of my favorite feeds on Instagram, Socialist Modernism. A great feed that is used to create an interactive map that gives the context, history and ultimately meant to preserve Soviet Modernist architecture before it is...
I try to have coffee with a good friend every week at Louisa's Cafe & Bakery in Seattle's Eastlake neighborhood. This restaurant is great and I enjoy hanging out there. Beyond the great coffee, another thing that I love...
Curated from the fantastic folks at Flickr, I present 24 great images of mid-century bowling alley architecture. Though, I am personally a terrible bowler, I have a particular fondness for these palaces of populuxe. I'm sure the Dude, Walter and...
This collection is curated from the Vintage Motel Signs Flickr group. It's amazing collection of mid-century signage. Live the populuxe area all over again! You'll see parabolas, dingbats, boomerangs and amazing typography! Don't take my word for it, check...
Yes, clip art is boring and cliché, but looking at the cliché's of the past makes them seem new, ironic and way cooler than they ever were at the time. As they say in archeology (okay Raiders of the...
From the populuxe era I present these 20 great space age pop album covers as examples of the space race seen through the eyes of suburbanites after 3 martinis!
For this installment of Typography Tuesday I had to share Veer Presents: "Our Fonts, Our Friends." This clever ad mixes some of my favorite things, fonts, mid-century modern esthetic and clever production. Fantastic! "Our Fonts, Our Friends" is the first...
Mid-Century modern is an architectural, interior and product design form that generally describes post-war developments in modern design from roughly 1945 to 1965. -from the video Eames Era (Mid Century Modern Design Today) The post war, Mid Century Modern era...
It's Wednesday, so that means ladies and germs it's time for another installment of digital ephemera. Which is a collection of interesting bits and bytes I've run across on the information super highway in the past week. Mid-century Modern &...
A few interesting bits of digital ephemera I've found on the information super highway in the last week. Mid-century Modern & Tiki Paul Malon's Flickr Stream, an amazing collection of mid-century ephemera, you simply MUST check this flickr photostream if you...
Anyone who has an interest in advertising, culture or history, should check out the amazing collection of television advertising archived by Duke University Library. The collection is called AdViews: A Digital Archive of Vintage Television Commercials, and is well...