NASA gets us ready for space travel to newfound alien planets

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By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Wednesday 28 January 2015

In a wonderfully geeky move, NASA has been releasing some vintage-inspired scifi travel posters from the fictitious Exoplanet Travel Bureau for newfound planets such as Kepler-16b (which, as they note, orbits a pair of stars like Tatooine in Star Wars), HD 40307g (dubbed a ‘Super Earth’ for its gravitational pull) and Kepler-186f (the Earth-size planet with red wavelength […]

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They may be old and decrepit but these 60 automobiles are going for a cool £12 million

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By Kenny Ong in News on Wednesday 17 December 2014

Entrepreneur Roger Baillon collected more than a hundred of vintage automobiles (1930s to 1950s) during his lifetime. Amongst them were a Talbot-Lago that was previously owned by Egyptian King Farouk and a Ferrari in which actress Jane Fonda had sat inside for a movie.

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Take a flight of fancy with these fabric-ated birds of whimsy

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By Kenny Ong in New Art on Tuesday 9 December 2014

Josephine Hague, who is trained in prop design and animation model making, crafted an aviary of delightfully whimsical birds clothed in bits of Japanese and vintage floral fabrics for her commissioned window display of London-based luxe leather designer, Bill Amberg. Seen up close, her creations seem to be chirping out a happy spring song with […]

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Enter a time warp dressed in suits and frocks from the ’40s and ’50s at this ultra vintage clothing store

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By Kenny Ong in New Fashion on Thursday 16 October 2014

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Already embraced by hipsters and fashionistas, Melbourne is now making a name for itself as Australia’s headquarters of vintage glamor. As seen in the immaculately cut, full-skirted ’50s and ’60s-style frocks worn to great effect on TV’s Mad Men, the polished vintage look can be yours at Circa, easily one of the most authentic vintage shop located on the first floor of the beautiful Art Deco building Mitchell House at Lonsdale Street.

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Vintage pictures of modern day celebs by Victoria Will

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Friday 22 August 2014

Victoria Will has photographed countless celebrities in her day, but one project titled ‘Tintypes’ is worlds away from her usual photo collections. For this project, which was created for the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, Will used an old technique for developing her celebrity photographs.

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Video contrasts what London looked like in 1927 and 2013

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By Denimu in Video on Sunday 19 January 2014

During the 1920s, cinematographer Claude Friese-Greene travelled across the UK with his new colour film camera. His trip ended in London, with some of his most stunning images, and these were recently revived and restored by the BFI and shared with the world. Simon Smith attempted to capture every one of his shots, standing in […]

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These American vintage McDonald’s Japan burgers really take the cake

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By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Tuesday 14 January 2014

McDonald’s Japan is running the American Vintage campaign that takes its all-American heritage to an indulgent high with retro-style posters parading ‘nostalgic’ grub offerings like the Diner Double Beef with Chicago-style steak sauce and mashed potatoes. We’d have thought this was a parody of McDonald’s – only that it isn’t.

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Offensive vintage advertisements

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Design on Thursday 19 December 2013

In the time before our present-day politically correct era, advertisers appealed to the worst in our human nature, and no one seemed to care. Teeming with blatant racism, sexism, and an overall misogynistic tone, these are a just few of the most offensive vintage advertisements we could find. But honestly, are advertisements today any less […]

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Vintage Kodak photographs: Nary a duckface in sight!

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By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Monday 14 October 2013

Yes, there was a time when smartphones with reversible lenses and Instagram didn’t exist. Just take a look at photos taken by ordinary people who crafted their images with delicacy using Kodak’s first consumer cameras back in the days, so to say. No duckface that we see, though.

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40s pin-up girls wearing nothing but milk

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By Annie Churdar in New Photography on Saturday 12 October 2013

Here’s a twist on the classic 40s pin-up girl: London-based photographer Jaroslav Wieczorkiewicz combines America’s favorite drink with images of America’s favorite vintage sex icons. By combining and layering hundreds of photos of real milk splashed across the models’ bodies, Wieczorkiewicz literally dresses the girls in milk. That’s right. These are real photos of milk and half-naked women, no […]

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Illustrations on vintage ceramics by Wendy Denissen

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By Wendy Denissen in New Art on Wednesday 4 September 2013

My cupboard is overloaded with vintage ceramics. I used to have my studio right next to a thrift store. Every Monday, when the fresh goods had arrived, I went there to look for second-hand ceramics. The pieces started to pile up and I decided to hand-decorate them with my illustrations. Sometimes I have to start […]

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Kickass bar repurposed from 1920s bulb-testing machine

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By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Wednesday 31 July 2013

Yes, vintage is all the rage now. It makes us roll our eyes skyward sometimes. But if you threw a mini bar cart repurposed from a 1920s German iron bulb tester our way, we aren’t going to turn you away. Bring it to us. Bring it!

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Vintage dictionary art prints

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Monday 29 July 2013

Southern Californian Danielle Richey repurposes vintage dictionaries by tearing them out and using them as aged canvas for art prints. Must say though, the juxtapositions are delicious.

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Letters of Note: a collection of famous correspondence

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By Colin Archdeacon in Cool Websites on Monday 24 June 2013

We’re all voyeurs at heart, right? Well, I am anyways and so, it would seem, is Shaun Usher, the man behind the blog and soon-to-be-book, Letters of Note. Usher has amassed an astonishing archive of personal letters written by some of the most adventurous minds and engrossing personalities of our times. Going through Letters of Note is […]

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Awesome photos of famous people together

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By Alicia Thompson in New Photography on Monday 3 June 2013

There is not much to say about this article as the photographs speak for themselves. It’s a great compilation of very famous people pictured together at very different times. Take a look and be awed.

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