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