Video contrasts what London looked like in 1927 and 2013

Denimu Contributor

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

Low Lai Chow Contributor

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

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

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!

Low Lai Chow Contributor

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

Annie Churdar Contributor

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

Low Lai Chow Contributor

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

Low Lai Chow Contributor

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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Heavily tattooed ladies from bygone eras

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Illustration on Wednesday 29 May 2013

Self-taught artist Ramon Maiden — who describes himself as a “wanderlust king, ink maniac and dandy delinquent based in Barcelona” and sees the tattoo as a form of artistic expression — works with ink, watercolor and markers to stipple out fantastic works that has him inking vintage illustrations of women, whether these be of Vargas […]

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Old school sign painting by Melbourne’s TJ Guzzardi

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Art on Tuesday 7 May 2013

I didn’t know there were any sign painters still out there practicing their tedious art. But then I stumbled across TJ Guzzardi. This guy is keeping the magic of old school sign painting alive and kicking in Melbourne. And he’s doing it in style. Look at this guy. From his fantastic mustache to the vintage blue jean […]

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Collector’s Weekly: on online treasure trove of old news

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By Lost At E Minor in Cool Websites on Thursday 2 May 2013

Collectors Weekly is an amazing resource about all kinds of old stuff, even if you’re not already obsessed with antiques or vintage. The site covers everything from Cosby Sweaters to opium addiction. Also, their 1,400-plus category pages feature links to contextual live auctions that are filtered for quality by the site’s editors.

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Beach beauty: cut-out swimwear by OYE

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Fashion on Thursday 18 April 2013

Remember back in the 40s, 50s, and 60s when beach wear was more than just a factory produced strip of fabric? There was a time when swim suites were almost little mini dresses. They were well designed and unique. Open Your Eyes swimwear is bringing that spirit back! Each suite is made of the highest […]

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Stunning photo portraits of Chicago by Jon Damaschke

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By Terrible Spaceship in New Photography on Wednesday 10 April 2013

Jon Damaschke is a Chicago animator-turned-photographer whose work blows us away. He has an incredible vintage aesthetic, which is easy to love, and a unique photographic perspective. Considering how amazing his work is, it’s stunning that he’s only been pursuing photography for a few years.

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