Lucasfilm Christmas cards: Happy Holiday’s from Darth Vader and friends

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in Cool Websites on Wednesday 13 February 2013

What says ‘Peace on Earth’ better than a photo of Darth Vader releasing a white dove into space? For the past 40 years, Lucasfilm Christmas cards have been spreading holiday cheer like no other greeting cards can. These quirky Christmas cards are the perfect remedy for a tired, cliched tradition. It’s never too early to […]

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Colorful dreamlike photography by Neil Krug

Mighty Mouse Reader Find

By Mighty Mouse in New Photography on Tuesday 12 February 2013

I found Neil Krug by accident when searching for images on Google to use for one of my mixtapes. He was recently in the desert hanging with supermodel Joni Harbeck making PULP, a book of photos paying homage to retro/vintage posters. There is this visually enchanting way he takes photographs and I’ve no idea how […]

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These vintage illustrations are so good

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Illustration on Friday 25 January 2013

Nostalgia is a disease. But what a lovely disease. The Illustration As It Used To Be… Tumblr has a charming archive of timeless, classical illustrations. You’ll be hard-pressed to find anything trying to be edgy here… isn’t that a relief?

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1914 Paris in colour

Cormack O'Connor Contributor

By Cormack O'Connor in New Photography on Monday 21 January 2013

I always love a good series of vintage colour photographs to swoon over and this series doesn’t disappoint. The shots of 1914 Paris show everything from Moulin Rouge to one legged men and horses – all in beautiful, rich colour. I want more!

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Get into shape with vintage exercise gadgets

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Products on Monday 14 January 2013

They sure don’t make em’ like they used too. These hilarious print advertisements for somewhat bizarre exercise gadgets from the 70s will be sure to bring a smile to your face. From air compression shorts to sauna workout suite, it looks like weight loss schemes have never gone out of style.

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Lost and Found(erie): a used clothing store in Montreal

Contributions Reader Find

By TheDominoEffect in Cool Travel on Monday 14 January 2013

Used clothing stores in Montreal may be a dime a dozen, but shops selling exclusively quality pieces are rare. La Found(erie) is an example, housing everything from no name to brand name merchandise chosen by its selective owner, Genevieve Champagne. Though located in the ‘oh so trendy’ plateau area on St-Laurent street, it’s far enough away from the pretentious but close enough to be easily accessible.

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Benjamin Jensen’s surrealist pop art collages

Ben Jensen Reader Find

By Ben Jensen in New Art on Tuesday 4 December 2012

Inspired by a summer of love in San Francisco, 1960’s space travel, psychedelic revelry and nightmare, music festivals and war, places in dreams, peace, love and nostalgic hauntings. I mix elements of surrealism and pop art in a collage effect. Random characters and inanimate objects inhabit the same space and colours and patterns vie for attention within the composition.

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Lei Lei: old school video game inspired art

Jo Mo Reader Find

By Jo Mo in New Design on Friday 16 November 2012

I came across Chinese animator Lei Lei about a year ago and I was instantly drawn to his old-school computer game inspired animations and use of jazzy intricate colorful patterns. His mix of hand-drawn illustrations and computer graphics were a refreshing change from the highly polished HD quality animations some people are geared towards. And they justified multiple viewings immediately.

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Back To The Future mugshots

Contributions Reader Find

By Ben Lee in Cool Websites on Sunday 9 September 2012

Michael Jason Enriquez, the photoshop wiz behind Cholafied, takes actual mugshots of current celebs and combines them with vintage mugshots of whores, gangsters, fraudsters, and crooks from 1920’s Australia.

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Handmade bags by Horse and Anchor

Brad Lamers Reader Find

By Brad Lamers in New Design on Friday 31 August 2012

Laree Love is a Los Angeles artist and craftsman. His Horse and Anchor bags are one of a kind, handmade, extremely durable and hip, and made out of all vintage materials. Love can be seen at any flea market in the greater LA area in search for the perfect materials for his products.

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Paintings of vintage items by Robert Townsend

Jena Ardell Reader Find

By Jena Ardell in New Art on Wednesday 9 May 2012

Los Angeles-based pop realist painter, Robert Townsend, is a sucker for vintage items. And he paints suckers, too. Vintage matchbooks, postcards and moments of wanderlust play reoccurring themes in his work, along with sweets like cupcakes and lollipops. Sprinkled in the mix are glimpses of his sense of humor, like his 72×48 inch oil painting of a used car salesman named Bill Connor.

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Beautiful ceramics by Lusesita

Catalina Estrada Reader Find

By Catalina Estrada in New Art on Saturday 28 April 2012

I have an obsession with cups and saucers. And Lusesita has such a beautiful collection of them at her utilitarian ceramic store. I love the color palette and the shapes of her ceramics. Last weekend, we went to her solo show and I couldn’t help buying a super cool set in white with vintage rose decals.

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Vintage hygiene product ads for today’s hipsters

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Saturday 28 April 2012

These vintage ads for hygiene products from the seventies and sixties seem to target hipsters of today in a way that’s quite uncannily spot on.

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Illustrations by Portland-based Brooke Weeber

Mat Miller Reader Find

By Mat Miller in New Illustration on Friday 27 April 2012

Portland based illustrator Brooke Weeber’s work instantly charms. Her meticulous line work, together with soft water colour palettes, make for a modern vintage feast for the eyes. Weeber’s subject matter spans from Narwhal whales, bicycles, to my personal favourites, her many bearded men.

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From the LAEM Store: Poppy and Moe knitwear

Alison Shepard Contributor

By Alison Shepard in New Products on Thursday 19 April 2012

One part wilderness, one part fashion, all Poppy and Moe: a vintage-inspired knitwear brand with a fabulous line-up of hand-drawn graphics. We love this brand for the nature undercurrent in their designs, all printed on chic silhouettes: a fox with flowers meets an off the shoulder pullover, a cat goddess living on a deep-plunged racerback tank. Check out our favorites in the Lost At E Minor store.

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