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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If you like vintage items that have history and mystery to them, you’ll love the Occulter. It is a boutique in New York City with an artful collection of photographs, jewelry, books, stationary and even black honey. All are contemporarily made, but feel like they were found in the attic of a haunted gothic house. If you’re not in New York, you can still do some armchair shopping at their online shop.
Brooklyn-based Polaroid artist Matt Schwartz, from She Hit Pause Studios, has been photographing his whimsical images of girls, surf culture and vintage finds for the past eight years. Schwartz takes large format Polaroids, pulls apart the film, and then rubs the negative onto watercolor paper.
It’s a Polaroid, of an even more vintage Polaroid. Capturing the essence of the antique renaissance, this Vintage Tote by Urban Cricket is perfect as a daily bag, but also big enough to carry your favorite LPS, a stack of wine, and even small animals. Yes, animals. Get yours now at the Lost At E […]
Who ever thought that repurposed panty-hose packaging could be so hot? Thanks to the Intuition Line from Treacherous Minx, we have a new-found love for vintage hosiery. Or make that, the branding behind them. This art-driven apparel line from Los Angeles pulls inspiration from vintage packaging, films, and books, laying the art onto must-have modern […]