Category Archives: Retro

Vintage Dazzle

 

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Stretch, twist, bend…

Well, now we know what’s happening with this guy in AND out of the office. The beauty of the 1970’s at its finest.

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Retro Snacking

What started out to be an average, lazy-Saturday-night-waiting-for-SNL-to-start munch fest of Puffed (not my normal choice) Cheetos, turned quickly into a big “hmmmm” moment…whatever happened to Flings? I remember my sister Marcia and I fighting over the box, and particularly while we were on family camping trips in the Krown Pop-Up Camper which we spent most of our summer months in (note to self…find those ads next).

These must have been a special treat, because I don’t remember having them in the house. We were quite spoiled on those trips. The normal “1 pop/soda a day” rule flew out the camper screened window, and the 2 liters flowed endlessly. The munching was encouraged. Probably because these were vacations for my parents as well. I’m sure Ken and Gail were looking to break away from their everyday routine as well. Doesn’t vacation bring out that adventurous eater in us all? It’s a perfect time to say f-it…bring on the sweets, grease and starches we feel so guilty about in our everyday life. Elephant ears, fried Snickers bars, cotton candy, Mackinaw fudge, delish! We’ll get back to the guilt in a week or so…bring on the beautiful meat flavored treats with cheese dusting NOW!

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The Beauty of Controversy

Benetton is still at it. With the release of their latest ad campaign, Unhate, controversy continues. Queue the famous Prince tune of the same name.

I’ve loved them for a long time. I skipped school the day Benetton [surprisingly] came to mid-Michigan in 1986—-Fashion Square Mall, Saginaw Michigan. And, if I remember correctly, I spent a nice chunk of money I’d been saving for college to get a nice collection of those awesome rugby jerseys, fabulous watches…anything emblazoned with that beautiful logo, those bright colors. The ads were much simpler then, but still quite effective in garnering attention. And though somewhat controversial, I’m still paying attention.


Les Yeux Sans Visage

I can tell it’s Halloween (ish), cuz I’m always on the hunt for a good scare while channel surfing. Sure to fit deliver on that is the French classic Les Yeux Sans Visage (Pierre Brasseur, 1959). Beautifully haunting!

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Eames

My knockoff Eames broke last month. I actually cried. As I was enjoying a nice recline, my second (of 4 dogs) oldest decided to jump up so she could curl up on my shoulder. The wood on the seat cracked right up the middle and killed the reclining feature. While I could work on getting it fixed, I think I’m ready to take the plunge and purchse THE most beautiful piece of furniture I can think of (the list is long, but this piece is tops). It truly is art afterall, right?

Above is a video I located on YouTube, here is the accompanying text:

A film made by Charles & Ray Eames in 1956. This short film made it’s debut alongside the Eames Lounge Chair on NBC in the same year. Produced by Herman Miller in the United States and Vitra in Europe. Avoid replicas, always buy an authentic model.

<Sigh> avoid replicas, indeed.


Can You Feel It? Can You Feel It?

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