July 31, 2009
Once again, I found some amazing Atomic Age radios on Radio Salon.
July 30, 2009
I saw this amazing mid-century modern model of the Berkeley West Building by architect Charles M. Wickett on Ebay.
July 28, 2009
I found these great vintage majorette photographs here.
July 27, 2009
The new collection of David Hart & Co. is now available on Bergdorf Goodman’s website.
When Disney’s Mary Blair was working to design “It’s a Small World” for the 1964/1965 World’s Fair in New York City, she was incredibly up to date with art and design of the era. Below are photographs of the ride’s facade at Disneyland.
Below are concept sketches for the facade by Mary Blair, along with a video where she talks about the design process with Walt Disney prior to moving the ride to Disneyland from the World’s Fair.
Blair may have been influenced by the work of Charles & Ray Eames, Alexander Girard, and Stig Lindberg; all who were incredibly popular at the time and were working with stacked shapes. Other artists may have included glass artist Georges Briard and fine artist Louise Nevelson.
The original World’s Fair ride also incorporated a kinetic sculpture titled “The Tower of the 4 Winds” designed by Rolly Crump. Unfortunately the tower was torn down when the fair ended.
Crump also may have been influenced by the work of Charles & Ray Eames and their solar powered “Do Nothing Machine”
Here are some more Mary Blair-isms that I found at Disneland:
I found these great old photographs of at home radios and record players. These are great!
July 24, 2009
Originally performed by Howard Morris. The Jetsons music video featuring ‘Jet Screamer’ from the 1960’s TV show.
The Sartorius Muscle, also know as “The Tailor’s Muscle” is the longest muscle in the human body. There are three hypotheses as to the genesis of the name “The Tailor’s Muscle”: One is that this name was chosen in reference to the cross-legged position in which tailors once sat. Another is that it refers to the location of the inferior portion of the muscle being the “inseam” or area of the inner thigh tailors commonly measure when fitting a pant. A third is that the muscle closely resembles a tailor’s ribbon. Thanks to my med-student friend Beth for introducing me to the bodies most “fashionable” muscle!
July 21, 2009
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