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The creative team at Fred Segal Finery in Santa Monica really outdid themselves with our display of ties for Spring 2011. It looks AMAZING and I’m obsessed with the phrenology heads! Thanks so much guys!

Today is our one year anniversary. Thanks to everyone for stopping by. This next year will be full of more great posts. Sorry for the lack of posts lately; I’ve been out on assignment!

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Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore is my favorite baseball stadium to visit. I love the vintage ballpark styling of the stadium.

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I love that the old B&O railroad warehouse was integrated into the design

Great Vintage Fonts.

Great Vintage Fonts.

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Wrought Iron awnings.  I love that the stadium uses Loden green and brick.

Wrought Iron awnings. I love that the stadium uses loden green and brick.

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The famous Eutaw Street

The famous Eutaw Street

Boog's Bar-B-Q on Eutaw Street

Boog's Bar-B-Q on Eutaw Street

B-B-Q and beer from Boog's

B-B-Q and beer from Boog's

You can even say hello to former Orioles first baseman Boog Powell.  He'll pose for photographs and sign autographs!

You can even say hello to former Orioles first baseman Boog Powell. He'll pose for photographs and sign autographs!

Great painted signs on the old B&O warehouse

Great painted signs on the old B&O warehouse

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Ken Griffey Jr. has been the only player to hit a ball off the warehouse.  Here is the plaque which commemorates the spot.

Ken Griffey Jr. has been the only player to hit a ball off the warehouse. Here is the plaque which commemorates the spot.

More great fonts inside the stadium

More great fonts inside the stadium

It was vintage uniform day at the park, and the Orioles were wearing the 1949 Negro League Baltimore Elite Giants uniforms.  They are awesome!

It was vintage uniform day at the park, and the Orioles were wearing the 1949 Negro League Baltimore Elite Giants uniforms. They are awesome!

Lester Lockett wearing the original Elite Giants uniform in the 1940's

Lester Lockett wearing the original Elite Giants uniform in the 1940's

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The Orioles dugout.  The Elite Giants uniforms are the best!

The Orioles dugout. The Elite Giants uniforms are the best!

I love this usher's handelbar mustache

I love this usher's handelbar mustache

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Attention Operatives:

The Agent has gone back out into the cold.  Please standby for posts to resume by end of this week.

-Office of the Director

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.

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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.

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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.

Artwork by Stig Lindberg which incorporated stacked shapes

Artwork by Stig Lindberg which incorporated stacked shapes

Alexander and Susan Girard at the Herman Miller showroom with stacked shape artwork

Alexander and Susan Girard at the Herman Miller showroom with stacked shape artwork

Mr. Eames at home with stacked shapes

Mr. Eames at home with stacked shapes

Glass tray by Georges Briard

Glass tray by Georges Briard

Louise Nevelson's "Sky Cathedral"

Louise Nevelson's "Sky Cathedral"

Another of Louise Nevelson's wooden sculptures

Another of Louise Nevelson's wooden sculptures

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.

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Crump and Disney with a model of "The Tower of the 4 Winds"

Crump and Disney with a model of "The Tower of the 4 Winds"

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Rolly Crump's "Tower of the 4 Winds" outside of "It's a Small World" at the New York World's Fair

Crump also may have been influenced by the work of Charles & Ray Eames and their solar powered “Do Nothing Machine”

Charles Eames with his solar powered toy

Charles Eames with his solar powered toy

The solar powered toy designed by Charles and Ray Eames

The solar powered toy designed by Charles and Ray Eames

Here are some more Mary Blair-isms that I found at Disneland:

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Castle on top of a vendor

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Attention All Operatives: Your help is needed to assist the Invisible Agent in infiltrating the set of television’s Mad Men. Currently posing as a contestant in the Mad Men Casting Call Contest under the alias “Mr. Hart” the Invisible Agent needs your 5 star vote to ensure his placement in the semifinals. Please review the below link ASAP:

CLICK HERE TO VOTE.

Remember you may vote at least once each day, all efforts on your part are sincerely appreciated by this Office and the Invisible Agent.

Re: Operation X7D:

Infiltration of Tomorrowland. Please decipher below code and report back.

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Space Mountain reflected

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Attention Operatives and Superiors:

The Invisible Agent was spotted in Paris at the Hotel Meurice.   All Operatives must reallocate to this agenda immediately.

Image captured by Operative #794 at 21:37

Image captured by Operative #794 at 21:37

8mm Paris – 1956:

-The Office of the Director