Posts Tagged ‘Russian’

Russian family crest and coat of arms

Sunday, February 19th, 2017

Just curious if anyone out there can read the symbolism in this crest? These wax seal stamps are from a Russian relative and I think they might be fairly old. The design seems to vary from stamp to stamp, one having lions and another having deer or impala, but despite differences it seems to be the same crest.

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Soviet Saturn vs. Hoover Constellation vacuum

Saturday, October 12th, 2013

From “Soviet Life“, via Google Translate: “Hoover “Saturn.” In production since 1962 in Lithuania. His prototype – American «Hoover Constellation» 1955. Soviet engineers gave the American a spherical shape, and added features (the ability to use a blow-off mode) and mobility. As a nice bonus – the cosmic name and plastic ring “around the equator.” That was more like a planet.”

Пылесос «Сатурн».

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The largest clear-span wooden building in the world – Tillamook Air Museum

Sunday, March 17th, 2013

The largest clear-span wooden building in the world, constructed entirely without glue wood, was built as a U.S. military air station hangar. It is now the Tillamook Air Museum in Oregon. More info here and Wikipedia.

It’s nice to see communities saving these old military hangars.

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Kaleidoscope

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

A screenshot from Я на народе!. Try for yourself; go to the site and run your cursor over the kaleidoscope.

 

 

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Russia looks at Canada

Monday, May 30th, 2011

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LE8JaXH0qiw

From my mother.

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Typography over at the Russian People’s Home

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

The Russian Hall, formerly the Russian People’s Home, consistently produces typography so clear, so straightforward, so capitalized it is a manifesto in itself, design or political. This what happens when you try to produce design degree zero: the more you eschew style, the more you achieve it.

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