Posts Tagged ‘Soviet’

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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Soviet architecture from the 60s and 70s, photographed by Frederic Chaubin

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

Utopian soviet architecture, futuristic and sci-fi, photographed by Frederic Chaubin, editor of French magazine Citizen K. Interview and photos from Ping Mag. The architect who designed the building below was influenced by a sketch of an imaginary city drawn by a Russian artist. “Roads Ministry” (Tbilisi, Georgia, 1975).

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Spomenik: The End of History, by Jan Kempenaers

Saturday, November 14th, 2009

Photo essay of post-war Yugoslavian monuments and architecture by Belgian artist Jan Kempenaers, from the Crown Gallery site. “Spomenik” means monument, and all of these structures were meant to commemorate WWII losses and point to progress and a generally utopian future. Thanks to the turmoil of subsequent wars in the former Yugoslavia, these brutalist monuments have fallen into disrepair.

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Thank you, deletia, for rolcats

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

I found this on the consistently entertaining blog deletia. It was taken from Rolcats, a site featuring fake English translations of an Eastern Bloc version of Lolcats. Rolcats makes Lolcats look very, very amateur, which granted is not difficult. Below is the translation of the caption above, and deletia’s response:

It’s pretty hard for me to express how much I love this.

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