Posts Tagged ‘vintage’

Fleamarket decor in Delhi

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

India has the best inventory of vintage and antique furniture—both institutional and domestic—I’ve ever seen. Especially deco and moderne (bench above) not to mention traditional Indian wooden furniture of various vintages.

As discussed in this earlier post, in the early part of the 20th century the British administration in India hired architect Edward Lutyens to design the new city of New Delhi, and over the decades that he worked in India he brought Georgian, deco and moderne styles with him.

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Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 31st, 2009

Who she was, and whether she was led astray that night, are lost to history, but I hope she was celebrating New Year’s in the way she thought best. Happy New Year, everyone.

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Diet Cookbook, 1974, plus nudity

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009




This 1974 book cover has everything including mod 3D typeface, superimposed naked women in psychedelic colours, and an author named bureau of consumer research in lower case. The 1970s are a foreign country; they do things differently there. All I can think of is the 1973 lyric “painted ladies and a bottle of wine,” but probably only Canadians will know what I’m talking about.

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LSD was the gateway drug to long, belted sweaters

Wednesday, June 10th, 2009

Overheard dialogue on Twitter, if Twitter is capable of such a thing as dialogue:

GammaCounter:  Seriously lamenting that I missed out on the era of long Belted Sweaters http://bit.ly/belts
GreatDismal:  LSD was the gateway drug to long, belted sweaters

For those of you who don’t know, GreatDismal is fellow Vancouverite William Gibson.

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Wary Meyers Decorative Arts

Sunday, May 24th, 2009

Linda and John Meyers of Wary Meyers Decorative Arts assemble these mod, chic, distinctly 1960s and 70s interiors almost entirely from furniture and objects they find in thrift and vintage sales. They’ve produced some great interior design projects for clients but shown here is their own house in Portland, Maine, which is by now quite well-known.

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Ha, finally! The 90s are the new 80s.

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

That’s according to the New York Times, and since nostalgia seems to work in 20-year cycles, I guess anyone could have seen it coming. If, as the article says, the 90s were the sci fi thing and the Breeders, then excellent, but … what is that orange outfit! Do I not remember the 90s correctly?

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