70s

Transformer

October 28, 2013

Transformer

Dancing to Transformer inside the old Crying Room space a few weeks ago, oblivious and laughing at 4 am while singing along to:

And curtains laced with diamonds dear for you
And all the Roman Noblemen for you
And kingdom’s Christian Soldiers dear for you
And melting ice cap mountain tops for you
And knights in flaming silver robes for you
And bats that with a kiss turn prince for you.

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Stainless steel, white, avocado, harvest gold, bellbottoms, Vietnam, Iraq

November 22, 2012

Stainless steel, white, avocado, harvest gold, bellbottoms, Vietnam, Iraq

An article on fashions in appliance colours (stainless steel vs. white) on oveninfo.com (a kitchen appliance website) quickly leads to a flame war in its comment section.  Stainless steel is pitted against avocado and harvest gold, bellbottoms against video games and Vietnam vs.

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Arcosanti, by Paolo Soleri

January 5, 2012

Arcosanti, by Paolo Soleri

Arcosanti, designed by Italian-born architect Paolo Soleri, is an experimental architectural complex perched on the side of a gulch in the Arizona desert, about 70 miles north of Phoenix. 

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Rocking camel by B.C. painter/author Jim Willer

July 15, 2011

Rocking camel by B.C. painter/author Jim Willer

I grew up with this psychedelic rocking camel, handmade in the late 60s/early 70s by B.C. artist/novelist Jim Willer. He called these “Bumpity Camels” and ours was one of a series—our cousins had one too.

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One more thing

June 25, 2011

One more thing

“There’s not enough psychedelic stuff on TV. I want the world to be a bit weirder than it is. I hate reality, so I hate reality TV. But I love Columbo.”
— Noel Fielding (of the BBC’s The Mighty Boosh – image of Columbo from a Boosh animation below) & more tributes here.

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Spaceship condo

May 25, 2011

Spaceship condo

Spaceship condominium in Guilford, Connecticut, designed by Wil Armster. We need to see more buildings like this, especially in Vancouver, to break up the endless architectural monotony not to mention mediocrity.

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