psychedelic

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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Geodesic dome redux

May 28, 2009

Geodesic dome redux

This post is sort of a follow-up to a previous post with a similar thesis: that the 60s and 70s aren’t dead, they’re alive and well and living on tumblr.

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Wary Meyers Decorative Arts

May 24, 2009

Wary Meyers Decorative Arts

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.

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Bloomingdales 1970s display rooms by Barbara D’Arcy

May 11, 2009

Bloomingdales 1970s display rooms by Barbara D’Arcy

More photos from “The Bloomingdale’s Book of Home Decorating,” 1973, by Barbara D’Arcy. These displays –  a Japanese room, a psychedelic red room and a room done in a sort of wild Tudor hunting lodge style – were built inside Bloomingdales in the late 60s or early 70s.

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The Saturday Generation

December 5, 2008

The Saturday Generation

The Cave Room (above), the Projection Room, and the Xanadu Room (below) are from “The Bloomingdale’s Book of Home Decorating,” 1973, by Barbara D’Arcy. D’arcy was famous for her wild display rooms actually constructed inside the Bloomingdales store in New York in the 1960s and 70s.

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