Posts Tagged ‘seventies’

Peter Gzowski interviews Iggy Pop, 1977

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

“You don’t have to call me sir.”  “No, I don’t have to… I forgot your name.”

(For those who don’t know, the late Peter Gzowski was Canada’s most beloved CBC TV and radio interviewer. Most of us are more familiar with him on radio, so it’s funny to see his face, particularly with those glasses on it.)

PS Note the curtains.

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Bobby Deerfield, 1977

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

Proof that the 70s and 80s meet in 1977. In the Hollywood film Bobby Deerfield, Al Pacino plays a troubled race-car driver who leaves his girlfriend, a weaving artist, for  a dying European jetsetter whom I found annoyingly shallow, juvenile and capricious. And that’s all you need to know about the vanquishing of the 70s by the 80s.

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See-through furniture

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

These are a mix of glass and lucite, past and present. The bottom 3 pieces are from the 70s and all of the pieces at top are contemporary. Transparency puts furniture into the realm of the future or the imaginary, even when it also automatically harks back to the 1970s. Which may be the same thing.

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Where those big glasses really come from.

Sunday, February 22nd, 2009

The big glasses everyone’s been wearing for five years? Charles Nelson Reilly and Brett Somers, 1975. More here.

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