Vietnam

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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Marguerite Duras’ bedroom in Neauphle, France, 1960s

February 16, 2009

Marguerite Duras’ bedroom in Neauphle, France, 1960s

There’s something compelling about this photo of the bedroom of novelist Marguerite Duras in the house she bought in Neauphle, outside Paris, in the 1960s. The thin cot bed is so peculiar, like something she might have grown up with during her impoverished colonial childhood in French Indochina.

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