Theme
4:04pm May 14, 2011

The Reels — Quasimodo’s Dream (slow version, 1981)

3:51pm May 14, 2011
mudwerks:

(via retro vintage modern hi-fi: Retro Hi-Fi Girl Friday)
Miss Canada 1966 has a cool Hi-Fi. Does anyone know the brand?

mudwerks:

(via retro vintage modern hi-fi: Retro Hi-Fi Girl Friday)

Miss Canada 1966 has a cool Hi-Fi. Does anyone know the brand?

3:35pm May 14, 2011
cloggo:

STEAMPUNK
Professor Skylar Raynes is the Dean of Alchemy at the Royal Spheran Academy.
Click picture for more.

cloggo:

STEAMPUNK

Professor Skylar Raynes is the Dean of Alchemy at the Royal Spheran Academy.

Click picture for more.

3:32pm May 14, 2011
3:16pm May 14, 2011
cagdaszen:

photo by michael tarasov

cagdaszen:

photo by michael tarasov

3:15pm May 14, 2011
mudwerks:

Seal the deal (by PopKulture)
Vintage can of Sure Seal Pipe Joint Compound - probably 1940’s.

mudwerks:

Seal the deal (by PopKulture)

Vintage can of Sure Seal Pipe Joint Compound - probably 1940’s.

2:48pm May 14, 2011
armyofdorkness:

GPOY

armyofdorkness:

GPOY

2:42pm May 14, 2011
mothgirlwings:

Female motorist stops for gasoline in Los Angeles, CA - c. 1920s

mothgirlwings:

Female motorist stops for gasoline in Los Angeles, CA - c. 1920s

2:42pm May 14, 2011
lushflora:

dress by Horrockses
photo by Chip Willis

lushflora:

dress by Horrockses

photo by Chip Willis

1:20pm May 14, 2011
beetleinabox:

Page from September 1939 edition of Mechanix Illustrated. It depicts the projected “Palace of the Soviets,” an administrative centre intended for Moscow. Building began in 1937, but the project was abandoned when Germany invaded in 1941. The design was based on a submission to an architectural competition by Boris Iofanan. It was ostensibly judged by a “Council of Experts” chaired by Gleb Krzhizhanovsky, but Stalin appears to have had a hand in the final decision on, and indeed design of, the neoclassical “wedding-cake style” structure. If completed, it would have been the tallest building in the world.
“Ode to Karl Marx,” a poem by John Forbes:

Old father of the horrible bride whose wedding cake has finally collapsed, you
spoke the truth that doesn’t set us free— it’s like a lever made of words no one’s
learnt to operate. So the machine it once connected to just accelerates & each new
rap dance video’s a perfect image of this, bodies going faster and faster, still dancing
on the spot. At the moment tho’ this set up works for me, being paid to sit and write &
smoke, thumbing through Adorno like New Idea on a cold working day in Ballarat, where
adult unemployment is 22% & all your grand schemata of intricate cause and effect
work out like this: take a muscle car & wire its accelerator to the floor, take out
the brakes, the gears the steering wheel & let it rip. The dumbest tattooed hoon
—mortal diamond hanging round the Mall— knows what happens next. It’s fun unless
you’re strapped inside the car. I’m not, but the dummies they use for testing are.

beetleinabox:

Page from September 1939 edition of Mechanix Illustrated. It depicts the projected “Palace of the Soviets,” an administrative centre intended for Moscow. Building began in 1937, but the project was abandoned when Germany invaded in 1941. The design was based on a submission to an architectural competition by Boris Iofanan. It was ostensibly judged by a “Council of Experts” chaired by Gleb Krzhizhanovsky, but Stalin appears to have had a hand in the final decision on, and indeed design of, the neoclassical “wedding-cake style” structure. If completed, it would have been the tallest building in the world.

“Ode to Karl Marx,” a poem by John Forbes:

Old father of the horrible bride whose
wedding cake has finally collapsed, you

spoke the truth that doesn’t set us free—
it’s like a lever made of words no one’s

learnt to operate. So the machine it once
connected to just accelerates & each new

rap dance video’s a perfect image of this,
bodies going faster and faster, still dancing

on the spot. At the moment tho’ this set up
works for me, being paid to sit and write &

smoke, thumbing through Adorno like New Idea
on a cold working day in Ballarat, where

adult unemployment is 22% & all your grand
schemata of intricate cause and effect

work out like this: take a muscle car &
wire its accelerator to the floor, take out

the brakes, the gears the steering wheel
& let it rip. The dumbest tattooed hoon

—mortal diamond hanging round the Mall—
knows what happens next. It’s fun unless

you’re strapped inside the car. I’m not,
but the dummies they use for testing are.

12:45pm May 14, 2011
They don’t write advertising copy like this anymore.

They don’t write advertising copy like this anymore.

12:37pm May 14, 2011
judywald:

Found image. Hunstanton in Norfolk in 1911. It is very unusual to see pictures of people in wet bathing costumes and with wet hair at this date.

judywald:

Found image. Hunstanton in Norfolk in 1911. It is very unusual to see pictures of people in wet bathing costumes and with wet hair at this date.