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    antique kimono inspiration

    May 12, 2009

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    These photographs of beautiful antique kimonos are from a Flickr set by Neville Trickett of Saint Verde Blog. I love them so much! They put me a little bit in mind of those pieces by Sunny Belliston that I posted the other day. Just wonderful! Via Dear Ada. (…) Read more »

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    folding sunglasses

    Mar 10, 2009

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    The buying team took a trip to New York a couple of weeks ago to go to the tradeshows and do some shopping. We were in Fabulous Fanny’s in the east village and spotted these amazing vintage folding sunglasses. We each bought a pair! They come in very unique shapes and fold up to fit (…) Read more »

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    notgeld

    Mar 01, 2009

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    I am obsessed by the graphics on these antique German notgeld, or emergency money. Notgeld was printed by small municipalities and town banks in Germany from WWI through the 1920′s and 30′s. Though it was not legal currency, it was generally accepted, and actually proved useful due to the outrageous inflation in Germany at the (…) Read more »

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    le ballon rouge

    Feb 10, 2009

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    Do you recognize the little boy and his red balloon? When I was a little girl I had this book, Le Ballon Rouge, and I loved it so much! It’s the story of a little boy and his best friend, a red balloon. It has fabulous pictures, and the story is really cute and touching! (…) Read more »

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    vintage valentines

    Feb 05, 2009

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    The West Virginia University has created this awesome online library of vintage Valentines! There are three categories: cards, 3-D cards, and postcards. The postcards are some of my favorite. You can even send one of the vintage Valentines via email from the website. I love the hot air balloon the best! Do you have a (…) Read more »

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    extremely old color movie…. so cool!

    Jan 30, 2009

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    I couldn’t resist posting this video of the Thames River in London in 1935! The film is an early color video; it used Gasparcolor, which is a very rare and old way of adding color to film. You can read a very detailed and admiring article about Gasparcolor here. I find old color pictures and (…) Read more »

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    three belgian autochromists

    Dec 27, 2008

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    These sweet photos came from Three Belgian Autochromists, a really cool site featuring the work of, you guessed it, three early Belgian autochromists! Autochrome is a very old way to take color pictures, used before the advent of color film. The site features the work of C. Corbett, P. Sano, and A. Van Besten, and (…) Read more »

  • fashion

    original hunter wellingtons

    Oct 24, 2008

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    How great is this photo? Pairs of wellingtons being inspected in 1939! The New York Times published an article this week called “The Fashion Report of 1920” about the current popularity of classic, utilitarian clothes, like the Hunter wellie. Check out Hunter’s Original and a short Festival version on FreePeople.com (…) Read more »

  • décor

    steampunk workshop

    Sep 11, 2008

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    Maybe the aesthetics of modern technology just isn’t your thing. Do you ever wish your computer looked a little more at home with the rest of your vintage and antique decor? Maybe a Victorian style all-in-one PC would look better. Or a how about a pretty brass LCD frame? You have to check out the (…) Read more »

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    white elephant vintage

    Jul 17, 2008

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    These photos from White Elephant Vintage are so simple and so beautiful. What a great way to display an item! Check out all of their vintage goodies for sale. Who knew boxing gloves could look so appealing? (…) Read more »

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    the vintage society

    Jun 13, 2008

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    A big thanks to The Vintage Society for supporting our design a bag contest! Check out the vintage society for pretty vintage designs, Society Girl of the Week, and instant outfits. They also have a nice collection of videos. This one is their instant outfit feature come to life… (…) Read more »

  • fashion

    Henry Clarke

    Jun 06, 2008

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    Many of you are probably already familiar with the work of photographer Henry Clarke, but I have been enjoying these photographs so much lately I wanted to share them with you! Born in 1918, Mr. Clarke worked under contract for French, American, and British Vogue from 1950 through the late 70′s, and is well known (…) Read more »

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