Archive for the ‘1950s’ Category

WEIRD BOOKS.

October 7, 2009

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via Spencer Research Library

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ALEXANDER GIRARD is not new.

October 5, 2009

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I found a perfect quote for NisN while reading about Girard today.

Nothing is new, but personal interpretation can often be so.
– Alexander Girard, 1956

via SFMOMA


MAINE PARTY.

September 2, 2009

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This is dedicated to Molly & David and their wedding in Maine.
I have no clue what is happening in these photos—I only hope
we party this bizarrely at the wedding!
via Life

LEWIS SMITH.

April 27, 2009

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Lewis Smith via Fine Little Day

ATOMS PATTERNS.

April 21, 2009

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via Welcome Collection

EVA.

April 10, 2009

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Eva Zeisel.

WEIRD LOSERS.

April 9, 2009

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Weird losers submitted in competition included dragon’s tooth-like design made of one plywood piece.

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Weird losers submitted in competition included a plywood hoop holding a
rubber sheet which gives under the sitter.

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Weird losers submitted in competition included this chair whose back and seat are suspended by nylon cords.

via LIFE

LA LA CASHIN.

March 13, 2009

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Fashion designer Bonnie Cashin via Bonnie Cashin Foundation

The La-La Girls
As a child attending the popular theater, Cashin was enchanted by “the la-la girls . . . the lights – the music – the color.” By the time she was a teen, her heart was set on becoming a chorus girl. Cashin auditioned to join a dance troupe, but at just over five feet tall, her hopes were dashed when she faced the line of long limbs doing high kicks.

Rather than start her dance routine, she exclaimed to the managers “I can’t do that, but I can draw,” and held out her sketchbook from the stage. She was hired on the spot as their costume designer. This selection of drawings is from the childhood portfolio that helped her secure her first “dream” job.

THE GEISSLERS.

March 12, 2009

via An Ambitious Project Collapsing via The Geisslers

YOGA LIFE.

March 11, 2009

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I am practicing yoga for 31 days of March. Today is Day 11. Yoga via Life