Archive for the ‘nostalgia’ Tag

earthvsmoon

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

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The Cutaway, a Menu of Possibilities

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

The Eagle Comic logo

The Cutaway, a Menu of PossibilitiesCUTAWAY

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What to wear?

Monday, August 5th, 2013

fashion

The 12 Most Ludicrous Superhero Armors.

face ornament

Uncategorized | London Calling

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

Uncategorized | London Calling.

Cover Of The Century?

Friday, March 15th, 2013

beano

The cover of the 1972 Beano Book

The cover of the 1972 Beano Book (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

PPA 100 : Cover Of The Century

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Waste not want not

Saturday, February 9th, 2013

Le culte du corps

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

Culture française

One quality, the finest.

A new book by French historian and sociologist Georges Vigarello, La Silhouette, naissance d’un défi, describes the change in the use of the word silhouette in the 20th century. In the 18th century, a silhouette was a portrait cut from paper and style favored women who were pulpeuses, or curvy. Then along came Coco Chanel, Madame Grès, and Madeleine Vionnet, and out went the corset. Liberté! Now the style was for long, thin bodies and sillhouette was the term for the female form.

It’s ironic that what the designers intended to liberate women now enslaves them. Corsets had provided a sillhouette where none existed naturally. A tiny waist was possible, thanks to whalebone and an enormous capacity for discomfort. Post-corset, a woman’s true sillhouette was on display for good or for ill.

Today, every women’s magazine trumpets weight loss promises. Last week, I even saw one…

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Structural Engineering

Friday, October 12th, 2012


image of the Empire State Building NYC used as link to http://www.essential-new-york-city-guide.com/empire-state-building-facts.html

image of construction worker - Empire State Building
image of King Kong - atop the Empire State Building from the 1933 movie of the same name

http://www.newyorktransportation.com/info/empirefact2.html

http://www.esbnyc.com/
http://www.aviewoncities.com/buildings/nyc/empirestatebuilding.htm
http://www.bigshinyrobot.com/
HOW HIGH CAN WE BUILD?

Welcome to Macintosh

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

picture of the 'smiley mac' icon (Susan Kare)

David Bowie is: Exhibition

Sunday, September 30th, 2012

via David Bowie is: About the Exhibition – VICTORIA AND ALBERT MUSEUM

BOWIE

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