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Charlotte Perriand


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For a while it seems Charlotte Perriand was written about as the woman “behind the scenes,” but I don’t think that’s the case any more. Once harshly turned away by Le Corbusier at the age of
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Gemma Taccogna


Same Time, Different Place

Italian Gemma Taccogna is recognized as THE master of paper mache. She began crafting toys for herself in the early 1950’s, playing around with the medium, and developing her whimsical style. Her work sold to stores
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Women in the Mid Century


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Women designers and artists were a driving force behind the success of the mid-century modern movement. From Eileen Gray’s stark, E1027 Table to Eva Zeisel’s undulous, Century dinnerware, some of the most iconic mid-century design
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Artist’s Proof


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Usually the size of the edition and the number of that particular proof is indicated on the left-hand size of the print. A printmaking is often a collaborative undertaking between the artist and a publisher or dealer who
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Green with Envy


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Escape to another world in this fantastic mod setting. Image via Flickr.

Googie Architecture


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Cantilevered structures, sloping roofs, starbursts, boomerangs, steel, glass, and neon colors are some of the elements found on Googie architecture. A subdivision of Futurist architecture, influenced by the nascent car culture of the 1940’s, jets, the
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Blue Monday


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You’re sure to make a statement in this Pierre Cardin coat.   Image via the Super Seventies. This photo originally appear in L’Officiel, 1971. Photo by Roland Bianchini.

Beach Holiday


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Time to close your computers and hit the beach! Image via They Roared Vintage. .

Space Hoppers


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A couple of boys in Glasgow in 1970 showing off their Christmas presents: astronaut suits and Space Hoppers. “The original Space Hoppers were introduced to the UK by toy makers Mettoy in 1969. They came
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Verner Panton


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Verner Panton is considered one of Denmark’s more influential designers. A wonderful master of color and shape. Verner Panton is synonymous with futuristic designs and experimentation. Check more of his work here. Images via Whorange and
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The Space Race influenced generations of  musicians.  Here’s the Minneapolis-based band, Detroit, performing their song “Escape Pod” in 1997.  Enjoy!

Get Comfortable in Space


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Designed by Michel Ducaroy in 1973 and still produced by Ligne Roset, the Togo sofa celebrates space-age design with an over-stuffed twist.   Image via Simply Design.

A Room Peppered with Vintage


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A beautiful living room displaying vintage in an understated way, be it ceramic or brass. Image via Pinterest.

Chawan


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Chawan is a small bowl meant for preparing and drinking tea. But it’s also much more. It’s a about harmony, colour, hand-feel, and mastery of clay. As The Japan Times puts it: It has to be
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Trek & Burke


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There’s an ongoing debate in the Sci Fi community regarding certain chairs used on set of the original Star Trek series. These chairs, modified by set designers working on the Starship Enterprise, may (or may
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