Thursday, November 19, 2009

"Autumn, By Sinatra"

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Some autumn inspiration from Frank, to accompany a few beautiful photos that capture "Autumn In New York".





Tuesday, October 20, 2009

"Design By Dansk"

Who knew that stainless steel and wood looked so good together?

Dansk has, for fifty years. They've been making classic modern teak pieces since the Mid 20th century, and are still making classics for the future. http://www.dansk.com
See some retro Dansk classics at http://www.hiandlomodern.com

Thursday, September 24, 2009

"Bergman Estate Auction"

I was intrigued to read on "iwatchstuff.com" that Ingmar Bergman's estate is being auctioned off this month via Bukowski's Auction House. Personal items ranging from photos, awards, Mid-20th Century modern design home furnishings and accouterments, old cameras, collected artworks, movie posters, the clapperboard used for filming "The Silence", and what is believed to be Death's chess set in "The Seventh Seal", are on the block. Being a Scandinavio-phile, this fascinates me and I only wish that I could bid on something from this amazing collection. Anyone who enjoys Bergman's films, or just Scandinavian design and collectibles, would be interested in seeing these auction items even if bidding is out of the question. Be sure to click on "Browse The Catalog" on the side menu to see the entire collection, it's incredibly personal to Bergman and many interesting items of 20th Century days gone by are included.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

"Industrial Art At NASA"

This shot of a NASA centrifuge room reminded me of a Mondrian painting.

Monday, June 8, 2009

"Space Advertising Couture"


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Louis Vuitton (along with Annie Leibovitz and her ace photo-shopping/SFX crew) have commemorated the 40th anniversary of man landing on the Earth's Moon in LV's July release advertisement. As far as I can tell, the bag in the image is nothing out of the ordinary for the LV line (no special compartments for a flight helmet or pilot's kneeboard and aviator glasses), but the Louis Vuitton Core Values advertising campaign has chosen to wisely include one man who walked on the Moon, another who cheated death while orbiting the Moon and returned to tell the story, and the first US woman in space, to distinguish their product. Well done Louis, and very nice advertising artwork. I also like the use of 'Mater the rusty truck from the movie "Cars" for the rustic Americana touch. :-)
See the LV site: http://www.louisvuittonjourneys.com
Behind the scenes shots: http://www.hotblog.no/?p=3328

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

"3D Space Photos"

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Look at one of the photo sets above, and cross your eyes just a little until you see three images side by side instead of two. The image in the center field of view will be a 3D version of the picture.