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Image of the Day, August 7, 2013

With summer in full swing, there’s nothing like checking out a gallery of vintage picnic supply packaging. Included is the bright color palette of this design for a 1960s set of Holiday party tumblers (complete with holder!) from Australian company Brian Davis and Company Pty Ltd brand Decor. The typography and and monochromatic photos...

Songbird Janet Klein's Hotsy-Totsy Music Designs

By day, Janet Klein is a printing industry representative and sidekick to world-class designers and art institutions. By night—and on weekends—she’s a uke-playing chanteuse. And here in Los Angeles she’s a legend among aficionados of early 1900s ditties, and vintage design. Accompanied by Ian “You Turn Me On” Whitcomb and her other “Parlor Boys,”...

Black Dahlia Murder, Part 2: The Victim’s Makeup

Wrapping up my interview with crime historian Joan Renner, we delve deeper into an unsolved murder mystery. Joan explores her theory that the victim’s Black Dahlia persona began when she was still alive. Read part one, with more details of the Dahlia investigation, here. Our conversation picks up with Joan describing her passion for...

Today's Obsession: Collections

I have a friend, sort of a pen pal from the web, named Robert Patrick, who’s an art dealer in California. Robert’s in his fifties from what I can gather, and he’s using this portion of his life to look back over his years at the small, quiet things which have made him who...

Not Your Average Second Hand Shop

Found while strolling through the Passage des Panoramas off the Grands Boulevards is the shop of Tombees Ducamion, a small yet packed tableau vivant, where all the items that comprise the various small tableaux and mise en scene in the store are for sale. This walk-in-Joseph Cornell-box is replete with vintage things, like doll...

Trapped in a Vintage Advertising Store

The only thing worse than being locked inside a vintage advertising store in Paris, is being locked outside. Looking at the wealth of wonderful treasures – enamel signs, points of purchase figures and mascots, assorted posters and bills and lord knows whatelse that can’t be seen through the barred window. The dealer of the...

Today's Obsession: Double-Coupon Day

Find of the week! Words and Eggs is a little design blog I found via Dan Rhatigan on his Twitter feed earlier today, because he posted that they have an archive of vintage coupons, which they found via their favorite Tumblr, Number of the Day, which is exactly what it sounds like, only more...

Today's Obsession: The "The" Project

Monsieur Robb Ogle of Ontario (that’s near downtown Canada, for the Americans) gives us a novel little thing, The “The” Project. This is pretty much what you’d expect—a gallery made up of the word “the,” lettered variously. All pre-digital, too!