Tuesday, December 23, 2008
I have had an obsession with mid-century ranch homes for the past two years.
There is something so appealing about the open layout. I picture a fireplace that is always on, a warm glow in contrast to cool slate and an out-of-place camel back sofa. It works. Trust me.
Jan Balet did this amazing illustration for BH&G in the late 50's. His drawings are inspiring. See more here.
Posted by jess r. at 1:21 PM
Friday, December 19, 2008
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Monday, December 15, 2008
1947 educational video.
Are You Popular?
With the end of World War II, the wars at home began: women were forced to yield their wartime jobs to men; cities stagnated while suburbs blossomed; friends of the Soviet Union turned their backs on communism; and kids got to be kids again. Like their counterparts in other parts of the world, American youth bore the brunt of the nation's wartime social problems. While parents were shipped overseas or worked long hours in defense plants, kids were often left to fend for themselves. Many dropped out of school and took factory jobs. Juvenile crime and delinquency increased dramatically and were publicized as major social problems. Teenagers indulged in considerable sexual self-expression and made headlines for doing so, especially the "Victory Girls" who slept with servicemen. Finally, the young began to believe that nothing mattered, that the future was not worth living for.
Posted by jess r. at 12:43 PM
Friday, December 12, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
These are possibly the cutest and most clever cards I have seen in ages. They were done by Ted Sears, a Disney animator during the "golden age of disney." He did stuff like Cinderella, Dumbo Alice in Wonderland and Snow White. All the goodies.
And the cards are to die for.
(Photos via molliesc on flickr.)
Posted by jess r. at 8:47 AM