Lovely Photos of Halloween Costumes For Kids in the 1960-80s

Lovely Photos of Halloween Costumes For Kids in the 1960-80s

Halloween is a holiday celebrated each year on October 31. The tradition originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off ghosts. Continue reading »

See Inside a 1926 Rolls-Royce Phantom, the Most Expensive Rolls-Royce Ever Made

See Inside a 1926 Rolls-Royce Phantom, the Most Expensive Rolls-Royce Ever Made

The car was commissioned by business baron Clarence Gasque for his wife Maude, a devotee of 18th-century French design, and it remains one of the most inspired examples of bespoke coachbuilding to this day. Continue reading »

Stunning Artistic, Portrait and Surreal Photography by Man Ray in the 1920s and ’30s

Glass Tears, 1932
Stunning Artistic, Portrait and Surreal Photography by Man Ray in the 1920s and ’30s

Born 1890 as Emmanuel Radnitzky in South Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, American visual artist Man Ray spent most of his career in Paris. He was a significant contributor to the Dada and Surrealist movements, although his ties to each were informal. Continue reading »

1959 Ghia Selene by Tom Tjaarda, an Amazing Concept From Future Past From Italy

1959 Ghia Selene by Tom Tjaarda, an Amazing Concept From Future Past From Italy

A very talented man called Tom Tjaarda became one of GHIA’s main stylists, and he made a big impression with the 1959 Selene, a sort of super-sleek forward-control “people carrier”. Its follow-up, the Selene II of 1962, had a central driving seat and two rear seats facing backwards. Continue reading »

For the Last Decade, Artist and Collector Thomas Sauvin Recovered Discarded Negatives from A Recycling Plant Outside Beijing

For the Last Decade, Artist and Collector Thomas Sauvin Recovered Discarded Negatives from A Recycling Plant Outside Beijing

Since 2009, the French collector and artist Thomas Sauvin has salvaged discarded negatives from a recycling plant on the edge of Beijing, negatives that were destined to destruction. Continue reading »

Provocative Images of Young Men in Blue Jeans in Post-War Switzerland

Provocative Images of Young Men in Blue Jeans in Post-War Switzerland

An unsung pioneer of vernacular photography since the 1950s, Karlheinz Weinberger (1921–2006) captured a young generation of Swiss rebels who were greatly influenced by American culture. Continue reading »

Cool Vintage Photos Capture People Posing With Volkswagens in the 1960s and ’70s

Cool Vintage Photos Capture People Posing With Volkswagens in the 1960s and ’70s

Volkswagen, shortened to VW, is a German automaker founded in 1937 by the German Labour Front, known for the iconic Beetle and headquartered in Wolfsburg. Continue reading »

This Elderly German Couple Steals The Show Every Time They Go Out

This Elderly German Couple Steals The Show Every Time They Go Out
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Berlin fashionistas Britt Kanja and Günther Krabbenhöft have aged like fine wine. Despite their silver age, the two of them lead active lives, and not only appear in all kinds of cultural and social events, but absolutely wreck their dance floors as well. Continue reading »

1960 Ford Spaceliner, a Vehicle That Looks a Bit Like a Spaceship From a Science-Fiction Movie

1960 Ford Spaceliner, a Vehicle That Looks a Bit Like a Spaceship From a Science-Fiction Movie

There was a time when bubbletop concept cars were all the rage, both in the design studios of Detroit as well as on the hot rod and custom car show circuit. They ranged from mildly modified factory cars to one-off, completely fabricated show machines with exposed engines and wild paint jobs. Guys like Ed “Big Daddy” Roth, Darryl Starbird, and Dean Jeffries made a name for themselves building these wild show cars in the late 1950s and well into the 1960s. Continue reading »

A McDonald’s in New Zealand Lets Diners Eat Inside a Decommissioned Airplane

A McDonald's in New Zealand Lets Diners Eat Inside a Decommissioned Airplane
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Airplane food takes on a slightly different meaning in Taupo, New Zealand.

That’s because the small resort town on the North Island is home to one of the world’s most unique McDonald’s restaurants, which happens to be attached to a decommissioned airplane. Continue reading »

Home Office from The Future Past: Maurice-Claude Vidili’s Sphère D’isolation, Model No. S2

Home Office from The Future Past: Maurice-Claude Vidili's Sphère D’isolation, Model No. S2

This iconic and multifunctional piece emblematic of futuristic 1970s design presents with a solid white shell within which two benches and a shelving unit are incorporated. When seen in person, the lighting system presents with a slightly cooler, whiter light than pictured in the catalogue photography. Continue reading »

French Artist SLip Creates Delightfully Otherworldy, Colorful and Superb Surreal Collages

French Artist SLip Creates Delightfully Otherworldy, Colorful and Superb Surreal Collages

Active in the music world since 1998, SLip is not only a collage artist but a musician as well. His work is inspired by are pop-art, Soviet minimalism, and primary colors. Continue reading »

These Beautiful 16th Century Watercolors Illustrate the History of Comets And Meteors

These Beautiful 16th Century Watercolors Illustrate the History of Comets And Meteors

Humans have long regarded comets with a swirling mix of wonder and fear: The cosmic characters figure on Babylonian tablets and a sprawling, 11th-century European tapestry. Before scientists knew exactly what caused these bright smears across the sky, comets were often interpreted as portents of doom or destruction. (Occasionally, they were blamed for less-dramatic shenanigans, such as inspiring chickens to lay oddly shaped eggs.) Given their rich history, it makes sense that an unknown artist in 16th-century Flanders compiled a lavishly illustrated compendium of comets blazing as humans cowered or gawked. Continue reading »

Before Tesla, There Was Anadol, Legendary Turkish Dune Buggy

Before Tesla, There Was Anadol, Legendary Turkish Dune Buggy

Turkey’s indigenous (but with an American Ford engine) Anadol Böcek (Bug), was designed by Jan Nahum of the Ford-Otosan corporation in 1975. The car was produced between 1975 and 1977, in a very limited production run of 200-or-so vehicles. Continue reading »

1981 SAAB 906 Turbo, Sweden’s 6-Wheeled Colossal With Full Variety of Gadgets

1981 SAAB 906 Turbo, Sweden’s 6-Wheeled Colossal With Full Variety of Gadgets

There aren’t a lot of six-wheeled cars out there and often they’re one-of-a-kind mods like this Saab 906 Turbo. It was built by designer Leif Mellberg and it’s the biggest Saab that was ever built. Continue reading »

Matt Lipps’ Carefully Constructed Photographic Tableaus

Matt Lipps' Carefully Constructed Photographic Tableaus

Over the past twenty years, Matt Lipps has developed a distinctive photographic practice that pays tribute to the history of twentieth-century photography while also questioning the dominant myths that structure our cultural narratives. Continue reading »

Vintage Nudes Censored with Dot Art

Vintage Nudes Censored with Dot Art

With the ever-growing issue of having art censored across many social media platforms, one artist is using his dot art to make some questionable images more palatable to general audiences. Continue reading »

“Women of The Future” According to The French Artist Albert Bergeret, 1902

"Women of The Future" According to The French Artist Albert Bergeret, 1902

In 1902, a French manufacturer released a set of trading cards designed by artist Albert Bergeret that imagined the “women of the future” (original: Les Femmes de l’Avenir). These cards depict various, imagined occupations that would have seemed fantastical to most ladies at the time: doctor, lawyer, politician, firefighter, even members of the military. Continue reading »

Couple In Their 80s Celebrate Their 60th Wedding Anniversary With Photos In Original Outfits

Couple In Their 80s Celebrate Their 60th Wedding Anniversary With Photos In Original Outfits

What’s the secret formula for a long-lasting, happy marriage? One couple from Nebraska surely knows it as they just celebrated their 60th anniversary in their original wedding attire. Photographer Katie Autry captured this wonderful occasion while Marvin Stone, 88, and Lucille Stone, 81, held hands, danced, and posed together in an open Nebraska field. Continue reading »

Artist Colorized Vintage Portraits Of LGBT Couples To Show Beauty And Support For The LGBTQ+ Community

Artist Colorized Vintage Portraits Of LGBT Couples To Show Beauty And Support For The LGBTQ+ Community

Accordint to Andrea Erali: “Hi, my name is Andrea and I’m a gay art director based in New York. A couple of years ago, I came across “The Invisibles,” a touching collection of vintage portraits of love and pride curated by Sebastien Lifshitz. I found these photos of gay lovers and friends so touching, and I realized at that moment that the LGBTQ+ community has a history too. And a beautiful one.” Continue reading »

Amazing Then-and-Now Photos Show How London Has Changed From Between the 1920s and 2010s

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Amazing Then-and-Now Photos Show How London Has Changed From Between the 1920s and 2010s

The 1920s in Britain, also known as the ‘Roaring Twenties’, was a decade of contrasts. The First World War had ended in victory, peace had returned and with it, prosperity. Continue reading »

Grandson Inherits His Grandfather’s Collection Of Unseen Street Photos Taken Over Half A Century Ago

Grandson Inherits His Grandfather’s Collection Of Unseen Street Photos Taken Over Half A Century Ago

When in 2014, Dylan Scalet inherited a sizable collection of photos captured by his grandfather Jack Sharp, he didn’t expect much. It actually took him 6 years—and COVID-19 lockdown happening—to finally begin to digitize the film. What he discovered was a treasure trove of incredible photographs depicting street life in Europe more than half a century ago. Continue reading »

“Face Values”: The Surreal and Disturbing Collage Portraits of John Stezaker

"Face Values": The Surreal and Disturbing Collage Portraits of John Stezaker

John Stezaker is a British conceptual artist born in 1949. For the past fifty years, Stezaker has been making some of the most arresting and disturbing collages from found photographs, postcards, book plates, and magazines. Continue reading »

“The Unruliness of Leisure”: Photographs of European Summers from 1979-1984

"The Unruliness of Leisure": Photographs of European Summers from 1979-1984

Every summer from the late 1970s through the mid ’80s photographer Sergio Puritell would buy an inexpensive roundtrip ticket from New York to London, and from there get a Eurail pass. Traveling cheaply, he could move freely around Europe. Continue reading »

1938 Buick Y-Job, the World’s First Concept Car

1938 Buick Y-Job, the World’s First Concept Car

It’s easy to look at the Harley Earl-designed 1938 Buick Y-Job today and dismiss it as just another neat old car. But put it in the context of 1938, and you’ll realize that it is one of the most radical, influential cars of all time. Continue reading »