improvisional quilts / Susana Allen Hunter

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Selection of quilts made in the 50’s by African-American worker and quiltmaker Susana Allen Hunter (1912 – 2005), now @ The Henry Ford Museum.

Susana Allen Hunter 50's quilt

Susana Allen Hunter 50's quilt 2

Susana Allen Hunter 50's quilt 3

Susana Allen Hunter 50's quilt 4

Susana Allen Hunter quilt

vintage pot tractor

Gevalia coffee brand bus 1956

The 50’s pot-shaped tractors of Gevalia‘s (coffee and tea brand) mobile cafe in Gävle, Sweden.

Image source from Gävleborg County Museum, via retronaut

Nanna + Jørgen Ditzel

Nanna Ditzel, egg hanging chair

A selection of simple and functional vintage furniture by Danish design couple Nanna and Jørgen Ditzel. The two designers established a joint office in Copenhagen, in 1946 and received through the years many prizes and recognitions for their work in furniture, jewellery, kitchenware, glasses and fabrics.  Nanna Ditzel was also a cabinetmaker, a background that gave her the fundamental understanding of furniture making prior to its design.

First image is the iconic Egg, a rattan hanging chair designed in 1957 by Nanna and Jørgen Ditzel, still in production today by Bonacina, Italy.

 

Perle, by Nanna and Jørgen Ditzel, Kitani, Japan

the daybed Perle originally designed in 1951, above relaunched by Kitani, Japan.

 

Nanna Ditzel, basket chair 2

Nanna Ditzel, basket chair

Wooven cane Basket Chair, designed in 1950 (image source)

 

Nanna Ditzel, ranna chair

Ranna, the famous 3-legged rattan chair, one of Ditzel‘s first designs, produced today by Sika- Design

 

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Oda or the Nursing armchair, designed in 1953 (image source)

 

NANNA DITZE dinning table 1960

Lacquered wood dinning table, designed in 1960 (image source)

Bad Kingdom

Hand-drawn story of corruption and greed.
Directed and produced by Berlin based multimedia studio Pfadfinderei for Moderat.
Illustrations by Bernado Maldonado Morales, Daavid Mörtl, Benedikt Rugar, Arne Jysch, Moritz Friedrich.
Via nerdcore. Link to video.

Untitled / Ruth Asawa

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ruth asawa 3

Untitled, copper, iron, and galvanized steel crocheted wire sculptures (1955) from Japanese American artist Ruth Asawa. (images taken at the De Young Museum in San Francisco, CA via + via)

stills of an immediate future

Pictures by Alex Prager. Via but does it float

on enlightenment

As the Telegraph reports (here) ten teenage boys were castrated in the 1950s by the Dutch Roman Catholic Church as a “treatment” for homosexuality. Dutch journalist Joep Dohmen,  uncovered ten cases of the castrations, one of which was suffered by Henk Heithuis, who was castrated as a minor for reporting to police sexual abuse by a priest that he endured while in the boarding home. Although the priests were convicted of the abuses, Heithuis was still transported to a Catholic hospital, and underwent a surgical castration as a treatment for homosexuality and, according to the report, a punishment for tattling on the clergy.

May I remind you that the Catholic church actively encouraged the castration of pre-pubescent boys, for musical training during the Baroque period. At the time every church choir used castrated boy sopranos (Castrati), as women were not allowed to participate in church services.

Find the best cure for Christianity here and some American 50’s homophobic propaganda here. Photo via life

Only one is a wanderer; two together are always going somewhere.

[vimeo https://vimeo.com/25934218 w=560&h=308]

Alfred Hitchcoc’s Vertigo remixed by Jericho. Check their music here and here.
Link to video.