Dotty

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B&W mosaic spotted in the basement of a decadent 60’s shopping center in Athens, Greece. Image by WWT.

Untitled / Brion Gysin

Brion Gysin untitled 1962

Untitled watercolor and ink on paper, 24.4×20.6cm, created in 1962 by British artist Brion Gysin, from the exhibition Witnessing Visions at Ubu Gallery, NYC.

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)

Space memorabilia

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apollo 11 Space Exploration Auction 2

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nasa Space Exploration Signature Auction

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Original NASA publications from a recent auction of manuals, guidebooks, press kits, reports, brochures, etc at the Space Exploration Signature Auction 2013 by Heritage Auctions.

LIFE goes skateboarding

“Skateboarding, as the old saying has it, is not a crime. But as these pictures show, riding a deck can sure feel criminally fun.” / Skateboarding in New York, 1965. / LIFE magazine

How Insensitive

Brutally uncaring tunes by Antonio Carlos Jobim.

..and gay men are bloodthirsty animals!

Once upon a time, not so long ago, in the land of  liberty and opportunity...

Boys Beware“, a chronicle of  the various ways gay men of 1961 stalked their young prey, commissioned by the  Inglewood Police Department, California (!)…  a film shown  to all 60’s pubescent boys in classrooms across USA.

This  ”educational film”  warns the little American boys  that  the homosexual can be anywhere, and he just isn’t happy unless he’s sodomizing a naive teenager. Boys Bewere was also to  help  those young, tender, blond boys recognize the dangers of the mentally ill homosexual, and points out some warning signs. (full film here)

Girls Bewere version was available too..

via  f-rated

bubbles

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Women sailing over the streets of Paris inside giant plexi bubbles, from Melvin Sokolsky‘s “Bubble” fashion photo series published in Harper’s magazine in 1963. More here and here.