Aluminium Tulip chair / Pierre Guariche

Tulip chair Pierre Guariche 1

Tulip chair Pierre Guariche 2

Tulip chair Pierre Guariche 3

Totally drooling over this aluminium Tulip chair designed in 1954 for Steiner, by Pierre Guariche, found at Trove. This is the aluminum version of the famous Tonneau chair, one of Guariche’s most well known and produced designs.

beam us up ..

beat up creations by Angela Rossi

Altered antique plate by Amgela Rossi from the Beat Up Creations

Bonobo’s Cirrus / Harris Cyriak

 

Music video created by British animator Cyriak Harris, for the truck Cirrus by artist Simon Green, AKA Bonobo

previously on Cyriak: Baaa  + Walks of life

Space memorabilia

apollo Space Exploration Auction 2

apollo 11 Space Exploration Auction 2

apollo 11 Space Exploration Auction

apollo 11 Space Exploration Auction 3

nasa Space Exploration Signature Auction

nasa Space Exploration Signature Auction 2

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.

Children’s Toys of Bygone Days

Guillotine toy-French revolution

 

Guillotine children’s toy made during the time of French revolution (ca. 1794), from the book: Children’s Toys of Bygone Days: A History of Playthings of All Peoples from Prehistoric Times to the XIXth Century by Karl Grober, published in 1928 by B.T. Batsford ltd.

“..the nineteenth century it was the custom in Italy to tie a string to the leg of living birds or big cockchafers and give them to children as a toy to play with. The custom was so universal that we even see such living playthings represented in the hands of the Christ Child, especially in pictures of the Italian Renaissance. A curious example of a similar kind was to be found among the usually so simple and harmless German toys, as a Nuremberg catalog of the eighteenth century proves (image bellow). These were comic figures with space inside to hold a bird which in its struggles gives to the figures all kind of motions. As the catalog says: ‘No one would imagine that a living bird was inside, but would suppose that it was clock-work which made the head, eyes, and beak of the bird move.”

 

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Huge graffiti @Kriezotou st, Athens, Center by Greek artist Panos Sklavenitis.

1980 – 2000

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Monsters of the Gilded Age

Charles Eisenmann’s (1855-1927) famous circus portraits, from the book “Monsters: Human Freaks in America’s Gilded Age”

 

you may also check freak show by Asger Carlsen.