Saturday, September 14, 2013

Motel Interiors of the 60s

It's always fun to stumble across great collections of ephemera and this is a great collection!
 Roadside Pictures has a fantastic collection of post cards of motel interiors from the 60s. Some how I don't think Motel Liquidators has any of these items in their inventory.  This collection allows us to have a first hand glimpse at how it was.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Pantone's Fall Color Fashion Report 2013

Alrighty Pantone has announced the best colors in women's fashion for the fall!

PANTONE 17 - 5641 Emerald
PANTONE 18 - 4434 Mykonos Blue
PANTONE 15 - 0533 Linden Green
 PANTONE 19 - 3628 Acai
PANTONE 1 9 - 1662 Samba
PANTONE 1 7 - 1452 Koi
PANTONE 1 8 - 0312 Deep Lichen Green
PANTONE 1 9 - 2045 Vivacious
PANTONE 19 - 4215 Turbulence
PANTONE 1 9 - 1116 Carafe

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Louis I. Kahn For Sale in Philadelphia

 The Esherick house, commissioned by Margaret Esherick,  in Philadelphia has been waiting for 51 years for a new owner.  This one bedroom Mid-century Modern home designed by Louis I. Kahn is for sale with an asking price of  $1,100,000.00. I'd be happy just to go to an open house!

The home sits on a 3/4 acre and with gorgeous windows that bring the outside inside, highlighting every season Pennsylvania has to offer. Once again a fine example of America's interest in Naturalism in the late 50s and early 60s.. This home highlights much of what Kahn took pleasure in creating during his 50 year career as an architect, teacher at Yale and lecturer at Princeton.

The kitchen was designed by Margaret Esherick's uncle, Wharton Esherick a well known sculptor and furniture designer in Philadelphia. Additional photos of the kitchen can be found on Flickr.

Wharton Esherick table

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Mail Call for a Remington Inc. Lone Star Mailbox

They just don't make things to last anymore do they? This mailbox by Remington Hardware Co. Inc., has surely seen lots of mail in it's day. Just think of the letters written from one family member or friend to another that have passed through this old cast aluminum letterbox. Nowadays we send a message, letter or note just by clicking the "send" button. Yet there is still a need for the mail. I can't imagine a wedding invitation sent electronically but who is to say what the future will bring?

This great piece of Americana is available for sale at The Garage Sale Archeologist online Etsy shop.

Remington Hardware Lone Star Mailbox

Monday, September 2, 2013

Open Door Open Roads

I just had to share Open Door Studio's Retro Travel Trailer Makeover! It just goes to show you with a little creativity and lots of love old things can come back to life in a new and colorful way. Join Martha and her family on their vintage travels! Lots of great ideas are bound to spring from it! :)