1. Hacienda Ruins repurposed as Swimming Pools
2. Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra’s Hamburger Recipes
Found on imgur
3. A fashion shoot on location at Jimi Hendrix’s old house in the canyon of dreams
5. A Greenhouse on the Roof of Bloomingdales
Anyone know if there’s any trace of this greenhouse still remaining today? I’ve done every Google keyword search I can think of…!
Above: painted mural on the west wall of Bloomingdale Bros.
6. A Subculture stuck in the 1950s
Elvis Presley. Pompadours. Black-and-white creeper shoes. Cuffed jeans. And a little bit of James Dean rebellion. These are just some of the ingredients of the modern Rockabilly style. Despite being generations removed from the original Rockabillies of the 1950s, today’s Rockabilly subculture has adopted the look—the slick-backed hair or the Betty Paige bangs—and the sound—from Carl Perkins to Buddy Holly—of mid-twentieth century American youth culture. Photographs from a book by Jennifer Greenburg, The Rockabillies, available to buy on Amazon.
7. Sketches recording Paris in the late 19th century
Sketches designed by Jules-Adolphe Chauvet / Auguste Louis Marie Ottin.
At the corner of rue du Temple and rue Ste Croix de la Bretonnerie, 1870s (in the Marais).
Rue Mondétour, 1893 (next to Châtelet)
Rue St. Bon, a small backstreet which starts from 62 Rue de Rivoli and ends at 91 rue de la Verriere by way of a small staircase, 1891.
This archway was once part of the buildings of the Prefecture Police before it was transported to the Carnavalet Museum where it appears as a gateway on the Rue des Francs-Bourgeois, 1890.
Found amongst 1,422 sketches in the online Chauvet Collection, at BnF’s digital library, Gallica.
8. A class you can take on Jay Z and Kanye West’s relationship at the University of Missouri
“I really do think that these guys are warming up to the level of major poets, and not many people think of it in those terms. Because it’s not just on a page, but it’s video art, too. So, we looked at how those complicated the questions, and how do books about poetry help us to understand rap with Jay and Kanye at the forefront … They’re very much like painters and novelists in the 20th century, moving beyond the confines of the art form’s boundaries.” – Course teacher Andew Hoberek
9. A vinyl record format that could play videos, known as the Capacitance Electronic Disc (CED).
The vinyl cousin of the laser disc, the Capacitance Electronic Disc (CED) was an analog video disc playback system developed by RCA, in which video and audio could be played back on a TV set using a special needle and high-density groove system similar to phonograph records. More info on Wikipedia, found via Reddit.
10. The Toyota RV, 1972
50+ Years of Japanese Concept Cars, found on Pink Tentacle.
11. Miniature Gas Stations by David LaChapelle
Vivid and color saturated photographs of refineries and gas stations which are actually handcrafted scale models constructed from cardboard and other recycled materials such as egg cartons, tea canisters, and other by-products of our petroleum-based, disposability-obsessed culture. More found at Faith is Torment.
12. A 90 year-old Cargo Ship turned Cliff-side Home
Constructed in 1924, the Benson Ford spent its seafaring days as a cargo ship for the Ford Motor Company, hauling coal and iron ore across the Great Lakes, and upon its retirement in 1981, was left to rust for four years before the front half was removed, sailed to a small island in western Lake Eerie, perched on a cliff, and converted into a holiday home. More information found on Curbed / more images here.
13. Women Boxing on a Roof, 1930s
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