Vintage

chocolat

these vintage ads really amused me. you can almost imagine the dudes saying, “come on boys, this chocolate isn’t going to carry itself!” (in french)

i suppose i would put myself in danger for some chocolat.

via vintage poster

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memories

i’m on holiday for a wee while. just over 3 weeks to be exact, boom! i won’t be on the computer much (or at all, hopefully) – but i have set up some posts to go off like clockwork around here. so, to keep going with the summer / holiday spirit…. here are some lovely old beach pics for you:

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From 1959 to 1963 my father took photos of ordinary people in Cape Town.

found these amazing vintage shots by liberty littlebasil‘s dad from the beaches & pools of cape town in the memory bane pool group over on flickr. there’s lots more – go have a look.

http://i.imgur.com/OyDxB.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/n28Jf.jpg

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la tonkinoise

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La Tonkinoise à Paris
My little world is a happy recycling, a small jumble of flea market where you find the jewels fell into disuse. Each jewel that I put in point is a unique piece with a carefully considered composition. Remixing pins, buckles, buttons, watches, often of no concern to people… Each model is assembled by hand in my workshop from the 11th arrondissement in Paris

http://i.imgur.com/2mZbm.jpg

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root beer

one of the many reasons i love creative people is because they have the best & most original gift ideas. erin jang says,

My husband loves good root beer. For his birthday I bought a vintage soda crate and filled it with 24 different kinds of root beer and made a cheat sheet of each brew’s flavor based on some root-beer fanatics’ reviews that I found online.  The husband loved the gift and I made him promise to me that he would ration out the sodas over a very. long. period. of. time.

also be sure to visit erin’s blog to see her beautiful design & illustration work (her wedding invitations are covetable)

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californ-i-a

http://i.imgur.com/QiWp7.jpg

I LOVE THESE PHOTOS. yes, caps lock. they make me want to jump into a time machine and be right there on those beaches in the sixties without a care in the world. they were taken by leroy grannis

http://i.imgur.com/kokO0.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/WeJAm.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/DWrOB.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/CpE2P.jpg

courtesy of actionlog (check his flickr gallery out for more)

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bygone

oupa being shot at

i decided to start scanning in all our old family photographs, mostly for safety’s sake – but also to share some of the pretty radical images my parents have in their archives. you can see the complete (and growing) set here.

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rocking vans

Once upon a time — or more accurately, back in the 1970s — the van reigned supreme.  Riding in right on the heels of the fading muscle car era, the custom van became the ultimate self-expression vehicle– tricked-out and personalized to show all the world just how your bad self rolled. [...]

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from The Selvedge Yard

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bop & jive

beer!

the best thing about looking at old photos of your parents is realising that most everyone is the same when they’re young (beer! braai! party hats! dancing! fun!). [check out that speedo in the background]

braai

dad in the shade

stripes & aviators, looking cool.

hells yeah

short skirt

mom groovin'

re: the title, my dad STILL says “bop & jive”

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