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how to raise and train a dachshund.

April 11th, 2011 · Comments Off on how to raise and train a dachshund.

How to Raise and Train a Dachshund reminds me of this book my father gave me called How to Raise a Dog in the City. With no copyright info in front of me, I’d have to say both books are circa 1960s and serve as high-brow precursors to the Dachshunds for Dummies, et al., series […]

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Tags: animals · etc. · out-of-print

five vintage phones that’ll make you wish you still had a landline.

August 30th, 2010 · 2 Comments

I’ve always been a little bit obsessed with phones — but I come by it honestly, my grandfather and my uncle both worked for Bell Atlantic at one point in their lives (I think my aunt might have even worked as an old-fashioned phone operator, too). Growing up I somehow convinced my parents that it would behoove their […]

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Tags: design · modern objects · out-of-print

post-WWII industrial design catalogs from itis edition.

August 25th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Lovers of vintage books, prints, and posters; purveyors of bygone eras; and collectors of rarities will drop to their knees over Itis Edition. The Taiwan-based shop sells gently aged post-WWII industrial design books, catalogs, magazines, card sets, and manuals that also happen to be graphic design eye candy.  These are my favorites . . .    Above: The 35th Annual of […]

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Tags: architecture · art · design · out-of-print · paper goods · trends

obsession: i’m remembering.

July 6th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Apparently, I live under a rock because I JUST discovered I’m Remembering, a blog devoted to remembering basically every little thing from my childhood little thing from the 80s and 90s. I’ve only just skimmed the surface of this site, but already I’ve found . . . Fisher Price’s breakfast play set, wax bottle candy that […]

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Tags: food · out-of-print · trends

vintage fireworks labels for the fourth!

July 4th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Happy Fourth of July! For those of you celebrating the holiday, we hope it’s filled with cookouts, libations, and lots of fireworks! Speaking of fireworks, we found some AMAZING vintage fireworks labels that we thought would be perfect to highlight for the Fourth. Have a good one!   All labels found at Firework Heritage Museum.

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Tags: advertising · art · design · holidays · out-of-print

out of print t-shirts.

June 8th, 2010 · 2 Comments

This past weekend Ryan and I went to Harvard Square to pick up some  Belton paint at Proletariat, and while I do enjoy perusing the selection of imported spray paint, I opted instead to head to Hootenanny and browse. We reconvened there sometime later, and just before heading out the entrance Catcher in the Rye caught our attention — the […]

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Tags: design · fashion · out-of-print · trends

it's a good thing — santa collectibles.

December 9th, 2009 · 3 Comments

The December issue of Martha Stewart Living features a great photo spread of antique, collectible Santa figurines, and I highly suggest picking up a copy (or at least stopping by Martha’s Web site to check out the selection). When my eyes fell upon the collectible Santa feature, a smile spread across my face — there’s […]

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Tags: design · holidays · out-of-print

lego paradisa circa 1992.

February 2nd, 2009 · 5 Comments

Check out the sweet captions that accompanied some of the sets: “All ice cream’s are on me!” As a youngster I was obsessed with building houses and drawing floor plans. My go-to building material? Legos! I would take over my parents living room and spend hours creating my own Legoland. When Lego came out with […]

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Tags: architecture · design · out-of-print

gift idea: vintage posters.

December 8th, 2008 · Comments Off on gift idea: vintage posters.

I’m a bit of an over achiever when it comes to gift giving. I think it’s important to be extremely thoughtful — no one wants to receive something they won’t put to use — and I try hard to give gifts that won’t be relegated to the hall closet once opened.  If you know your […]

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Tags: advertising · art · out-of-print · paper goods

Vintage Hair Net packaging

June 4th, 2008 · Comments Off on Vintage Hair Net packaging

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Tags: design · out-of-print