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Traveling back in time with “Dear Photograph”


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Dear Photograph, letting go of my mother’s hand on the first day of school was always the hardest.Liz

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Dear Photograph, I thought Dad never took a picture of me, ever. Then I noticed his reflection in the glass.Gregg

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Dear Photograph, remember when you had to come home when the streetlight came on? Where are the good old days when the neighborhood was full of kids outside playing tag, hide-and-seek, and Wiffle ball?Those were the kick-the-can fun times!Linda

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Dear Photograph, at the time it was not common for a man to walk behind a pram. I’m so proud of my father.Eva

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Dear Photograph, why did we watch TV so close’ – Simon

Dear Photograph started off as a small nostalgic blog created by Taylor Jones. Very soon it went viral.

The idea is simple: hold a picture from the past in the place where it was photographed and take a picture of the picture. Add a caption to explain the meaning it has for you and you may be part of a collection of thousands of other moments traveling back in time. So many actually, that the creator decided to turn them also into a book. Digital nostalgia of the highest order!

Hong Kong of the 1950s through the atmospheric photographs of Fan Ho



"Hong Kong Venice" by Fan Ho.






This is a small selection from the beautiful photographic work of Fan Ho, one of Asia’s most celebrated street photographers. Fan Ho was born in Shanghai in 1931, but immigrated with his family to Hong Kong at an early age.

His atmospheric black and white pictures capture the spirit of Hong Kong in the 1950s and 60s, using light and smoke for a dramatic effect. He photographed people on the street, workers, kids, cityscapes, the harbor. He also combined all this with unexpected geometric compositions and you can see from early on, that his photographic work had a real cinematic style.

Except from photographer, Ho is also a film director and actor and has won over 280 awards from international exhibitions and competitions worldwide.

(thank you Elias!)

Chair made from a Boeing 737 engine

 737 Cowling Chair by Fallen Furniture

 737 Cowling Chair by Fallen Furniture

Wow! A chair made from a genuine Boeing 737 engine. This is the 737 Cowling Chair by UK-based furniture design company Fallen Furniture. With a matching aluminum swiveling base and a black-leather upholstered interior, it reminds me of the funky Ball Chair by Eero Saarinen.

Also check out the Fuselage Wall Art, while other products with aircraft parts include: an Airbus A300 window clock, an Airbus A320 escape hatch table, a Boeing 747 wheel table, an exhaust lamp and a R.A.F.  cluster bomb drinks cabinet!


That Coke ad

I just finished watching the final season of Mad Men yesterday and I had to share this Coke ad from 1971. I don’t want to spoil it, but whoever watched the series finale, knows what I am talking about.

The, so-called “Hilltop ad“, created by McCann Erickson, was one of the most popular ads ever created.

Alain Grée

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I just love Alain Grée‘s original drawing style, that is so much copied nowadays, trying to replicate the vintage feel.

As an author and illustrator of children’s books, Grée published over 300 books, mostly in the 1960s and 1970s. His books were translated around the world into 20 different languages.

Album de lettres

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N. Glaise was a painter in Paris. In 1882, he published a booklet with these gorgeous hand-painted alphabets as a guideline for hand-lettered signage on buildings.

I just love the look of these vintage alphabets and have already used some of them for inspiration in my lettering moodboards.

You can view and download all the album here.

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