Documentary on the delights of American mid-century design.

From boing boing. “First it was ‘good design.’ Then it was ‘crap from the 50s.’ Then it was ‘camp’ embraced by smirking hipsters. Now, it’s just ‘good design’ again! The narrator of this 1958 GM buy-design-or-be-a-pinko agitprop conflates patriotism with

Documentary on the delights of American mid-century design.

From boing boing. “First it was ‘good design.’ Then it was ‘crap from the 50s.’ Then it was ‘camp’ embraced by smirking hipsters. Now, it’s just ‘good design’ again! The narrator of this 1958 GM buy-design-or-be-a-pinko agitprop conflates patriotism with

The Pantone Hotel in Brussels.

The PANTONE HOTEL in the city of Brussels has opened. It’s part of the new PANTONE UNIVERSE, an expanding line of colorful, design-driven products to touch and tempt consumers. Designed by Michel Penneman and Oliver Hannaert, The PANTONE HOTEL in

The Pantone Hotel in Brussels.

The PANTONE HOTEL in the city of Brussels has opened. It’s part of the new PANTONE UNIVERSE, an expanding line of colorful, design-driven products to touch and tempt consumers. Designed by Michel Penneman and Oliver Hannaert, The PANTONE HOTEL in

Lost Advertising of the London Underground.

A sealed-off corridor of the Notting Hill Gate tube station reveals a hallway untouched since 1959 — complete with the posters that were hanging on the turn-of-the-century walls. [LINK][VIA]

Lost Advertising of the London Underground.

A sealed-off corridor of the Notting Hill Gate tube station reveals a hallway untouched since 1959 — complete with the posters that were hanging on the turn-of-the-century walls. [LINK][VIA]

Frank Gehry Designs Brain Research Center in Vegas.

Loving the juxtaposition of Gehry’s architecture with the conventions of how a building appears to a proper functioning brain. [LINK]

Frank Gehry Designs Brain Research Center in Vegas.

Loving the juxtaposition of Gehry’s architecture with the conventions of how a building appears to a proper functioning brain. [LINK]

Ford Levacar.

From the Fantastic Plastic webpage for the Ford Levacar: “Ford Motor Co.’s Levacar Mach I appeared in the Ford Rotunda in spring 1959. A full-sized prototype, this was an one-man “flying car” that was “levitated” several inches off the ground

Ford Levacar.

From the Fantastic Plastic webpage for the Ford Levacar: “Ford Motor Co.’s Levacar Mach I appeared in the Ford Rotunda in spring 1959. A full-sized prototype, this was an one-man “flying car” that was “levitated” several inches off the ground

Art Thieves Strike Again.

“On Thursday (May 20) art thieves broke into the Museum of Modern Art in Paris and stole $123m of paintings, including a Matisse and a Picasso. Friday (May 21) two men got into the home of a collector in Marseille

Art Thieves Strike Again.

“On Thursday (May 20) art thieves broke into the Museum of Modern Art in Paris and stole $123m of paintings, including a Matisse and a Picasso. Friday (May 21) two men got into the home of a collector in Marseille