This image caught our eye the other day. The airplane turned out to be a Catalina ‘Landseaire’ Boat Yacht from the 1950s. When you click the link you’ll find out that airplanes were used and promoted in a very different way than today. Make sure to clickety click! (vintagewings.ca)One of the finest selling features of the Convair PBY Landseaire was no doubt the observation blisters. Not since the airship Hindenburg did passengers enjoy such a remarkable view of the world around them. Photo: Loomis Dean, LIFE Magazine
Dolce and Gabanna/ Runway F/W 2014 photo by Allesandro Garofalo (image via style.com)
Overgrown swan ride at the abandoned Spreepark in Berlin (via alter43.tumblr)
Earlier we noticed that birds, all kinds, is the animal du jour on the runway for the Fall 2014 season. Well we do love swans so above another example of what a fashion designer can do with that bird…..
WHY Wally-Hermès Yachts is the new company created by french luxury brandHermès and Monaco based yacht maker Wally, dedicated to a new lifestyle of livingon the sea.
“Why is a revolutionary concept of the moving island,developed with the latest and most advanced sustainable technologies, recycling thermalenergy, as well as any organic and inorganic waste.” ~Luca BassaniAntivari (president and CEO of Wally) The concept was developed by president and CEO of Wally Luca Bassani Antivari, artistic director of Hermès, Pierre-Alexis Dumas and design director of Hermès Gabriele Pezzini.
“Dazzle painting,” devised in Britain during WWI, was based on the theory that its complex optical patterns would confuse enemy naval rangefinders by disguising a ship’s speed and direction. The concept was supposedly invented by marine painter (and wartime camoufleur) Norman L. Wilkinson.