Catalina Landseaire Boat Yachts

Catalina Landseaire Boat Yachts

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)Catalina Landseaire Boat YachtsOne 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

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Olivetti Valentine

Olivetti Valentine

The Valentine typewriter is designed by Ettore Sottsass designed (with Perry A. King) for Olivetti in 1969. It is a portable (very small for it’s time) colorful and all-round friendly typing machine. Its was probably as cute as today’s latest Apple device…Hail to Italian design!
Just that!
Have a nice day! xoxo Mimi

Workmates brings Good News at Salone del Mobile 2015

Workmates brings Good News at Salone del Mobile 2015

This year during Milan Furniture Fair, Dutch design collective Workmates will distribute Good News, a newspaper put together by the five members, celebrating the ideas and processes behind their work.workmates

The open collective – currently Roos Meerman, Joris De Groot, Rick Tegelaar, Klaas Kuiken and Casper Tolhuisen – work independently of each other, and across subject areas. But all of the designers share a hands-on approach, practice in a workshop environment, and produce work that is experimental with a strong focus on process. Continue reading