The Art of Knitting

The Art of Knitting

Knitting! at the Fries Museum in Leeuwarden is an exhibition on the art of knitting. On show everything from historical patterns to the latest designs. Traditional Frisian baggy caps, retro fabrics from the 1950s and hooded sweaters from the 1980s, garments by fashion designers (such as Bas Kosters and Stephen West) and knitted installations by international artists.

Knitting! can be seen until 28 August 2016.

(Thahanks Mrs Hartman!)

Ways to Celebrate X-Mas with Family: Sixties Style

Ways to Celebrate X-Mas with Family: Sixties Style

Or; how to embellish the christmas days: clothes, decoration, food, presents and portraits.

-Lyndon B Johnson, 36th President of the USA, with his family in the Yellow Oval Room, Christmas 1968
-1960s ad for (Daisy) Rifles
-Covina, California, 1960.” It is part of the collection “Retro Holiday Slide Show” at the Pyramid Club in the East Village. (©charles_phoenix) -Meal; turkey (1960s)
-1960s advertisement for Weldon look-alike pyjama’s.

(imgs via wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyndon_B / thevillager.com / fusion.net / pzrservices.typepad.com )

Olympic Games Mexico 68 Graphics

Olympic Games Mexico 68 Graphics

The graphic “house style” for the 1968 Olympics in México was designed by Lance Wyman. How wonderfully Modern!

The Lance Wyman exhibition at MUAC in Mexico City (Jan./Feb 2015) (read more HERE on designboom)

(Images via http://smg.photobucket.com/user/galexiegirl/media/olympics/mexico68_17-1.jpg.html / http://www.javiergd.com/blog/?p=105)

More on Olympic Games Mexico 68 on this blog

Furniture design by Willy Dario

Furniture design by Willy Dario

Willy Daro is a Belgian designer. No more info to be found on the web about him, except for his work: Made in the seventies of the previous century, on sale at various auctions, vintage and design web-shops. Guess we’ll head on to the library to find more info in some books……
PS
Auch Haben!

Danke Schön, Beja von Bis! (images via 1stdibs / liveauctioneers )

Bianca Chandon

Bianca Chandon

Bianca Chandon. is a label created by New York based skateboarder Alex Olson. For us, (non skaters, maybe Alex Olsen is a very well known skater?) it’s a mysterious label, it carries t-shirts and skate board decks, 3 items in total at the moment, which are all sold out in the webshop, but Bianca Chandon has 18 stockist worldwide. Nothing much else to be found, Bianca Chandon is very exclusive! We were not only attracted by the name Bianca Chandon but also to the retro seventies feel of the brand and the Blonde Deck in particular.

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