Today we’re looking at retro Czech tea sets in the typical mid century style between the late 1950s to the late 1960s. When we think of Modernist Czech pottery, we have to think of Jaroslav Ježek. He’s probably the most famous designer. We featured a post about him back in September which you can read here if you...
Today I wanted to share some lovely Czech Art Deco pottery by Ditmar Urbach from the 1930s. Karel Rudolf Ditmar lived from May 3, 1818 to March 22, 1895. In 1839, he and his brother Friedrich moved to Vienna where they began trading in oil lamps. As the Ditmar Brothers, they opened their own metalwork facility...
These are rare photographs from the estate and family of Vilem Heckel. The images are from a fashion show at Karlovy Vary in Bohemia sometime during the early to mid 1950s. Please make sure to read this wonderful photographers bio at the end of this post. Now… on to the gorgeous fashions! Note: We claim...
A few days ago I posted several stunning photos for my dream car. Today I am sharing some vintage ads for a 1954 Hudson Italia. Some of the images were magazine ads, others were from press sources and finally there are also some showroom photographs. Enjoy! Such lines, such style! This is a Touring factory...
Today I find myself touring the coast in my 1954 Hudson Italia. Many people don’t know this car’s slightly Bohemian connection or history (which I share here). But first, just take a look at this baby! I love the sporty egg-crate grille. I love the distinctive triangle-peaked front bumper. I love the and fender-top air intakes! You...
I am totally feeling the love for the vintage Sputnik inspired starburst today. If you’ve been thinking about Atomic Starbursts for living the Jetsons lifestyle then look today is your lucky day! Seriously. Remember how they lived in a futuristic utopia of elaborate robotic contraptions, aliens, holograms, and whimsical inventions? When I remember them I immediately think of Judy...