If you are in San Jose, CA and have been in the house before, then I do recommend that you visit it. I've gone there myself. It is interesting. Lots of narrow corridors though. In some sections, the stairs are a bit difficult. Much to walk around. Overall, it was an interesting experience for me. I am not sure though, that this house is accessible to wheelchairs. The way I remember it, the corridors were too narrow, and there are all those stairs. On a different note, in case you are wondering.. I didn't see ghosts. Sorry to disappoint. ;-)
Winchester Mystery House
January 25, 2008
TRANSISTOR RADIOS' has nice sets of cool vintage transistors radios images. I remember I had a red ball radio like in the image above, which I liked a lot. I used to listen to it while doing my homework. I remember listening to all those cool hits back then. Nobody need those MTV Videos. Cool radios were all we need. ;-)
January 24, 2008
These aren't vintage, but thought it is interesting to see matches from another country. In this case, these are from a China, made by a company by Jining Hengjia Safety Matches Co, LTD.
Jining Hengjia Safety Matches
January 23, 2008
Obviously,"The Olymperials Original Olympics Posters" is about the official olympics posters. The posters start in the year 1896 and continue until 2010. They also include special events, advertising, promotions, olympic movies, and misc posters for each olympics year. The posters above are from 1900 and 2010. Pretty interesting I'd say.
Ken Butler is a world famous unusual artist. He creates very imaginative hybrid instruments combined with a recycle perspective . I'm not sure if they are all "playable", but they are certainly innovative! I would have never thought of making something like that. His exhibition took place at the Marylhurst University Art Gym. It is mentioned that in the exhibition (that took place last year), will show 60 hybrid instruments of "film reel and tennis racket guitars, cowboy boot violins, axe cellos, styrofoam packaging pianos." There are 10 pictures of his instruments here.
Marylhurst University Art Gym Exhibition (2007)
Here is Ken Butler's personal site. He has an INCREDIBLE resume! I've never seen a resume this long. But I imagine that when you are a famous artist who performs internationally, you bound to have a long resume.. His resume include newspaper interviews/articles, discography, film/video production, and Media/TV appearances. There are a lot of photos of his hybrid stringed instruments and four keyboards items. There are also several ceramic and collage artwork that he made. I bet that his pieces are more impressive in person. Maybe someday I will see them myself. It would make an interesting experience.
Ken Butler Official Site
January 22, 2008
I almost forgot this link, it's the history of the View Master. It was invented by William Gruber, and organ maker and a photographer from Portland, Oregon. It first appeared in the New York World's Fair in 1939.
View Master Resource History
Image belongs to:
3D Center of Art And Technology
Gray Redfox also has a nice collection of animated vintage master view reels.
mrviewmaster has a nice collection of view master reel packets about the US landmarks.
January 21, 2008
In the Expo Museum you'll find the history of past expos since 1851 to present. Not only they have the history of the expos, but they also have the "layout" of the near future expos until 2020. The one for 2015 will be either in Izmir, Turkey or Milan Italy. The following three expos are still in a bid stages for 2017, 2018 and 2020. There more details about these here.
This year, if you don't know already, it will be in Zaragoza, Spain. It will take place from June 14 to 14 September.
January 20, 2008
Even though I can't say I'm big into fashion blogs, I did enjoy the vintage ads section. The page is fun and well presented. Even though these are mainly vintage fashion ads, there are also non-fashion ads. It's nice if you like variety. This blog also has a store.