1. omgthatdress:


    Pierre Cardin, 1960s


  2. omgthatdress:


    Pierre Cardin, 1958-1962

    The Goldstein Museum of Design

  5. art-of-swords:

    Handmade Swords - Viikinkimiekka XI

    • Maker: Jarkko Niskanen
    • Medium: steel, iron, coper, silver, willow wood, moose antler, wool, linen, brass
    • Measurements: overall length 87.5cm; blade length 70.5cm; weight 1165g

    The Viking sword has a pattern welded blade with edges of 0.6% carbon steel. The guard and pommel are made of iron and covered with copper and silver inlays. Decorative patterns are carved into silver. The grip is made of salix caprea (willow wood) and moose antler, while the scabbard is also made from willow wood filled with linen/wool. The fittings are made of brass with the strap bridge and decorative panels made of moose antler. 

    Source: Copyright © 2014 Jarkko Niskanen

  6. zoomar:

    Honeycomb House in New Zealand

    Popular Science, 1955

    (via chordalsubconscious)

  7. omgthatdress:


    Pierre Cardin, 1960s


  8. mostlythemarsh:


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  11. retrocampaigns:

    "Right here let me make as vigorous a plea as I know how in favor of saying nothing that we do not mean, and of acting without hesitation up to whatever we say. A good many of you are probably acquainted with the old proverb, ‘Speak softly and carry a big stick – you will go far.’ If a man continually blusters, if he lacks civility, a big stick will not save him from trouble, and neither will speaking softly avail, if back of the softness there does not lie strength, power. In private life there are few beings more obnoxious than the man who is always loudly boasting, and if the boaster is not prepared to back up his words, his position becomes absolutely contemptible.

    “So it is with the nation. It is both foolish and undignified to indulge in undue self-glorification, and, above all, in loose-tongued denunciation of other peoples. Whenever on any point we come in contact with a foreign power, I hope that we shall always strive to speak courteously and respectfully of that foreign power.

    “Let us make it evident that we intend to do justice. Then let us make it equally evident that we will not tolerate injustice being done us in return. Let us further make it evident that we use no words which we are not which prepared to back up with deeds, and that while our speech is always moderate, we are ready and willing to make it good.”

    Then-Vice President Theodore Roosevelt, speaking at the Minnesota State Fair, September 2, 1901.

    [Teddy Roosevelt inauguration ribbon from Heritage Auctions (HA.com)]

    (via retrocampaigns)

  12. manifest05:

    The Ex-Majlis Building in Tehran by Heydar Gholi Khan Ghiaï-Chamlou in 1955. The project depends heavily on principles of Islamic geometry and combines them with varied textures, materials, and dimensions. Long, exaggerated lines are used on the exterior façades, echoing the Futurist Manifesto. The brise-soleil recalls traditional Middle Eastern screens that filter light and delineate ornate patterns cast in shadows upon three dimensional surfaces. The dome of the building was inspired by the architect’s family crest. It was one of the first major modernist projects in Tehran and was considered the greatest advance in Iranian architecture at the time. Rather than borrowing from the west, it evolved the traditional forms already found in the vernacular architectural vocabulary of the region.  

    (via architectureofdoom)