Sunday, April 13, 2008

How Swell things were



Gee whiz things were swell back then. KC Tom reminds me from time to time about this great site Lileks.com if you have time to blow today this would be a great place to spend your lunch break.

You will need to turn off the sound on my playlist to the left and listen to the great music while this is playing. Enjoy and have a great Monday.

2 comments:

Heidi Marie Photography said...

Too cool!

KC Tom said...

I, too, love that video on his homepage. The man knows swank, and that clip is Swankness Unlimited! This is why Sheri Berry and I collect home mags from the 40s - 60s. We savor the idea of living in those eras (though we realize they had their own problems). But from a style perspective, the understated elegance of the 40s and early 50s eventually gave way to the spacey futurism of the 50s and 60s. "What a beautiful world it will be! What a glorious time to be free!" And then the 70s arrived, and American style crashed and burned. Lileks provides photographic proof (and his usual wry commentary) here: http://www.lileks.com/institute/sears1973/index.html