Category Archives: ARCHITECTURE

Alvar Aalto Muuratsalo Experimental House, Finland

On a mission to find the Perala museum full of Finnish product design in my recent post, I accidentally but happily stumbled upon the 1952 ‘summer cottage’ of seminal Finnish architect Alvar Aalto called the Experimental House, on the sleepy island … Continue reading

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Vintage French Illustration

I found this illustrated paper folder at a rural antique shop in Normandy a while back – I think Le Cygne Noir was a grooming product and am guessing this is from the 1940’s perhaps I loved the print quality … Continue reading

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Portugese Vintage Book Covers & Serralves Art Deco Villa

I spent a week skipping around Porto in Portugal a while back and was cheered to find some playful book graphics lurking at flea markets and in musty back street shops.  Some colourful 1960’s and 70’s psychedelic numbers here: I … Continue reading

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1950’s interiors article

Some colourful mid-century inspiration here using a classic 50’s palette of reds, yellows and greens. Nice ‘indoor gardening’ tips for transforming your window into a den of foliage Found by my Dad, a useful creature who spends a lot of … Continue reading

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Brest Fortress, Belarus

Currently more than a little enamoured with the sensational Soviet War memorial at Brest Fortress, Belarus built to commemorate the 1941 battle on the site. Epic proportions of stern stone – makes me also think of the gutsy Treptower Park … Continue reading

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Schminke House, Germany

This beautiful creature is the Schminke House, in Loebau, nestled in the corner of Saxony near the Polish border.  It was created in 1933 by seminal German architect Hans Scharoun also responsible for iconic structures like the Philharmonie concert hall … Continue reading

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Soviet Building Postcards

Postcards of some amazing and austere retro beauty buildings from around the Soviet Union and Eastern Bloc. Found in Latvia, Lithuania and Poland.

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