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Visual Bits #397 > How It Was Back Then: A Vintage Era

Tuesday 03.12.2013 , Posted by

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Pinhole Photographer Captures the Places She Sleeps

Tuesday 03.12.2013 , Posted by

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For the past ten years, photographer Sheila Bocchine has been documenting the various places she has slept in the world. Using a pinhole camera – which is a camera with no lens and only a single small aperture, a pinhole – she has been capturing the motions of her deep sleep. She titles her ongoing project “Sleeping. Dreaming.[Read more...]

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Visual Bits #396 > International Women’s Day

Friday 03.08.2013 , Posted by

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Atelier de l’Armée: Vintage Euro-Army Threads & Bags

Thursday 03.07.2013 , Posted by

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It’s hip, it’s cool, it’s Dutch. In the vibrant city of Amsterdam, there’s a lovely couple busy away in their workshop resurrecting unique vintage materials and creating them into eye-catching bags and clothing. The company is called Atelier de l’Armée, which translated to English means “Army Workshop.” Founded just over a year ago, the company is making a name for itself quickly in Europe. [Read more...]

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It’s Only a Paper Moon: Good Times, Vintage Portraits

Monday 03.04.2013 , Posted by

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Long before Instagram, photo booths or even the common ownership of a camera, you could get your photograph taken sitting on the moon. Often a fixture at fairs, parties and carnivals, people sat in the crescent of a smiling “paper moon,” as if lifted to the stars. A photographic phenomena primarily of the early half of the 20th century, it captivated the imagination of a world pre-Photoshop and gave many a memorable image of great times. [Read more...]

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Landfill Photography: Classic Chinese Landscape Style

Wednesday 02.27.2013 , Posted by

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Once filled with nothing but beautiful, natural, mountainous, tree-filled landscapes, the now over-populated China has some views that aren’t quite so serene: landfills. To contrast the idyllic past with the realistic present, Chinese artist Yao Lu photographed the landfills, covered in green netting, then digitally manipulated the photos to look like the familiar vintage landscapes in traditional paintings. He adds mist, trees, and buildings to the heaps of rubbish, making them appear beautiful and serene until you look closely enough to realize that they are not actually mountains. [Read more...]

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Visual Bits #386 > Fun Photos From A Bygone Era

Saturday 02.23.2013 , Posted by

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Visual Bits #376> Oddly Vintage: Photographs & Ads

Friday 02.08.2013 , Posted by

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The Eames Lounge Chair TV Debut in 1956

Thursday 02.07.2013 , Posted by

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It’s now considered a masterpiece of the modern design world – perhaps even one of its most recognizable items – but in 1956 the Herman Miller Lounge Chair was “quite a departure.” Here it is featured for the first time on national television, making its debut on NBC’s “Home” show with Arlene Francis. There to introduce the chair are none other than designers Charles and Ray Eames. [Read more...]

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Stereoviews from Old Japan Converted Into GIFS

Thursday 01.31.2013 , Posted by

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Do you remember staring at those Magic Eye pictures, hoping to see an image revealed once your eyes reached that perfect blur? Well that magical phenomenon of stereographs was created long before the 1990′s craze, dating back as far as the 1840′s. Double lensed stereoscopic cameras allowed people to capture 2 moments at once and stereoscopes made the prints come to life as they appeared to pop off the page in 3D. [Read more...]

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