Such great design in early 20th century poster art for magicians. There’s an auction house in Chicago that specializes in magic memorabilia, and I always enjoy looking through their catalogs. If I were a vintage poster dealer, I’d bid on this.
Two cases at the shop this afternoon.
Let’s Make Fun Of: Anthropologie Furniture
I love to hate Anthropologie furniture. In particular, the way they stage it for their website. There’s this gross fantasy they’ve created of an art student who can afford to spend thousands of dollars on a paint-splattered flea market find. It’s like all their customers are aspiring to be Charlotte in Tiny Furniture (a loft-dwelling trust fund dilettante).
They’ve gone off the deep end with the juxtaposition. You know those fashion editorials every fall where models lasagned in Prada swing around street signs in Red Hook? It’s like that, but on acid. The settings are more deteriorated and the designs are more design-y. It’s like shopping from deep within Fuck Your Noguchi Coffee Table.
If you choose to purchase a piece of Anthropologie furniture, it will only really look right in one of three settings:
1. An alternative gallery space six weeks from opening
2. An urban cabin with faulty electrical wiring
3. A crumbling Southern plantation (soon to be deemed “the new loft” by the NYTimes)
Let’s take a stroll through the Anthropologie furniture section together. What’s for sale today?
c1900 Large Scarab Coin Holder Pendant, Silver Plated, Vintage Chain, $450
"The Lucky Bug of Egypt"
Boys in a Glasgow back court show off their Christmas presents, which include astronaut suits and Space Hoppers, 1970s (via Brainpickings)