Portsmouth, Alien Invasion – Defy Them Poster
Aug02

Portsmouth, Alien Invasion – Defy Them Poster

We’ve already seen that one way in which the citizens of Portsmouth kept their spirits up during the alien invasion by the Squirmy Munge of the early part of the twentieth century was through comics, and in particular the well-received Commander Pompey publication. Another way, and one common with most of the greater wars in recent centuries, was through motivational posters, the most famous of which was the Defy Them poster...

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Fashion Faves – Ribbons
Jul30

Fashion Faves – Ribbons

Via Fashion Copious… Styled by Panos Yiapanis, photographed by Inez and Vinoodh, and featuring models Christy Turlington and Adriana Lima is this photo shoot for Love magazine called Ribbons. With a title like Ribbons you know the photoshoot is going to feature sardines. I mean ribbons. What you might not expect is a series of increasingly bizarre acting and styling demands from the photographers. Take this first photo, for...

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1970s Euro Porn Style РLehrmädchen-Report
Jul21

1970s Euro Porn Style РLehrmädchen-Report

Satellite TV came to the UK in the late 1980s and it wasn’t long before my parents ponied up the subscription fees and got a dish attached to the back of the house. And with that came a world of simultaneously truly awful and truly amazing programming from the far reaches of the Earth. But mainly mainland Europe. Compared to what we’d had to contend with before – four entire channels of mostly far less than 24 hours...

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Houses And Villas With Pools
Jul18

Houses And Villas With Pools

If I ever win big on the lottery I’d like to have a house designed by an architect (well, designed by me and then adjusted by an architect to make sure it won’t all fall down because there’s no such thing as a load-bearing pit) and one of the features I’d really like is a swimming pool. The following pictures are the sorts of homes and villas that appeal to me, all coming from the HomeDSGN website (pronounced...

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Photography By Enig Hui
Jun22

Photography By Enig Hui

Enig Hui describes himself as “street, train, rail track, Iceland, nordic, Borneo, Malaysian” and I’d describe him as a well-travelled photographer with an eye for the sort of photos I like. In fact he takes photos in a variety of styles and you can check them all out on Enig’s website but the ones that I’d like to highlight are those that feature lines, symmetry, and perspective, things that I find...

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Californian Art Deco Cinemas
May14

Californian Art Deco Cinemas

From the always interesting Messy Nessy Chic is this great article showcasing cinemas in California built and decorated in the art deco style. Cinemas include The Paramount and the Grand Lake Theatre in Oakland, the Orinda Theatre in Orinda, the Crest Westwood in Los Angeles, and the Alameda in San Francisco, the latter of which is described thusly: Built in 1932 in Alameda, California, it was the last grand movie palace built in the...

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