Georgia O’Keeffe, Ghost Ranch, New Mexico, 1967. Silver gelatin
by John Loengard
Elizabeth Taylor, London, 1948. Silver gelatin
by Mark Kauffman
College Fashion, 1951. Silver gelatin
by Nina Leen

"It was as if that great rush of anger had washed me clean, emptied me of hope, and, gazing up at the dark sky spangled with its signs and stars, for the first time, the first, I laid my heart open to the benign indifference of the universe."

"Men, too, secrete the inhuman. At certain moments of lucidity, the mechanical aspect of their gestures, their meaningless pantomime makes silly everything that surrounds them. A man is talking on the telephone behind a glass partition; you cannot hear him, but you see his incomprehensible dumb show: you wonder why he is alive."

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22 Aug 12 at 10 pm

theniftyfifties:

Yves St Laurent photographed after the funeral of Christian Dior, October 1957.

theniftyfifties:

Yves St Laurent photographed after the funeral of Christian Dior, October 1957.

"Being vegan is easy. Are there social pressures that encourage you to continue to eat, wear, and use animal products? Of course there are. But in a patriarchal, racist, homophobic, and ableist society, there are social pressures to participate and engage in sexism, racism, homophobia, and ableism. At some point, you have to decide who you are and what matters morally to you and once you decide that you regard victimizing vulnerable non-humans is not morally acceptable, it is easy to go and stay vegan."

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17 Aug 12 at 11 am

blackandwhiteandwtf:

LIFE photographer J.R. Eyerman, covering essay on undersea warfare on July 1951.

blackandwhiteandwtf:
LIFE photographer J.R. Eyerman, covering essay on undersea warfare on July 1951.
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27 Jul 12 at 11 pm

life:

Keir Dullea on the set of 2001: A Space Odyssey.

See more photos here.

life:

Keir Dullea on the set of 2001: A Space Odyssey.
See more photos here.
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03 Jul 12 at 12 pm

midcenturymodernfreak:

Guests socializing at industrial designer Raymond Loewy’s home in Palm Springs | Photo: Peter Stackpole for LIFE 1947.

Source: stardustmoderndesign.com

midcenturymodernfreak:

Guests socializing at industrial designer Raymond Loewy’s home in Palm Springs | Photo: Peter Stackpole for LIFE 1947.
Source: stardustmoderndesign.com
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29 Jun 12 at 11 am

midcenturymodernfreak:

Architect Victor Lundy’s signature style is “More Roof Than Wall”. A product of Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, Lundy studied under Modern masters Walter Gropius and Marcel Breuer, and was considered the “wildman of the class”. Lundy started his colorful career in Sarasota along with fellow classmate, Paul Rudolph. He became a member of the “Sarasota School,” a group of influential modernist designers in Sarasota during this time. Lundy became nationally renown for his detailed roof designs. The Warm Mineral Springs Motel built in 1958 is a perfect example of multiple concrete roof canopies, of varying heights, providing an air of distinction and putting on display his brilliant architectural style. Lundy’s roofs magically float over clear glass panels in a state of grace and suspension.

Photos: Joe Scherschel


Source: TimeLife | sarasotahistoryalive.com

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24 Jun 12 at 6 pm

midcenturymodernfreak:

The Rosen House is located at 910 Oakmount Drive, Mandeville Canyon, a small community in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles. The house was designed by Craig Ellwood for Fidelity South Bay Bank Director Gerald Rosen and his wife Arlene in 1961. Although untrained as a licensed architect, Ellwood was named one of the “three best architects of 1957” along with Frank Lloyd Wright and Mies van der Rohe. He fashioned a fabulous career by sheer talent for good design, self-promotion, and ambition.


Source: at1patios.files.wordpress.com | flickr.com/photos/midcentarc

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04 Jun 12 at 1 am

workspaces:

Ernest Hemingway’s standing desk:

A working habit he has had from the beginning, Hemingway stands when he writes. He stands in a pair of his oversized loafers on the worn skin of a lesser kudu — the typewriter and the reading board chest-high opposite him.

- Paris Review, 1958

via kottke

workspaces:

Ernest Hemingway’s standing desk:

A working habit he has had from the beginning, Hemingway stands when he writes. He stands in a pair of his oversized loafers on the worn skin of a lesser kudu — the typewriter and the reading board chest-high opposite him.
- Paris Review, 1958

via kottke
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23 May 12 at 3 pm

midcenturymodernfreak:

Family barbecue in Lakewood Plaza suburban development, Long Beach, California, CA. 1950. Architect: Chris Choate with designer Cliff May. Photo by Maynard L. Parker

Source: residentialarchitect.com

midcenturymodernfreak:

Family barbecue in Lakewood Plaza suburban development, Long Beach, California, CA. 1950. Architect: Chris Choate with designer Cliff May. Photo by Maynard L. Parker
Source: residentialarchitect.com