Category: Art & Design

An interesting post-atomic-age vase (with a matching bowl and centerpiece.)

File this under “Very nice, but about 15 years too late.”  Some of it is pretty slick, actually, considering I can’t stand what Donatella has done to Versace since her brother’s untimely demise.  Ultimately, however, it looks as cheap as everything else she’s been doing lately.  The Kardashians will be thrilled, whoever they are…

This is a full scan of a promotional booklet that Monsanto put together in 1968 for the tragically now-deceased Tomorrowland attraction “Adventure Thru Inner Space” at Disneyland.  Besides great renderings of the ride, there’s also lovely and informative blurbs on Monsanto and the concept of “better living through chemistry”.  The first 2 images are the front and back postcard covers, while the rest is the actual booklet inside.  At the bottom is the best ATIS website on the planet, as well…

From all of the individual Pop Shop serigraphs came 6 suites of 4 prints each, released from 1987-1990.  The full gallery of ALL paintings and printed editions can be found at, which is where these came from.

Shag & The Haunted Mansion

Since the most hits on this site are usually Shag or Disney-related, I thought this was overdue, even though these were released two years ago.  I’ve shown a few here in the past, but thought, why not just show the whole series in one spot?  So, here it is, the complete collection of Shag’s originals and serigraphs for Disneyland’s 40th anniversary of The Haunted Mansion (plus one for Disney World so they don’t feel left out, since it’s their 40th right now)…

This is an outstanding “Map of the Homes” and photo guide for some killer post-war architecture in and around Los Angeles.  Much of it is VERY Hollywood Hills.  “Bugs Bunny Modernism,” basically.  🙂

The Case Study House Map of Los Angeles – Curbed Map – Curbed LA.

You know, you just KNOW, this is going to be flawless.  The first version with Barret Oliver was wonderful, but to stop-motion-it is brilliant.  Of couse, what I’m really waiting for is Tim Burton’s black-and-white stop-motion version of “The Addams Family”.  Not a remake of the TV series or movies, but he’s going back to the original Charles Addams drawings for the New Yorker.

Tim Burton re-animates ‘Frankenweenie’ — FIRST LOOK! | Inside Movies |

Below are 3 of 12 large-sized pictures that Huffington Post ran about an exhibition running in New York City.  84 photos in all are on display at Eataly New York on 5th Avenue. (

Frank Sinatra, Rome, 1958

Brigitte Bardot, Rome, 1956

Clark Gable, Rome, 1959

Evelyne Politanoff: La Dolce Vita. 1950-1960. Stars and Celebrities in the Italian Fifties.

Hermès just launched a new website to showcase their new documentary that recently premiered on The Sundance Channel, “Hearts and Crafts: The People That Make Hermès.  It’s 45 minutes long and focuses on some of their top craftsmen and how they got where they are.  It also shows how only one person starts and finishes their saddles and bags, some of which have waiting lists ranging from several months to several years in the case of certain Birkin and Kelly bags.  Also covered is the silkscreen process for their 36” scarves, most of which are elaborate enough to justify framing.