Sorry, no cheese today. No chocolate. Only a selection of posters from the Swiss Confederation.
One may expect a lot of advertisements promoting banking and watch industry. Sorry - nothing like this in my collection. But there is a lot of automotive themes (like on the poster above, a work of Noël…Continue
Recently, I discovered a very special kind of timepieces.
Usually described as 'purse watch', the Ermeto was made by Movado company in Switzerland. By the way, Movado (of the 'Museum Watch' fame) is probably world's only watchmaker with an Esperanto name. In international language,…Continue
November 4th, 2011 at 5:00 p.m.
Megan Heather Denney, took my hand to become Mrs. Henry.
We are very proud to share these pictures with you and hope they make you smile like we do when we see them.…Continue
Lights out, everybody.
On Miskatonic Mondays, we celebrate the "weird" fiction of HP Lovecraft and the genre of otherworldly horror it spawned.Continue
A lot of people ask me about dieselpunk fashion.
What does it look like? Where do I find it? How can I dress like a dieselpunk?
I normally recommend checking out old movies from the diesel era. Hollywood stars love dressing their best, and the trick to dieselpunk is as easy (and as hard) as mashing those classic looks with today's styles. Even if you like wearing clothes…Continue
Dressed for flight, American aviators stationed in Toul, France kill time in the duty hut while awaiting the signal to take…Continue
Here's a book that seems to fit right in with Dieselpunk: Let's Bring Back by Lesley M.M. Blume.
According to The Huffington Post:
"Let's Bring Back..." columnist, Lesley M. M. Blume, invites you to consider whatever happened to cuckoo clocks? Or bed curtains? Why do we have so many "friends" but have done away…
Leather jacket and "tit cap" (in Russian called pilotka, i.e. "pilot cap"):
The Russian Imperial Air Force uniform has been designed during WWI. Before the war, pilots who previously served with infantry, cavalry or artillery retained their "old" regiment insignia, although the Air Force was a part of Engineer Corps.…Continue
Added by lord_k on May 14, 2011 at 6:30am — No Comments
Welcome to Two Fisted Tuesdays, Dieselpunks' weekly beat on the mean streets.
Philip Marlowe is taking a break this week. And while he's taking a breather, crime is running rampant.
I'm here to remind you of this special message.
In honor of the St. Valentine's Day Massacre (and I very well could be talking about the way that box of chocolates looks on February 15th), February is our month to celebrate Gangsters. And when I say Gangsters, I'm talking…Continue
Small and harmless devices can be no less exciting than giant war machines.
Today I invite you to have a look at Curvex watches - a masterpiece of design produced by Gruen company. Let's open a page of the excellent Gruen story by Paul Schliesser:
"By the early 1930s, men's wristwatches had overtaken pocket watches in popularity, although wristwatches were not yet considered…Continue
Lights out, everybody.
On Miskatonic Mondays, we celebrate the "weird" fiction of HP Lovecraft and the genre of otherworldly horror that it spawned.
As anyone who lives around me can attest, I wear ties more than a normal man should. While I can't get suited up for every occasion, wearing something classic really does spruce up a man's look and (more importantly) his outlook & attitude.
In my quest for fashion, I turned to the Necronomicon and found…Continue
I've been following a blog titled "The Houndstooth Kid," which follows the gentleman's efforts to develop a classic wardrobe from era attire he has acquired from different locales.
Aside from the unique details that men's clothes had at the time which he makes a point of showing (e.g. some pants of the time…Continue
Added by lord_k on November 20, 2010 at 7:00am — No Comments
11.11. Today, just a few photographs taken in the Military Museum in Vienna.
Let us begin with the assassination that incited the Great War (I believe there would be another casus belli if Franz Ferdinand survived; but he was killed). Archduke's tunic, torn by Gavrilo Princip's bullets, blood-stained:…
Lieut. Pais Ramos, a Portuguese aviator 1926
via Art Deco blog
Added by lord_k on November 9, 2010 at 7:30am — No Comments
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Forest City Landing, Peaks Island
8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company
Added by Tome Wilson on October 20, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments