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Despite what you may have seen on AMC, the heyday of Madison Avenue advertising had its fair share of feisty females. And these dames made a lot more than just coffee.“The Chef does everything but cook—that’s what wives are for!” proclaimed Kenwood’s 1961 advertisement for a new kitchen mixer called The Chef. The ad’s implicit sexism is anything but subtle: a beaming woman (wearing a chef’s hat, no less) hugs her husband from behind, apparently thrilled by her new kitchen appliance. Read More
Vintage filters have long been trending (thanks, Instagram!). Slap a little sepia on most photos and you can transform a passing moment into an instantly nostalgic and unforgettable pic. We all do it — because brunch look so much better when it’s all gold and hazy and looks like a perfect cut-out from a 1967 Home & Garden shoot, obviously — and filters are getting so good that frankly it's sometimes tough to tell anymore whether or not a photograph is a throwback or something you shot on a phone. Read More
Before BMX riders like Dave Mirra and Ryan Nyquist were even born, let alone doing tricks like a decade or backwards manual, Japanese American cyclist Lilly Yokoi, the world’s greatest acrobat on a bicycle, was doing them first... in high heels and sequin costumes... before BMX was even a thing. While Yokoi’s performances were based in the circus, her technique and skill were unmatched during the late 50’s and 60’s. What began as a group with her sisters, who were all cyclists, soon evolved into a solo routine in 1956, according to Flashbak. Read More
One look at this fully-restored and ridiculously cool vintage Airstream and I’m instantly brought back to memories of watching The Long, Long Trailer, starring Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz when I was a young girl with my mom. This film lent itself to many a daydream about road-tripping on the open road with only a tricked out Airstream, some great tunes and my bare essentials by my side. Even from my childhood bedroom, I could just taste the pork and beans we'd make and how I could practice howling at the blue corn moon with all sorts of magical, non-rabid animals. Read More