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Archive for the ‘Architecture’ Category

  • The 1966 Swildens Desk

    • 6097 Views • 1960s, ArchitectureComments Off on The 1966 Swildens Desk

    Fancy a new desk and chair at work? Thought so, well, you can either check out our recent IKEA post for something at the, shall we say, less-expensive end of the market or alternatively if you’re feeling a bit flush you could do a lot worse than look at...

  • Space-Age Design – Irvine New Town

    • 10927 Views • 1970s, Architecture1 Comment

    Unlike most ‘conventional’ British new towns Irvine was already a town in its own right before plans were drawn up to raze large swathes of it to the ground and rebuild it under the stewardship of the Irvine Development Corporation. As is often the case...

  • Harry Murphy and Friends

    • 1253 Views • 1970s, Architecture, ArtComments Off on Harry Murphy and Friends

    As a design studio in 1970s San Francisco Harry Murphy + Friends were the shining stars of the whole design scene whether it be architectural graphics, corporate identity, large murals or simply domestic interior design. They won over 700 national and...

  • Nakagin Capsule Tower – Livin’ Near the Ceiling

    • 12024 Views • 1970s, ArchitectureComments Off on Nakagin Capsule Tower – Livin’ Near the Ceiling

    We do like our obscure architectural trends here at VoEA and we’ve struck lucky again with this classic example of Japanese Metabolism – a movement that almost represented Japan’s post-war resurgence and was all about radical ideas and change in a...

  • London Calling – The Sound of Big Ben

    • 9103 Views • 1960s, 1970s, Architecture, Music, VinylComments Off on London Calling – The Sound of Big Ben

    Is there a more potent symbol of London and England than Big Ben? Probably not judging by the number of album covers we’ve managed to dig out using it as a reference for swinging London...

  • Golden Homes – Seventies Australian Magazine

    • 8869 Views • 1970s, Architecture, Literature, MagazineComments Off on Golden Homes – Seventies Australian Magazine

    G’day folks. Today we’re going walkabout down under and taking a look at how the trendsetters in Oz were decorating their homes back in the early 1970s courtesy of the now sadly defunct Golden Homes magazine. Golden Homes was around during the 1970s and...

  • Googie Oogie Oogie

    • 6490 Views • 1950s, 1960s, ArchitectureComments Off on Googie Oogie Oogie

    We took a good look at the all-American Googie style of architecture some time back and now, by way of a re-visit, we’ve turned our heads west again and dug out this brief video taking a look at the criminal neglect during the 1980s of America’s defining...

  • Taken To The Cleaners

    • 6496 Views • 1960s, 1970s, Architecture, PosterComments Off on Taken To The Cleaners

    Like the contents of the average laundry basket, this post is a real assortment as we have rummaged to find pictures from the past and present. Here we take a look at some signs, posters and window stickers from laundrettes and dry cleaners that time forgot....

  • The Office – Island Records Headquarters in 1974

    • 7643 Views • 1970s, Architecture, Music, VinylComments Off on The Office – Island Records Headquarters in 1974

    The influence that Island Records had in its heyday is considerable by any measure and when you start to look at their roster and the fact that they almost single-handedly introduced the wider world to reggae you begin to wonder whether many other labels have...

  • Guy Dessauges – Going Round in Circles

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    For a long time architect and artist Guy Dessauges had an obsession. Preoccupied as he was by the fact that our predecessors, including the Romans, often lived in semi-cylindrical shaped buildings (caves being a good example) he wanted to take it to the next...