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Solitude rating

Via This isn’t happiness.

Ladislav Sutnar stationery

Ladislav Sutnar stationery

Ladislav Sutnar letterhead and envelope, 1963.

Via Letterheads1960s.

Lunar module ascending

A rare signed photograph taken during the first moon landing has sold for £5,200 at auction. It was given to the owner of a firm who arranged limousines for the astronauts during a 1969 London visit.

Shot by astronaut Michael Collins, who stayed on the spacecraft throughout the mission, it shows the lunar module being guided from the moon’s surface by Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin and Neil Armstrong, with the Earth visible in the background.

Via BBC News.

Sophia

Sophia Loren.

Via All Through the Night.

Sophia

Sophia Loren relaxes on the Libyan set of the desert adventure film ‘Legend of the Lost’, 1957.

“Fall in love with ordinary. Fall in love with the everyday. Fall in love with brown eyes and small towns and a hand full of dandelions. Discover. Discover the crevices. Read the books that aren’t so popular, by little known authors who have a lot to offer. Listen to music that makes you think. Choose art that is buried in the corner of galleries, or on the street. Teach yourself to love the small things. The special but unnoticed things. Teach yourself how the ordinary is not so ordinary after all.”

–S. Zhao

Fins in the sky

Via Tiefgang.

In synch

Womens synchronised diving at the Rio Olympics, 2016.

Via @nytimes.

Luxo L1 floor lamp

The L1 was originally manufactured in 1937 and was designed by Jac Jacobsen, the Norwegian designer and founder of Luxo.

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Unimatic Modello Uno

Unimatic Modello Uno

Unimatic Modello Uno

I love watches and divers watches in particular, but in looking for a vintage style automatic mechanical divers watch I was tired of all the Submariner and Seamaster homages to be found in the divers watch market.

Unimatic is a fledgling Italian brand that doesn’t borrow it’s history from Rolex or Omega but endeavours to earn it’s own heritage through the conception and production of short run limited edition, beautifully, solid, and honestly designed, fit for purpose watches.

And I just got my hands on one of the last few from a total edition of 300 Unimatic Modello Uno dive watches.

The special Luisviaroma.com edition of the Unimatic Modello Uno, is limited to ten pieces, comes on a beautiful vintage Italian leather strap and there are very few left so if you want one, waste no time and snap one up for yourself right now…!

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