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These boots are made for walkin'

Nancy Sinatra performing These Boots Are Made For Walkin’, 1966.

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“Take Five”, recorded at Sachal Studios, Lahore, Pakistan.

Via Mid-Century Modern Freak.

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Fireball XL5

Fireball XL5, Ep-01 Planet 46, 1962.

I’m a tootie – why didn’t I think of that before?

Via simple dreams.

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The twins Alice and Ellen Kessler perform a Italian version of “Natural Man” during the fifth episode of Teatro 10 in 1972.

Now THAT’s entertainment…!  ;)

There’s more, after the break…

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A film about a sculpture by Chris Burden. Now on view at the Los Angeles Museum of Art.

Directed by Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman.
Edited by Max Joseph.

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Ghost

Ghost by Marco Brambilla featuring Natasha Poly.

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Walking City

Walking City

Walking City by Universal Everything.

Referencing the utopian visions of 1960’s architecture practice Archigram, Walking City is a slowly evolving video sculpture. The language of materials and patterns seen in radical architecture transform as the nomadic city walks endlessly, adapting to the environments she encounters.

Creative Director : Matt Pyke
Animation : Chris Perry
Sound : Simon Pyke

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Choir of Young Believers live performance of Hollow Talk, the beautiful theme tune to brilliant Scandanavian crime drama  The Bridge.

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Along similar lines to my recent Beauties of the Common Tool post, this video promoting the recent  No Name Design exhibition at Gewerbermuseum, celebrates the beauty in simple, honest, functional objects.

“No Name Design is a paean to the inconspicuous things that surround us in our everyday lives, rarely attracting a second glance … a tribute to them and a treasure trove for devotees of found objects and curios that do not attempt to dazzle or seduce, but are simply there, waiting to be discovered by an attentive observer such as Franco Clivio.

In addition to being a designer and lecturer, Franco Clivio (born 1942) has been a seeker and a finder for decades. He is passionate about the banal and apparently artless. He tracks down top quality design and looks for the extraordinary in the ordinary. To do so he rummages not only through second-hand shops, flea markets and junk shops, but also hardware stores and department stores – drifting wherever his curiosity takes him. This has resulted in a magnificent array of anonymously designed objects which, viewed in the right light, suddenly reveal qualities that usually lie dormant and hidden.

The common denominator is always the sophisticated quality of the design, which is concerned less with beauty of form than with an unusual aspect of function, material or construction.”

With thanks to @presentcorrect.

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The Royal British Legion.

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