Saturday, September 05, 2009

Go, Cat go!

Jennifer Greenberg has a pretty awesome photo gallery of 50's culture/rockabilly enthusiasts. For me, looking at this stuff really does drive home the idea that maybe American culture was at its absolute height in the 1950s. Design was really king back then; even the lamps are works of art! I sometimes think of 50s design as consisting of putting fins on everything, but indeed, there's nothing about the ticky-tacky Ikea stuff that we all buy now that can compare to a 1950s coffee table.

Now, I don't know if we could afford to fill our house with this stuff... But, I can't really poke fun at people who live their lives this way- after all, I still wear a fedora!

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