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Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

1:00 pm

A Brief History of Leica Cameras

Leica 100

We almost resisted there urge to drop a “we like-a Leica” joke, but, well, there it is. The beloved German camera house turns 100 next year, and Leica Rumors provides a celebratory little stroll down lens-memory lane. Anyone who has…

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Friday, September 16th, 2011

5:00 pm

Video | Bally Celebrates 160 Years

Video | Bally Celebrates 160 Years

“Bally’s contemporary elegance and modern craftsmanship will take centre stage as the brand celebrates its 160th Anniversary in 2011. With special collections and exclusive events planned throughout the year, Bally intends to highlight its renowned mastery in creating shoes and luxury…

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Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

“Architecture in Uniform” Book

Written by Jean-Louis Cohen, Sheldon H. Solow Chair for the History of Architecture, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, Architecture in Uniform: Designing and Building for the Second World War is out this week from Yale University Press. This…

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Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

Monday, February 14th, 2011

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

Steven Heller on Prison Stripes

There is some history we don’t want surfacing as a fashion trend. (We’re looking at you, Neighborhood). That said, Steven Heller’s “Stripes Strip Humanity” from imprint is terrific and our tip for read of the day. He begins, “Prison uniforms…

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Friday, October 22nd, 2010

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

Monday, July 12th, 2010

Friday, July 2nd, 2010

5:39 pm

Women on Waves at the California Surf Museum

Who doesn’t like a surfer girl? The California Surf Museum is currently celebrating the history of Women on Waves in a comprehensive exhibition that covers the full story of feminine surfing. Included are Hawaiian surfing Queens and a full look…

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