Friday, August 31, 2012

Freaky Friday - Macho Man

Yo, it's Friday! Start flexing!

Oh dear...

One for the mantle.

 The tan! The sword?!

 She was the missing piece to the bands puzzle.

"Oh, say Cheese? 
I thought you said FLEX"

Happy Friday!
Flex and pose at least once today.

All pics AFP

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

1969 Zodiac Posters

Inspired by the colourful 1970's 'Virgo' Zodiac poster on Sue's bedroom wall on the new Australian TV series 'Puberty Blues', I went searching for 60's & 70's Zodiac posters online and found these fabulous posters by Simboli Design.

Simboli Design were commissioned by Poster Prints in 1969 to create a line of very graphically strong and colorful zodiac posters, which were were sold worldwide.

You can see more work from Simboli Design on their website, or you can also check out their Etsy store where prints of the posters are available in various sizes. (Shipping only available to USA - bugger!).





Monday, August 27, 2012

Big M - TV Ads

Image by Scott Newett Photography for Big M.

Big M flavoured milk was established in Melton, Victoria 1978.
The brand has gained popularity through the years with television ad campaigns,
with some of the ads featuring music by great Australian bands.

Here's a look back at some of the more popular Big M Ad's...

Late 70's 
Song - 70's Big M jingle
I love the design of the old cartons. I think they should bring them back!

The 80's
Song - Friday on my Mind by The Easy Beats
(You may need to turn audio up abit. Sound is not great on this clip.)

The 90's
Song - When the River Runs Dry by Hunters and Collectors

Song - Picture Frames by Georgia Fair
One of the newer ads for Big M that has a great old school vibe.

Many thanks to Scott Newett for allowing me to share his work for the opening pic.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Freaky Friday - Retro Album Cover Fun

 In the words of early 90's hip hop dance group C + C Music Factory
Things that make you go Hmmmmm....

Think I'll stay at the front of the barn if it's all the same to you.

Truer words were never spoken.

Jackie and Moe gettin' high the natural way.

I suspect Ginni may use alternative methods.

Something Special indeed.

Happy Friday!

All images AAAA

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Arthur 1981

Great early 80's film that was a favourite on the old VCR in my household growing up. 
Taped off the TV of course - and may have even had the odd ad break taken out here and there. (Remember forgetting to take it off pause again when the ads were over, and realising you've missed recording a whole section of the movie? Disaster.)

Arthur - Original Trailer

And had to include a clip of this scene for my sister -
"Perry you're a dead man...."

Monday, August 20, 2012

1970's Black and White

Great photographs from a Mower Race event in West Sussex 1975, and other 
candid shots from the 70's by David Harris 'SnapperDave'.
Many thanks to David for allowing me to share his photographs here.

Mower jousting!

Friday, August 17, 2012

Freaky Friday - Medieval Special

In honour of one of my fave new TV shows Game of Thrones,
I give you a Freaky Friday with a Medieval theme...

Eden Ahbez - a little ray of sunshine as he skips along on his Enchanted Isle.

When they aren't playing spectacular symphonic sounds,
The Incomparable Robin Hood Band are robbing the rich to give to the poor.

The King likes his suits red, and his pants tight.

Metal Rock offerings from the Medieval Abattoir.
The smaller dude is Billy Joel - pre 'Piano Man' Billy Joel.
True Story.

The Falconer's Arm I (what does it all mean?).
A little more Dances with Wolves than Medieval, but I dig his beard so he made the cut.

Sounds of the Recorder.
The worst kind of Medieval torture.

Happy Friday!

Images from AAAA & AFP

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Retro Metro Houseboat

Quick update - Tracy Metro herself popped in to say hello in the comments : ) !

To say I am excited about this post is an understatement!
The 'Retro Metro' Houseboat belongs to US Designer & TV Presenter Tracy Metro & Marty Metro.
I instantly fell in love with the boat when I found it online.
The retro design and decor is fantastic, and Tracy has made incredible use of such limited space.
Almost everything used to furnish the boat was thrifted, secondhand, or a vintage eBay find.
Such a fun, colourful, amazingly cool houseboat - the ultimate retro weekend getaway!

These fantastic photographs of the 'Retro Metro' were taken by Marcia Prentice.
Marcia is an Interior Designer and Design Curator, and regular blogger and contributor for top design site Apartment Therapy. For more information on the 'Retro Metro', & to read Marcia's full article on the
'Retro Metro' on Apartment Therapy, please click here.

Big shout out & many thanks to Marcia Prentice for allowing me to share some her wonderful photographs of the 'Retro Metro' here : )

I also found this great YouTube clip featuring Tracy Metro on the 'Retro Metro' for SpacesTV.
I love Tracy - ("It's retro baby!") and her reference to Mork & Mindy.

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