Sunday, September 30, 2007

Books on Bikes

Now is the perfect time for bike riding. It is cooler but not too cold.

Here are some images from On Your Bicycle and The Bicycle, two books about the history of the bike.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Retro Boook: Gifts to Make Yourself

Ugh, this book is wonderfully hideous. You would make these gifts for yourself if you didn't like yourself too much.

Okay, I'll admit it, I would totally want this if I were a little girl. It beats lead poisoning any day.

Nightmare fuel.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Allover Patterns for Designers and Craftsmen

Nothing much to write here. The pictures and title say it all.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Retro Book: Camping and Outdoor Cooking

Though we are nearing the end of summer, Texas stays so warm that it is great for summer activities well into October. And what could be more of a summer activity than camping?

People in the fifties were a hardy bunch who enjoyed activities like "foil cooking" and creating picnics just for teens. I think this has something to do with the fact that cable television wasn't around yet, but I digress.

Camping and Outdoor Cooking is one half cookbook, one half lifestyle manual. With recipes for everything from Frog Legs to Dude Corn to Bear Steaks to Fried Squirrel, these people were no strangers to heart disease. The recipes are weird but delightful. Just be warned, there are some images that are not so politically correct.