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Snik Snak

Posted in advertising, food, retro, vintage with tags , , , on August 28, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

You’ve got to be kidding me. Really. (That was my reaction when I saw this product).

Did you know the delicious Kit Kat bar, made by Hersheys, once had a rival by the Mars candy company?

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Milk chocolate around 3 layers of crisp wafers, packaged in break-off sticks. Look familiar? Aside from the ridiculously similar name, product specifics, and wrapper color scheme, Snik Snak’s catch phrase was “Take a break” as opposed to Kit Kat’s “Gimmie a break.” How Mars got away with this and it stayed on shelves for , I’ll never know!

I think the warped, horrible quality of the VHS commercial here only adds to it.

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Forbidden Transmission

Posted in 80's, absurd, animation, humor, music video, retro with tags , , , , , , on August 11, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

I try not to post long videos here. I understand that everyone is busy (and I personally rarely take the time to watch lengthy videos I come across while browsing online…even if they look interesting). BUT…children of the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s…these are worth your time.

The creators have taken (often embarrassing, highly dated, yet in some cases enjoyably nostalgic) clips from bygone TV days and edited them together in themed compilations. I laughed out loud multiple times.

Do not miss the video that begins at 8:00 in Cultural Meltdown. I ferociously googled the lyrics to find out more about this song and nothing came up. But look and listen!

Yeah, that’s the nature of the beast
Keeper of the male persona
Yeah that’s the nature of the beast
Keeper of my status quota

“Status quota?” What does that even mean? Don’t you want to rush to the 8 minute mark now?

There are a bunch of others I intend to watch as well! Thank you, GD, for finding these!

“What is Fashion?” Amazing 80’s Student Film.

Posted in 80's, fashion, film, humor, quotes with tags , , , , on July 30, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

This student film is totally radical…tubular…clutch. I forgot how many kids had braces back then…or should have had braces. See some Breakfast Club runner-ups discuss their ideas of what fashion is and what it means to them!

My favorite line: “Ska is from England. It’s kinda like Duran Duran, sort of. But they’re kinda like, mediocre to this. They’re not as intense.” *headdesk*

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Retro Atomic Sci-Fi Kitchen

Posted in craft, decoration, home, retro, retrofuturism, sci-fi with tags , , , , , on June 1, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Ceramic artist LuRu’s Retro Atomic Sci-Fi Kitchen is a truly awesome, completely handmade renovation.

Look at these incredible tiles!
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Despite working with a small space, LuRu really rocked this theme. There’s even a sci-fi “stovescape!”
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Yep…I’m completely in love with this tiling.
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See many more pictures here.

Gojin Ishihara

Posted in art, japan, monsters, retro with tags , , , on March 27, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

My friend Stacey linked me to this awesome collection of Japanese monster illustrations by Gojin Ishihara.

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The books came out in the 70’s, designed for kids. I wish my childhood library contained them!
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I think these are some of my favorite vintage Japanese monster illustrations out there
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See more here.

Beep Art

Posted in design, home, retro, vintage with tags , , , , on March 23, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

If you are into bold domestic expression, Beep Art might have something for you.

This was the image that brought me to their site (I am a sucker for mid century atomic design, though I’m NOT generally “bold” in a brightly colored wall sort of way):

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These are some of the more eye catching, unique wall details out there, for sure.

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They also make great retro inspired laptop/ipad/etc. skins.
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Heal Yourself Skeletor

Posted in animation, humor, retro, TV with tags , , , on March 21, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Heal Yourself Skeletor is an amazing tumblr. I cannot tell you how much joy I get from looking at this particular character paired with joyous, loving affirmations.

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Skeletor makes a dynamite bodhisattva (and the screenshots are perfect, aren’t they?).

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My favorite:
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See the archive here.

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