Archive for the retrofuturism Category

Milan Bauer

Posted in art, retrofuturism with tags , on June 7, 2012 by shewalkssoftly

I wish I could read the text on the Milan Bauer website. Such wonderful eye candy…

These retrofuturistic surreal collages of mechanics, man and beast remind me ever so slightly of antique postcards (or perhaps antique postcards as I would like to envision them!).

The Ex Libris section really blew my mind with some of the anatomical inclusions (I wish there were high res, larger images available).

Explore the website here.

Desktop Goodies

Posted in absurd, advertising, anatomy, art, Books, fashion, humor, photography, products, retrofuturism, sci-fi, surreal, vintage with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 31, 2012 by shewalkssoftly

Although I’m largely opposed to the idea of food in pill form (since eating is one of the finest pleasures in life), this is a pretty fine looking meal tray:

Love the movie…love this piece by Teetering Bulb.

Yeah, this is how most of my days start too…

Oh model in your lovely spine dress, I hate to see you go but I love to watch you leave…

Great photograph by Helen Warner:

ACTION JEANS! My ACTION SWEATPANTS actually have some of the same properties. Gotta be prepared if a fight breaks out while I’m scouring the Internet for art and reading science books in my room.

With the sheer proliferation of puns in this text, it must be self-aware, right?

On a related note, I’ve posted about vintage parade floats before, but here’s a new favorite:

Skullball Machine!

Speaking of skulls…

I’m not sure what it says about me that I put this image in my “Valentine” folder:

Paint just gets EVERYWHERE…

And while we’re on the subject of art, leave it to Regretsy to design this handy measurement tool for the less desirable side of some artistic personalities:

I’m not a camper, but I want this tent! Makes me want to venture out into the wilderness (which may or may not mean my own backyard).

And I’ll finish off with the desktop dose of confusion; trading cards seen on Agence Eureka.

Mmmm…steak in a can. That’s the good stuff.

Noah Doely

Posted in photography, retrofuturism, surreal with tags , , on December 27, 2011 by shewalkssoftly

I am completely in love with Noah Doely’s photographs.

Perfectly surreal little worlds in sepia, with just the right amount of macabre, mystery and wonder…

See more here.

Stephane Halleux

Posted in retrofuturism, robots, sculpture, steampunk with tags , , , on July 28, 2011 by shewalkssoftly

Stephane Halleux’s sculptures feel like retrofuturistic illustrations come to life.

I know these will be a hit with the steampunk crowd (I may have mentioned some of my conflicting feelings about that term before, so it’s not one I use often).

The oddly proportioned vehicles and chairs are splendid…

Stephane Halleaux


Posted in anatomy, art, retrofuturism, steampunk with tags , , , on May 24, 2011 by shewalkssoftly

Instant love.

Paula Braconnot…give us more!


Desktop Goodies 12/17

Posted in anatomy, art, craft, image odyssey, photography, retrofuturism, sculpture, thrift horror, toys, vintage with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on December 17, 2010 by shewalkssoftly

I have some holiday themed images floating on my desktop right now, but lets have a look at some of the regular (if such a a word can be used in this case) first.

First, a new piece by Camille Rose Garcia, whom I’ve posted about here, here and here.

[Insert split personality joke for the following]

Damn right:

The perils of waiting too long…

I’m not sure if this is how the “birth” of ideas really works.

Artistically rendered territory of taste:

The “Autobeautifier:”

And for those who prefer to practice beauty techniques with their own hands…

A couple for the pessimists…

This image is actually a giant sea monster projectile vomiting thousands of human bodies. Whoa, indeed.

We’ll finish off with some beautiful projectile vomit by TYPOE

Desktop Goodies 12/4

Posted in absurd, art, astronomy, comics, craft, decay, music, photography, retrofuturism, robots, vintage with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 4, 2010 by shewalkssoftly

Sweet, decaying irony…

Did you ever have one of those days when you feel like the whole universe if flipping you off?

Let this remind us…STRESS: it’s never too early to start (or perhaps this is a label, referring to the role of the child in the family unit).

Rock(in’ knit) Lobster:

Long hair and bones…I relate (by Jessica Ward).

All heads must be watered regularly.

In poor taste? Perhaps. But I think it’s pretty funny (especially on those days when shopping seems like a real chore):

Two recent posts from the fabulous Surviving Sophia Walker:

For those who have not yet seen this amazing display:

I actually saw this sign in a doctor’s office. I want this printed on a T-shirt.

“If you are grouchy, irritable or just plain mean, there will be a $10 charge for putting up with you.”

Very cool promo art for the band Dead Man’s Bones (love them!):

Retrofuturistic urban planning diagram:

Hmmm…what exactly is a gentleman to do in this scenario?