Archive for retrofuturism

2000th Post!

Posted in art, retrofuturism, vintage with tags , , on August 10, 2012 by shewalkssoftly

Here we are at the SheWalksSoftly 2000th post! Let’s celebrate by looking at the predictions a German chocolate company had for the year 2000, circa 1900.

We are walking on water (supported by balloon devices, of course):

And here we fly like bats and birds!

The boat-train plows through the ocean…

20th Century visions of Skype:

See more here.

I want to thank my most frequent commenters (in order of frequency):
A Wren’s Life (You will get a prize in the mail!)
Real Monstrosities
My Pink Planet
The Headless Hearseman
And thanks to the creative, lovely Colleen V. (for whom I don’t have a site!).

I’ve gotten wonderful links and information from readers here. I’ve never promoted this blog anywhere and I make no money off it, but if you’ve enjoyed the site please spread the word in some small way so we like-minded oddballs may have a more enjoyable place to convene on the interwebs for another 2000 posts…and beyond! Thank you all!

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