6.26.2013

Wary Meyers Candles!

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Not quite yet, but after a year in the making they'll finally be for sale next week. 
Here's a little glimpse of our packaging.
More soon!







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6.24.2013

J.G. Ballard pretty much nails social media, 1977

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Woah!
From an essay in British Vogue, 1977



via Alexandra Lange, Gideon Defoe, and Anab Jain
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6.23.2013

The Beatles, 007, and Christie's Pop Culture Sale

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From Christie's 
SALE 9467 LOT 91

The Beatles 
A brass Apple paperweight, hollow and cast in two parts with removable stem, presented to attendees of the Apple Studios opening at 3 Savile Row, 30 September 1971
5½in. (14cm.) high
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SALE 9467 LOT 49
Thunderball, 1965 James Bond's specially modified Breitling Top Time wristwatch used in Thunderball, 1965, the watch composed of a stainless steel chronograph timepiece, by Breitling, Ref. 2002, case no. 984343, manufactured in 1962 and then modified, the black dial with applied baton hour markers, luminous hands, sweep centre seconds, two subsidiary dials for constant seconds and 45 minute registers, and outer silvered tachymeter scale, in circular case with two chronograph buttons in the band, case 35mm wide, case and dial signed, mounted in glazed water resistant type case with screw down bezel and case reverse, by Valley Tool Company, 47mm wide, signed V.T.C., made for Sean Connery as James Bond in the 1965 United Artists/EON Productions film Thunderball


Lot Notes

The first ever specially modified watch issued by 'Q' branch to James Bond, the timepiece was equipped with a 'Geiger-counter' to detect radiation. Equipping Bond 'in the field' in Nassau for his mission to find two NATO atomic bombs stolen by SPECTRE, Q explains here we have a Geiger counter, useful and unobstructive, the sweep hand takes the radioactive count, it's waterproof of course, to which Bond sarcastically responds, but of course. Besides the Rolex Submariner, the Breitling Top Time is the only other model of watch that Sean Connery wears as James Bond.


My paddle is up for these two British crown jewels.
 See this Wednesday's Pop Culture auction catalog here.

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6.16.2013

The weekend in typography

Antique Louis Vuitton calfskin trunk #garagesale #wow #lucky #louisvuitton

The Dead Book, 1973 #gratefuldead #california #garagesale

Antique trunk monogram #garagesale #typography louisvuittontrunk612 

 A Louis Vuitton Calfskin trunk, c.1900; The Dead Book, 1973; another monogrammed trunk; and the LV lock.
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6.14.2013

Chez Emmanuelle, 1974

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Picture 80


Picture 86

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6.11.2013

The Story of O (and X)

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Vintage brass tic tac toe game,
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6.03.2013

Film Noir

#1960's #Japanese #35mm #Ceramic #Camera #Flask. (w/ two ceramic film roll shot glasses). #intheshop #fathersday

Johnny Walker Noir, that is. 
Vintage Japanese 35mm Ceramic Camera Flask, with a 16 oz. capacity.







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6.02.2013

Who invited all these tacky people?

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New artwork/ potholders from "Now! Designs", San Francisco, circa 1977.










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