Mad about the '60s
But even if this means goodbye to advertising super-salesman Don Draper and the Sterling Cooper and Partners agency, it won't be the finish of retro style. Alarm clock. The midcentury go-getter stepped smartly on time to his first meeting of the ...
April 11, 2015
My Long Short Road to 50, in Gay Years
Now that I'm fifty years old, still in Manhattan, a couple of miles away from my first apartment, and a world away in almost every other respect, I see many things in this city that's been home longer than any other place. There's painful memories and ...
April 9, 2015
Universal Orlando's new retro resort — a blast from the Space Age past
Buildings are named for old-school hotels. as we passed furnishings that reminded us of a friend's kitchen, listened to music that our moms and dads played in the car, and played with an alarm clock much like the one that sat next to our beds as ...
March 14, 2015
The 101 Best Kanye West-Produced Songs That Don't Feature Kanye
One of the very earliest Kanye West productions, and even if 20-year-old 'Ye isn't doing much but imitating JD with his snaking, snare-heavy beat, it shows that the producer could convincingly hang with the grown-ups from a very young age. The ...
March 31, 2015
WATCH: Kids React to a VCR, and They Have Nothing Nice to Say
Alarm clock? Radio? Music player? Finally, Tyler provides a pretty spot-on description. "It's a VCR player, and it's really hard to, like, program the clock," the 10-year-old says. This is the high point for the once-revered plastic box. The panel of ...
March 17, 2015
New products: retro-style alarm clock and more
Wake up to the modern age. Remember those oval-shaped old-fashioned alarm clocks — the ones with two bells near the top? Maybe you used one when visiting grandpa to make sure you woke up at 5 a.m. to go fishing. Chances are that vintage alarm clock ...
December 8, 2012
Exclusive: The New Owner of Norms Reveals His Plans For the Legendary Site
We're kind of retro cool and we think the googie architecture is a big part of the brand.” Developer Jason Illoulian of Faring Capital is the new owner of the land under the restaurant and its 43 Hodgetts, who is also working on the nearby ...
March 5, 2015
When the device is fully activated and opened, it actually looks like an old-school retro alarm clock. But old school it definitely isn't as it can obey simple voice commands like set an alarm, check your notifications on your synced smartphone or tablet, and even read them back to you. If you're in a car and a call or message comes in, the speaker will vibrate, and then you can ask it to read the message to you. When you're in a call and want to put someone on speaker, just touch your smartphone to the speaker and now you can talk hands-free. If you also want to broadcast the music you're listening to, again, just touch your smartphone or tablet to the speakers and it will let everyone know how cool your taste in music is. For now, the speakers only have the color black available, but... Also, you have to shell out around $300 for this innovative product, which is already the price tag of a more than decent smartphone, if you think about it. But if you really want a speaker that obeys your voice commands, that should be worth it...
Nothing says retro like 12 inches, especially if the 12 inches are describing a television screen. I love how Wim de Roo kept the tv set clearly visible in each image from this series, it is almost as if the television screen becomes the voyeuristic set of yes eyes that allow us to peek in on model Robbie Franco in his motel room. As always, Wim sets just the right mood with his lighting and his visuals. With the ashtray, the old push button phone, the alarm clock, metal bed and head board and the crucifix Wim sets the time many decades ago. As the night goes forward, Robbie decides not to waste the room, or these valuable few moments of freedom and alone time. Wim de Roo can set a scene, and Barcelona based model Robbie Franco knows how to make the most of it. I have featured Robbie's work before on FH and he always seems to find the right note to match, and blend in with the theme and vision of the... Five years into modeling, Robbie is happy with his accomplishments and the relationships he has forged with the photographers he has worked with, this is second shoot with Wim de Roo. Although now living in Spain, Robbie is thinking of moving back to London where he shot with photographers Graham Martin, Haringman +, Andrew Bowman, Fabrice Rizzato, Leigh Carter, Neuf.
Mad about the '60s
The midcentury go-getter stepped smartly on time to his first meeting of the day thanks to an actual alarm clock. He made sure to wind it the night before. Today's cellphone does the same job with a beep, but it can't equal the bed-stand flair of a retro ...
April 10, 2015
St. Louis music fans gather to say goodbye to Anne Tkach
‘I know she did a reading of Alice in Wonderland one time and I set my alarm clock and I woke up to Anne reading Alice in Wonderland on this show.’ Friday in the University City Loop, Vintage Vinyl paid their respects to Tkach. In Grand ...
April 10, 2015
Young Fathers – White Men Are Black Men Too
“Liberated” and “Old Rock n Roll” take a more directly political approach ... while the song’s closing cacophony sounds like an alarm clock aimed at waking a sleeping collective consciousness. The band fails to make a significant statement ...
April 8, 2015
7 Tricks to Look Refreshed in the Morning From 1958
And while we may not use all of these vintage tips from the April 1958 issue (no offense to that exercise routine), some may come in handy on those mornings when the alarm clock is our worst enemy. 1. Clean up to wake up. Your first important eye opener is ...
April 2, 2015