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Design Line Fashions, A Film Gem That Shows 1970s Designer Phones

2 years agoOdd : Laughing Squid

From the company’s start to the breakup in the 1980s, AT&T always rented their phones to users. But in the 1970s, they tried a novelty line of phones that customers could actually buy, in stores. For these “Design Line” phones, the users were essentially buying just the housing – the working guts of the phones [...]
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Here’s some electrifyingly awesome fashion design that...

Odd : Archie McPhee's Endless Geyser of AWESOME! (yesterday)

Here’s some electrifyingly awesome fashion design that would’ve made Nikola Tesla proud. Dutch designer Anouk Wipprecht created (and modeled) this stunning Faraday Cage Dress, a metal garment capable of conducting nearly one million... Read Post

Pet Camper, A Tiny Dog House Shaped Like an Trailer With Custom License Plates

Odd : Laughing Squid (21 hours ago)

Created by Vancouver company Straight Line Designs, Pet Camper is a house for small dogs shaped like a classic car trailer, complete with wheels, custom license plates and a pair of small bowls. The current limit for the diminutive ... Read Post

Rickshaw Telephone

Odd : Laughing Squid (2 years ago)

We recently posted about a line of fancy telephones from the 1970s and Design Line Fashions, their fun-to-watch promotional film. Those (often oddly-shaped) phones reminded me of this red vintage Rickshaw Phone I recently saw on Ets... Read Post


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