Friday, November 23, 2007

More Retro Stuff

Retro Renovation has some great new images of 1948 kitchens today.

And a commenter, TomorrowWindy, left a link to a PRICELESS video on kitchen design back in the formative years.

You’ve likely seen it, but here’s a fabulous video from the 1950s about the “Step-Saving Kitchen.”


Monday, November 19, 2007

Retro Renovation

I just came across a great blog for those of you trying to create a 50's Retro Look in your kitchen and all around the house. It's by 50sPam:

Retro Renovation

A place for your postwar 40s 50s and 60s style kitchens, bathrooms and mid century modern home aesthetic.

Love Pam's great illustrations. She's obviously on a mission.


Saturday, November 17, 2007

Put an End to Annoying Catalogs

This has absolutely nothing to do with kitchen design (beyond the reduction of clutter), but I have just signed up for the greatest new service:

I would like you to join me on Catalog Choice.

Catalog Choice is an easy, free service that allows you to decline unsolicited catalogs, reducing the number of catalogs in your mailbox and lightening your footprint on the environment.

I learned about this new free service on Bill Moyers Journal last night, and signed up today.

Billions of catalogs go from mail box to recycle bin, or worse yet garbage, every year.

We all love catalogs, but get way too many.

I spent quite a few hours earlier this year calling each one I didn't want.
If anything they have MULTIPLIED since that effort.

Join me by clicking the link below:

Catalog signup

Thank you.


Did you know?

Over eight million tons of trees are consumed each year in the production of paper catalogs.

Nearly half of the planet’s original forest cover is gone today. Forests have effectively disappeared in 25 countries, and another 29 have lost more than 90% of their forest cover.

Deforestation contributes between 20% and 25% of all carbon pollution, causing global climate change.

More than one billion people living in extreme poverty around the world depend on forests for their livelihoods.

There are other significant environmental impacts from the catalog cycle. The production and disposal of direct mail alone consumes more energy than three million cars.

The manufacturing, distribution, collection and disposal of catalogs generates global warming gases as well as air and water pollution. Reducing the number of unwanted catalogs that are mailed will help the environment.