Ultra Swank - Retro Adventures


Cocktail Hour – With Julius Shulman

This photo by famed photographer Julius Shulman looks absolutely lovely. I wish I had a cocktail lounge like that in my penthouse apartment. The Mid-Century Modernist has a bunch of more photos and information....

Forgotten Places – No Lifeguard on Duty

A selection of excellent photos from the series No lifeguard on duty by photographer J. Bennett Fitts. If you would like to dig deeper into the history of the Salton Sea, feel free to visit fellow blogger Lee Prewitt’s blog The Salton Sea Chronicles....

The Cocktail Nation Podcast

The Cocktail Nation

Another Story
The Cocktail Nation on October 8th, 2017

Podcast #466: Another Story


Swedish filmmakers Terese Mörnvik and Ewa Einhorn team up with Fredrik Gertten from WG Film in Malmö, Sweden to bring you a documentary about a place where time has stood still for the past decades. Born from a concept of the communist past, Poland once had over 25 000 Milkbars to serve cheap traditional food for families, old and homeless people Once run and owned...

Roy Lichtenstein – Pop Art Icon

Roy Lichtenstein was a prominent American pop artist. He became a leading figure in the new art movement. His work defined the basic premise of pop art better than any other through parody. Favoring the old-fashioned comic strip as subject matter, Lichtenstein produced hard-edged, precise compositions that documented while it parodied often in a tongue-in-cheek humorous manner. His work was heavily influenced by both popular...

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