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Movie Recommendations – Part 2
Written by Chris Alm in Film

Movie Recommendations – Part 2

Been a while since I recommended any movies, so I think we are due for some new ones. Any movie buffs out there have probably seen most of them already, but if you haven’t you have missed out on some great movies. Blowup (1966) Classic British movie about a swinging photographer in London who discovers he has captured a murder of a woman on a...

Space Age Lounge Volume 1 – Ultra Swank Living

Here is the compilation that started everything. It was actually compiled a few months before I started this website back in September 2005 and I decided to keep the name Ultra Swank for the site. Space Age Lounge – Volume 1 is the first compilation I have done in many years, so it might not be as solid as my later compilations. The theme for...

Shopping Spree – Part 5 (Southdale Center)

Time for another peek at past shopping experiences. This time we are leaving Scandinavia to have a look at some photos from an American shopping center. Since most of the mid-century Swedish malls and shopping centers took their inspiration from their American counterpart, I thought it would be a good idea to compare the design and architecture of them. This is Southdale Center Mall in...

Movie Recommendations – Part 1
Written by Chris Alm in Film

Movie Recommendations – Part 1

I have a keen movie interest (don’t we all?). As we all know some of the best and most memorable movies were made in around the 50s, 60s and 70s. I like to watch movies that make me feel good, movies that has a certain feel to them. And that is all that counts. So without further ado, here goes. The Best of Everything Very...

All American Taschen Books
Written by Chris Alm in Readable

All American Taschen Books

I’m a big fan of Taschen’s books. So far I have purchased their two advertising books from the 1950s and 1960s. The 50s book is the newer edition with only some 350 pages, the first edition had over 900 pages, but it seams that it is out of print now. I was lucky to find the 60s book at the swank department store Harrods in...

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