Inspiration Photographer Brittany McLaren sends us “South for Winter” with this Mad Men’esque inspired 1960s styled photo shoot. I love the melancholy and somewhat cold feeling this set gives me, not reminiscent of Mad Man Don Draper’s relationship with his ex-wife Betty. Or maybe it’s just that semi-sad 1960s nostalgia that’s shining through. Either way, I love the photos. What do you think? ( continue reading... )

The Cocktail Nation

The Cocktail Nation: A Singular Vision

Episode 308    Apr 13th 2014

Like many of the listeners of the Cocktail Nation I just love mid-century modern architecture. This week we talk of a giant of MCM in that of Harry Seidler. We talk men’s accessories along with the passing of a Hollywood legend. There’s some new releases to be checking out and I have some of the best parties from across the globe to attend.

The Swank Traveler

May 14th 2012 by Koop Kooper

Travel It was Saint Augustine who said that “The World is a Book and those who don’t travel read only a page”. Before I got into radio I travelled on the Professional Tennis circuit and I would say that I consider myself a well seasoned traveller. People have often asked me what makes a great traveller. Well it’s a pretty simple equation really, firstly you need to be extremely patient, and prepared for anything When I first started travelling I was given some advice by a seasoned professional who said “When preparing to Travel, lay out all your clothes and all ( continue reading... )


Summer mode

Jul 28th 2011 by Christopher

Ultra Swank Ultra Swank will be in a “summer mode” for the next couple of weeks. It’s vacation time and that means trying to stay away from the Internet as much as possible. I my self will be traveling around in Portugal and Spain for a few weeks but I will check up on Ultra Swank from time to time and make sure there is something posted ( read more... )

Style in the Aisle

May 17th 2011 by Steven Padal

Fashion The Museum of Flight in Seattle, Washington is nearing the end of a temporary exhibit called “Style in the Aisle: Flight Attendant Fashion.” The exhibit first began in 2008 and has become so popular that the museum has added new uniforms to the exhibit. Travel Channel has a great photo compilation of “Style in the Aisle” with captions describing each of the photos. The exhibit shows ( read more... )

Travel Here are a bunch of fine examples of postcards you probably won’t be sending to your friends and family.. or then again, maybe you might. If you want to see more fun-tastic, creepy, dodgy and simply plain weird examples, head over to Bad Postcards where you will have a whole collection of things gone horribly wrong. ( read more... )

Fashion Remember when flying was fun? Living in the post-September 11th world not everyone does. Security measures have changed the way we fly. With tedious carry-on and travel restrictions as well as economic hardship, airlines have cut travel benefits like in-flight meals and free baggage check-in. But at the height of the aviation world, flying was a special occasion that called for you to dress to ( read more... )