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.

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Daydreaming It’s the weekend and summer vacations are around the corner so why not plan a summer getaway to Spain? Here’s a video that will surely inspire you to hop on that jet plane and head for the warm Mediterranean. Our background songs for this trip are “Why not be happy” and “Anytime you”, both composed by Augusto Jr. Algueró and performed by the wonderful Catalan actress and model Teresa Gimpera. All of this set to various clips from the film “Beware of Ladies” (1968), starring Jose Luis Lopez Vazquez, Teresa Gimpera and Mary Francis. What do you daydream about today? ( 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... )