Category Archives: design

The Retro Camper Caravan

A travel trailer, camper trailer or caravan is towed behind a road vehicle to provide a place to sleep… It provides the means for people to have their own home on a journey or a vacation, without relying on a … Continue reading

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Classic American Pickup Trucks

In summer 2016, the USPS released a series of four stamps, commemorating some classic American Pickup Trucks: International Harvester D2 1/2 Ton Pickup, from the 1930-ies D-series, (original specifications), a versatile platform that included such gems as a Tanker Truck … Continue reading

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The Rotodyne

The BBC Magazine has recently run an article about a remarkable aircraft – the Rotodyne. It was a hybrid between a helicopter and a turbo-prop airplane. There is also an article about it on Wikipedia, and a short one at … Continue reading

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Inca Roads

The BBC magazine has an article Inca Road: The ancient highway that created an empire (by Jane O’Brien, based on interview with Dr Jose Barreiro).This rekindles the appreciation of the the ancient Inca Roads. photo from BBC photo from BBC … Continue reading

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Museums in New York: The Museum Mile on Fifth Avenue

The Museum Mile is a section of Fifth Avenue (from 82nd to 105th streets on the Upper East Side) which contains several museums and is “one of the densest displays of culture in the world”. (see Wikipedia article)

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A villa with a view

Residence du Cap is a villa with a view – at St. Lucia! From TropicalSky, see more details and interior photos here

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Great Modern Architecture in Havana – nostalgic views

Two great books about 20th century Modern architecture (and design) in Havana. The blurbs are somewhat pompous, but the books are… gorgeous. Great Houses Of Havana:A Century of Cuban Style(Monacelli Press, 2011).Architect and author Hermes Mallea gives the first-ever insider’s … Continue reading

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