While tooling around on the internet, I realized I had forgotten all about Cafepress. How could I have done that? Everyone and his roommate’s girlfriend’s uncle’s first girlfriend’s dog sitter’s favorite television personality did up their own custom Cafepress t-shirts . In fact, I had tried my hand in it, too. Since I haven’t been thinking of buying or making anything, it sort of slipped off the radar in my mind. I remember the margin on paper products was slim, but now there are all sorts of funny motivational and inspirational posters, as well as classic posters sold directly through Cafepress.
I was surprised by the selection of retro posters. There are movie posters, such as the Godfather poster, but I had seen those all before. There is also a selection of retro images, such as posters from WWII. Some look familar, but I am wondering if some were created with new artists in the old style. There are so many images from the War that exist just as a couple copies of a poster, so it is not surprising if many are unfamilar. Either way, if you want to create a retro decor, they fit the bill. Some are available in the typical Cafe Press format of poster, mini-poster and framed print.
Of course, always surf around to find original designs from individuals, but if you are looking for classic copyrighted images, Cafepress itself has a lot to offer now.
Speaking of poster, I was wondering where the word originated. The snippet on posters from Wikipedia states, “A poster is any piece of printed paper designed to be attached to a wall or vertical surface.” Really? That would include wallpaper. However, Merriam-Webster also insists its “intended for public display.” The word came into vogue during the 1830–40 period.Stuff for the Pad, wwii | Comment (0)
Do you wear a funky watch, or is it something a bit more pedestrian? I am actually contemplating going back to a pocket watch because whatever I pick can’t possibly match every season, activity and occasion. Silly me, I didn’t know I was supposed to have a trove of 20 watches. If you think watches that aren’t plastic and $10 come in other than in white, black, or pearl faces and black or tan straps, check out this jacques lemans watch.
Um…it’s just really “out there” isn’t it? When you see it, you can’t un-see it, but it definitely coordinates in an all-red outfit or provides contrast to black. There are parties these days where everyone is supposed to wear white or orange or something, and if someone has a red party, you are all set. Everyone will know if someone has stolen your watch and will make the pilferer own up to it.
On a serious note, if worn judiciously, it can be a signature accessory. In addition Jacques Lemans has provided different time measuring devices, such as chronographs to race tracks and airlines. If a plane can be landed on time, or at least that’s their aim, or a race can be measured in tenths of a second, you surely can get to the meeting or the open mic night on time. The watch will do its job, you just have to do yours and pay attention to it.
The Jacques Lemans watch retails in the $150-175 range and is available at retailers and BlueDial.commodern fashion | Comment (0)