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Hammocks

photograph of sleeping arrangements at The Cloisters

…at night men and women (strictly segregated by the expanse of the central hall) slept on hammocks that lowered from the ceiling on pulleys…

The simple life, as lived in The Cloisters, Letchworth Garden City, before the First World War.

For more on The Cloisters, see this page at Utopia Britannica.

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Written by Dave Lovely

September 16, 2006 at 9:55 pm

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Look, and Learn

As recently posted on del.icio.us, a childhood fave of mine, the largely factual, and garishly brilliantly illustrated British children’s magazine of the 1960s and 70s, Look and Learn, has recently acquired a tremendous online presence, with thousands of nostalgia-inducing images available in a fully searchable and keyword-indexed database.

Of course, as plegmund at MonkeyFilter points out, this was the bit you actually really wanted to read…for artistry like this, apart from anything else.

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Written by Dave Lovely

September 14, 2006 at 12:25 am

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