Vintage Shopping at The Fancy Lamb

by Jamie Sanford on October 17, 2011

Vintage Shopping at The Fancy Lamb

I love vintage items, especially accessories and electronics.  I was on one of my Etsy binges, where I start out looking for one thing and end up viewing about 20 different categories, when I came across The Fancy Lamb, touted as “reinvented vintage goods.” I saw a lot of things that I loved, so I had to write a post featuring some of my favorites.  Here we go.

Vintage Deer Antler as decor? You know I’m all over that. $22 from The Fancy Lamb on Etsy.

I really love the look of the round suitcases, and we just don’t see them anymore.  This one has a beautiful green color too, it’s obviously old but not hideous. The vintage round suitcase is $48 from The Fancy Lamb on Etsy.

Apparently it is hard to really know if something is an Eames or Herman Miller, but this has  the original Herman Miller sticker!  I love this chair, I would love to have it in my future office. The vintage Herman Miller is available for $400 from The Fancy Lamb on Etsy.

I love the idea of this, collection sets of letterpress letters in the letter of your choice. I am very attached to my J, so i can definitely get behind this.  The Fancy Lamb doesn’t have a J set, unfortunately, but this set of R letterpress letters is available for $32.

Another piece of luggage, but this is a fabulous train case that would be wonderful for storing any number of things in your home.  The blue color is great.  This vintage American Tourister case is available from The Fancy Lamb on Etsy for $42.

I love cameras, and expect that when I have some more space, that I will end up with a collection of cameras as sculpture.  This Argus C3 Rangefinder is such a beautiful example of the way cameras used to look.  The vintage camera is available for $48 from The Fancy Lamb on Etsy.

Check out the entire collection from The Fancy Lamb here on Etsy.

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Helvetica (100 Films in 2011)

by Jamie Sanford on September 22, 2011

67. Helvetica (available for streaming via Netflix and Amazon)

Here is the trailer for Helvetica.

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Helvetica, as many of us know, is a font.  However, what you might not know is that it is literally EVERYWHERE.  This documentary was released in 2007 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the initial creation of Helvetica.

I really enjoyed this documentary – there is no other typeface on earth that is this widely used.  There is also not another typeface with this much drama surrounding it!  Lots of designers were interviewed in this documentary, and some of them love Helvetica for its simplicity, and some hate it for its invasion of all things type.  I highly recommend a viewing of Helvetica.

Helvetica is available on DVD from Amazon for $20.99.

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National Geographic, Massive DVD Set

by Jamie Sanford on November 19, 2010

Today’s item is a massive National Geographic DVD set that I purchased for my husband earlier this year. Included are every single issue from 1888 through 2009!

Here’s the official breakdown of what’s included.

  • 6-disc boxed set captures National Geographic magazine’s past 121 years (1888-2009)
  • Browse over 1,400 issues, 8,000 articles, and 200,000 photos exactly as they appeared in print
  • Zoom, scroll, archive, and print in high resolution as you relive thousands of amazing discoveries
  • Advanced DVD interface lets you explore topics, search photos, browse the globe, and virtually wander back in time
  • Includes 120-page book High Adventure: The Story of the National Geographic Society
If you have someone in your life who reads a lot, is interested in everything, anything of this nature, it would be a great gift for them.  I have a wall of books in my house, so I see this purchase as the perfect way to ensure that my husband won’t try to obtain an entire set of National Geographic Magazines at any point.

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Oprah’s Big Deal issue of her magazine hit the stands for August 2010 and she is wearing the Coliseum earrings from Lia Sophia.

You can’t get a good look at the Lia Sophia earrings, which Oprah liked so much that she purchased them.

From the Lia Sophia website:

Rockstar flamboyance in over-sized hoops. A contemporary cutout honeycomb design of matte gold makes an eye-popping statement guaranteed to take your charisma off the charts. Snap bar closure.

The earrings that Oprah is wearing on the cover of the magazine are $44 from Lia Sophia, but will be retired at the end of July. Based on the limited time frame plus the Oprah connection, I think they might sell out.

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