18 Vintage Photos of Videophones From the Future Past Are Cool Beyond Words.

Can you even remember what life was like before video technologies like FaceTime or Skype? Out of all of the fantastic tech that the Internet has made possible, video conferencing is by far one of the most impactful. Modern video conferencing and video chat technology allow both families and businesses, from anywhere in the world,Continue reading “18 Vintage Photos of Videophones From the Future Past Are Cool Beyond Words.”

18 Interesting Vintage Photos Showing Office Cubicles of the 1970s-1990s

Cubicles first entered our lives in 1968, when they were invented by Robert Propst, who wanted to improve upon the typical open bullpen office. He thought cubicles would increase productivity and give workers privacy. At first, cubicles flopped. But when companies realized that using cubicles would increase the number of people that could be crammedContinue reading “18 Interesting Vintage Photos Showing Office Cubicles of the 1970s-1990s”

The Electriquette: 30 Vintage Photos of Vehicles Made of Wicker From More Than 100 Years Ago

ens of thousands of people from around the world came to the Exposition from 1915-1916 and rode around Balboa Park in one of Clyde Osborn’s Electriquettes. Clyde Osborn will never be listed among the titans of the automobile industry. Rather, he is one of the countless indefatigable American optimists who had a dream to buildContinue reading “The Electriquette: 30 Vintage Photos of Vehicles Made of Wicker From More Than 100 Years Ago”

Reliant Robin, a Three-Wheeled Car That Was Voted the Worst British Car of All Time!

The Reliant Robin is a small three-wheeled car produced by the Reliant Motor Company in Tamworth, England. It was offered in several versions (Mk1, Mk2 and Mk3) over a period of 30 years. It is the second-most popular fibreglass car in history, with Reliant being the second-biggest UK-owned car manufacturer for a time. Its steeringContinue reading “Reliant Robin, a Three-Wheeled Car That Was Voted the Worst British Car of All Time!”

15 of the Strangest Cars Ever Designed

For most people with modest salaries, cars function more as practical tools than as highly-stylized artistic creations. However, the history of auto manufacturing is chock full of oddities, ranging from the ambitious to the beautiful to the mind-bogglingly impractical. Especially in the early days of the automotive industry, many famous and obscure car designers tookContinue reading “15 of the Strangest Cars Ever Designed”

5 Amazing Concept Cars From the 1950s and 1960s That Look Like They’re From Outer Space

Car culture sure ain’t what it used to be. Back in its glory days, the automobile was a triumphant marriage of form and function, beauty and brawn. Admittedly, the old gas guzzlers of yore were also environmentally-unfriendly dinosaurs… but there’s no harm in dreaming, right? And when it comes to dream machines, the concept carsContinue reading “5 Amazing Concept Cars From the 1950s and 1960s That Look Like They’re From Outer Space”

13 of the Most Bizarre and Breathtaking Television Set Designs That Ever Existed

A television set or television receiver, more commonly called the television, TV, TV set, tube,[1] telly, or tele, is a device that combines a tuner, display, and loudspeakers, for the purpose of viewing and hearing television broadcasts, or using it as a computer monitor. Introduced in the late 1920s in mechanical form, television sets becameContinue reading “13 of the Most Bizarre and Breathtaking Television Set Designs That Ever Existed”

Weird Inventions From the 1940s

Facing a decrease in demand during the war years, the Los Angeles Brush Manufacturing Corporation created a catalog full of facetious inventions, simply “to take their minds off the ugly fact that they had no brushes to sell.” In a photo shoot by Allan Grant published in LIFE in 1947, actress Olga San Juan andContinue reading “Weird Inventions From the 1940s”

How the Original Selfie Stick Was Invented in the 1980s

Before the word “selfie” was even coined, let alone in the dictionary. The first selfie stick was neither as elegant nor as successful as the latest models. The original patent was filed all the way back in 1983, before cell phones were ubiquitous. The first selfie stick was invented by Hiroshi Ueda, at the timeContinue reading “How the Original Selfie Stick Was Invented in the 1980s”

This Is What the U.S Army Thought the Soldier of the Future Would Be Like, 1959

Various shots of the “Soldier of the Future” wearing special uniform. The futuristic uniform includes “rocket-powered jump belt”, infrared binoculars and rubber mask and gloves to protect the wearer from nuclear explosions – over-all effect looks like something from “Star Wars”!