Category Archives: Ripped from the headlines

The Introduction of Fairy Tale Architecture

snowwhite+Acclaimed Hamden landmark Torpedo House is proud to introduce an entirely new category of Important Architecture. Fairy Tale Architecture. We look at it as the marriage of Walk Disney and Alice Washburn, the architecture of Torpedo House itself. Free from allegiance to any existing architectural style or school, Washburn was able to draw from them all, and create her own signature style, one in which whimsy, fancy and childlike delight are the driving principles, where Garrison meets Medieval meets Colonial, on equal footing. In the next several weeks, we will be sharing more examples of this exciting historical (and historic) development

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Baby Jesus Barbie. Supplies are dwindling fast.

dollNo, we are not at an Amazon Warehouse on Cyber Monday, my friends. We are back in time to 1954 and photographer Massimo Ascani shot this for United Press Photo and it’s called, for some reason, “A Part of Christmas”. You can find this and many other excellent examples of compelling and disturbing vintage press photographs just waiting for you at Torpedo.House. I’ll bet you know exactly who this shot would be perfect for. As a little going away gift.

“You can’t abdicate and eat it, too”

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So we watched a documentary on Netflix that claimed that Wallis actually said that to Edward. Who knew she was funny? Nazi, yes. Funny, no. This lovely portrait of the two royal Nazi sympathizers is part of the Tertium Quid collection and is available for purchase as of this very moment, right on our new website Torpedo House, which you should go see even if you don’t like the Royals or the Nazis or silver teapots. It’s all about expanding your worldview. Incidentally, Edward was quite the moron, it turns out, and Wallis was awful in too many ways to count. Click on her round smug little face for transport to Torpedo.House. You’ll land in Tertium Quid. Scroll down.

Let’s run it up the flagpole and see who takes a knee

boy treeSo flagpole sitting was a big fad in the US in the ’20’s. This kid was photographed in 1929 right at the end of all that fun. Doesn’t he look like he’s having a good time? I suppose there are stupider things to do. Let’s all think really hard and come up with a few. Well done, everyone. Now think of some stupid things that have nothing to do with Trump. Or go click the boy and find out more about this astounding photo.

RIP, DAVID BOWIE

Striped_bodysuit_for_Aladdin_Sane_tour_1973_Design_by_Kansai_Yamamoto_Photograph_by_Masayoshi_Sukita__Sukita_The_David_Bowie_Archive_2012It’s funny how you take certain people for granted, thinking they’ll just always be there, so you don’t pay the attention you maybe should. What an amazing life David Bowie had. What a spectacular play across music and theatre and everything in between. He was truly transformative in ways we’re only now realizing. Including releasing his last album two days before he dies, fully aware of his impending death. Click on the photo to go to a Huffington Post piece about his great breathtaking duets. You’ll be lost for the rest of the day.

Murray the Movie on Georg Jensen website

mmmovieClick on Murray’s white shirt to go to the Georg Jensen home page where you will find a short film of Murray explaining how he came to write the book and what he wanted to achieve with it. If you have somehow neglected to buy the book as of yet, you can rectify that oversight here.

Architectual Digest goes GA GA over Murray’s Jensen book. Calls book “striking”.

ad3ad3They said other very nice things as well and you can read them all and also see the slideshow of spectacular images from the book by clicking on that big silver potato . I’m also very happy to report that you can now buy the book online at Barnes and Noble.  I hope Amazon has learned its lesson.

You really have to hand it to the Post

Chelsea-Clinton-New-York-PostThey really don’t know when to take a break.  I mean, really, guys? You’re attacking a one day old baby? You don’t think this is, oh, I don’t know, just slightly mean spirited and curmudgeonly and inappropriate and tone deaf and against the grain and further proof as if we needed it that this newspaper is edited by feral pigs? And what might we want to be handing to the Post? A full diaper comes to mind. Since they brought it up.

Little camera-shy, are we, folks? You betcha.

71-72 copyHere’s a sweet little gang of small-time bookies  who’ve just been rounded up by the LA police and are waiting for the paddy wagon to take them and all those phones to the precinct house. We’re just guessing here but it appears the bookies did not want their faces to be seen. I, for one, do not think that woman is really reading that newspaper. Book yourself into EDELMAN ARTS  to see Our Gang here and all the other vintage press photos in TERTIUM QUID, or click on that guy’s ass to be transported to the Tertium Quid website where you can buy this photo and many others, including some where you can even see faces.

 

Sochi may have the Olympics but Moss Bureau has a new website and we’re planning to medal

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These guys are probably racing to a computer right now to see the shiny new Moss Bureau website. Soshi speedskaters from the UK Daily Mail. Click on the skates to see what all the fuss is about.