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100 years old Richard Verascope camera

As we are collectors ourselves we love stories like this particular one about a more then 100 years old Richard Verascope camera. Chris Hughes of A Nerds World came across it at an estate in the Niagara Falls where he purchased the rare camera previously owned by the French Army. The Richard Verascope camera was developed in the late 1800s as one of the first stereoscopic cameras in a reasonably compact form-factor. As it was French-made it is known to be a camera which travelled with the army during World War I to document the battlefield. [ Continue reading ]

Narratively – The Past is Present

Based in the city that, supposedly, never sleeps Narratively wanted to slow down the news cycle instead of following (or rather be sucked in) the dominant maelstrom of stories. The project launched in September 2012 by publisher and editor-in-chief, Noah Rosenberg, and managing editor, Brendan Spiegel, is another of those projects adding more and more significance to crowd funding platform Kickstarter. From February 2013 the platform even saw the possibility to broaden their horizon beyond New York City and started sharing stories from places all over the world, offering the platform to an ever-growing audience. The beginning of this month, less then a year after the launch, the platform was named as part of TIME's 50 Best Websites of 2013.  [ Continue reading ]

Blue Jeans

Over the past year we've been working on an exhibition on denim which opened last week in the Centraal Museum, Utrecht, the Netherlands. Putting together 350 years of denim history into a more than 100 meter long indigo timeline. A rich history including classic paintings from 'The Master of the Blue Jeans' and old sample books dating back to the 18th century, to the designs of Chanel, Jean Paul Gaultier, Maison Martin Margiela, Marithé + François Girbaud and Yves Saint Laurent - and one of the oldest Levi's and Lee jeans to Momotaro, Atelier Tossijn, Naked & Famous and Rapha - it's all there.
We've created a more than 100 meters long cabinet, starting like a loom in an almost black indigo colour, morphing to slate blue and finally ending in a bright white workshop. A three-dimensional timeline showing the rich history of 350 years of Blue Jeans. The exhibition is accompanied with a book we've designed together with Studio wilfredtimo, which will be available at Tenue de Nîmes (a.o.) anytime soon.

Blue Jeans — 23 November 2012 until 10 March 2013,
Centraal Museum, Nicolaaskerkhof 10, Utrecht, the Netherlands, open Tue - Sun 11.00h – 17.00h

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Robert Capa

Definitely the best images made of the Tour de France with no bikes at all are these two images by Robert Capa in Pleyben, Brittany, France, July 1939. The excited crowd watching the tour come by in front of the bicycle shop owned by Pierre Cloarec, one of… [ Continue reading ]

Redeeming Indigo

A few weeks back we were pointed to an article written by Michael Taussig called ‘Redeeming Indigo’. The article was published by Theory, Culture & Society ((SAGE, Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, and Singapore), Vol. 25(3): 1–15)  back in 2008 but after a little research I found out… [ Continue reading ]

Nigel Cabourn

Last year Tenue de Nîmes was invited to New Castle by Nigel Cabourn. He wanted to share a sneak preview with us of his 2011 Spring Summer collection. He told us about his search for old designs, materials and fabrics. He shared some of his most bizarre finds with us and told us about his quest to put these finds in a contemporary, Nigel Cabourn perspective. This search for a perspective led him to this season's theme: The Submarine. [ Continue reading ]

Berlinette

My favorite car Nº2, straight after the Porsche 912, is Berlinette, a.k.a. the Renault Alpine A110. Built by Jean Rédélé in Dieppe, France, in 1954 and from 1962 till 1978 under the official license of Renault it won the Monte Carlo rally of 1971… [ Continue reading ]

Gjon Mili

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Isn’t this just a wonderful picture?! A gun, firing a projectile in high speed, taken by Gjon Mili (1923 – 1984). Gjon Mili was a pioneer in the use of photoflash to capture a sequence of actions in one photograph together with Harold Eugene… [ Continue reading ]

BJ44

Yesterday, during the launch of the new Nintendo 3DS, I’ve met Folkert Hengeveld, a fellow Anothersomething reader and heritage junk. At this moment he’s working on a crazy project, and he was so generous to share it with us. Folkert Hengeveld bought this old Medium Wheel… [ Continue reading ]

Colt

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I found this huge image archive of the Colt’s Patent Fire Arms Manufacturing Company on flickr the other day. Above a group photo of Colt assembly line workers in the Colt’s East Armory. Machinery can be seen throughout the shop. Below a woman holding two… [ Continue reading ]

Peter Sekaer

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I love the work of Danish-American photographer Peter Sekaer (1901 – 1950). Resently Steidl published his first monograph called Signs of Life by Peter Sekaer. ‘Sekaer’s early work combines dispassionate images with others that show his concern and intuitive grasp of the human condition. [ Continue reading ]

Rolling Homes

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Love the book and love the flickr set: Rolling Homes: Handmade Houses on Wheels by Jane Lidz, published in 1979 by A & W publishers Inc. Now lets try to get my hands on one of those rare hardcover first prints…… [ Continue reading ]

Modern Windsled

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Something for these winter days: This ‘modern’ windsled was used to transport passengers and goods between Madeline Island and Bayfield, WI. (Found at the Wisconsin Historical Images flickr feed.)… [ Continue reading ]

Astronaut’s son

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You can be an Astronaut’s son, but you will always need to clean your fathers car. The only profit is that the car will probably a Maserati… Astronaut Walter Schirra’s son cleans his father’s Maserati as dad looks on. From the Life Archives. [ Continue reading ]

A little history

90 years old and still can't bust 'm! After the Buddy Lee shop window we did at Tenue de Nîmes I kind of fell in love with this little figure. The buddies we used there where the new ones, the third rebirth of this iconic puppet. His history goes back to 1920, when Chester Reynolds, a Lee Company Union All salesman, had been handing out bite-sized promotional overalls at country fairs when the idea of creating a doll to fit them sprung in mind. [ Continue reading ]

Stewart

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We were quite impressed and inspired by the archives of Nigel Cabourn when we brought him a visit for the Journal de Nîmes last june, but seeing a glimpse of the archives of the Italian leather brand Stewart online I definitely want… [ Continue reading ]

On ties

In the 5th issue of Journal de Nîmes we already showed you a few ways of knotting your tie and folding you pocket square. Since the day we made the illustration I was focused on ties and since than I saw them everywhere. We've made a little list of our todays favorites and my former intern Mia Porter put together a nice article, sourced from wikipedia and all over the place and came up with this. A 'little' history of the tie, which goes back to the mid 17th century, and our favorite ties in a row. [ Continue reading ]

Naturally waxed men

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For the 180th anniversary of a certain brand that has something to do with wool I was looking for old pictures of sheep sheperds and found these beautiful images in the Life Archive. It reminded me of a man I’ve met in Morocco wearing a jacket which was… [ Continue reading ]

Anna Atkins

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Last week Bas shared this fantastic work with me and just wanted to share it with the rest of the world. Anna Atkins (16 March 1799 – 9 June 1871), the English botanist and photographer, is considered the first person to publish… [ Continue reading ]

Steve & Neile

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On the birthday of car racer, heart-throb and King of Cool Steve McQueen Nowness published some exclusive photos and an interview with Neile Adams. Adams kept over 40 personal scrapbooks documenting her life with McQueen, now sharing just a little… [ Continue reading ]

Porsche

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A lovely series of pictures of a Porsche factory visit back in the days. Especially love this yellow/orange 911… Shared by A Continuous Lean. [ Continue reading ]

Heritage Research

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I instantly fell in love with Heritage Research. Hand crafted in England using the finest British and Japanese fabrics they’re reviving tailoring traditions and with the addition of Swiss RiRi zips, horn buttons and leather binding they make each piece entirely functional yet distinctive. Above the Union naval… [ Continue reading ]

Slazenger Heritage

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Slazenger Heritage is going to re-launched an Autumn Winter collection exclusively at Urban Outfitters. Slazenger was founded in 1881 by the two brothers Ralph and Albert Slazenger but the roots of the brand are from much earlier (around 1810, which makes it one of the oldest surviving sport… [ Continue reading ]