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Imagine a time with no computers.
Hans Theo Baumann, Lufthansa on-board service, 1976. Porcelain, tray: plastics. Made by Hutschenreuther Selb, Germany. Photo Porzellanikon  Hans Theo Baumann, Lufthansa on-board service, 1976. Porcelain, tray: plastics. Made by Hutschenreuther Selb, Germany. Photo Porzellanikon 

Hans Theo Baumann, Lufthansa on-board service, 1976. Porcelain, tray: plastics. Made by Hutschenreuther Selb, Germany. Photo Porzellanikon 

GGK, advertising shooting on the airfield, 1960s. Lufthansa AG, Frankfurt. Photo Alexander von Steiger. Via eMuseum

GGK, advertising shooting on the airfield, 1960s. Lufthansa AG, Frankfurt. Photo Alexander von Steiger. Via eMuseum

Pacific Southwest Airline poster, Flying is beautiful, 1970s. Source Pacific Southwest Airline poster, Flying is beautiful, 1970s. Source

Pacific Southwest Airline poster, Flying is beautiful, 1970s. Source

Ayurvedic eye cosmetic, imported into the UK from Pakistan during the 1970s.
Claiming to ‘maintain the starry radiance of the eyes and protect sight’, but unfortunately made of a lead-based substance called Binger Surma. In the 70s, such products became associated with dangerous levels of lead found in the blood of women and children who used them. Lead can cause severe brain damage. Source Sciencemuseum Ayurvedic eye cosmetic, imported into the UK from Pakistan during the 1970s.
Claiming to ‘maintain the starry radiance of the eyes and protect sight’, but unfortunately made of a lead-based substance called Binger Surma. In the 70s, such products became associated with dangerous levels of lead found in the blood of women and children who used them. Lead can cause severe brain damage. Source Sciencemuseum

Ayurvedic eye cosmetic, imported into the UK from Pakistan during the 1970s.

Claiming to ‘maintain the starry radiance of the eyes and protect sight’, but unfortunately made of a lead-based substance called Binger Surma. In the 70s, such products became associated with dangerous levels of lead found in the blood of women and children who used them. Lead can cause severe brain damage. Source Sciencemuseum

Jamie Reid, poster artwork for the Sex Pistols album Never mind the bollocks, 1977. UK. The singles sleeves are here arranged as a collage. Via V&A Jamie Reid, poster artwork for the Sex Pistols album Never mind the bollocks, 1977. UK. The singles sleeves are here arranged as a collage. Via V&A

Jamie Reid, poster artwork for the Sex Pistols album Never mind the bollocks, 1977. UK. The singles sleeves are here arranged as a collage. Via V&A

Vico Magistretti, lamp Atollo, 1977 © Vico Magistretti Foundation, Oluce, Photo: Collection Vitra Design Museum, Daniel Spehr. Via domus Vico Magistretti, lamp Atollo, 1977 © Vico Magistretti Foundation, Oluce, Photo: Collection Vitra Design Museum, Daniel Spehr. Via domus

Vico Magistretti, lamp Atollo, 1977 © Vico Magistretti Foundation, Oluce, Photo: Collection Vitra Design Museum, Daniel Spehr. Via domus

Interior of the Studio 54, 1977-81. New York. Interior Design: Ron Doud, lighting design: Brian Thomson. More to see: The Nightclub Years © ian schrager company

Schrager was the co-owner and co-founder of the Studio 54, together with Steve Rubell. It was originally an Opera House, designed by architect Eugene De Rosa in 1927. They used the space’s original theatrical structure to constantly change the look and feel of the club.

Ron Herron & Barry Snowden, Free Time Node, 1966. Image from Archigram Archival Project. 

A speculative proposal for an expanding/contracting structure servicing trailers/caravans, designed for a society with a 2-3 day working week.

Jean-Paul Mousseau, psychedelic fountains. Renderings for Y’67 Expo Montreal 1967, Canada. Black ink on photocopy. Never realized. CCA Collection – Read more: Lia Maston

Diana Ross & Neil Diamond, It’s happening!, 1972. Motown. Unknown artist. Via flickr Diana Ross & Neil Diamond, It’s happening!, 1972. Motown. Unknown artist. Via flickr

Diana Ross & Neil Diamond, It’s happening!, 1972. Motown. Unknown artist. Via flickr

Cesare Maria Casati & Emanuele Ponzio, Chairs for the Nightclub Il Grifoncino, 1968. Clear methacrylate, foam, felt. Bolzano, Italy. Via 1stdibs Cesare Maria Casati & Emanuele Ponzio, Chairs for the Nightclub Il Grifoncino, 1968. Clear methacrylate, foam, felt. Bolzano, Italy. Via 1stdibs

Cesare Maria Casati & Emanuele Ponzio, Chairs for the Nightclub Il Grifoncino, 1968. Clear methacrylate, foam, felt. Bolzano, Italy. Via 1stdibs

Nightclub Il Grifoncino, 1968. Bolzano, Italy. Interior design by Cesare Casati, Gino Marotta & Emmanuele Ponzio. © Cesare Casati. Via domus Nightclub Il Grifoncino, 1968. Bolzano, Italy. Interior design by Cesare Casati, Gino Marotta & Emmanuele Ponzio. © Cesare Casati. Via domus

Nightclub Il Grifoncino, 1968. Bolzano, Italy. Interior design by Cesare Casati, Gino Marotta & Emmanuele Ponzio. © Cesare Casati. Via domus