Retro Roundup: Volume 1

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Have you seen this knockout midcentury modern house for sale in Dallas? I don’t know if it’s staged or filled with the owner’s things, but it almost looks like it arrived from 1954 via time machine. More on the house’s history here. Keep an eye out for a vintage Pinocchio toy in the pictures – the house is on Pinocchio Drive.*

Critiki News recently published an interesting piece on a beloved feature of midcentury cuisine: the pupu platter. It seems flaming pupu platters could go the way of the buffalo.

Calling all pinups…Susana Vestige is looking to do more ’60s shoots for Volume 2 of Kittens and Kulture. (Psst…get Volume 1! You won’t regret it.)

Pat Thomas, a retired dollhouse builder/miniatures instructor, once taught students how to make a miniature Airplane Cafe. Today I found a picture of the original, third from the top (do check out the rest of the pictures!).

My great-uncle Sid, who passed away when I was 13, made lucite grapes. My family never understood his quirky hobby. I finally found out why lucite grapes are a thing.

We’ve all heard of IMDB. Did you know there’s an IMCDB just for the vehicles in TV shows and movies? (I can hear my car-fanatic dad happily clicking away from here…)

Southern Californians: are you watching Lost LA on KCET? You should. If you don’t get KCET, at least read the articles.

*This house is in a neighborhood with streets named after Disney characters. Besides Pinocchio Drive, Google Maps reveals the existence of Cinderella Lane, Snow White Drive, Aladdin Drive (oddly prescient, since Disney’s Aladdin wouldn’t be made for a few decades…), Wonderland Trail, Peter Pan Drive, Sleepy Lane, Fantasia Lane, and Dwarfs Circle.

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