Category Archives: Then&Now

Then&Now- Photography Postal Stamp


Then- The U.S. postal service introduces the 15 cent photography stamp in 1978.


Now- A single stamp on ebay for $1.

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Then&Now- Laura Ashley Sweater


Then- Laura Ashley blue wool sweater from her collection in 1984.

Now- Thirty years later this sweater still looks great. It’s updated with black leggings and oxfords. At the neckline is a large safety pin with beads (inspired by Marc Jacobs pin clutch) that holds the flipped up collar in place.

(Photos & Styling- © 2014 Martha Browne. Model- Danielle)

Vintage Photos- Interior Space #3

Orange chair c. 1955-1965

Risom Rocker c. 2009 (available at DWR)

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A Page From…The Classic Book ‘Guide To Easier Living

Then&Now: George Nelson’s Modern Classics

Vintage School Photo #5

Long before texting, there was the ‘talking tree‘ where students tacked hundreds of messages to each other. This one was on the campus of the University of Chicago c. 1950.

A Page From…

…Vanity Fair Magazine, 1997.

The kitchen of restauranteur Keith McNally.

(Photo- James Mortimer)

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A Page From…The World Of Interiors Magazine, May 1991

~candid spaces~

Summer Camp Kitchen

Dorm Room

Vintage dorm room photos c. 1977.

Interior details- Rugby striped curtain, five drawer dresser, Grover, granny square afghan and  alarm clock.

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Looking back at Spring 1981- Wing collared ruffled blouse by Margaret Howell worn with vintage lace vest & Kamikaze white jodhpurs.

Looking forward to Spring 2012- Eyelet embellished blouse & linen pants (special order) from Chloé.

(Top photo- Barry Lategan for British Vogue, 1981. Bottom photo- Daniel Jackson for Harper’s Bazaar, 2012)

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