Bo knows period design, and that being the case, Bo (Sullivan), the intrepid historian for Rejuvenation lighting up in Portland, Oregon, has launched his own period design consulting service called Arcalus. The curious moniker was inspired by a great-great-great-grandfather of Bo’s actually named Arcalous Wyckoff, an industrialist and inventor from Elmira, New York. Through his [...]

From our archives: Atomic Doodle

In the years following World War II many designers cast off the past constraints of traditional design and restrictions imposed by the war, and began to seek some new and often very experimental directions for product design… and manufacturers readily embraced these.  Youthful, energetic and “Contemporary” in style, wallpaper patterns inspired by scientific discovery as [...]

Oh, what a feeling!! Wallpaper on the ceiling!!

From the informative and ever fascinating 1961 Better Homes & Gardens Decorating Book, (loose leaf binder actually; sorry for the holes!) comes these bold treatments for ceilings… First, we have a Hollywood Regency bedroom example, a shimmering gold rosette “powdering” trimmed with a neo-classical border. Second, the ultimate 1960s saffron yellow bathroom, (a good remedy [...]

Set the Wayback Machine to 1958…

Here is a very cool trip back to the future, when everything is chrome and we travel to the office in three-wheeled rocket cars (courtesy of Chevrolet)…Thanks to the folks at Lushpad for sharing this with us!

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