Monday, February 22, 2010

50s





Book on 1950s fabrics, by Victoria and Albert Museum, The Fifties. I had to have it after I had seen a post on it by La Casita. Thank you Casita! Scroll down, two posts bellow there is our 1950s fabric reflecting in a mirror in our room. My mum bought it in that time in Plzeň in some minor shop, considering that not much nice stuff was available at the time here, it was a good find. We had two, in the early 1990s I made a pair of wide pants out of it and I wore them till they completely wore out. They were classy.

The 50s or 60s facade of the block of flats in Vienna.

9 comments:

Merruli said...

I simply adore these designs. I'm more and more convinced that the 50s is my all time favorite design decade.

I'm so happy that you won on the sponsor give away in Fine little day, congratulations!!

la casita said...

Ahhh I'm glad you bought it...it is such a "cheer me up book"!
I never win gives away, unless is something I have to guess ( I won resolving a clue on "mediterraneon on line" blog!) so I'm soooo very happy you won the Uguiso give away, lovely tapes and things...Brava!

Anonymous said...

Can you give the exact title of the book? I wold like toget a copy too. It looks great and full of nice patterns

Magdaléna said...

It is called The Fifties. Published by V and A museum.

Magdaléna said...

Merruli and Casita, thank you.

at swim-two-birds said...

i want that book too!!!
thanks for sharing

raining sheep said...

I love those fabrics. I love modern design from the 50s and 60s. I loved everything about then - the furniture, clothes. I love to give my photos a 70s feel. I was looking at the post below....Dominik is making something with his grandmother - is it kolace? My grandmother used to make those but I can't remember the name.

Magdaléna said...

Koblihy!

Cathy said...

I am of the 50's and 60's and still love them! :)