Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Vintage National Geographic

This morning I was looking for a mindless distraction in between copywriting projects and took a dive into a Tumblr pool of photos dedicated to Vintage National Geographic. Some of

them offer a humorous take on the world, others look like they could today, but mostly I just enjoyed them for some escapism. Maybe you will too.

Giant sponge off Roatan Island in the Carribean, March 1977

La Jolla's cliffs in San Diego, January 1942 

Boot shaped pool in Texas, April 1980

Marshall Islands, September 1945

Diver with a baby porpoise at Marineland in Florida, July 1947

Aurora borealis in Troy, New York, October 1990 

Cabin on porcupine creek, Alaska, February 1994 

Snowflake, an albino gorilla, March 1967 

Hula dancer in Tahiti, January 1949 

Brown bear cubs in Alaska, September 1975 

Cluster of observatories atop Hawaii’s Mauna Kea volcano, June 1983 

Heads of State stand neck and neck with other famous and infamous figures
from Madame Tussaud’s wax exhibition in London, October 1979 

Abandoned house keeps company with dairy cattle in Penobscot County, Maine, June 1977 

Viennese and their guests gather in the Great Gallery, showroom of Schönbrunn, June 1968 

Ioanninan shoemaker making slippers in Athens, March 1940 

Flooded and abandoned Russian Orthodox chapel in Russi, June 1994 

Members of the San Diego Ballet rehearse The Waltz of the Flowers from the Nutcracker, July 1969 

New Guinean warriors pound drums, July 1969 

Maori grandmother and granddaughter near Reporua in New Zealand, October 1994 

Wild horses are rounded up at Warm Springs Indian Reservation in Oregon, April 1979 

Greenland tots, December 1973 


Meadow in the Crest of Tirsuli, Himalayas, August 1952 

Indian outside the Basilica of Zapopan, Mexico, March 1967

Dive into the Vintage National Geographic Tumblr feed here.

Pssst! Three more amazing Tumblrs: My Parents Were Awesome and Awesome People Reading

Friday, 25 November 2016

Inside Brighton Pavilion at Christmas

Have you ever been to the curious Brighton Pavilion? This oriental-style seaside pleasure palace built for George IV, a hedonistic prince, is open nearly every day for tours, but this

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Meeting your Future Self

Back in 1977, when film maker Stoney Emshwiller was just 18 years old, he interviewed his future self. Sitting in a chair in a dark room, “I asked my older self tons of questions about my

The Replica Hollywood Mansion in Brighton

So, it turns out there’s a Hollywood mansion on my doorstep and I didn’t even know it! On a recent late-night real estate browsing session, I came across this gem which has just sold

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

A Snowy Forest Hiding in a Brighton Cocktail Bar

Snuggle up in a faux fur coat and grab a rum-laced hot chocolate. Then sit back and watch as snowflakes fall softly through the air, foxes dart in front of your feet, inquisitive reindeer

Saturday, 19 November 2016

Our 60s-Inspired London Winter Wedding

Today, Dan and I have been married for five years. FIVE YEARS. So in case you're in a blog-reading mood, I thought we could celebrate and flick through the wedding

Friday, 11 November 2016

The London Pub with an Exotic Secret

If you’re looking for a traditional English pub with a twist, here's something I want to share with you. The other night, Dan and I were in London for date night at The

Thursday, 10 November 2016

9 Cosy Winter Knits

Even though I only just packed away my shorts and threw away composted my Halloween pumpkin, somehow all of a sudden it's Christmas in under SIX weeks

Sunday, 6 November 2016

All the Buildings in New York

I may or may not be obsessed with New York, so I'm loving the new book All The Buildings In New York by illustrator, James Gulliver Hancock (great name) based in Brooklyn, originally