Peace Sign

The ubiquitous icon of the Aquarian age and one of the most widely known symbols in the world. In Britain it is recognised as standing for nuclear disarmament – and in particular as the logo of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND). In the United States and much of the rest of the world it(...)

Pop Art

The first large-scale exhibition of Pop Art was held at New York's Guggenheim Museum in 1963, featuring works by Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns. Astonishment reigned at paintings of Campbell's Soup cans and of dollar bills, very realistically rendered by silk screen process, and of large blow-ups of frames from comic strip cartoons,(...)

String Art


In 1968, Charles Prior Hall, a furniture designer in California decided to create the world's most comfortable chair. Taking his cue from the very popular bean bag chairs of the time, he filled a large inflatable vinyl bag with liquid and titled his creation "the Incredible Creeping Chair." Unfortunately, he found that when he sat(...)


In the seventies, for the first time, plants made their way into the house and all Glam 70s homes had to have a Yucca or two in the dining room. Their pots would inevitably be filled with JPS butts and cheap cigarillos after Saturday night dinner parties at which the guests would don velvet dinner(...)

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