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Space age: Amazing retro futuristic homes of the ’60s

What did the future look like from the '60s? In this ad series for Motorola, commercial artist Charles Schridde depicted modernist homes of the future - and perfectly captured the era's sleek style and space-age optimism.

Michael Landon at home (1975)

Meet the Michael Landons by Muriel Davidson Michael Landon's "Big House in Beverly Hills" is a far cry from the "Little House on the Prairie" featured in his hit TV series. But, says the former "Bonanza" ... Read more...

Who is Suzy Homemaker? (1966)

Who is Suzy Homemaker? She's every little girl who wants to be just like her mother. That's why all the Suzy Homemaker appliances look and work just like yours. They're big and beautiful -- and work like real.... Read more...

Crafty ways with papier-mache (1970)

Crafty ways with papier-mache 1. Bathroom brighteners For wastebasket, cut two large oatmeal cartons in half lengthwise. Then fasten three halves together with masking tape, gummed paper, or glued paper s... Read more...

Fun furniture: Lofty bunk (1976)

Lofty bunk The fireman's pole makes getting out of bed a zip! And the whole project is a zip to build into any boy's room. Build the dresser and the wall storage unit first, then install the box for the mattre... Read more...
The Telephone & How We Use It (from 1951)

The rotary-dial telephone and how we use it (1951)

The Telephone and How We Use It was published by Bell Telephone System in 1951. Geared toward children, the booklet covers the basics of how to use a rotary-dial telephone - the latest technology of the time.

A retro pink kitchen for you & me (1955)

The modern fashion in floors What a wonderful, work-saving center the modern kitchen-dining area is! The dining table can be just a step away from the sink -- yet separated from it so much there's a minimum of... Read more...

America, show your colors! (1976)

America... show your colors! Pick paint as your best color buy When the budget doesn't allow new furniture or even upholstery for the old sofa, color is the answer. Above: Here it's paint -- readily avai... Read more...

Make your own gift wrapping bags (1956)

Make your own gift wrapping bags They're gifts themselves with many "after" uses Have you ever gone through wrapping gymnastics trying to make a pretty package of an odd-shaped gift? The easiest way is ... Read more...

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