The home of the future: Space-age inventions (1958-1961)

Imagine getting paid to envision the future -- in ways that were inventive, optimistic, fanciful, logical, silly or surreal, depending on the week? Throughout the late 1950s and early 1960s, that is exactly what commercial artist and futurist Arthur Radebaugh got to do.

Wild & wonderful new ways to wrap gifts (1961)

The best way to gift-wrap a bulky or odd-shaped kitchen appliance or utensil is -- don't! Give it a fanciful shape, instead -- with Christmas paper, ribbons, gay ornaments, and such.
Tappan Time Machines for your kitchen (1966)

Tappan Time Machines for your kitchen (1960s)

If you don't have enough time, maybe you don't have enough Tappan Time Machines! See some time-saving new kitchen appliances for women who have more to do than cook food and wash dishes.

Dormeyer portable mixer with 9 speeds! (1957)

It’s a totally new kind of portable. It’s the new 1957 Dormeyer… completely redesigned and styled like a new car! Comes in white, pink, turquoise or yellow with chrome trim.