Friday, January 15, 2010


Crowd looking at Apollo 10 Liftoff, Kennedy Space Center, USA

In 1957, the Soviet Union launched the first man-made satellite, Sputnik I, starting the space race between the U.S.A and the U.S.S.R. The world changed, as did the way mankind looked toward the future. The idea of space exploration and what's 'out there' was endlessly fascinating, and naturally influenced modern design.

Vintage tin toy space guns
Sputnik lamp

Atomic pattern barkcloth