Saturday, November 19, 2011

Old School, New Cool #6

See this book?  It was published 51 years ago.  It's officially an antique.  But it's a really amazing book, and I'll tell you why.  The compilers of the decorating ideas contained in this book were positively prescient. 

pre - scient
[presh-uh nt, pree-shuh nt] adjective
having prescience, or knowledge of things or events before they eist or happen; having foresight:
The prescient economist was one of the few to see the financial collapse coming. 

The ideas in this book were au courant for 1960, but they are being replayed again and again in 2011.  Old School becomes New Cool!  In addition to the actual 'looks' shown throughout its pages, the book also contains some really basic, but helpful design information.  Consider this advice on selecting colors in design:

I've blown them up a bit, for ease of reading, below.

 Even though it's really basic information, it still stands the test of time, doesn't it?  Just another way to use Old School ideas to make New Cool decor.



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