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David Vega

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Panama Hat

Legend has it that a common straw hat, that favorite accessory of both the leisure class ...

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Reclaimed Wood

When early American colonists began penetrating the interior of the North American ...

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History of the Umbrella

During the late 18th century, London was full of strange characters who attracted attention ...

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Fountain Pen

Several years ago during my poor college days, I found a Mont Blanc fountain pen ...

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Olivetti Typewriter

Olivetti encouraged independent thinking in its designers and hoped it would trickle down ...

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The History Of Olive Oil

Long considered one of the greatest natural assets of the ancient world ...

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Safety Razor

When did men’s little personal effects become so cheap, so… disposable? ...

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Paper Making

Paper has been a key factor in communication and can be traced back to 3,000 B.C. ...

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George Nelson Flip Clock

The great designer who helped chart the course of American Modernism towards ...

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Corrugated Cardboard

As I threw the heavy carton into the back of my truck, I imagined what it must have carried ...

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Pocket Lighter

In some long-gone circles, the measure of a man’s worth was his pocket lighter ...

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Natural Cork

Ah, the small squeak of the stopper against glass as you open a bottle of good wine ...

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Swiss Army Bread Bag

I found these great vintage Swiss military bread bags at an Army-Navy surplus store ...

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Kerosene Lantern

There is something beautiful about well-built camping gear – it holds up incredibly well ...

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