The Impossible Project’s grand plan, to rescue Polaroid film production from doom, has resulted in a slew of custom made new instant film for vintage Polaroid 600, SX-70, Spectra, and 8x10 cameras. In 2008, The Impossible Project saved the last Polaroid production factory for integral instant film in the Netherlands and started to invent and produce totally new instant film materials for traditional Polaroid cameras. Over 300,000,000 perfectly functional Polaroid cameras were, therefore, prevented from falling into obsolescence: a mighty gift indeed.
If you’re a stylish fella — or looking for the perfect gift for the sophisticated man in your life — these beautifully illustrated, well-written books are a coffee table must. Architecture, design, fashion, luxury brands — many of the makings of the good life are represented in this selection.
In the early 1990s, two students from Vienna, Austria, came across the quirky Russian Lomo Kompakt camera. Inspired by the artful photos it produced (which had saturated colors, overlay effects, and a subtle, vintage-y graininess), they started creating new analog cameras — making an indelible impact on the world of photography. Pick one up and get inspired to tell your life story in pictures.
From Lomography’s ingenious cameras, which produce vintage-looking photos, to Native Union’s Bluetooth handsets that look like old-school telephone receivers, all the tech in this sale has a retro vibe that’s evocative of an era long before Instagram existed. They’ll make perfect gifts for your most nostalgic friends and loved ones.
Bringing wine to a party is getting a little passe. Instead, show up with one of these inspired decor items ... from seasonal pieces to all-year-round options, they'll last a lot longer than that bottle of Merlot.