Sunday, April 1, 2012

Been too longgggggg....'s time to post some pictures of things.

Not just any things, things that are amazing, things that we find on the side of roads, at the dump, at the yard sale, under the house, in the attic, down the back of the industrial estate, out the back of nowhere, at 4am, at midnight and sometimes only in our sleep.

Enjoy these things of beauty and be sure to join us on the Archer & Archer Facebook.

If you're a typography person, a colourway's person, a person that likes things from the 60's (or all of the above), then you need to keep an eye out for old canisters. We scored a tonal white set at 4:30am a month ago, yay.

This is the safe end of an old wire mesh tissue holder, it's gold.

The Mexican Cigar Industry must have made a shit load of these dovetail joined timber boxes, this is one of 70 million or something. The rad thing is that they always have the nicest, simplest and most elegant branding on them.

This is an intimate photo of an old timber tool box we got in Brisbane while eating lollies and drinking Coca Cola. If those droplets of paint could talk they'd have a story or two to tell. Isn't wood just amazing?

Your shoes need a shine, come over here and take a seat.

We picked up a nice old book about ships the other week, from a really nice man that took a terrible fall down a big set of stairs. The book has this epic fold out inside it, nice hey.

Decoupage is the application of something using glue and lacquer, most of the time it runs the risk of looking goofy, and has since the 1700's when it first started. This piece on the other hand is nice because it's dirty and faded and the parts you can't see are even better than the decoupage.

What is it with orange and the 70's? Right now maroon is popular and green seems to be coming in, but i can't imagine those colours staying on trend for an entire decade. I guess black has stood the test of time though. Nice bowl, with a lid, perfect for an orange 70's inspired outdoor party.

I wish I could remember where we got this number plate from. I'd also like to know what country it's from. Aside from that, it's very nice to look at.

Old tin signs are tough to beat, especially numbers. We were fortunate (hard working) enough to stumble upon (hunt our butts off) and come across a nice little stash of them a while back and we love them. They're in the pile of things we can't really part with, some of them anyway.

This is a Nautically Inspired Weather Station, we sold it last week and we're a little sad to see it go but wrapped that it went to a nice new home where it will be loved. Bye bye Nautically Inspired Weather Station.

Long before pixels captured our dearest and most treasured moments, little monsters like this captured the best and worst of us. Small, simple and awesome. We love old cameras.

Again, timber is great.

Tobacco is any easy word to spell incorrectly. I always try and spell it with an A where the first O is. Dr Pat wouldn't have done that, there is no way in the world, not with his name sprawled across this wonderful tin and all.

Old camera's sometimes look like Disney characters, this one (for instance) looks like Mickey Mouse, a little bit. Thankyou Kodak, for making a Mickey Mouse inspired camera that we love.

That's all for today, I had fun.

Cheerio, Troy

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