Tuesday, June 28, 2011

v i n t a g e

cloudy 18ºC

Vintage - definition: of high quality and lasting value, or showing the best and most typical characteristics of a particular type of thing, especially from the past.

I went shopping on Saturday at a very up market suburb, came across a lot of clothes that didn't look new, they were still in fairly good condition but just not new and were mostly brand named items.  I came to learn that they are described as "vintage".  I guess that is the new term for pre-loved / used clothes and items.

Came across this vintage "look" clock outside a shop in a very vintage looking town "Tilba Tilba" on the South Coast of NSW.

I wonder if the many modern things we create today will become the vintage of the future.  I'm not so sure that the designs we have today are anything compared to the vintage items we have and can admire now.  I just don't think they have the quality and the design to have the longevity that the designs from the past have. 

Keep dreaming . . .