Fascinating Lamps by Calabarte Calabarte is the pseudonym of a Polish artist named Przemek Krawczynski, whose art takes on a peculiar but incredibly beautiful form: cool lamps. The name itself is a portmanteau of two words – art (obviously), and calabash, the fruit that carries his imagination. The calabash is a bottle gourd originating in India, although Calabarte gets his supply from Senegal. Due to ancient domestication and usage, the bottle gourd has an incredibly tough outer shell. In the past, the gourd’s usage was defined mostly as a water container, due to having a tough, smooth shell with an ergonomic shape for handling, and natural buoyancy on water.
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When The World Was Thin - What It Took To Get Noticed When The World Was Thin This ad from the 1950's / 60's shows the obsession with having a "full figure". There is also an emphasis on eating healthy: "If you are thin, skinny, and underweight because of poor eating habits and you want to look better by adding desired pounds..." How times...and bodies, have changed. "I'm not fat.
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