Googie (and related style and design)

Clinamenic

The Wild Drunkard
You can imagine some of this stuff in the scenery during the last section of Gravity's Rainbow. When Manager Zhlubb is first introduced at the end, and he say's "I'b dot afraid to dabe dabes" for some reason* I pictured him on the sidewalk outside the Wiltern (which isn't googie but more art deco)

*Edit: now that I'm rereading that page, this is probably because Zhlubb is introduced as a manager of the Orpheus Theatre, which I didn't have a visual of in my mind, so I defaulted to this other Hollywood theatre.

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Clinamenic

The Wild Drunkard
Actually @IdleRich In-N-Out is another great example of googie: Notice the intercrossed palm trees around which the cantilevered roof is built. These palm trees have been incorporated into the branding of In-N-Out.

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Clinamenic

The Wild Drunkard
@version may find it interesting how ultra-competitive fast food chains are able to subsume and commercially leverage even so niche an aesthetic as googie. Granted In-N-Out is ultimately still a regional chain, but in LA it does hold it own against the major international chains.
 

IdleRich

IdleRich
MCM to me is, in our current time, a sort of "retro modern" if you will, mainly used to describe furniture / interior design, but also suburban facades and maybe architecture at large. Although when it comes to distinguishing MCM architecture from googie architecture I'd say googie is usually flashier, sometime literally when neon is used.

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Seems to be basically the same as international style.
 

Clinamenic

The Wild Drunkard
You "think" you took your 65 mustang there to show off but you're not quite sure?
I don't always have the best memory when it comes to personal experiences, but I'm pretty sure I did that. Seems like a missed opportunity otherwise.
 

IdleRich

IdleRich
I saw this on twitter or something, seems to fit

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Great to invent a futuristic desk but the joke is on them cos it turns out people don't use desks in the space age.
 

IdleRich

IdleRich
Life guard station in Germany

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Looks cool but seems like it might take a little while to actually get down the stairs and rescue someone.
 

IdleRich

IdleRich
Oberlin Ohio, yours for one million apparently...

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IdleRich

IdleRich
This chair is pretty space age, I like it, though I suppose would be best to test it for comfort before I endorse it.

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IdleRich

IdleRich
I reckon it might be ok... but seeing as you have to 'enquire about the price' I don't think it's the kind of chair I buy full stop.
 
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