Today’s world through 1900 eyes


Even today, we believe that in a few years we’ll be able to fly, teleport or have a weekend house in the Moon, but how naive are these thoughts? In the 1900 some french artist presented a serie of painting and illustrations exposing how the France will look like in the early XXI century. In the Public Domain Review words:

France in the Year 2000 (XXI century) – a series of futuristic pictures by Jean-Marc Côté and other artists issued in France in 1899, 1900, 1901 and 1910. Originally in the form of paper cards enclosed in cigarette/cigar boxes and, later, as postcards, the images depicted the world as it was imagined to be like in the year 2000. There are at least 87 cards known that were authored by various French artists, the first series being produced for the 1900 World Exhibition in Paris. 

We found all the creations really interesting, not only for the vintage look, but also the creativity and ingenuity of the early XX century society.
What do you think? do you like them?

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Font: Public Domain Review

All images: Wikimedia Commons

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Don’t forget you are 3/4 parts water

It’s summer and in Darma we thought these will be really calm months (speaking from the work perspective). Once again, we were wrong! we have so much work, we are even a little bit stressed. Luckily, this morning came to me this video and it reminded me how important it’s to let things flow. After all, we are made of water, why shouldn’t we be able to adapt and get into the circumstances?

Be water, my friend.

PS: Well, I must also confess that I love the aesthetics of the films of Bruce Lee. Nothing can be so kitsch and yet so inspiring!

Vintage moments by the sea

As approximately 75% of the human body is water, we could also say that 75% of Darma smells like seawater. I grew up near the sea in Barcelona and Darko, the other 50% of Darma, lived in that city for some years. So now that we’re in Ljubljana, we miss the sea, the sun, the smell of salt, the flip flops, the tapas and the beers with friends at sunset. Today it seems that the sun has awakened in the Slovenian capital, and I (the true 100% mediterranean part of Darma) feel little melancholic.

I can’t help myself, many of our designs are inspired by the vintage spirit, we love the aura given off by the images of other times and the detail and dedication of the old crafts. That’s why today I felt for those vintage beach pictures, because I love antiques and I love the sea. Enjoy them and even feel the smell of the salt and the sea breeze caressing your face.

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