Suits & Cycles.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

These photos, from Holland's Nationaal Archief, depict wacky doodads of years past: bathing suits made of wood, a "one wheel motor cycle," bicycle tire flotation devices, and a pram with a radio attached ("to keep the baby quiet"). I don't know about you, but I'd be curious to see what a wooden bathing suit feels like - those one-shouldered versions pictured below look pretty hip to me. See more, here.

Any exciting plans for the weekend? I'll be doing some spring cleaning, meeting a few friends for brunch, and, of course, enjoying my homemade cheese. See you back here Monday!

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la vie quotidienne said...

Funny pics!! Great plans for the weeking, I'll do the same! Enjoy it!!

xoxo from M√ľnchen
La Vie Quotidienne

Joanna Goddard said...

these are awesome!!

Amy Turman said...

These are too funny! I'm seeing friends, and of course watching Mad Men this weekend.

mon amy

Lisa said...

Oh, how fun - these are incredible! Yes, it would be quite an adventure to wear the wooden bathing suits. And the floating devices-OMG! Also, are these two dolls in the pram? I'm sure the radio will keep them nice and quiet (haha!). Thanks so much for sharing and have a wonderful weekend!!

Anonymous said...

Aaaah ... the old days! glad it's not the old days ... love the pics!

Shoko said...

Amy, yes, Mad Men - I can't wait!

Have a great weekend, everyone!

trishie said...

So wacky!

jiji said...

ps thanks to your blog post, tried rabbit hole for the first time and LOVED the pancakes. My boyfriend got the stuffed frenchtoast which I tried to colonize as well. and it's such a cute little place! xo

Shoko said...

Jiji,I am so glad to hear that! I need to try the stuffed French toast next time. I'm looking forward to going back when it's just a bit warmer - it looks like they have a cute outdoor area!



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