January 15, 2012

"House of the Future"

We stumbled across these vintage Motorola ads from the early 60's awhile back, but we saved them until today to share with you guys! We simply can't get enough of the retro "House of the Future" paintings by Charles Scridde. These advertisements created mostly between 1960 and 1963, were often seen in Life Magazine and The Saturday Evening Post.

All of the photos were found here, but can also be seen in the book, "Window to the Future: The Golden Age of Television which you can buy here!
This one reminds us of Jurassic Park, but in the best way possible!

This one is our favorite! Wishing that tv set & wooden backdrop were in our homes!

If only we had levels & a view like this...

Just doing some aerobics for the whole neighborhood to see.

Again with the view! The interior of this home is amazing!

 Best.
TV stand.
EVER.

Where are these incredible homes?!

Dream home in the forest.

 Underwater home in the future? Yes please!

26 comments:

  1. The past future was perfect. Even if you had to do your exercises in the shell of a greenhouse.

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  2. OH> MY GOODNESS.... wow .... they are just amazing..

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  3. I think my favourite is the home of the future under water. That would be so fun!! Like a submarine home.

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  4. Wow! #3, #9 and the last one are my favorite. Thank you for sharing these!

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  5. Amazing homes, amazing illustrations. I'll take them all!

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  6. Beautiful photos! Great to admire... I really liked photo #2!

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  7. A child could look at those pics and just think that was the way it was back then!!! Those would be adorable framed in a tv room.

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  8. Great Ads, love the one where she's exercising to the television which is right next to the pool! Which mag. did you get these from??? Thanks for posting.

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  9. I love this so much! And I love that in the future we'll still be using old school box tvs lol

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  10. I love how even in the future, women are still doing 'The 20 Minute Workout'

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  11. Oh my days! These pics are amazing! I want a house like these! Especially the one with the boat parked underneath! (#5)x

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  12. These are amazing! Thanks for sharing!

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  13. Does anyone else find it entertaining that all the Tvs are very 1960ish? I mean did they not think TV would advance too???? LOL!

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  14. everything looks big, pretty like the loft style
    the house in the woods reminds me a architecture style... don´t remember now the name
    but there is a house just like that.

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  15. AAAH!! These are amazing and I would happily live in any of these dwellings...even the underwater one! I think I need to share this post...

    -Leah

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  16. The underwater home reminded me of an underwater hotel that is (was?) being constructed in Fiji.
    You have to check out the virtual tour! So cool!
    here's the link:

    http://www.poseidonresorts.com/poseidon_main.html

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  17. These illustrations are amazing. I would love to live in one of these futuristic dwellings! Thanks for sharing :)

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  18. Awesome! I want to recreate that record-listening room with the giant orange shag circle rug! Oh, to have the home of the 1960s future.

    Lisa, that Poseidon Underwater Resort is craaaaaaazy! I found a link saying you can stay there for a mere $15,000. Per person! Holy jeez.

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  19. This is what the world looks like when I close my eyes and dream. The colors, the contours, the coolness. Yes, I DO look like these gorgeous thin models too. Love you blog so much I am now following ala bloglovin!

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  20. I think we've failed to live up to our potential. Clearly we're missing something here! :)

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  21. The future sucks compared to these pictures! I bet Don Draper would be living in one of these...for sure.

    Maria xx
    www.cheekypinktulip.blogspot.com

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  22. Amazing!! I think I just solved my "where to mount the TV" problem. Mounted to a board, and hanging from the ceiling, of course! Why didn't I think of that?

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