Finding Inspiration in Old Technology

It's easy to get caught up in the new when it comes to gadgets, but consumer electronics of yesterday are still, to this day, inspiring. One Flickr user scanned a few images from the 1951 book, Industrial Design in America, which shows some of the inventive ways technology was integrated into the home.

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There are a few items in the series that we would love to display in our homes as vintage t├ęchor, such as the electric razor above and the tabletop slide show below.

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Anything you'd like to bring home to either mod or display?

Images: weetstraw

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