Nostalgic Communication

Snail mail homages echo a desire for more sentiment

Implications - In a world where "reply-all" and auto-responses have become the norm, authentic personal communication is becoming more rare, thus taking on a new level of value. Snail mail homages integrated in designs -- even if they have nothing to do with actual letters -- are a reminder of the sentiment letters used to convey.
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Paper Mail Handbags - Vintage Purses Resemble Snail Mail Letters
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Average 15,350 Clicks Pub: Jul 23, 09
Paper Mail Handbags
Vintage Purses Resemble Snail Mail Letters
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Postal Eco-Accessories - Old Postcards, Stamps and Magazines Reused in Jewelry
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Mild 16,879 Clicks Pub: Feb 7, 09
Postal Eco-Accessories
Old Postcards, Stamps and Magazines Reused in Jewelry
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Vintage Mail Laptop Bags - MacBook Postage Sleeve Keeps Your Tech Gear Beautiful
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Average 31,961 Clicks Pub: Sep 16, 09
Vintage Mail Laptop Bags
MacBook Postage Sleeve Keeps Your Tech Gear Beautiful
Being able to easily transport your MacBook is half the appeal of having one, but how do you accomplish such a feat, and not damage your precious computer, while still looking rad? The Postage Sleeve for… [More]
$93,800 Stamps - Audrey Hepurn Postage Fetches Small Fortune at Auction
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Untested 4,081 Clicks Pub: May 27, 09
$93,800 Stamps
Audrey Hepurn Postage Fetches Small Fortune at Auction
In Berlin, a rare stamp featuring classic movie star Audrey Hepurn sold for a whopping $93,800 at auction. This piece of postage features Ms. Hepburn with a cigarette holder dangling from her mouth. This… [More]
Snail Mail Styles - Postage Goes Global on the Fashion Front
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Untested 4,171 Clicks Pub: Jul 21, 09
Snail Mail Styles
Postage Goes Global on the Fashion Front
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Stamp Maps - Marc Alcock Creates Postage World Map
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Untested 4,407 Clicks Pub: Jul 23, 09
Stamp Maps
Marc Alcock Creates Postage World Map
When Marc Alcock bought a collection of world stamps on eBay for $5, he decided to create a world map using the stamp from each country as the country. The stamp world map by Marc Alcock must have taken… [More]
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