Modern-Day Mad Men

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"You don't know how to drink. Your whole generation, you drink for the wrong reasons. My generation, we drink because it's good, because it feels better than unbuttoning your collar, because we deserve it. We drink, because it's what men do." - Roger Sterling

The flawed and philandering, chain-smoking, liquor-guzzling crew from Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce is back (almost). After waiting for what seems to have been an eternity, I only have one more week until I get to step back inside the fascinating world of 1960s advertising (for those who really want to step inside, here’s the SCDP floor plan).

Not only are the characters wonderfully written, but the visuals (production design, sets, hair, makeup and wardrobe) are stunning. Actually, that’s a lot of my reason for loving the show so much. I have kind of a fascination with certain time periods in history and the 50s/60s are a particular favorite (mostly for the emerging design aesthetics and changing music and social constructs).

I decided to put together my own little mood board inspired by Mad Men. These items all hint at mid-century design while being updated enough to still be useful in our post-iPod era. There’s even a convenient way to carry your happy pills.

I’m looking at you, Betty.

Modern-Day Mad Men

"You want to be taken seriously? Stop dressing like a little girl." - Joan Holloway


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