Home of the Future: Lots of Plastic, Steel, and a Table That Turns Into a Range

The Eichler X-100 model home was opened to the public in October 1956 »9/08/08 4:25pm9/08/08 4:25pm. Built in San Mateo, California, and bearing the name of dairy-wholesaler-turned-developer Joseph Eichler, the house was a tribute to modern design and included "such innovations as a revolving fireplace, one entire wall of glass, a plastic skylight…

Stoned Housewife Visits the Future and Steals Its Resources, 1964

A dreamy (drugged?) housewife contemplates the best ways of pillaging natural resources from space, sea, and earth in this clip from "Out of This World," a 1964 promotional film for Frigidaire. How do I know she's a housewife? Because when she's done riding through General Motors Futurama exhibit at the New York's… »4/01/08 6:15pm4/01/08 6:15pm