Here’s a great cover for your nightstand. And it’s on sale for $5.98 at Daedalus Books (one of my favorite online bookstores). Don’t worry – it’s in English. Just wanted to show you the biggest cover pic I could find. It even sounds like a juicy read:
“In April 1953, attractive, 21-year-old Wilma Montesi went missing from her family home in Rome; when her body was found washed up on a neglected beach, the incident was attributed to either suicide or an accident. But as the author of Glamour shows in this history, as the police tried to close the case, darker rumors suggested that the death of this quiet, conservative girl was linked to a drug-fuelled orgy, involving some of the richest and most powerful men in Italy. By the 1950s, postâ€“Mussolini Italy was in the process of successfully reinventing itself, but Montesi’s death exposed a darker side of Roman lifeâ€”a life of corruption, cover-ups and carnal pleasures.”
Read a book review from The Telegraph (UK)
Order book at Daedalus Books.
This skateboard deck was released around 2011 to celebrate 90s great Matt Hensley who also happens to be a band member of Flogging Molly, a mod, and best of all a scooterist.
Made up of appliquÃ© and embroidery, this Boden shirt is available in sizes 1.5 years to 12 years old. But sadly not for 45 years old. Boo!
For just $3.99 this bit of bling can be yours. It measures approximately 1″ long.
Thanks to Terri O. for this find!
(Or check on the Hobby Lobby site for the nearest store to you.)
This pin is vintage 1950s. The name “Rei Tim Winkl” is a village in the German highlands where tourists visit and mountain roads await. No doubt this couple depicted a summer only activity.
An eBayer is offering up this Korean watch for $25 with $6 shipping from the US. Are you a pink scooter person or do you know one? Valentines Day is quickly approaching people!
Thanks to Julie G. for the find.
Happy New Year ScooterSwaggers!
Fedrigoni is an Italian paper manufacturer with over a century of history. To celebrate an exhibition in their London showroom in 2010, graphic artist Laura Quatrill made several models of classic Italian design. These included the Sapper Alessi kettle, the Olivetti typewriter and of course the Piaggio Vespa. The models were made out of Fedrigoni papers and were mailed to customers flat and unconstructed to invite customers to the exhibit.
Thanks to Daniel S. for this find.
To read more about the models and their design click here .
The kind folks at Blue Platypus have given us a sale all our own. After admiring this shirt on a friend I asked if they would give us sale. So from now until Friday, January 24 you can get 30% off the Little Red Riding Mod long sleeve shirts in blue, brown and black. They normally retail for $40 USD but will be just $28 each with the promo. Just use the coupon code SCOOTERSWAG at checkout. The red shirt is short sleeve and may or may not be on sale but try the code and see!
Thanks both to Lisa S. for the find and Blue Platypus for the sale.
Little Red Riding Mod Shirts
This rollie suitcase was recently spotted in a Walmart up in Canada for $80.
Thanks to Glen B. for the find and the photo!
You can find these for under $3 each at Bath & Body Works stores or you can buy them in a set of other scents called “Ready, Jet Set Go” for $6.