Late summer and Fall is my favorite time to hit the markets….fruit and veggies, flowers, but most definitely flea markets and “Brocantes”. One of my favorites is the Brooklyn Flea, where I can find the most funky accessories, the coolest T-shirts and bags, all while nibbling on a delicious pork bun and sipping a watermelon-basil lemonade.

 

Kent Ave and N7th Street is where it is at! 

 

 

With my head deep in the crates, I do remember to look up and soak in the gorgeous Manhattan skyline and majestic Brooklyn Bridge.

 

I just love these miniature NYC landmarks, my favorite is beautiful Chrysler Building.

 

And I do love taking pictures, but as you can see I am not the only one!

Rummaging through crates and bins, I find letters, knives, brushes…..and old glass transparencies, survivors from the earliest days of photography.

 

 

I totally fell in love with them! Originally produced as a glass transparency in the early 20th century at the dawn of present-day photography, this gorgeous black and white shot of a rice harvest in Japan is both timeless and modern.

Keystone transparency ca 1905Rice Harvest by Keystone

These old transparencies from Keystone Company are a good 100 years old and used to bringing images of faraway places and exotic people into our classrooms. They are still stunningly beautiful and mysterious today. I was inspired to bring these beautiful images to new life and into my bedroom. 

First we scanned with help of a super duper scanner that brought this old transparency into the digital age.

Then we printed it on our headboard, bringing the far away up close and personal. What an homage to   the wonders of travels and exploration. I could not be happier with the result. Have a look yourself!

 

Modern Bedroom with NOYO headboard

 

The headboard brings the far away up close and personal and is an homage to the wonders of travels and exploration. I found so many great transparencies that it triggered a whole mini-collection: images of Old Town Alexandria in Egypt, majestic Victoria Falls or dreamy Loch Katrine in Scotland, check them out on our website and tell me what you think about it.