About two and a half years ago, Megan started this little blog as a way to organize her obsession with all things vintage. Since then, the blog has snowballed with like-minded lovers of ephemera and design, and now includes hundreds of collections of pieces and thousands of images. There’s been tiny bits of change here and there, but up until now, Once New’s flair hasn’t followed its very unique function.
With that said, welcome to Once New! Formerly Vintage Me Oh My, changed because the acronym VMOM just wasn’t that cool. Despite the entertaining list of search phrases people were entering- like ‘me oh my! vintage.’, “my my, vintage’, ‘oh my lordy’ and so forth, we realized it was time.
The goal with the new design is to bring more discoverability to the massive amount of images we have. We were inspired by the idea of cataloging, which is exactly what we’re doing here–so our design elements shy away from flashy details and allow the content to be king.
We have a lot of other new features we’ll be rolling out in the coming weeks, such as a designer directory, vintage seller’s directory, more free downloads, and a continually expanding ‘explore’ page.
Here’s what the new design has to offer:
POST TITLE BARS
Above each post you’ll see a bar featuring the usual info (comments, date posted, etc.) along with some more interesting information designed specifically to make browsing through vintage ephemera easier.
Within each golden stamp, you’ll see a date of origin for the pieces within the post, and a link to the left that will show you more from this period.
Each post will feature the content’s copyright status– the ever-present question when you find a beautiful vintage piece online. They can be public domain, some rights reserved, or modern (fully copyrighted).
The explore page is hours of fun waiting to happen. With the launch, we’re re-organizing all of our previous collections with more searchable info, so over the course of the next few weeks you’ll find even more content hiding under each category. We’ll also be adding to the search categories shown. Until then, you can enter just about anything into the search bar (a country, a specific animal, an industry type, etc.). The goal of the explore page is to help spark your search for inspiration, or help you get to what you need faster. Have a specific set of search criteria you think would help? Let us know!
Looking for a designer? Looking for work?
We’ll be launching our new designer directory soon to help pair up designers and clients specifically looking for a vintage style. In the meantime, if you’re interested in being one of the first on the directory, submit your portfolio!
Currently, we have a category called “Buy It!” for any post that features an item currently for sale (at the time it was posted). We’ll be introducing a more extensive way to help you hunt down vintage pieces from ephemera to up cycled wood pieces for the ultimate studio space.
As I mentioned above, we have a few other things in the works, but I’m sure there are great things we haven’t thought of yet! Let us know what you think in the comments below.
We really hope you enjoy the new look and features as much as we do! Please tell everyone about us! The more we grow, the more cool things we can do for y’all!