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It's coming up for summer holiday time. And for style on the go, this vintage-style circular bag from Rocket Originals might just be your new best friend. Rocket Originals are known for their specialisation in 1940s and 50s styles. This... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2014 at Retro To Go
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Ever wanted to play at being a designer? This DIY glass bubble ceiling light from Rockett St George allows you to create your own piece of Space Age style lighting, just the way you want it to look. Yes, this... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2014 at Retro To Go
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These Helter Skelter fairground-inspired lights by Carousel make a very cool statement. Carousel actually specialise in fairground-style lighting, from slick new designs to more industrial-style pieces. It's also well-worth checking out their made-over vintage pieces. These Helter Skelter lights, however,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2014 at Retro To Go
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Adding a new sophisticated new style to Loaf's range of seating options is this Bellini cocktail chair. We'd definitely like to encourage the Loaf team to go on more holidays as it makes for some great products. While the retro... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2014 at Retro To Go
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We've already seen the Tatty Devine collection marking the 'Year of the Bus'. Now the London Transport Museum has teamed up with Mini Moderns for another bus-related celebration. There are four different designs to pick from. 'Past and Present', as... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2014 at Retro To Go
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Hitchcock inspires this atmospheric new print by Double Merrick, Fenêtre Sur Cour: the French title for Rear Window. We're big fans of the Anglo-French work of Double Merrick and, in their own words, this print is inspired by Hitchcock at... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2014 at Retro To Go
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The Bronte dress from Phase Eight offers an easy way to wear 60s style. The dress is made in a crisp and classic black and white colour combination, with the ivory white collar providing the interesting. It's in a loose... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2014 at Retro To Go
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You wait all year for one London Bus accessory to come along and ... Typically, after featuring the Tatty Devine bus jewellery collection last week, we're now flagging up another Routemaster-related range: the new London Bus print collection from Cath... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2014 at Retro To Go
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We've already seen The Smiths albums as book covers. Now they've been reworked into vintage Pelican covers, thanks to Raid71. Raid71 is Chris Thornley, a graphic designer. He's reworked lyrics from The Smiths into these cool prints that play with... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2014 at Retro To Go
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This 1940s-inspired Violet floral cherry print dress from Collectif is a simple way to summer style. It's got a great, easy-to-wear shape, with a gentle flare to the skirt that finishes just below the knee. The collar has an unusual... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2014 at Retro To Go
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London Transport Museum have declared 2014 the Year of the Bus, tying in with anniversaries such as 60 years since the first appearance of the iconic Routemaster and 75 years since the launch of the RT-Type bus. Another reason for... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2014 at Retro To Go
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Could your kitchen do with some Atomic Era style? In that case, check out the new 1950s-style Orbit collection from Planet Sputnik Homestyle. Planet Sputnik are a London-based retro film location, vehicle and prop hire agency who have decided to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2014 at Retro To Go
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Are you, or do you know an avid DIY-er, cooker, camper or gardener? Sounds like these Hobbies mugs by Snowden Flood may be the perfect home accessory. These four mugs draw on classic 50s designs. In fact, with their sketchy... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2014 at Retro To Go
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The promise of original 1960s illustrations of New York City are probably enough in themselves to get us wanting to pick up a book, but there's also a fantastic story behind New York: A Mod Portrait of the City. Written... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2014 at Retro To Go
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New in at Graham & Green is the gorgeous Odin range - a sofa and an armchair inspired by midcentury styles. As the name might suggest, they take their cue from Scandinavian designs, but are both lovely pieces in their... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2014 at Retro To Go
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We love the cute retro style of Ingela Arrhenius' illustrations. Now they are available in another way: in these colourful glasses by Omm Design. There's two different designs to pick from, each decorated with some of her favourite characters. So,... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2014 at Retro To Go
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They may be in a very similar style to the Magpie Forest Friends range we featured a while back, but these animal storage tins feature genuine 1950s illustrations by John Hanna. Very little is known about John Hanna but the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2014 at Retro To Go
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More fun than a traditional playhouse: kids can get to grips with galaxies far away with this retro space rocket playhouse, available from Dotcomgiftshop. Like all the best rockets, this design is made from cardboard: sturdy enough to withstand a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2014 at Retro To Go
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These Lantern table lamps are a reworking of a 'classic' that's more recent than many of the designs we feature: Harri Koskinen's original lanterns only date back to 1999. But with their 70s looks, they're definitely still worthy of your... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2014 at Retro To Go
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The high street is full of sixties-style dresses at the moment, and they're pretty hard to resist snapping up when they're as cute as the Jacqueline shift dress by Annie Greenabelle. The design is exclusive to the Topshop website and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2014 at Retro To Go
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With the current batch of sunshine encouraging us to rediscover the delights of our outdoor space. And, in time for the summer months, what could be better to help you in that aim than the Freda chair from Oliver Bonas?... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2014 at Retro To Go
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For a bright and cheering retro inspired design to put on your walls, it's hard to resist the charms of the Pop wallpaper made by Mini Labo for The Collection. Mini Labo are a French company who specialise in colourful... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2014 at Retro To Go
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Prints of the work of 'king of kitsch' Tretchikoff were once fairly easy to come by. But as they get rarer, or at least more expensive than they once were, perhaps these Tretchikoff lampshades from Graham and Green can fill... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2014 at Retro To Go
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It's undeniably ridiculous but it's hard not to be charmed by the Disk36 by E1+E4, a cabinet inspired by the classic game Connect Four. Designed by Luca Valota, it's deliberately intended to imitate the game - first sold in 1974... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2014 at Retro To Go
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Anyone who has drunkenly sung along to The Smiths (and that's a lot of people) is likely to appreciate this Happy In The Haze flask made by In God We Trust. The flask is of course decorated with the first... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2014 at Retro To Go