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Stylish candle holders seem to be really coming back. We're recently featured the very cool Lumberjack and Cosmos and Curve designs. Here's a third: these mid-century inspired blossom candle holders by Applicata. They're the work of the architect and designer... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Retro To Go
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For a cool piece of decorative lighting, it's hard to beat the impact of a lightbox. Seletti obviously understand the appeal and have just released these home-worthy Lighthink lightbox lamps. There are three different sizes of wooden box to pick... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Retro To Go
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We love the designs of Jane Foster, so we were delighted to see her work on this extra cute Love Birds girls shift sewing pattern from Clothkits. Suitable for kids aged 1 to 3, this dress is one of Clothkits'... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2014 at Retro To Go
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Want some contemporary designs that hark back to the golden age of travel? Check out the range of travel print by Dorthe Mathiesen available from The Gifted Few. The Danish artist is apparently inspired by 1930s poster artwork from the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2014 at Retro To Go
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Federico Babina has already given us Archicine prints featuring famous buildings from films and Archiset, in which movie plots were cleverly recreated in buildings. He's found another ingenious way to combine the two in his Archilife print series, which features... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2014 at Retro To Go
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This skater dress in velvet burn out from ASOS has a great retro look - and is available at high street prices. The dress has a really distinctive look that belies its origins. There's a cute flirty miniskirt, high neckline,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2014 at Retro To Go
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Looking for some classy looking mid-century style seating? Look not further than the Elliptic dining chair from Anthropologie. It's got a seat back and chesnut finish that references classic mid-century style seating. However, this design has something of a folkier... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2014 at Retro To Go
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Not just a fabric with a great retro look: Verdure is an original 1960s fabric design by Peter Hall that's been reissued by Winter's Moon in three new colourways. Verdure was originally designed by Hall for Heal's back in 1965.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2014 at Retro To Go
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Gillian Kyle's designs that honour the classic Tunnock's ranges have previously graced cushions and aprons: now you can have your snack and eat off it too with these Tunnock's Teacake and Caramel Wafer plates, available from Hunkydory Home. The plates... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2014 at Retro To Go
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Postcards from Penguin has been around for a little while now, but now the non-fiction imprint Pelican gets its own collection: Postcards from Pelican: 100 Subjects in One Box. The Pelican list was originally set up in 1937 to promote... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2014 at Retro To Go
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The star shaped lights from Dwell offers some Space Age styling on a high street budget. For a statement piece for a room, it's hard to beat the star shaped pendant light shown above: with its twelve arms radiating out... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2014 at Retro To Go
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For some accessories with a real vintage look, check out the range of 1940s and 50s-inspired jewellery by Luxulite, available through Vivien of Holloway. Katy Crebbin is the woman behind Luxulite. Based in Sunderland, she hand makes these charming pieces,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2014 at Retro To Go
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Dwell have got some nice pieces in at the moment. Last week we featured their Monmouth leather and wood sofa. For some retro lighting to match, check out their new Cluster pendant light. It's a great statement piece, available for... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2014 at Retro To Go
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Dorothy's geekily completist artwork are always a source of delight, whether based around films or TV. Their latest Rock N Roll Zoo prints appeal to our music loving side, as well as our love of design - and our fondness... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2014 at Retro To Go
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Almedahls have been gradually reissuing Marianne Westman's mid-century textile designs over the last few years. The latest is Jul, perfect if you are starting to think vaguely festively. There's not much information available about when Jul was originally designed, but... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2014 at Retro To Go
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Today, the world needs no introduction to The Beatles. But, back in 1963, it was slightly different and this Meet The Beatles publication was their first official book. It's just been reissued by its original publisher Souvenir Press. The book... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2014 at Retro To Go
Great choice, really looking forward to reading this. I've got tickets to see her talk when she's in London at the end of the month - can't wait!
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Looking for a reasonably priced armchair with a retro look? The Purdy chair from Sabichi could be exactly what you are after. One of the many retro-styled chairs around at the moment, the Purdy wins extra points because of its... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2014 at Retro To Go
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Louche are well known for their vintage-leaning women's fashion. Their new Bellina dress, available from Joy, continues that trend in style. It's a button-fronted dress complete with the ever-popular Peter Pan collar. It may look like it's covered with polka... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2014 at Retro To Go
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Simple retro style: the Effy pendant light from BHS is something of a winner. While its shape recalls classic Scandi style, it's done in a fairly subtle way. And the white metal shade with polished chrome handle provides a nice... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2014 at Retro To Go
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If you liked the fairground-style signs we featured recently, you'll probably be a fan of these vintage-inspired handpainted wood signs too, the work of Telegramme Paper Co. Telegramme Paper Co. were formally known as just Telegramme and were well loved... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2014 at Retro To Go
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Emily & Fin use great retro patterns for their women's fashion range. Remember the Pool Party dress from earlier this year for example? This new design, the Yours Truly dress, also has a fabulous fifties look. This dress uses an... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2014 at Retro To Go
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Want some genuine 1950s textile designs in your home? Check out the Robert Stewart cushions and tea towel range produced from Living Union. Robert Stewart worked on all sorts of artworks, from paintings to graphics to ceramics, but he's best... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2014 at Retro To Go
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A fascinating building and a sympathetic retro renovation in a lovely part of the world: there's plenty to recommend a stay in The Control Tower, Walsingham, Norfolk. The name gives away its past: this building was originally built in 1943... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2014 at Retro To Go
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This Call Me Baby wallpaper by Gill Nono definitely makes a statement. That statement will involve a love of retro technology. It's part of a newly launched collection from this British designer, who cites a love of 70s and 80s... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2014 at Retro To Go