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We've long been fans of Dupenny's pin-up girls and beefcakes, so we're pleased to see the totally tropical new Aloha! wallpaper design. The design harks back to the heyday of the Hawaiian tourism boom with plenty of sun, surf, sea... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Retro To Go
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On the look out for a handsome, mid-century-inspired sofa? May we suggest the Olsen sofa, available exclusively at Calvers and Suvdal. Calvers and Suvdal are our new shop discovery of the moment, selling a rather cool collection of Scandi-influenced homewares.... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Retro To Go
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Well, here's an interesting collaboration. It combines the wonderful arcade-inspired fabrics of Kirkby with the striking, mid-century-influenced furniture designs from Jointed & Jointed to create some really eye-catching seating. Let's start with the furniture. Joined + Jointed are a collective... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Retro To Go
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Miffy is 60 (although she definitely doesn't look it). What better why to celebrate than with the official range of products available from Truffle Shuffle including these eye-catching cushions? In fact, it's a double cause for celebration, as Miffy's creator... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Retro To Go
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Wendy Kaye's designs are sure to appeal to fans of the colours and patterns of mid-century textiles. The Tunbridge Wells- designer takes inspiration from her charity shop and flea market finds, especially drawn to mid-century and Scandinavian designs. You can... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2015 at Retro To Go
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To really embrace the Deco spirit of decadence, you'll need this Carraway drinks cabinet from Marks & Spencer. We're assuming that the name is a nod to The Great Gatsby, perhaps the novel most associated with the roaring twenties. And... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2015 at Retro To Go
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Looking for some original and affordable artwork for your walls? We recommend checking out the collection of mid-century inspired city prints by Fox & Velvet. We featured the work of this Liverpool-based designing duo previously with their fantastic music prints.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2015 at Retro To Go
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Last year we featured Living Union's range of cushions and textiles based on fabulous textile designs by Robert Stewart. Those 1950s patterns have been put to another good use in these placemats and coasters. Born and working in Glasgow, Stewart... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2015 at Retro To Go
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You're probably familiar with Newgate Clocks: we've featured countless designs over the years. Now the same company has applied that same retro style to your wrist and created the new range of Newgate Watches. There are ten different styles of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2015 at Retro To Go
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Want some sixties style for your walls? You can't get more stylish, or better typify the era, than The Avengers. They're the inspiration for this new pop art print collection by Art & Hue. The set of twelve prints have... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2015 at Retro To Go
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As shops are filled with stationery ready for the return back to school, this Spirograph notebook - available from Truffle Shuffle - is bound to take you back in time. It's a welcome comeback - and an official release -... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2015 at Retro To Go
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As we've mentioned previously, it's the centenary of Robin Day's birth and - to mark the occasion his classic Reclining Chair has been reimagined by a host of designers. The chair, which Day considered to be one of his most... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2015 at Retro To Go
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The latest Tatty Devine jewellery collection looks back to the 1980s for inspiration - as exemplified by this eighties phone necklace. This perspex necklace recreates the kind of pastel pink phone most 80s teen girls probably dreamt about. There's some... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2015 at Retro To Go
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It's a magazine that's been synonymous with style for over a century. Now a selection of Vogue cover artwork has been made available as prints, exclusively at King & McGraw. There are 18 designs available, all drawn from the archives... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2015 at Retro To Go
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Way back in the early days of Retro To Go, the site featured some retro tile stickers by Mibo, an easy way to transform your kitchen. Eight years later, we're pleased to see that range grow with the addition of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2015 at Retro To Go
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Continuing the lovely line of mid-century inspired pieces West Elm has in stock at the moment (we featured the handsome Penelope desk last week) is the Finn loveseat. Perfect for smaller spaces, it's presumably named because it nods to pieces... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2015 at Retro To Go
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The Johnny Moustache shop is full of the kind of vintage-inspired seating and table that you'd love to have in your home. One particular stand-out, however, is their Camber sofa. Johnny Moustache begin life reupholstering vintage originals - there are... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2015 at Retro To Go
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For a way to brighten up a kids room, it's hard to resist the charm of these Highway wall stickers designed by Mister Mista. It's a collection of 27 stickers, each one based on a vintage-style illustration of a different... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2015 at Retro To Go
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Heading off on holiday soon? For a retro-inspired swimming costume with plenty of style, check out the double scallop trim swimsuit from Topshop. Available in three different colours, it echoes the style of 1950s costumes, with full briefs and a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2015 at Retro To Go
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Lovers of the looks of the 1960s and 70s - not to mention their glamour - should definitely take inspiration from the new Charlotte Tilbury x Norman Parkinson cosmetics collection. Norman Parkinson is, of course, renown for the many fashion... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2015 at Retro To Go
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Continuing the long line of classy midcentury-inspired pieces sold by West Elm is this Penelope mini desk. Made from eucalyptus wood, the influence of mid-century design can be seen in the desk's slim, tapered legs and uncluttered lines. While its... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2015 at Retro To Go
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Add some nostalgia to your baking with the Be-Ro storage range, available from Lakeland. Yes, it's a range that celebrates the long history of Be-Ro - a company that has been producing flour since the late 1800s. These storage tins... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2015 at Retro To Go
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Here's a bit of good news for lovers of vintage fashion - Topshop have just launched Archive, a collection based on items drawn from throughout their history. And it's a fairly long history to choose from, the store having been... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2015 at Retro To Go
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These midcentury-style British school chairs by Olivia Scott-Taylor offer a contemporary take on a classic vintage look. The chairs reflect the mid-century classic laminated ply and tube steel chairs that were so common in British classrooms from the 1930s to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2015 at Retro To Go
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Perfect for giving to a lover of mid-century design (or perhaps just keeping for yourself) is The Modern Home, a new homeware range by Magpie. The range is decorated with a range of objects and accessories that will no doubt... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2015 at Retro To Go