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You'll need some cheer to get you through the last week of January. And what could be more warming than the new selection of vintage-inspired flasks available from Dotcomgiftshop? They come in a charming range of patterns - from pretty... Continue reading
Posted 13 hours ago at Retro To Go
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Dartmouth Pottery swans are the classic charity shop find. This vintage staple has been given a contemporary makeover in the shape of this Swan vase from H&M Home. In fact, it's not the first time the pottery swans have had... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Retro To Go
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In the middle of many midcentury-inspired designs, this Daphne Padden collection from Beast in Show is the real thing, and her illustrations have been made available on everything from cards to coasters. Padden's work is probably most familiar from her... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2015 at Retro To Go
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Alfred & Wilde designs a great range of prints and homewares. We especially love the London collection, which has been inspired by the Modernist architecture of the capital. The work of Simon Mitchell, this range includes cards, tea towels and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2015 at Retro To Go
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This side table magazine rack from Rose & Grey will surely be useful in any home - and it looks great too. Inspired by 1960s designs, the table has striking looks, with long, tapered legs and a dark wood finish.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2015 at Retro To Go
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For a vintage-inspired desk that doesn't take itself too seriously, check out the Albert desk from Oliver Bonas. Although the desk has a classic midcentury-inspired shape, and plenty of storage, the charm of this particular design is down to its... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2015 at Retro To Go
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When you think of classic pieces of design, chances are that you're not thinking of a tray. But the Kaymet ribbed tray is something of a classic, and it's been given a bit of a makeover so it'll look great... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2015 at Retro To Go
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Holly Harris's Etsy shop is full of jewellery that's sure to delight fans of 60s and 70s style. We're especially fans of these Twiggy head brooches. The brooches are inspired by Twiggy mannequin heads that themselves were based on the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2014 at Retro To Go
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Disco, Glam Rock, Punk: the 1970s featured a wide array of fashion. This new book, Fashion in the 70s, celebrates the style of the decade and proves its far from being 'the decade the taste forgot'. Although it's been given... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2014 at Retro To Go
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Tatty Devine can be relied upon for interesting jewellery. We love their latest collaboration with Jeremy Deller, producing this Andy Warhol inspired collection. The range is born from a new exhibition at the Modern Art Oxford, curated by the Turner... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2014 at Retro To Go
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Okay, we admit that Garden Trading isn't one of the regular places we feature. But after spotting the gorgeous MissPrint enamelware range earlier in the year, we decided to revisit the site. And we're glad we did, because that's where... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2014 at Retro To Go
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The range of wooden trays and boxes new in at H&M Home are are great way to create a vintage look - and gain some valuable storage - without having to spend loads of cash. It's a collection of trays... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2014 at Retro To Go
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Dotcomgiftshop have long been known for their party bag/stocking filler type of reasonably priced products. But it looks like they are expanding their homewares range at the moment: good news for us when they're making pieces like these fifties wooden... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2014 at Retro To Go
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This leather chair by Hierve is a lovely piece of design, influenced by midcentury style - it's definitely a luxury piece of design too. Although made by a Mexico/UK based company, this chair is inspired by Scandinavian design. It's made... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2014 at Retro To Go
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Sixties-style shift dresses are having something of a high street fashion moment, so it's a great time to stock up if you're a fan of the style. This Chloe dress from Sugarhill Boutique is a Christmas party suitable take on... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2014 at Retro To Go
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Tempted by West Elm's mid-century bookcase we wrote about last week? To complete a stylish retro office you'll surely also need their Bermondsey table lamp. It's certainly a handsome thing, made in the style of industrial-style desk lights but with... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2014 at Retro To Go
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Do you miss the days of mixtapes? These cassette coffee tables by Tayble may not be quite as swappable, but they're an impressive way to play homage to the medium. We've written about a Mixtape table before, but these win... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2014 at Retro To Go
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While it's hard to date this perpetual calendar box, available from the V&A Shop, to any specific period it's definitely got real retro appeal. And because it's a perpetual calendar, part of the delight is that it'll last you for... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2014 at Retro To Go
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It's been a good week for wallpaper. From the vinyl delights of Ella Doran's Seven design to Mr Perswall's Audio wall, we've got you(r walls) covered. Kids' rooms get a look in too, thanks to this new Nelly wallpaper design... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2014 at Retro To Go
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Another piece of contemporary design inspired by classic Scandinavian design, the Peggy chair by Pols Potten has masses of vintage appeal. The chair has an elegant, handcrafted frame of varnished ash wood, echoing designs of the 1950s. It is styled... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2014 at Retro To Go
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Jonathan Adler's take on retro style can always be relied on to add a touch of class to proceedings. If you are despairing of tinsel and twee, it will be assuring to hear that his Menagerie tree ornaments maintain his... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2014 at Retro To Go
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Lovers of 1950s style who are in London on the 14 December should definitely check out The Mid Century Market, an event devoted to the decade. London's only 1950s fair, the market was born from a passion for the mid-century... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2014 at Retro To Go
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For a very collectible contemporary design with a 1950s twist, take a look at the Fish ceramics, designed by Carly Dodsley for English Eccentrix. English Eccentrix is a brand produced by Royal Stafford with the aim of bringing more contemporary... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2014 at Retro To Go
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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 Nov 25, 2014 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 Nov 21, 2014 at Retro To Go