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We love the 1950s flavour to this collection of Fjord furnishing fabrics by Iliv. There are five different designs in the range, each with a great retro look, whether the leaf motif of Ferle as pictured above to more abstracted... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Retro To Go
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We highlighted the mid century poppy range from Dotcomgiftshop a little while ago, but were happy to spot the addition of a weekend bag to the collection. And it's not the only one - there are four new cheerfully patterned... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2015 at Retro To Go
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Swoon Editions continue to win our admiration with their combination of midcentury-styled pieces at great value prices. This new Zabel sideboard illustrates those advantages beautifully. Swoon have produced many handsome sideboards over the time they've been running, but this one... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2015 at Retro To Go
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Love 1950s-style pattern? Better ready yourself, and your bedroom, for the Lotta Jansdotter bedding range at House of Fraser. The range - which encompasses duvet covers, cushions and pillows - is treat for pattern lovers, especially those with a taste... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2015 at Retro To Go
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You may closely associate Tolix with its classic chairs but there are other treats to be discovered in the company's archive too, such as the 55 Table, now available from Folklore. While the Tolix chairs date all the way back... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2015 at Retro To Go
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Not an official product, but these Lego-style clutch bags from Dahlia are sure to appeal to those who are fans of the bricks. Dahlia seem to have a good line in quirky bags at the moment - you may remember... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2015 at Retro To Go
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Looking for a centrepiece for a room? The Fifties Floral wool rug by Origins Rugs - available from House of Fraser - has got masses of retro charm. As its name suggests, it takes its cue from the 1950s and,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2015 at Retro To Go
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This Block Screen table from French Connection Home is definitely a conversation starter - the table top may even help you work out what you want to say. That's because the table is embellished with a grid of different letters... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2015 at Retro To Go
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Looking for a primer on the best of modern architecture? It doesn't get more charming than this book by Didier Cornille, Who Built That? Modern Houses. As stated in the sub-title, it's an Introduction to modern houses and their architect.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2015 at Retro To Go
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Want something a bit classier than the usual picnic plates? It's worth checking out the reissued Blues melamine range from Opto Design, originally designed by Stig Lindberg. When it originally appeared in the 1970s, this lovely blue and white design... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2015 at Retro To Go
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The answer to being the envy of all design aficionados at the beach this year surely comes in the form of this Gerrit Rietveld-inspired beach chair by Mal Furniture. It's a particularly quirky piece of design. Mal Furniture are a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2015 at Retro To Go
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Music fans who still pine for the Wigan Casino or The Haçienda should check out the new Lost Destination prints by Dorothy. It was only last week we featured their musically-inspired Road to Nowhere prints, and now we've discovered they've... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2015 at Retro To Go
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The Cairo collection by Mullan features fantastic contemporary lights that ooze mid-century style. Mullan are a new discovery, a recently revived Irish company, and - by the looks of these - it won't be the last time we mention the... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2015 at Retro To Go
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Well, if it's not quite warm enough for the real thing (and here's hoping this bank holiday), you can always enjoy the nostalgia of wearing these retro lolly necklaces by My Bear Hands, available from Joy, instead. There are currently... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2015 at Retro To Go
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Normally it's original mid-century pieces that get a contemporary makeover, as in the recent Tamasyn Gambell x Forest collaboration, to give one example of many. However, in the case of the extremely attractive Cebl collection by Hitch Mylius and Eleanor... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2015 at Retro To Go
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Music fans with a love of vinyl should check out these classic single prints by Vincent McEvoy. We've featured some of McEvoy's ephemera designs before but - perhaps more interestingly - is his longstanding links with music. He was art... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2015 at Retro To Go
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If you can't afford a mid-century house for yourself, why not treat some of our animal friends to a stay in one with these Bug and Bird motels from the Thoughtful Gardener. As you may know 'bug hotels' are a... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2015 at Retro To Go
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If the recent Surface View Jackie collection got you nostalgic for the 1970s teen magazine, another chance to reminisce comes in the form of this ASOS x Jackie fashion collection. The shopping site has partnered with the magazine to create... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2015 at Retro To Go
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Dunelm Mill's Skandi Retro Leaf armchair and footstool offers midcentury-style seating and an attractive midcentury-style pattern to boot. Dunelm Mill has been producing quite a lot of retro-inspired items recently - you may remember their 'Cosy Skandi' homeware collection for... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2015 at Retro To Go
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The new Nevada furniture collection from Barker & Stonehouse is a mid-century inspired range offering some great storage options. Inspired by Scandinavian shapes but recreating them in a rich, dark American Walnut, the range includes a coffee table, a lamp... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2015 at Retro To Go
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The Luxe furniture collection from Oliver Bonas offers retro glamour that looks high end but is available at high street prices. These are a great way to add a touch of sophisticated style into your home. There's the egg coffee... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2015 at Retro To Go
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Want a fun looking retro-styled way to take your music with you as you go? Arriving in time for summer are these Retro Sounds Speakers by Sunnylife. You may remember the Beachsounds radio we featured from the company last year.... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2015 at Retro To Go
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For some tableware that wouldn't look out of place in the cooler kind of 1950s home, check out the Esmeralda dining range from Habitat. The Esmeralda is a mix and match range of plates and bowls and - if we... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2015 at Retro To Go
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Cast your mind back and you might remember the Sheila Bownas archive - a collection of over 200 designs dated from the 1940s through to the 1980s, gradually and imaginatively being reissued. The new West Riding collection is proof of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2015 at Retro To Go
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Not quite summer yet, but this Vintage Hawaiian frock by Emily and Fin might be the perfect dress for when it does arrive. We've featured Emily and Fin a few times for their great retro prints and design is no... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2015 at Retro To Go