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It wasn't too long ago we featured one bike-inspired wallpaper with the Bikes of Hackney. Now here's a second decor option for cycling enthusiasts - this Cykel wallpaper from Scion. But while Ella Doran's paper was photographically based, this design... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2015 at Retro To Go
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Tesco has got a few retro styles in at the moment: we featured the Twist clock last week, now we're highlighting their Capri sofa. The Capri has got details that nod to mid-century without being a slavish copy of the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2015 at Retro To Go
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These children's books by Dahlov Ipcar don't just look midcentury - they are midcentury. They're back to brighten our bookshelves thanks to being reissued by Flying Eye Books. Dahlov Ipcar is an American author and illustrator whose career has spanned... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2015 at Retro To Go
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Certainly not to everyone's taste, but if you like a spot of retro kitsch, you'll probably want to check out these animal lamps by CO Vintage. The range is based on cute ceramic cats and dogs, each sporting a lampshade... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2015 at Retro To Go
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Sanderson have over 150 years of archives to explore. So it's no surprise that their new vintage wallpaper collection contains some real treats. While previous reissues have perhaps been 1950s focused, many of these designs date from earlier in the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2015 at Retro To Go
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Looking for a midcentury-style chair? You're spoiled for choice these days. Another option to add to a mix - this time from independent retailer Stuhl - is this Ralph armchair. This chair is from the people behind the Oslo Accent... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2015 at Retro To Go
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Keen sewers will have no doubt searched through a few vintage McCall's patterns in their time. The wealth of the McCall's archive has been utilised for these postcards and notebooks. The notebooks are available as a set of three, each... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2015 at Retro To Go
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It was the colourful apple print that first drew up to Boden's Beatrice dress. But then we discovered it was available in another brilliant retro pattern too. Lovers of colour and pattern should be happy, as this may be the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2015 at Retro To Go
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We featured the 50s pin-up duvet a little while back. Now George Home have expanded their range to include a nautical but nice companion: the Sailor girl pin-up duvet range. It's another cheery little number, decorated with retro-style pin-ups in... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2015 at Retro To Go
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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 Jan 28, 2015 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 Jan 26, 2015 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