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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 2 days ago 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 3 days ago 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 4 days ago 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 5 days ago 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 6 days ago 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
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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