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If you hurry there is still time to by this ideal stocking filler, Great Showdowns: The Return by Scott Campbell. The 144-page book consists of iconic moments in pop culture, where characters have had famous confrontations. And the showdowns aren't... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2013 at Retro To Go
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We've featured plenty of Pete McKee's artwork in the past and frankly we will continue to do so while they are great as this print, This Charming Caravan. The design features the band as you've not seen them before -... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2013 at Retro To Go
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Looking for a last-minute gift or indeed something to keep yourself occupied with over the festive period, then Concretopia: A Journey Around the Rebuilding of Postwar Britain by John Grindrod could fit that purpose. Grindrod grew up in New Addlington... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2013 at Retro To Go
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New York-based artist Bean Land gives musicians and bands a cartoon-style makeover in their amusing range of music posters. The cartoon style is simple, but Bean Land manages to capture the distinct characteristics of each subject. My favourite is the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2013 at Retro To Go
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Our love of the retro robot continues with this Beat Box Flat Pack Speaker Robot. The robot is made from precision-cut foil board, which you will need to assemble yourself into the finished product you see above - that alone... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2013 at Retro To Go
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The Bocksey AV Unit from Habitat brings a little bling to the usual midcentury sideboard style. The unit combines warm rich walnut with a gold fronted cabinet section. The Bocksey range of units are made up of individual boxes that... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2013 at Retro To Go
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Christmas decorations can be stylish, especially if you go Scandinavian and the Flensted Prismas Mobile is a good place to start. We've featured Flensted mobiles before - they are very much the only game in town when it comes to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2013 at Retro To Go
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All the way from Brooklyn come The Boomcase portable speakers, created by artist, musician and photographer, SiMo. Using vintage bags, suitcases and even musical instruments, he has created portable, but rechargeable speakers. Each item is unique and custom made, so... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2013 at Retro To Go
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Earlier in the year, we featured some gorgeous prints of Brutalist architecture by Simon Phipps - happily TwentyTwentyOne has just added two more post-war British architecture prints to the range. The new prints feature Balfron Tower by Erno Goldfinger (above)... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2013 at Retro To Go
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Just because its cold and gloomy outside, it doesn't mean it has to be inside - and the Sunshine Dip Lamp by Camilla Westergaard is the perfect antidote to the winter blues. Each lamp is handmade by Camilla with the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2013 at Retro To Go
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Nothing says decadence quite like a chaise and this one, the Gubi Grand Piano Chaise Longue, turns up the glamour even further wiith its reference to the equally glamorous musical instrument. Created by Danish company Gubi, whose founder Gubi Olson... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2013 at Retro To Go
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It has been around for a while in other colours, but the new Tea Rose option takes the Orla Kiely Rhododendron Bed Linen to new levels of retro style. Tea Rose combines beige and brown with reddish orange to create... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2013 at Retro To Go
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In Haunted by the 80s, artist Terry Fan gives a cheeky Pac-Man twist to an old haunted house. In his illustration, the typical horror movie mansion house is haunted not by regular ghosts and ghouls, but by Blinky, Pinky, Inky... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2013 at Retro To Go
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Poltrona Frau has taken the gentleman's club classic Chesterfield and given it an experimental twist in the Ghostfield Sofa. Rather than the leather upholstery we are accustomed to seeing on a Chesterfield, this has a transparent PVC covering. This means... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2013 at Retro To Go
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John Lewis has got a goodie on its hands with this exclusive, the Hans Wegner The "U" Dining Table. The table was originally created by the Danish designer back in 1970, but has been reissued and is now available exclusively... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2013 at Retro To Go
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Alongside 60s psychedelic design, I'm also partial to a bit of Soviet design, so the next exhibition at GRAD (Gallery for Russian Arts and Design), Soviet Posters of the Silent Screen, is on my must-see list. Soviet film florished in... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2013 at Retro To Go
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For anyone who is already tired of talk of Christmas, then this cheeky little print, Anarchist Alliance Christmas Party by Scott King, might provide some relief. Scott King's work apparently 'combines radicalism with mass consumerism' and here he has produced... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2013 at Retro To Go
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Looking for a compact midcentury-style sofa for a small space, then the Beacon Sofa by Bark Furniture could be a good option. The sofa is made from ash with the angled legs typical of the midcentury period. The cushions are... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2013 at Retro To Go
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The Retro Fairy Lights Teapot by Lydia Leith is actually a lot less Christmassy than its name would suggestion - but its the better for it. The colourful retro design features a string of red, green and yellow lights, but... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2013 at Retro To Go
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Going vintage-style with your Christmas decorations doesn't have to be quaint and Victorian - London Garden Trading offers a good line in 1950s Tin Christmas Decorations. The retro decorations combine Santa Claus with a succession of unexpected modes of transport,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2013 at Retro To Go
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Although Heal's claims that the Montana Sideboard combines modern and traditional, we think the end result would look good in any retro room. It is made from American black walnut and has two cupboards and four drawers. It is also... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2013 at Retro To Go
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Darth Vader and Son by Jeffrey Brown will make an ideal stocking filler for grown-ups, especially for anyone who has recently become a parent. The sweetly humourous book imagines what it would have been like if Darth Vader had taken... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2013 at Retro To Go
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Proving that midcentury design doesn't need to rely on a drab colour palette is this Rue Petal Apartment Sofa. The colour is a pretty blush pink, which isn't as tricky to work into your colour scheme as you might initially... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2013 at Retro To Go
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Since Halloweenn and Bonfire Night have both passed now, soon you'll need to think about sending out greeting cards such as these Festive Friends Christmas Cards by Bengt and Lotta. Bengt and Lotta specialise in cute Scandinavian folk art designs... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2013 at Retro To Go
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Firm Retro To Go favourite Sanna Annukka is one of 18 designers to create a Node Rug for the Design Museum. Node brings together designers and artists from around the world with Nepalese carpetmakers to produce handmade, fairtrade rugs. Sanna... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2013 at Retro To Go