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Interesting to see West Elm spreading its wings in the UK, with much of its range now available in John Lewis. Which is good news for all of us who can’t make it to their London store on a regular... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Retro To Go
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We love this Etta wallpaper by Villa Nova and if you are going for a 1950s-inspired look, you might love it too. According to the people behind it, the paper is inspired by the works of Henri Matisse, using a... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Retro To Go
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There are a lot of similar designs to this on eBay, but if you want new, you can always opt for this Underpass chrome wall clock by Newgate. As you might have guessed, this is a wall clock based on... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Retro To Go
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We have featured this design before, with the player usually seem as a Philips-branded player. But this one is the Patrice Dupont-designed Radiola RA 4330 UFO record player. One of the most stylish record players of the 1970s and the... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Retro To Go
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If you need a bit of added luxury in the living room, look no further this Kowloon midcentury-style armchair and footstool. It’s a new arrival at Graham and Green for the autumn and a lovely statement piece too. We love... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Retro To Go
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We're big fans of Dorothy's Lost Destination prints, so it's great to these new prints celebrating the distinctive Brutalist architecture of the Barbican. If you've previously taken a look at the Lost Destination range, you'll know that it's all about... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Retro To Go
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If you didn’t fancy the day bed from Swoon Editions we featured the other day, then perhaps this Caterpillar day bed at Made will appeal. It's an interesting retro design, with the ridged top obviously where the inspiration for the... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Retro To Go
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When we featured the design as a wallpaper, it proved to be incredibly popular. So we would imagine the Cedar bedding by Scion will be just as appealing. It’s the same retro Scandinavian-inspired design, with the wonderful trees and leaves... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Retro To Go
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If you are on the hint for statement seating with a midcentury vibe, look no further than this Rydon wingback armchair at Made. A chair that could be straight out of the 1960s, the Rydon is a new arrival at... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Retro To Go
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Pop art seems to be taking over right now. From the TV and radio season on the BBC through the World Goes Pop exhibition at the Tate, it is big news. Of course, there is plenty of examples on the... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Retro To Go
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Long title, but that’s because this is a piece of furniture that really is quite versatile. So we’ll go with a pair of vintage G-Plan mini sideboards or storage units. These units certainly didn’t start off like this. Some upcycling... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Retro To Go
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It’s a new items, but the Fred Perry x Nigel Cabourn 1953 zip through training top is all about vintage. You probably know all about Fred Perry, but you might not know as much about Nigel Cabourn - known for... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Retro To Go
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Just nine of these available, so don’t hang about if you want this Malmo day bed at Swoon Editions. A lovely item, very much in the style of midcentury Scandinavian pieces and perfect for a bit of rest during the... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Retro To Go
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Same camera, but an all-new makeover. That’s the Lomography Lomo'instant Montenegro Edition. The new look is a classic one, described by Lomo as a ‘sophisticated black leather and silver finish’ and one that’s not dissimilar to a film camera from... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Retro To Go
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If your living room is in dire need of some 1970s modernism, then you’ll be pleased to see the return of the Lluis Porqueras-designed Funiculi floor lamp. It dates from 1979, with a design based around ‘absolute simplicity’, doing away... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Retro To Go
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Looking every bit a midcentury original is this 1960s-style Library Leather Chair at West Elm. It’s a nice looking thing, but also a useful addition is you like to relax with a good book or after a long day too.... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Retro To Go
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We have featured vintage Disney wallpaper in the past, but it looked nothing like this Mickey handshake wallpaper by Kids At Home. That’s because this particular design just focuses on the famous mouse’s hands and arm - and it works... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Retro To Go
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These 1970s Adidas Spezial trainers are back on the shelves, specifically in a dark navy colourway. This shoe was originally released in 1979 as handball footwear, but is perhaps better known as a terrace favourite as we entered the 1980s.... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Retro To Go
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Before the iPod and even before the Sony Walkman music was still available in portable form. This 1970s Musicalsound Penny portable record player is one example of a device used for that very purpose. A very cool thing it is... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2015 at Retro To Go
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It passes for a light and it passes for a piece of wall art too. But thus is actually called the Meurice five-arm wall sconce. Such a lovely thing and perfect as a feature in a midcentury or modernist home.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2015 at Retro To Go
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If you are going for a 1960s space age look in your home, then you might want to invest in this Cini Boeri-designed Boborelax, which is reissued by Arflex. Invest is definitely the right word here too. More on that... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2015 at Retro To Go
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There are issues from throughout the 20th century available, but the vintage Tatler cover artwork at King & McGraw really comes alive during the 1950s and 1960s. The covers are a mix of the great and the good, models of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2015 at Retro To Go
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Fancy playing the Bond villain in your living room? This Toulouse swivel chair at Habitat might be just the thing you need. An unashamedly retro design and ideal for pretending you are Bond’s arch enemy, the chair has a pedestal... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2015 at Retro To Go
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There’s something about orange that screams this particular era. And this 1970s Peil & Putzler ceiling lamp is very orange! The lampshade is made of a ‘cast opaque orange glass’ with an inner white glaze, decorated with a raised circular... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2015 at Retro To Go
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I saw this at the US version of West Elm some time back and held off featuring it. Just as well, as the wonderful Rounded Retro sectional seating is now available in the UK version of West Elm. Of course,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2015 at Retro To Go