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Can't resist a good looking original model of a little Fiat, which is why we are flagging up this 1971 Fiat 500L on eBay right now. The car dates to 1971, but was only imported to the UK in 2002,... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Retro To Go
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Was the factory still in Bolton 25 years ago? I'm not sure, but if it was still there in the late 1980s, then the Reebok Paris Runner trainers would have been coming off the production line in the town at... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Retro To Go
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Not sure about the name, as the 1969 storage unit at PIB Home looks to take inspiration from a decade or so earlier. But what's in a name? It is all about the design, after all - and this is... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Retro To Go
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Not a million miles away from the Jamie desk and the Drake sideboard by the same company is this Watson media unit at Swoon Editions. Very much inspired by the 1950s, the media unit is perfect for hosting some modern-day... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Retro To Go
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There's always a strong retro influence evident in the women's fashion designs of Miss Patina. Their latest collection doesn't disappoint, including this 1960s-style Jacqueline dress. Its name gives a clue to the inspiration behind this style, Jackie K, reflected in... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Retro To Go
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Like the subtle retro style of the Romana small and large sideboards by Ercol, which are available at Heal's right now. That's the selling point for us, retro / midcentury pieces that aren't too 'in your face' when it comes... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Retro To Go
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West Elm have just released perhaps the perfect accessory to their mini desk we featured last week, this industrial task table lamp. It's a stylish number, with the simplicity of the colour offset by decorative joint detailing. While the lamp... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Retro To Go
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Maybe there is an issue with using the name of the tennis legend, as the 1980s Adidas Lendl Supreme trainers have been reissued as the Tennis Super. Not that it makes much difference as this is an OG reissue in... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Retro To Go
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Sofas don't get much bigger than this 1970s Danish modular sofa on eBay. It's a huge statement sofa, typical 1970s-style excess but at the same time, quite a stylish and practical piece too if you need plenty of seating space... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Retro To Go
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Good news for collectors of all things Kay Bojesen - the Kay Bojesen-designed Alphabet Blocks are available once again. Not that they were available very widely in the 1950s. These cool blocks were designed for use in Danish schools and... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Retro To Go
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The company has been making beds since the 1940s and at first glance, the Trecompany Scandinavian-style bed and side table could be one from the archives. We don't think it is, but there is a strong midcentury and Scandinavian feel... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Retro To Go
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If you like their most recent vintage-style record player, you might like the ideal accessory to go with it - the Crosley 12-inch record carrier cases at Urban Outfitters. Yes, what used to be known more simply as a record... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Retro To Go
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We featured a ceiling version in copper some time back, but you you can now get the Verpan Pantop Table Lamp in a copper finish too, as well as a matt black one. This Verner Panton design dates back to... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Retro To Go
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French Connection may not be the first place you think of when looking for pieces for the home. But they're well worth keeping in mind, with pieces such as this dining chair appearing in their latest collection. We'd encourage you... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Retro To Go
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Really love the work of SeventySeventyOne Design, not least The Mod Collection designs you can see here. SeventySeventyOne Design is the brand name for Gail Myerscough, who produces resin jewellery cast from a selection of vintage buttons. The end result... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Retro To Go
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Ok, we'll admit it, this 1950s velvet-fronted teak sideboard caught our eye purely because of that rather interesting frontage. But even without the front, this piece would still look the part. It has the name Heal's attached to it by... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Retro To Go
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Another well-priced gem from Swoon Editions, this rather cool Fernand coffee table. It is also another piece exuding a 1960s vibe, which is no bad thing. This particular table is available in a choice of lacquered white or grey for... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Retro To Go
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They might be costly, but there's no denying that the statement pieces from Jonathan Adler have real impact. Like this Rutledge Sofa, for example. It's a club-style sofa, but so much more. Super-long, with a low sloped back, tailored tufting... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Retro To Go
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Love everything about this Motor wallpaper by Galerie Jack n Rose. The only issue is which colour we prefer! The entire design has a 1950s vibe even before you look at it close up - it's then than you realise... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Retro To Go
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If you are faced with the problem of being a fan of mid-century looks but don't have the space for some of the most imposing pieces, this mid-century mini desk from West Elm could be the very stylish answer. It's... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Retro To Go
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Not quite original due to an extensive renovation a few years back, but much of this 1960s Rodney Gordon-designed Turnpoint modernist house in Walton-On-Thames, Surrey retains that original period feel. The architect, best known for working on the likes of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2014 at Retro To Go
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We have featured one of these before, but we are flagging up this Nissan Figaro in emerald green as it's an auction item with a starting price of just 99p. The car, as you probably know, has the look of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2014 at Retro To Go
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It looks like West Elm is freshening up its range ahead of the autumn season, with this Retro Wing Chair being one of the new arrivals. It's a stylish and understated piece, covered in what's described as a chenille tweed... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2014 at Retro To Go
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Loved it when the light first appeared around four years or so back, but we love the House by John Lewis Scandinavian-style Harvey Shade even more in these new colours. Take your pick from white, teal and mocha, no doubt... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2014 at Retro To Go
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It's a design we first spotted back in 2011, but the Ritchie seating range at Made has just returned to the shelves of the online retailer with an added dash of colour. That colour is the buttons, which have gone... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2014 at Retro To Go