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We don't know the reserve, so can't say if this will be a bargain or not - but right now, this Babe Rainbow by Sir Peter Blake limited edition tin plate screenprint is still at its 99p starting price. It's... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Retro To Go
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Love the cool, clean 1960s look of this black Chelsea Girl check dress from River Island. After some odd seasons, the new Chelsea Girl collection seems to be getting into its stride with some great sixties-inspired pieces, from the velvet... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Retro To Go
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The homeware manufacturers Kare are on something of a retro roll at the moment. We've hightlighted their fairground lights and record coat hook and now we're featuring their cassette cabinet. Perfect for music geeks, this cabinet is an homage to... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Retro To Go
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Perfectly formed and perfectly pink: the Betsy seating range from DFS offers something of a winning combo. The range has all of your seating needs covered, including two, three and even four-seater sofas, armchairs and footstools, including the unusual heart... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Retro To Go
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Lots of stores have produced their own midcentury-inspired furnishing products. But the new Novak range from Heal's is still pretty impressive with the amount and - more importantly - style of furniture on offer. The collection has been designed by... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Retro To Go
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If you want to see the full range of work by the artist, you can browse that here. But if you want to buy some of the 1930s-style posters by Henrik Dybdahl, you'll need to visit Habitat instore or online... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2014 at Retro To Go
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There's something of a midcentury and Scandinavian feel about this Upton Credenza at West Elm. Ideal for storing your dining essentials or indeed, anything you need temporarily hidden away (but also 'to hand). The unit is made from solid ash... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2014 at Retro To Go
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The European eBay sites often offer more interesting finds than the domestic one, with this Lego-style perpetual calendar being one such example. The translated write-up doesn't tell us much, apart from connecting this to the 1970s and mentioning that it... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2014 at Retro To Go
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Bring out your inner Marianne Faithfull in this beige velvet swing dress from the Chelsea Girl range at River Island. It's got an incredibly retro look, from the swing shape to the velvet fabric, complemented by short raglan sleeves and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2014 at Retro To Go
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We wrote about their record coat rack only this week but more great homewares from Kare have just arrived online at Urban Outfitters, specifically a range of fairground-style lighting. Rather than individual letters like we've featured in the past from... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2014 at Retro To Go
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Whilst browsing the classic cars section of eBay, I encountered something rather unexpected - a listing for this VW Beetle garden bench. According to the seller, it is (or was) made from 'new parts', finished in a hard wearing paint,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2014 at Retro To Go
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The design is essentially the same across all pieces, but what makes the Audrey sideboard range by Copeland Furniture so impressive is the number of options it offers. At its heart is a classic, 1960s-inspired sideboard (or buffet), made in... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2014 at Retro To Go
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Actually that title should say 'clocks' as there are five variations of the Delia wall clock at Habitat. Those differences are down to colour and face. There are five colours to choose from with this 1960s-style clock, with difference faces,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2014 at Retro To Go
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Colouring books get a surprisingly strong showing on Retro To Go, from the likes of Piper Gates and I Love Mel. The latter is back with a title that's bound to appeal to design fans, Colour Me Good Chairs. While... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2014 at Retro To Go
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Some time ago, we featured the Arne Jacobsen Design Letters desk set, which would be great for a home office. Now we have seen this Arne Jacobsen Design Letters bed linen, which is just as perfect fir a kids room.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2014 at Retro To Go
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It isn't perfect, but this 1970s Philips 815 record player has been restored and is certainly an eye-catching piece that would look impressive in the 1970s-inspired interior. The player comes in green and silver, with that bold green a result... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2014 at Retro To Go
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A new addition to the Lomography stable of film cameras has just landed, the LC-A 120 camera. Inspired by the first Lomo camera, the original LC-A, this is the medium format equivalent - a compact and fully automatic 120 film... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2014 at Retro To Go
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We're rather taken with the classic looks of the Campbell table lamp at John Lewis. It's one of those designs that would fit into a variety of spaces, whether it's in the living room or the office, 1930s-inspired or even... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2014 at Retro To Go
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If you happen to love vintage vinyl, then you might fancy the Kare Records Coat Hook in your hallway. The work of Hungarian homeward specialists Kare, the record-inspired hooks are made of of a mix of iron and paper, creating... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2014 at Retro To Go
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We've been fans of Jane Foster's bright and bold retro-influenced designs for many years now, so it's great to see her range of mugs and glasses that are available from Make International. Just the thing to brighten up a kitchen,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2014 at Retro To Go
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Seems to be a bit of a Biba book war going on right now. We recently flagged up The Biba Years 1963 - 1975 by Barbara Hulanicki and Martin Pel, which now looks like being joined on the style shelves... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2014 at Retro To Go
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Love classic cars, but perhaps haven't got the money or space to own one? We have the perfect solution, one of these classic car key rings with personal garages by Andre Rumann. Take your pick from miniature replicas of a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2014 at Retro To Go
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Another limited edition by a company that's really making some great stuff right now. So if you want this Orwell shelving unit by Swoon Editions, act fast. It's a versatile piece, but one that's perfect for an interior inspired by... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2014 at Retro To Go
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The Pop Art accessory is having a fashionable moment: first it was Anya Hindmarch and her reworked Kelloggs bags, then last week it was Sarah's Bags take on Roy Lichtenstein artwork. Also blurring the lines between fashion, art and commerce... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2014 at Retro To Go
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There was much excitement when Orla Kiely teamed up with Clarks for a collection earlier this year. The dream team is back for a second collection, again making designer style available at a high street price. Released today, it's a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2014 at Retro To Go