Last year, browsing the ace Brooklyn Flea in New York, I spotted a copy of the novelisation of Back To The Future (one of the greatest films ever made, as I’m sure you know) written by someone called George Gipe and published alongside the movie back in good old 1985. I was excited – I love BTTF, I could watch it [...]
This website is about some of the amazing old stuff that I find, buy or see. Most of the things here are post war design, architecture, products or furniture, although that’s not a rule. Find out about the blog here.
Some things, in particular 1960s/70s GPO dial telephones, I renovate and sell. They are for sale in the shop.
If I could have any dream job, it might well be a model maker for TV back in the days when computers were as big as a farm, and didn’t even have screens – let alone Hollywood budgets. Back when, if you wanted to build a spaceship, you’d need an empty washing up liquid bottle or two, some clear plastic [...]
Just what every little girl wants.
Amazing and very sad photos of closed and abandoned record shops around the world. (I went to Bleecker Bobs in Manhattan only a few months ago, I had no idea it was about to close down)
Wow, amazing what’s hidden away in any city – these are all on my list of Things To Do On Daytrips To London.
I part-own Caban Casita, a holiday cabin near Cardigan in west Wales.
The cabin is full of really cool retro and vintage things, like a 1970s Roberts radio, kitchen ware, some great books and furniture including an original Eero Aarnio egg chair.
Go to the Caban Casita website, or book a holiday via Under The Thatch