I used to enjoy a Choose Your Own Adventure book in the 80s. There was nothing like holding your finger in the page you came from, just in case you died and wanted to go back and cheat. This site records some of the best death pages: I particularly like the brutal “You are never heard from again. The end.”
“The rotary mechanical smartphone is based on the idea of incorporating more feeling and life into our everyday digital objects.”
While I’m not going to claim that my close or extended family has ever been stylish and fashionable, they were certainly ahead of their time. Go to any East London coffee shop, craft beer house or micro brewery bar and you’ll find these outfits. I’m proud that my family got there first!
We visited the Manchester Vintage Home Show a few weeks ago – full of very interesting post-war vintage dealers. But aside from the show, there was another big reason we wanted to visit: the venue, Manchester’s Victoria Baths.
France’s Minitel was a state-developed internet-like communication system which predated the World Wide Web by a decade. Apart form the fact it’s still been active until now, I’m amazed that in 1982 they “rolled out the Minitel, delivering the sets free to homes”. Free! How did this not take over the world?
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