“Telecommunications services for the 1990s”


Made in 1969 at the Post Office Research Station, Dollis Hill, this eight minute film attempts to predict what the future of communications may be like. …involving pagers, the internet, Skype, and a whole lot of patronising and slightly creepy businessmen.

Ebay watch: working Motorola Dynatac 8000X cellphone


Anyone want to buy me a present? This working Motorola Dynatac 8000X cellphone (the world’s first commercially available ‘mobile’ phone, from 1983, favoured by Gordon Gecko and weighing just more than a cool 1.5kg) is currently a snip… At the time of writing, it’s only £1000 – three hundred quid cheaper than on this site. It’s my birthday in 4 months time – ideal […]

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My retro holiday cabin in Wales

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