Retro Delights

Advertising, Brands, Industrial, Lifestyle, Photographs, TV Classics

A blissful life in Adelaide

 Life in Adelaide in the 1960s! A short film made by The Commonwealth Film Unit 1966 and directed by James Jeffrey. This is a brilliant snapshot of what things were like around Adelaide at this time. See local landmarks including King William St, North Tce, the hills and beaches, fashion, dining, shopping, gorgeous architecture, and even the The Popeye on the Torrens! Toodle-pip,

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Brands, Design

Knock Knock! Anyone home?

Yes I am! Sincere apologies for my absence over the past 12 months! I have been in the background making updates to the Retro Delights Facebook page, but over the past year I have had to rearrange some priorities/time to fit in being a full time student! But please know that my love of all things vintage and retro has not diminished at all during this time. While studying, I have also been working on multiple design projects, and yes many of them have a retro vibe goin’ on!! So to  ...

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Brands, Design

‘Up We Pop’ Logo Design

This week I was asked to design a logo to use on printed, online marketing materials and a shop window for One Small Room’s ‘Up We Pop’ Shop. The key was to create a design that worked with the existing OSR brand, but also something that portrayed the style and products of OSR, and the ‘pop up’ shop concept overall. Considering OSR specialises in vintage industrial and upmarket design, I decided to create a logo that had a vintage sign look and feel about it.  ...

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Brands, Home Decor, Lifestyle

Magazine Photo Shoot

We had the best day yesterday. After 4 months of narrowing down a date we had our photo shoot for a feature spread in interiors magazine Inside Out. There is nothing like having an incentive like this to get a few extra things done around the house! Actually, it was epic what we achieved in those 4 months. We managed to finish our bedroom, the hallway, the stairs (which took 6 full days), plus 24 hrs before the shoot we decide to pull up the carpet in the Messagemark studio and paint all  ...

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Brands, Chairs, Furniture, Mid-Century, Second Hand Finds

Emotional Retro Roller Coaster

$1 Reserve – “Three Chairs” OMG, I was scouting eBay about a month ago and look what I spotted. I couldn’t believe my eyes… $1 reserve, based in Adelaide and a listing titled “3 x chairs”. Yes these were the real deal. My opportunity to finally own an original *Featherson – 3 in fact! Anyway, when I placed my auto bid, there was one other bidder and so the bid climbed to $25 with me being in the lead. So it appeared the other bidder  ...

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Brands, Furniture

The Key

The Key Blame the key I say… yes that is what sold me on this teak Fler Sideboard. The turning mechanism makes the coolest sound when you lock and unlock the door. Kind of clunky sounding but retro cool. I just had to have this key, so lucky I liked the sideboard that came with it! Original Fler Teak Sideboard A little collection displayed on the Sideboard. Fler Teak Sideboard Bits and bobs in the hallway…• Fler teak sideboard from Lou’s Shed in Unley • Painting by Artist  ...

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