Retro Delights

Chairs, Collections, Design, Furniture, Home Decor, Industrial, Mid-Century, Photographs, Shops

New Work Digs – a bit of a distraction?

After spending the last five years working from home, I decided it was time to mix things up and look for a new environment to work from. Ok that is not totally true… if I am to be 100% honest here, my main motivations to work away from home were: + I was starting to feel a bit trapped within the walls of my house + I was needing a clearly defined separation between my work, study and home life + The days would roll by, weekends would come and go, and I started to feel like I was  ...

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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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Furniture, Mid-Century, Shops

My Modern Nest

It’s new, it’s retro modern and I love it. My Modern Nest is a sparkly new shop that recently opened its doors in Port Adelaide. (Actually the official opening was on Sunday, and first day of trade yesterday.) I have been crazy flat out this week so missed the opening, but a quick visit today was the perfect way to temporarily escape the Messagemark madness.  Light and Bright Shop Space – just what we like! Just some lovely details in the shop. I want that paper  ...

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Art, Brands, Mid-Century

Vladimir Tretchikoff

Vladimir Tretchikoff is sadly no longer with us but a quick visit to numerous websites via Google will very quickly show support for his ultra kitsch and now vintage artworks. Many of Tretchikoff’s most famous works were completed in the 1950s-1960s, so it is understandable why there is a new generation of people now adding these artworks to their mid-century home decor. Chinese Girl My first sighting of a Tretchikoff print (Chinese Girl) was in the home of one of my friends in  ...

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