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Bringing back the comforts of the less tech, simplified ‘olden days'

Implications - A revival of retro has been witnessed across the design industry. From rotary phones to 1970s home decor, designers are heavily integrating the past. Some target boomers who want to relive their youth, others target younger generations who like the quirkiness or romance associated with ‘the olden days.’ New manufacturing techniques make it easier than ever to incorporate retro.
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Featured Examples

Retro VW Camper Goes Green
Still in draft-phase, the famous VW Westfalia Camper Van has been redesigned to bring it even more environmental street-cred. Alexandre Verdier envisions an "intelligent" vehicle with solar panels to… MORE
Energy Efficient Flueless Fireplace
Energy Efficient Flueless Fireplace
Smeg For Retro Comfort
As the chill settles in, imagine how fun it would be to have this 50s style flueless gas fire. It would bring loads of fun, beautiful retro styling, and functionality to your home. The Smeg flueless… MORE
Recycling Retro Pop Culture For Modern Jewelry
Recycling Retro Pop Culture For Modern Jewelry
Earrings Made of Doll Eyes
There's a country song that goes, "I got tears in my ears from lying on my back crying over you." Now you can have eyes on your ears without the tears. These funky earrings are made from the eyes of… MORE
Retro Accessory For the Modern Jet Set
Retro Accessory For the Modern Jet Set
Richlee Travel Case
Hey Miss World Traveler, what do you carry your toiletries in? A cloth bag that gets ruined by exploding shampoos? Several different pouches to hold all your contents? Ziplock bags? Forget all that, and… MORE
RetroChic Automobile Furniture
RetroChic Automobile Furniture
1957 Corvette Style Couch
The 1957 Corvette Style Couch brings the iconic car into your living room with genuine leather seats and standard Corbin saddles. You can set a romantic mood by turning the lights off and plugging the… MORE
Retro Gaming Boots
Retro Gaming Boots
The ultimate cross-over is emboldened in these Gameboylicious boots. Mashing tech and funkly boots to hold a Gameboy, never again will your retro-gamers look at you the same. Anytime you find yourself… MORE
Own A Retro Airline Food Cart
Own A Retro Airline Food Cart
Flight001 Trolleys
Now you can own an authentic, retro piece of aviation history for $1,450. Flight001 has managed to acquire a line on original food trolleys that have been used on various airlines, from the exterior prints,… MORE
60s Home Theater Room
60s Home Theater Room
1500 Square Feet of Retro Groovy
The problem with this home theater is NOTHING. So cool, even Norbit would be fun to watch (with lots of adult beverages.) James Biber from Pentagram designed this baby and it is incredibly wicked. It's… MORE
Shag Carpet Fridges
Shag Carpet Fridges
The (Ugly) Retro Energy Saver
While shag carpets are terribly tacky, the retro look could possible make a comeback. This time, however, it won't be featured on the floors, but on refrigerators. If it weren't for its eco-friendly… MORE
Retro Lounge Pod
Retro Lounge Pod
Ris and Selldorf Sunball
This is the very retro Sunball lounge chair, circa 1969. The spherical lounge chair was designed by Ris and Selldorf against the backdrop of a counterculture movement that gave us Woodstock, the Vietnam… MORE

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