Vintage style 3 seater sofa by Linea

G_142745833_50_20120514Harry 3 seater retro style sofa by Linea

Why not shake out those Winter blues with an eye-catching Lime green three seater sofa looking ultra-modern now but with echoing mid-century tones?

Linea’s Harry sofa range lime. Part of the Linea range exclusive to House of Fraser. Super sleek, it has style, panache and unmistakable elegance and class. Available in Vence lime green fabric. Made in the traditional upholstery manner: Hard wearing cover, dark black stained conical legs with a wood subtract frame and traditional webbed seat platform to add softness and seating comfort. This occasional sofa will bring colour, glamour and sophistication to any living space. Available online only.

Further details from leading UK retailer House of Fraser:

•    Fabric
•    Professional dry clean only
•    Foam fibre wrap filling
•    Glued/ dowelled/ screwed hardwood frame
•    Webbed platform suspension
•    Colour  Lime
•    Depth  79 cm
•    Height  82 cm

There is also a 2 seater version, and while stocks last  3 and 2 seat versions in duck-egg blue. Also a refreshing alternative to the seasonal greyness.

 

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iCade for iPad  for Retro arcade games

Today’s hi tech ‘must have’ technology generally involves the use of  multi touch screens which are often more difficult to play games on than earlier machines. Well, enter the iCade  built to combine wonderfully with the iPad or iPad2 to provide a really good retro gaming experience for lovers of Arcade games.

In a sturdy cabinet, the iCade has a sensitive and responsive retro style joystick control together with eight full sized buttons. Rolling back the years,it does give that sense of the 1970s never having gone away. In looks and feel, it offers cool,absorbing and addictive games-playing of many of the retro arcade classics. For ease,you can also use Atari’s Greatest Hits App, available on the App store. The iCade will make a perfect accessory as a gift to an iPad owner.Here >>

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Typhoon Vintage Kit Tea, Coffee and Sugar Set in Red

Typhoon Vintage Kit Tea, Coffee and Sugar Set, Red

Vintage Tea, Coffee and Sugar Set, Red

Just the thing if your kitchen tops are a little cluttered, or you need a quick and inexpensive makeover with some bright things.

This set provides a bright stand-out for any kitchen. It is available in cream also. You can find this vintage collection here

 

 

 

 

 

If cream’s your thing : The 3-piece collection in cream.

You can take a look here

Vintage Tea and Coffe Set

 

 

 

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The Dualit Vario Chrome 2-Slot Toaster

At Heal’s they say : The Dualit Vario Chrome 2 Slot Toaster is a design icon, having earned their reputation in the harsh reality of catering kitchens all over the world. Each one is hand-assembled and features the assembler’s individual mark on the base plate. Vario toasters feature our award-winning, patented ProHeat technology to increase the life and toasting efficiency of the elements. Features include: mechanical timer to control toasting , manually operated eject lever to keep items warm until needed, selector switch- use only the slots required, adjustable inner wire guard to grip toast,high lift mechanism to remove small items easily, extra wide 28mm slots to accommodate larger items, concealed crumb tray, adjustable rear foot. Sandwich cage is available separately. Go Vario here

Look also for the range of quality Vario toasters which includes new colours and 2- and 4- slot versions on offer

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50′s Style Chrome Radio Controlled Wall Clock

50′s Chrome Radio Controlled Wall Clock. Retro style clock with shaped metal black hands. Shadow open typeface numbers and clock face details complete the nostalgic look.

Dimensions : 37cm x 37cm x 10cm

This looks really stylish and timeless to suit most modern room interiors, and add that special retro touch. A clear no nonsense time piece.

50s Wall Clock from Heal’s. To see more...If you hurry , you can catch this item in a Spring Sale at 1/2 price .

 

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VW camper Van Tent for the Retro-Warrior

Today ,Firebox announces the arrival of the Peppermint Green VW Camper Van Tent.  Last year ,we featured the original VW Camper Van Tent when Firebox launched the full size replica of the legendary 1965 camper van to worldwide acclaim. This brand new addition to the range will surely turn heads across festivals this summer as mint green is set to be the summer trend. Say goodbye to dull, conventional tents and be make your friends green with envy.

This is the ‘tent that thinks it a camper van.’ It was ,claims Firebox, the retailer’s most successful product launch.

Officially licensed, the four-man tent is a luxe, full-size replica of the legendary 1965 VW  redolent of 1960’s hippies, surfer dudes and boho culture. Not only is the tent large enough for campers to stand up in but it’s incredibly sturdy and brilliantly weather proof too – with a 3000mm fabric roof (British Military grade is only 800mm) and 1000mm thick fabric side.

Firebox says: “The latest, perfectly-on-trend, Peppermint Green tent version of the 1965 VW Camper Van is expected also to be a hit and join its colourful companions across festivals and campsites this summer.”

As they say : “Here comes Summer.”

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Red Breville ‘VKJ488′ traditional kettle

Enjoy a vintage style kettle with all the modern style benefits:

  • fast boiling
  • good capacity
  • cordless flexibility
  • limescale reducing filtration
  • enables accurate filling
  • clearly shows when in operation

This is a modern appliance with retro style resonance that will fit into any contemporary designed kitchen

Red Breville ‘VKJ488′ traditional kettle

 

 

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Your very own table football game

Wow! What a stress buster, and huge fun.You can now own your own table soccer game for home or office , for eye-catching quality at what seems an amazingly low price.

Many will remember playing this game in recent decades at funfairs, pubs and youth clubs.To continue reading about The game of Table Football as we know it today go here>>

 

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On your bike for Spring and fresh air!

Tulips are apparently not the only good things to come from Holland. This Spring you could be on your bike cycling a Dutch-style classic from the Hollander Collection. There are traditional styles of cycle to suit most people; the women’s vintage model in pink shown above has all the features you should expect . The maker’s accent is said to be on: retro design and quality materials,detail and accessories (including shiny bell ), and comfort (including spring-mounted saddle seat ).

The other surprise will be the price. High street quality is on offer, but at a much lower price. And, express delivery terms and stated hassle-free returns policy combine to help further ensure you enjoy the buying experience. You can view at made.com now.

Hollander - for men

Hollander – for men
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Biba Women – Dresses

In the late 1960s and early 1970s, the High Street was populated with great visual diversity not least from the likes of Biba which had a flagship store in London until its closure in 1975. While the retail outlet founded by Barbara Hulanicki may have long gone her legacy fashion statement clothes for women have not. The Biba look of ‘ elegance with attitude’ continues today , and you can buy into a piece of it at House of Fraser.

Biba took a ‘retro’ move away from the earlier sixties styles, and took inspiration from Art Nouveau in particular; the iconic Biba  logo in gold with its celtic interlacing swirls hinted at what the customer should expect ,with echos of earlier designers of the likes of Aubrey Beardsley and Alphonse Mucha.

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