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Make Your Decor Pop with Howie Green Wall Murals

Oct 13, 2016 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

Howie Green is a talented artist who’s been in the community spotlight since the early 1970’s. And it shows. His artwork harkens to the free-spirited, counterculture movements of the day with absolute perfection. Not quite flower power, but definitely groovy. It’s easy to see the influence of artistic forefathers like Warhol and Lichtenstein, not to

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Design Trends: Retro Mushrooms

Mar 14, 2013 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

Illustrated designs, especially of fruits and vegetables, were common on kitchenware, small appliances and textiles in the 1960s and 1970s. Among the most popular designs were mushrooms, which picked up speed and held momentum well into the late ’70s. While painted and embossed ceramics were popular, bigger and bolder was also common. Painted cookware, canister

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Formica Forever: 12 New Retro Patterns

Jan 22, 2013 |  Retro Staff |  1  Comment

In celebration of its 100th birthday, Formica has introduced a new collection featuring retro designs and colors. Revealed today at the International Builder’s Show today the collection was designed by renowned firm Pentagram, and will be available beginning January 31, 2013. According to Formica Group, this 2013 Anniversary Collection reflects on the Formica® brand and

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Go “Mod” with a ’60s- and ’70s Style Dining Booth

Dec 09, 2010 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

The “mod”, or modern, look is new again. Only now it’s with fresh, easy-to-care-for materials. Jump on board with this new design trend and add retro style to the kitchen or lunchroom. Made in the USA, this diner booth set includes a 30″ x 42″ table and fully upholstered 44″ wide by 24″ deep x 36″ high

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1970s Decorating Style

Jul 18, 2010 |  Retro Staff |  4 Comments

Elements of 1970s Retro Decorating Style American novelist Tom Wolfe labeled the 1970s as “the Me Decade”. He based this on America’s newfound preoccupation with self-discovery and self-awareness. Amidst an oil crisis and rising inflation, American interior design changed to reflect a new regard for nature and an awareness of environmental concerns. Design also reflected

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