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1960s Design: Modern White Seating

Sep 15, 2013 |  Retro Staff No Comments

I’m a sucker for AMC’s Mad Men, and I’ve always adored dark wood office furniture. But there’s something about Roger Sterling’s modern white office, with its trippy walls and orange and green throw pillows, that just tickles my fancy. I’d love to have a space like this, though it would most certainly have to include

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Universal’s Totally Retro Resort Opens in 2014

Aug 02, 2013 |  Retro Staff 2 Comments

Universal Orlando has been working hard to take us back to the ’50s and ’60s. It’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort opens in early 2014, and if the pictures we’re seeing so far are any indication, the only futuristic aspect will be ourselves. The new resort will feature two swimming pools with sand beaches, a lazy

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Mad Men Season 6 Premieres April 7th

Apr 04, 2013 |  Retro Staff No Comments

The highly-anticipated sixth season of AMC’s period drama series, Mad Men, airs April 7, 2013 with a two-hour episode called “The Doorway”. Hollywood Reporter calls it an episode “preoccupied with death” as Don Draper and Roger Sterling spend time trying to figure out why they’re living. Sources, including the press, are pretty tight-lipped about the

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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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1960s Decorating Style

May 10, 2010 |  Retro Staff 8 Comments

Elements of 1960s Retro Decorating Style The Sixties were a time of enormous change, both technologically and socially. The space race was on and the American culture was focused on Sputnik, the Cold War and jet airplanes that were able to transport people faster than ever before. American culture was also focused on a younger

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Montmartre Hotel In Miami Beach

Apr 05, 2010 |  Retro Staff 29 Comments

Retro Style at the Montmartre Hotel The Montmartre Hotel was located in Miami Beach, Florida and opened in February of 1959. The estimated costs to build and furnish it were between $5 and $6 million. The names of the clubs within the hotel clearly reflect the French theme throughout the hotel: Les Girls Supper Club,

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