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Billiard Table Lights for that Pool Hall Vibe

May 31, 2017 |  Retro Staff No Comments

We’re always on the lookout for game room products that make your leisure time more fun – and billiard table lights certainly fit that description!   As the name implies, pendant-style billiard lights are designed to hang above a pool table. While you can find billiard lamps made with a single long, rectangular shade, the

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Hundreds of Unique, Vintage Table Lamps

Feb 26, 2013 |  Retro Staff No Comments

If you’re appreciative of vintage lighting, especially from the atomic era, you’re going to love walking through 350+ lamps posted at Retro Renovation. A few months ago the site asked readers to upload their table lamps, garnering hundreds of shaped, logo and character lamps. There’s plenty to drool over, including this one sporting a patterned,

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Retro Lighting: Joel Nakamura’s Atrox!

Feb 25, 2013 |  Retro Staff No Comments

Best known for his unique, neo-primitive artistic style, Joel Nakamura’s work has graced the pages of Time, US News & World Reports, and several other publications. It’s his colorful, compelling renditions of a reptilian monster that caught my eye. Nakamura’s Atrox looks akin to Godzilla, as well as all those Japanese monsters we saw in

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Retro Lighting: Norman Rockwell’s Famous Covers

Feb 05, 2013 |  Retro Staff No Comments

One of America’s most prolific artists, Norman Rockwell produced more than 4,000 paintings and illustrations. For 51 years he illustrated the Boy Scouts’ calendar, and also worked on classic books like Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. Rockwell’s most recognizable works, though, were his covers for The Saturday Evening Post. Three of America’s favorites are showcased

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Retro College Style: Decor & Accessories

Aug 07, 2012 |  Retro Staff No Comments

Lighting, Accessories and Gadgets Retro Planet’s resident college student, Amanda, talks about this year’s top picks for dorm room decor. When you enter college, you’re given a blank slate, wiped clean of high school cliches and social hierarchies. This slate is ready to be filled with new opportunities, friends, and adventures. But before you can

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Affordable Retro Furniture: Bar Tables, Side Tables & Lighting

May 15, 2012 |  Retro Staff 1  Comment

Join Rebecca in her quest to outfit homes and apartments on realistic budgets. Last time we talked about affordable bar stools ($150 or less), so now let’s focus on accompanying tables and lighting. As you know, I’m all about sticking to a manageable budget, so I sought tables and lamps in the $150 range that

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Illuminating the Present with the Past: Historic Lighting Reproductions

May 07, 2012 |  Retro Staff No Comments

Finding the perfect lighting fixture for your retro or vintage-inspired room can be difficult – and expensive. If your quest is style over true authenticity, though, historical reproductions are the perfect way to bring designs together on a budget. When it comes to lighting, pieces influenced by historical events provide a sense of nostalgia. Such

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