80s Style::

Retro Design Chair made from steel tube and rover chair

Retro Design Rover Car Chairs

I first came across Ron Arad retro design Rover car chairs in the reception area of a design agency called Wolff Olins. The year was 1988 and it was in fact, one of the altogether more rare, two seater sofa models. As you would expect in a world class design agency, the whole ambiance was refined. High warehouse style ceilings complemented by an aesthetically pleasing curved glass front desk, chro... »

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Retro Gaming Event – Wolverhampton Racecourse

Retro Gaming Revival. Retrotempo:: Magazine covers a host of retro items and activities and where would we be without a nostalgic look back to the very early days of gaming? Whether that was playing Space Invaders or Asteroids on Atari arcade machine, or struggling to load games from a tape cassette on to a Sinclair ZX Spectrum, this event will let you revisit your youth in company with other retr... »

When Retro becomes Retro?

When Retro becomes Retro?

In 1983, Tracey Ullman released an album called “You broke my heart in 17 places”. It featured many songs from the 60s and 70s re-worked with a contemporary 80s feel. The album cover itself was a design throw back to the 60s. Songs such as “Bobby’s Girl” and “Move Over Darling” by  Doris Day were obvious retro material. But covers of Kirsty MacColl tracks, such as the title track and the bes... »

Paul Hogan Fosters Advert from 1980s

Paul Hogan Fosters Advert from 1980s

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Album of the Decade 1980s:  Diamond Life – Sade

Album of the Decade 1980s: Diamond Life – Sade

Album of Decade 1980s – Diamond Life What are the qualification criteria for “Album of the Decade”?   It’s whatever you decide, of course.  But, in my book, it has to be an Album in which ALL the tracks are good- or great.  It has to stay in the charts for weeks, or better years.  It has to have terrific lyrics, a fantastic melody and great production. It had to be played relentlessly back t... »

Retro Christmas Table Decoration

Retro Christmas Table Decoration

I guess that Christmas will never go out of fashion. This retro Christmas table decoration dates from around 1980.  Click to see the video: Retro Christmas Table Decoration By Paul Bates (thepaulbates) »