Yes, we’re back on the Lego – this time, in association with Paul Frank, they’ve created this Lego makeover case.
Yes, it’s got the novelty of a Lego man on the front – but there’s more – the Lego man has removable hairdos, so you can change his style when you get bored. Other than fit, it’s a fairly standard case, good for your pens, pencils, make-up or any small items.
Sized at 9 inches x 4.4 inches, you can pick one up for $26 (around £13)
Find out more at the Fred Flare website
Looking like something straight out of a gents outfitters from the 60s is this Adidas Freizeit polo shirt.
Available in an unusual shade of mint, it’s a three-button polo shirt with contrasting collar and pocket, along with elasticated cuffs and waist. And as near touch, you even get Adi Dassler’s initials on the pocket. Though if your initials are also "AD", you could end up looking a little like Delboy!
Available online, you can pick one up for around £50.
I’ve just been browsing the ISAK site, which is packed with some great retro-styled designs of wallpaper, prints, cards and books – and some really smart kitchenware.
All are the work of designer and company founder Sandra Isaksson. And my favourites are these Blossom and Bill Plates, very much in the style of cartoons from the 60s/70s (only slightly more risque).
They are made from birch and finished off with a strong melamine coating – so they can actually be used for eating off. The only downside is that they’re not quite for sale yet, so you’ll have to keep checking back if you want one (or if you want a price).
Find out more at the ISAK website
Bars are in and barware is big news – and if you want something really smart for mixing your drinks, check out this Rocket Cocktail Shaker.
This stainless steel shaker has the look of a comic-book rocket (think Tintin On The Moon) and features a strainer underneath the Rocket’s hood, with fins that double up as the shaker’s stand.
And best of all, it’s fairly cheap – retailing for £15.99.
Find out more at the I Want One Of Those website
Think of trinkets and you’ll probably think of gold, silver, diamonds and many more precious stones. But probably not formica.
Yet formica is the big selling point of Katy Hackney. She offers up a range of items, including rings, badges, bracelets, necklaces and brooches. Indeed, pictured to the right is an example of one of the brooches, made from vintage formica, along with plywood and silver – creating a design that’s retro in make-up and indeed retro in looks.
For an up-to-date list of stock and pricing, contact Katy via her website.
Find out more at the Katy Hackney website
Going back to my schooldays, there was only one thing to be seen with on the bus – an Adidas sports bag with a big and bold logo on the side. And with a bit of searching, you can still find them – like this Adidas Adi Carry Bag.
Part of the Adidas Originals range, this nylon bag has an outer zip pocket and a single inner zip pocket – and of course, that huge logo and a black and white colour scheme.
You can pick one up now – expect to pay around £40.
Find out more at the Hip website