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Switched On Set back and updated

Made

Ok, it's not really gone anywhere, but we've not been able to update Switched On Set as much as we'd like in the past - but all that changed from last weekend.

We hope to update everyday now, so if you like the idea of a more contemporary flipside to Retro To Go, check out the site, add to your RSS feeds, sign up the daily mailout, Twitter etc etc. No Facebook, but if people want it, we'll set one up.

The chair above is one of today's finds, it's the latest Made.com design. Check out the site for more on that.

Switched On Set website

WowHaus website launches - finding interesting property along the way

Wowhaus

I'm not very good at doing nothing. So when I went down with a bug over the weekend, I found myself developing a website idea I've had a for a long time to fill the time. That site has just gone live, going by the name WowHaus.

The idea is simple. Find the most interesting houses and properties on the market. Classic, vintage, retro, modern, run-down, cheap, expensive - any type really and anywhere at all. UK and beyond. We like nosying around houses online, so why not feature the pick of them?

Don't expect a volume of posts each day (like Retro To Go). The site is more of an experiment and will be updated as and when we find interesting houses. But please bookmark it, sign up to the feed or follow the site on Facebook or Twitter to get the latest finds that way. Feedback welcome - it's early days, so we're open to ideas.

Visit the WowHaus website

River Island relaunch Chelsea Girl range

Chelseagirl2011

Though many high street brands have injected some vintage inspiration into individual pieces of late, it's River Island that's ahead of the pack with their Chelsea Girl range. Taking on the name and image of River Island circa 1965, we loved some of their 2010 items, and the relaunched 2011 fare looks set to impress.

Taking inspiration from the brand's own archive designs, the line offers 60s, 70s and 80s looks with a sprinkling of modern cut and fabric choice. From the original UK fashion chain, expect easy to wear pieces that are unmistakeably retro. Shown above are two of their sixties looks, paving the way for some impressive looks at high street prices.

The line launches in River Island stores and online on the 24th of March, with Selfridges planning an exclusive pop-up shop too.

Have a great Christmas from all at Retro To Go

Peanuts

OK, we might pop in and out if we see anything interesting or indeed, anything cool going cheap in the sales. But to be honest, we're winding down from now, taking some time off with an open fire, Christmas TV, food and plenty of drink.

So from all at Retro To Go, have a great Christmas and a happy new year. Aside from the odd update, we'll be back in full force from the start of 2011 - a year which should see some changes (for the better) and a clutch of new writers joining the existing team for even more of what you've come to expect.

Thanks for sticking with us - we do appreciate the support.

Switched On Set is back with a bang

Switched

We've neglected it for a while, but Switched On Set is back and being regularly updated once more.

For the unintiated, it's the modern flipside of Retro To Go, with pretty much the same subject matter covered, only without the retro - just interesting, art, design, homeware, gadgets..etc etc.

So if you like the idea of a Paul Smith chess set, the return of the Boombox for the modern era, a DJ-friendly BPM watch or a Christmas lights tower, it's all there and more. You can follow on Twitter too - check out @switchedonset or simply add to your RSS reader.

Switched On Set website

Wanted: Retro To Go writer

We have a rare opportunity to write for Retro To Go currently available.

The position is to write two posts daily, two days each week, although this could be increased in time. Ideally you'll read the site fairly regularly and be doing it because you want to - we do pay per post, but it's certainly not going to make you rich and to be honest, we don't want anyone interested in 'just another writing job'. We want someone with a feel for the site who can find interesting items to write about - and write about them with enthusiasm.

No experience is necessary, but you will need to be able to write in the style of the site. Interested? In the first instance, email us at info@retrotogo.com telling us something about yourself and your interests. Please note this is a UK-only position. We are considering looking for someone outside the UK in the near future.

Deadline: Sunday 14th November 2010.

 

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