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
Some of you will know that we started a spin-off site recently called His Knibs, covering what you can loosely call men's style. And it's now available on both Twitter and Facebook, if you want to keep updated with minimal effort.
If you missed it first time around, the site will essentially be digging a bit deeper to cover classic and heritage brands, as well as modern brands with a classic twist. If you like your clobber, you'll probably find something to appreciate.
The site is now live and has plenty of items already online, but with requests for both Twitter and Facebook coming in, we've decided to set up both. If you want to follow the site via either, here are the links you'll need.
His Knibs on Facebook
His Knibs on Twitter
Remember we told you that the classic modernist High & Over house in Amersham, Bucks was up for sale? Well, here's an amazing movie about it, dating back to 1931, the year the house was built.
Just click on the freeze frame image to view the short movie from Pathetone Weekly (part of British Pathe), which is a newsreel of the brand new house, the setting (before houses were built around it) and the people who first lived in it.
Check it out below and if you want to see the house today, there's a sales open day this Saturday, May 15th 2010. More on the sale here.
Sometimes things have to 'give' in a working day – and for us, that's been Electric Roulette of late, with not enough hours in the day to give our music and pop culture site a daily update. All that has now changed.
Yes, Electric Roulette is back to being updated each and every day, covering music (of course), along with movies, pop culture, interesting online bits and pieces and well…anything we find that might be of interest. We even had a cardboard cut-out of Liberace in hot pants yesterday – where else would you find that?
Check it out now and each and every weekday.
Electric Roulette website
Absolutely free classic European cinema, that's what you get with the Stella Artois presents Recyclage de lux online film festival.
It's a week-long online film festival featuring classic European new wave movies, Stella Artois teaming up with movie website The Auteurs to offer a different film per day from December 15th, completely free – the first time these movies have been shown online for free and without the need to register.
The films have been curated by The Auteurs and include François Truffaut’s The 400 Blows and Jules and Jim, and Jean-Luc Godard’s Vivre Sa Vie starring his wife and muse Anna Karina. Stella Artois is also using the movies in its latest ad campaign, both via YouTube and on TV. Want to know more? Check out the website, or log onto it from that December 15th date.
Stella Artois presents Recyclage de lux online film festival
The perfect accompaniment to writing articles for Retro To Go, is music from the website Beyond The Beat Generation. The site bills itself as an archive of museum of “long forgotten 'wild' musical gems out of the great years of the sixties (1965-1969).”
They broadcast 24 hours a day and have a huge catalogue of underground, psychedelic and garage music from the Sixties, which apparently includes 67 versions of "Gloria" or 132 versions of "Hey Joe." As well as listening to some fantastic music, you can also read transcriptions of interviews with obscure bands, or look at photographs from that era.
To indulge in the full Sixties experience, visit Beyond the Beat Generation.