Categories / Books

Twenties London: Sex, Shopping and Surburban Dreams by Mike Hutton

Twenties

If you want to discover the vibrancy of the city between the wars, you might want to get hold of a copy of Twenties London: Sex, Shopping and Surburban Dreams by Mike Hutton.

This 228-age book is described as an 'affectionate recollection of twenties London', examining all facets of metropolitan life from the good time party antics of the Bright Young Things to the seedy underbelly of East End gangland. There's also flapper girls and aesthetes, jazz stars and film legends, but also everyday folk going about their everyday post-war business.

Throwing in some unique photographs and first-hand accounts of life at the time, the book lands on 30th June, but is available to order now – the price is £8.99.

Find out more at the Amazon website

Categories / Cars and Bikes

Hollander budget retro-styled city bike at Made.com

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Think a city bike costs a small fortune? Not always. Indeed, these Hollander retro-styled bicycles at Made.com, are just £169 each.

There's a male and a female variation – see the male over the page. Both are similar though, with the single-speed bike boasting a leather (adjustable) saddle, steel frame, dynamo power for the retro lights, caliper brakes, stand and that staple of a vintage bike, a bell. It's also made by a company with over 60 years of bike-building experience too.

Like all Made.com products, they're made to order based on you getting in before a deadline. As I write, that deadline is just over two days away, so if you want one, get in now for that discounted price of £169, as opposed to the hgh street price of £539.

Find out more at the Made.com website

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Categories / Design and Interiors

Heal’s City cupboard

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At first you'd be forgiven for thinking Heal's City cupboard is simply inspired by mid-century looks. That influence is obvious, but this design is also described as 'a mixture of contemporary and retro styling', giving a twist to the look.

That's because while the doors are are made from cut walnut veneer and the feet are solid walnut, the actual cupboard is made from white lacquer. I'm not totally convinced by the combination (and think I would have preferred just a walnut cupboard) but, if you like this juxtaposition of looks, there's also an accompanying sideboard available. 

The City cupboard will set you back £1495. 

Buy it online

Categories / Bags

EaK City travel bag

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For a simple bag with retro charm, look no further than this City travel bag from EaK design. It's a canvas bag printed with a cheerful urban scene, similar in feel to Michelle Mason tumblers we featured a little while back, which themselves reminded us of Royston Cooper's classic 60s transport posters.

The design, from the studio of Eleanor Stevenson and Kate Phillips, is screen-printed onto the canvas. The bag's been given longer handles too, perfect for lugging all your stuff around a city. 

The bag costs £15. 

Buy it online

Categories / Cars and Bikes

Bobbin Boulevard vintage-style bicycle

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If cycling to is less competitive and much more a leisurely or practical pastime, you might want to check out the Bobbin Boulevard bicycle.

This upright rider is an exclusive to Bobbin Bicycles, made in a small Dutch factory and available in three bold colours (one of which is above). Features include high quality stainless steel wheels, 'made to last' hard paint finish, basta bottle dynamo lighting, Schwalbe Delta Cruiser typres, a Selle Royale saddle, front and rear brakes, immobiliser and a 10-year warranty on that frame.

Check out the different options on the site, price is £425.

Find out more at the Bobbin Bicycles website

Categories / Men's Fashion, Sportswear

Adidas Dublin limited edition trainers and tracktop are another Size? anniversary exclusive

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After the chaos of the Adidas Manchester launch, Size? has obviously taken note and has a new way of distributing its latest Adidas limited edition reissue – the Adidas Dublin trainers and tracktop.

Like the Manchester, the Dublin is another reissue of the city range in very limited numbers – just 300 of the jacket and 500 of the trainers, both in an eyecatching blue and orange colourway with gum sole, numbered detailing and gold city branding.

if you want to secure them, get to your nearest Size? store as early as you can on June 19th. If that's not possible, Size? is doing a ballot for online sales. Sign up and if you get drawn, you'll be offered the chance to buy both items via Paypal. You've got until 9am on 16th June to get in that particular draw.

Find out more at the Size? website