Categories / Design and Interiors

John Lewis midcentury-style Radio Chair now available in Sanderson Festival fabric


We have featured this in a different finish, but the John Lewis midcentury-style Radio Chair is now available in the Sanderson Festival fabric.

The same 50s/60s features are still here, including the tapered, splayed birch legs,  plus a softly rounded backrest and seat filling that are said to offer 'just the right support and comfort', not to mention plenty of style.

Only now you can get it upholstered in this retro-styled and colourful Sanderson Festival cotton fabric. Want one? You can secure one for £1,100.

Find out more at the John Lewis website

Categories / Design and Interiors, Homeware

Festival Wallpaper by Mini Moderns – celebrating the 1951 Festival of Britain


It's quirky, cool and very retro – the newly-launched Festival Wallpaper by Mini Moderns.

This midcentury-inspired wallpaper celebrates the enduring influence of the 1951 Festival of Britain, the post-war exhibition of the new wave of modern British design, which celebrates its 60th Anniversary next year. If you look closely, you'll see highlights of that exhibition – the iconic Skylon, the Dome of Discovery and the Royal Festival Hall, not to mention the Transport Pavilion and The Lion and the Unicorn Pavilion.

The wallpaper comes in 10m x 52cm rolls printed with waterbased inks on paper from sustained forests and in three colour options. Festival is apparently the first design in the new Mini Moderns Day-tripper collection, launching in September 2011, which celebrates aspects of British culture, hobbies and pastimes. See another shot of Festival over the page.

Mini Moderns website

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Categories / Women's Fashion

Evelyn Maxi Dress from Missguided


Maxi dresses are that one item you just can't avoid on the Great British high street this summer, with designs featuring influence from a wide range of fashion styles. There's a handful of very vintage inspired items hidden among the rest, like this Evelyn Maxi Dress from Missguided.

Taking cues from a seventies folk-style chic, the light and floaty fabric works in tandem with hippy influences like embroidery on the bodice. The feather-tie at the waist incorporates some late sixties influence, capitalising on the original incarnations of festival fashion.

It's available online from Missguided now for £31.99.

Find out more from the website

Categories / Men's Fashion, Music

Glastonbury 1970 t-shirt available at BME


 We're obviously not at the Glastonbury Festival right now. Instead, we're digging out loads more retro gear, like this Glastonbury 1970 t-shirt, which is available at BME.

In the days of this shirt, it was £1 in, bands were more interesting (The Kinks and the Amazing Blondel to name two) and no doubt there was plenty of free love, no security and not a hint of a TV crew to capture you doing something embarrassing.

The t-shirt is based on the original poster for the event and is available in various sizes for £30. Even better? You don't have to get sun stroke to get one.

Find out more at the BME website

Via Electric Roulette