Retro interpretations of the alphabet seem to have been everywhere recently, but how could we resist showing you another one when they are as stylish as these alphabet mugs by Magpie?
This particular rocket is a flat pack number, made from recycled cardboard. Once assembled the rocket is about a metre high with plenty of space for crawling around inside. It comes in a suitably space age white – though that leaves plenty of scope for your kids own decoration.
The rocket costs £39.50
Buy it online
Another quirky, vintage-style camera from Lomography – the Sprocket Rocket.
It’s the world’s first dedicated ‘sprocket hole’ camera,able to fire out huge panoramic shots across 35mm film, including the sprocket holes. But that’s not all – it’s got a ‘reverse gear’ too, which allows you to use the shiny knobs on top of the camera to move it back and forth to create something very unique to you.
It’s not rocket science, but it’s probably a lot of fun. Grab one now online, the price is 79 Euros.
How useful it is I don't really know – but for impact, you can't really fault this Rocket cassette deck shelf.
Rocket is the name of the designers rather than the product (which I think is simply called 'shelf'), but is part of a wider collection based on the two designers' 'common infatuation with rock n roll and disco culture'.
In this case, an 80s-style, in-car cassette deck that mixes 2D and 3D elements, specifically wall vinyl and the wooden 'cassette' shelf. The entire design is around 42 inches wide, the shelf part covering 11.7 inches. Two colour options, both available online for £95.
Want a look for a kid's room that's out of this world? Try this retro rocket wallsticker.
The design, which is made by a company called e-glue, is straight out of the golden days of space exploration. The sticker comes in several colours: you can pick from various shades of blue, grey or chocolate. It certainly isn't a decorating look for the timid as the smaller version measures a massive 50 x 110cm! The larger version is roughly double that.
A small sticker costs £95 with the large costing £145.
Buy it from the Bouf website