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Aspire to the mid-century dream lifestyle but were born in the wrong decade and wrong country with the wrong budget? Live out your Mad Men-esque fantasies with this cocktail party cut-out set by Max Dalton.
Like one of those paper dolls, you cut up the sheet and place the characters to replicate a swinging 60s soiree. The set includes everything from the house, to the car and the chairs and the slickly attired guests. There's a view of an assembled version over the page but, if the designs really appeal, you could frame the artwork as one piece. Fancy a barbecue instead? Well, you're in luck as Dalton's also designed one of them too with equal style.
The prints start at $24.24, dependent on size.
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Summer is coming, the season of burning food in the great outdoors. If you don't fancy spending a month's wages on something huge and gas-powered, you could opt for something more basic, but plenty of retro style – like this Weber Smokey Joe barbecue.
It's exclusive to John Lewis (both instore and online), offering a compact unit that's good for picnics and flat dwellers (if you have a balcony), offering up a weatherproof porcelain enamelled bowl and lid, a lid lock for easy carrying, rust-proof air vent, triple chrome-plated grate and a measuring cup for your fuel.
All of which will cost you £59.95.