Categories / Art and Photography, Toys and Games

Cars by Tom Frost


Bristol-based artist & printmaker Tom Frost has brought together his playful retro-inspired art and love of 1950s tin toys and created these truly unique model Cars.

The Cars are made using layers of carved plywood, which are then coated in Tom's retro car screen-prints and finished with wheels made of vintage Meccano and, of course, a suitably dapper driver behind the wheel. The ultimate retro toy for the big kid in your life.

Cars are £210 each from Boxbird Gallery. See the website for more details.

Categories / Cars and Bikes, Homeware

Seventies racer cushion from Couverture

Seventies racer cushoin
This Seventies racer cushion from Couverture combines a bizarre mixture of the hand-made, the luxurious and the world of retro cars.

The cushion features a depiction of a classic 70s car – not your usual illustration however, as this one has been hand-created, using needlepoint. The touch of luxury is added with the pure feather inner pad and the velvet back to the cushion. 

And, yes, also a luxurious price. This cushion costs £139. 

Order it online

Categories / Cars and Bikes, Film and TV

Starlite Urban Drive-In


Always fancied the great American tradition of the drive-in movie but 1) don't live in America 2) don't have a car. Well, the answer to your prayers has arrived with the Starlite Urban Drive-In

It's launching with two nights in the middle of London, at the Truman Brewery in Brick Lane. There are then plans to tour it around the country. One of the best bits for public transport devotees is that the cars are provided. It may not be the Cadillac of your dreams as the event is sponsored by Volvo, but it's a lot less expensive. Roller-skating waitresses selling popcorn are also promised. 

The choice of films is a bit disappointing – take your teenage daughter to the Twilight evening on Friday 2 July while Grease is the film of choice on the Saturday. 

Booking opens at midday today (Tuesday 1 June) and tickets cost £25. . 

Find out more online

Categories / Cars and Bikes, Design and Interiors, Kids

Go Go Retro wallpaper by Harlequin

Go Go Retro wallpaper

Harlequin's Go Go Retro wallpaper not only has a brilliant name but also is a charming design, ideal for a kids room.

The paper features line drawing illustrations of retro vehicles such as a Vespa, Camper Van and a Beetle. Hopefully it should inspire some good alternatives to the traditional children's ambition of being a train driver. The simple design means it shouldn't look too overwhelming in a room as well. 

The paper costs £25 a roll. 

Buy it from John Lewis