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eBay watch: 1950s home cocktail drinks cabinet / bar


You want kitsch? We got Kitsch. In fact, it doesn't get much more kitschier than this 1950s home cocktail drinks cabinet / bar.

Screaming the era (especially when it comes to the outside design and shape), this period gem opens up, complete with working light, to expose all the accessories you need for knocking up a quick cocktail – two cocktail glasses, six stainless steel olive picks, a stainless steel lemon squeezer and a range of different coloured leaf design rubber coasters still in their original box. Nice. Two sliding doors at the bottom that open to provide space for your bottles too.

No in-depth details of condition, but obviously it will have some wear from the last 50 years or so. Doesn't look bad from the pictures though. Prices isn't bad right now either – just £1.04.

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Categories / Art and Photography

Mai Tai Zombie by Jonny Hannah

Mai tai

It's not the first time we've featured the striking work of British artist Jonny Hannah. His most recent exhibition Burning Love is a heady wall-to-wall mix of jazz, blues & retro Americana with a twist of wit and wickedness that has become his trademark.

Mai Tai Zombie is a unique painting on a cut out board, resembling the signs that adorned the original tiki bars that swept across America in the 1930s. An appropriate finishing touch for those lucky enough to have a bar at home, or those who just wish they did.

Mai Tai Zombie is £95 from Castor & Pollux - you can catch Jonny Hannah's Burning Love exhibition at their Brighton gallery until 13th March.

Categories / Design and Interiors, Toys and Games

30th anniversary authentic Namco Pac-Man Arcade Cocktail Table


Furniture doesn't have to be boring – it can be a lot of fun with something like the 30th anniversary authentic Pac-Man Arcade Cocktail Table.

Made by Namco, it commemorates the 30th anniversary of Pac-Man and is identical to the cabinets first played in pubs and arcades all those years ago. Yes, same head-to-head gameplay, graphics and sound, with a 'flip' 19-inch LCD screen and authentic four-way joystick control to help you along.

Oh yes, if you get bored of it, there are 12 other iconic arcade games also on board, including Galaga, Galaxian, and Dig Dug. Full details on the retailer's website, the price of it is $3,500.

Find out more at the Hammacher Schlemmer website

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Max Dalton mid-century cocktail party cut-out set


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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Categories / Design and Interiors, Food and Drink

Cocktail bar light at Urban Outfitters

Cocktail bar sign

Want the finishing touch for your retro home bar? You're probably missing something like this cocktail bar light for sale at Urban Outfitters

It looks like a classic neon bar sign complete with a white cocktail glass symbol and the word 'bar' clearly written out in blue. The light plugs in and is perfectly sized for the home, measuring 30cm across. 

It costs £20, only slightly more than a couple of cocktails. 

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Categories / Design and Interiors, Food and Drink

Tiki drink recipe cards from Sivletto

Sivletto cards

Add some swing to a soiree with these Tiki drink recipe cards from Sivletto

The cards feature 24 recipes for creating delicious (or lethal) sounding cocktails in your own home, including the likes of the Denby Daiquiri which was created in the 1950s at the Mai-Kai hotel. If this isn't enough to entice you to indulge, they've also asked twelve artists, each with a suitably retro flavour, to illustrate the cards. The likes of Pekka Wizzz, Doug Horne and Lord Dunsby have all obliged meaning you'll come out of the deal with something nice to look at, as well as a likely hangover. 

The original designs were on display at the Sivletto store in Stockholm but you can buy these reproductions for just £16 from their website. 

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