Categories / Art and Photography, Design and Interiors

Darkroom Stolen from De Stijl range

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One of London's most stylish shops, Darkroom, have launched their first own collection. Stolen from De Stijl is as strongly influenced by the Dutch art movement as the name might suggest. 

The range adopts the simple visual ideas advocated by the De Stijl movement, applying blocks and lines of primary colours, along with black and white only, across a range of products including scarves, bags, cushions and notebooks. The plate pictured is hand-painted and unglazed so for purely decorative purposes only if you want it to retain its sense of style. 

Prices start at £22 while the plates cost £120 each. 

See the range online

Categories / Kids

Alice Apple retro building block fridge magnets

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Like Alice Apple and her fantastically patterned mugs? She's extending her designs into the rest of the kitchen too, with these building block fridge magnets

Perfect for kids, or a woefully drab looking fridge, these are a colourful collection of magnets, covered in her 70s-style patterns. Play with them and stack them up to build your dream home. 

Available in only very limited number, if you like them we advise snapping you to snap up a set now. 

The magnets cost £8. 

Buy it from her Etsy shop

Categories / Women's Fashion

Funnel Neck Top from New Look

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For an instant shot of sixties style, the subtle line between femininity and androgyny is the perfect aesthetic to follow. This Colour Block Funnel Neck Top from New Look manages to effortlessly combine the two with an unmistakeable nod to British sixties style.

The sleeveless cut shows just enough skin to balance a bust-minimising cut in the bodice, with a funnel neck adding that extra retro edge to the silhouette. It's the structural lines of the colour blocking, however, than truly make this top, finished in a striking combination of orange-red and black.

It's now available from New Look for £16.99.

Find out more from the website

Categories / Women's Fashion

Colour Block Blouse from Whistles

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Though it has been a British staple for over 20 years, Whistles is one of those brands that is often overlooked on the high street. Their recent lines, however, have focused on a cool and sophisticated aesthetic that draws heavily from vintage inspiration with great success.

This Colour Block Blouse is an ideal example of their use of subtle design and high end manufacturing and materials. Made from 100% silk, the blouse has an androgynous air of mid sixties style, with contrasted trims at the collar and placket creating sharp structure in both colour options.

It's available now in both shades from Whistles, priced at £125.

Find out more from the website

Categories / Homeware

Dualit Vario Toaster in Exclusive Colours at Selfridges

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The Dualit Toaster is an absolute design classic – no retro kitchen should be without one.

If you fancy adding this iconic appliance to your kitchen, you can now pep up your decor with a splash of colour at the same time thanks to these bold additions to the range, available exclusively from Selfridges.

Built for commerical use, Dualit Toasters are known for their durability as well as their looks. They also score environmental brownie points as all elements are repairable or replaceable – you need never buy another toaster, which makes the £145 cost a worthwhile investment.

The exclusive colourways available at Selfridges are orange, aubergine and lime – check them out here.

 

Categories / Cars and Bikes

Brooks Colt Saddle

 
ResampleImg.ashxEstablished in 1866, Brooks have plenty of experience of putting bums on seats, or more precisely, bums on saddles.

The Colt is a more recent edition to the Brooks range, dating back to 1979 and coming in a range of stunnning colours. It's crafted from leather and finished with fabulous retro detailing including copper rivets hand hammered by skilled craftsmen – the perfect accessory for your old school bicycle.

Choose from pink, violet, turquoise, mustard or black leather.

The saddles cost £117.84 and are available here.