No, there isn’t a catch. You really can buy a 1960s modernist tower for just one Euro if you have an idea for something to do with it. Read more
Retro Rooms: Martine in Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Big thanks to Martine for taking time out to send us images of her living space in Rotterdam, The Netherlands for our latest Retro Rooms piece.
European silk memento cushions from RE
Paris, London, Amsterdam: these European silk memento cushions from RE celebrate some of the most famous tourist destinations in vintage-inspired style.
eBay watch: Large 1960s Glo floor lamp
As a rule, we only tend to feature eBay items with a relatively low starting price, unless the item is particularly distinctive. We're classing this large 1960s Glo floor lamp as one of those exceptions.
It's a wonderful space age design, probably from the 60s, but possibly sneaking into the early 1970s. According to the seller, it was designed by 'H.TH.J.A. Busquet for Hala, Zeist, Netherlands', with the label still on the lamp.
Standing around 90cm tall, the ball rests on a lacquered steel tube stand, with all the electrics said to have been checked and in 'perfect working order'. Condition is apparently 'wonderful' too. £339 is the price – not cheap, but we don't think you'll see another for some time.
Bobbin Boulevard vintage-style bicycle
If cycling to is less competitive and much more a leisurely or practical pastime, you might want to check out the Bobbin Boulevard bicycle.
This upright rider is an exclusive to Bobbin Bicycles, made in a small Dutch factory and available in three bold colours (one of which is above). Features include high quality stainless steel wheels, 'made to last' hard paint finish, basta bottle dynamo lighting, Schwalbe Delta Cruiser typres, a Selle Royale saddle, front and rear brakes, immobiliser and a 10-year warranty on that frame.
Check out the different options on the site, price is £425.
Classic World Cup football shirts of tournaments past at Toffs
Of course you can buy an England 1966 shirt, a Brazil 1970 (above), a Holland 1974, an Argentina 1986 or an Italia 1982 track top. Indeed, you can pick up every ‘big name’ team from just about every eras. But you can also pick up some of the more niche shirts of past and current World Cup participants too – like the USA 1950 shirt, also pictured above.
Or to be really niche, check out a 1960s Japan football shirt over the page, as well as the shirt worn by Australia in their first World Cup in 1975. Most prices are around the £34.99 mark, but start at £19.99. Check out the full range at the site.
Find out more at the Toffs website