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Paul Smith re-works 1960s Arne Jacobsen-designed Stelton Cylinda bar set


Essentially this is the same Arne Jacobsen-designed Stelton Cylinda bar set that was first seen back in 1967. But Paul Smith has added his own twist, re-launching it as the company's Statement Bar Set.

It's a limited edition for 2010 to celebrate Stelton's 50th anniversary, containing an ice bucket with tongs, jug with ice lip, six glass coasters, cocktail mixer with spoon, a cocktail shaker and a serving tray, with construction primarily from stainless steel with a titanium surface – that black colour you can see on the image.

It's all finished off with a collection of statements by the British designer himself. Price? Well, it's a lot more than the coffee set we featured on eBay last week – the price is £1,500.

Find out more at the Paul Smith website

Categories / eBay watch

eBay watch: 1960s Stelton Cylinda Line Coffee Set by Arne Jacobsen


A 60s classic and as it stands, this Stelton Cylinda Line Coffee Set is a real giveaway.

Designed by Arne Jacobsen back in 1967 and still in production today, this particular set is described as 'old stock and genuinely unused', although it's worth noting that the tray and spoon are not Stelton, 'but the service was retailed in this way'.

Even so, this is an absolute bargain at its current £5.50 price. Check online for the price of the pieces new, that should show how much of a steal it really is.

Find out more at the eBay website

Categories / eBay watch

eBay watch: Midcentury chess set by Austin Cox for Austin Industries


If you play chess and you love midcentury design, you'll love this chess set by Austin Cox for Austin Industries.

According to the seller, this set is the smaller of the two modernist-inspired aluminium chess sets designed by Austin E Cox for Austin Enterprises and manufactured by the Alcoa Aluminum Company

The pieces are described as being 'in good condition' with 'some small scratches and nicks as you would expect from a set that is nearly 50 years old'. Oh yes, it dates back to 1966 – all the pieces are stamped with that date. Sold in its original wooden (wall mountable) presentation display case with blue Plexiglas sliding lid, it's currently up for £68.

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Categories / Women's Fashion

Tropical Floral Underwear from Topshop

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When thinking of pre-1960s lingerie options, it's often the burlesque inspired choices we first think of. Thankfully there are plenty of options for every day practicality available, without compromising on attractiveness.

This Floral Tropical Lingerie Set from Topshop taps into a 50s-style tropical theme, with a bright colour palette that's perfectly chosen. The floral pattern is a vintage-inspired staple, treading the line between mainstream fifties fashion and rockabilly-inspired Hula girls. The bra's longline shape makes up for a lack of bullet cups, combined with mini knickers that make this almost tempting as a beach ensemble instead.

Available now from Topshop, the set is sold as separates totalling £22.

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