Why not pay tribute to that ancient forbear of your laptop, the manual typewriter, with this Qwerty Laptop Sleeve?
We've made huge technological strides forward from the days of typewriters and copy correction fluid referenced on this rather smart and thoroughly modern faux leather laptop sleeve. It has a soft black exterior impressed with a pattern of vintage typewriter keys and a nod to the movie classic "The Shining" with the repeated lines "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy."
The sleeve will accomodate laptops and notebooks with up to 15 inch screens. It costs £25 and is available from the Pod Company here.
We have featured Pete McKee many times in the past for his art, but you might not know that he also has a gallery in Sheffield called A Month of Sundays. It's where you'll find a new, multi-artist exhibition going by the name of Cover Version.
Several figures from the music, art and graphic design worlds have already signed up to participate, everyone from Richard Hawley and Marc Riley through to designer Sir Paul Smith and of course, McKee himself creating their own take on classic album sleeves. In case you're wondering, the image above is from the exhibition, Serge Gainsbourg's Melody by Lord Dunsby.
You'll find it at A Month of Sundays, 365 Sharrow Vale Road, Sheffield, S11 8ZG from Friday September 11th through to 14th October 2010.
Find out more at the Pete McKee website
Modern designers, be they catwalk or high street, can often focus on the more cutting edge fashions of the 1960s – from sharp mod looks to the beginnings of psychedelia. If you're after a more mainstream turn of the decade look, this 60s Shift Dress from Oasis does the trick quite convincingly.
The cut is more demure than later looks from the decade, with a kneelength hemline and high neck. The girlish additions of light pleating at the hips and a peter pan collar could veer into the dowdy, but avoid it here thanks to a daring shade of pillar box red.
It's available now from Oasis, retailing at £50.
Find out more from the website
Laptop bags are rarely stylish, but you'll get some vintage-style cool with this STM Sonic laptop shoulder bag.
Based on the classic Pan-Am flight bag, the bag features a fixed, padded and suspended section that surrounds your laptop in high density foam, while a main compartment provides plenty of space for your books, folders and accessories. There's also a front zipped organisational pocket for cables, pens, ipods and mobiles.
The entire thing is made out of polyurethane fabric and the removable shoulder strap is padded for extra comfort. Check out the full range of sizes at the STM website or you can buy online – expect to pay around £64.
Find out more at the Micro Anvika website
Best known for their often tactless televisual appearances, Trinny & Susannah may just be last people you expect to create a covetable retro wardrobe. This Flutter Sleeve Dress proves that notion wrong, with a great collision of vintage inspirations from the forties and sixties.
The dress structure, from the flutter sleeves and high neckline to the floating skirt shape, has a truly classic forties feeling. Meanwhile a sixties-influenced paisley print in muted emerald green blends two opposing retro aesthetics with ease and flair.
It's available now from Very for £59.
Find out more from the website