Categories / Homeware

Typewriter cushion from John Lewis

Typewriter cushion

The typewriter is popping up on all kinds of contemporary items at the moment, from brooches, to vases. That list can now be lengthened with this typewriter cushion, available from John Lewis.

The cushion is covered with a black and white image of a vintage typewriter that covers the size of the cushion. It's not the only retro item they've chosen to decorate a cushion either: similar cushions are also available showing telephones and clocks. 

This cushion costs £30. 

Buy it online

Categories / eBay watch

eBay watch: Ettore Sottsass-designed Olivetti Valentine typewriter


Always nice to see one of these on eBay. While the Olivetti Valentine typewriter by Ettore Sottsass isn't as useful as it once was, it is still a design icon – and in this case, still cheap.

Designed back in 1969 (and named after its day of launch – Valentine's Day), this lightweight period gem comes with its own matching carry case to protect the inner machine, although if you bought it, you'd probably want to have it shown off on a desk or table without the casing.

It's described as being in 'absolute working and cosmetic condition', as well as having 'no scratches, dings or cracks'. No reserve, so bid away, the current price is just 62 pence.

Find out more at the eBay website

Categories / Gadgets and Tech

Qwerty Laptop Sleeve

020926_005c58871a669d285728f0c1c6da2a61Why 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.

Categories / Homeware

Typewriter ceramic vase by House Doctor DK

Typewriter vase
Vintage typewriters are having something of a style moment. I've lost track of the amount of objects they've cropped up on recently, from brooches and earrings to cushions and bags. The latest to use their good looks is this Typewriter ceramic vase by House Doctor DK

The vase is made from white ceramic and is decorated with a simple black motif of a typewriter, and a string of type coming out of the machine. Like this? There's also a vase available featuring another fashionable motif of the moment – the bicycle. 

The vase costs £22.50. 

Pre-order it from Bodie and Fou