Categories / Homeware

1940’s Writing Bureau from Out of the Dark


In need of somewhere to file your household paperwork? Forget filing cabinets and invest in this upcycled 1940's Writing Bureau from Out of the Dark.

Out of the Dark is a social enterprise project which works with disadvantaged young people to revitalise donated second-hand furniture, giving them the opportunity to learn both practical and project management skills.

The writing bureau has been given a new lease of life with a coat of black paint and contrasting handles on the drawers. It measures 75cm (l) x 43cm (w) x 106cm (h) so would fit a narrow alcove.

The bureau costs £400 and is available from here.

Categories / Food and Drink

Pintie Milk bottle milk jug by Whosglass

Milk jug
We've featured various ways of re-using old milk bottles in the past, from vases to light shades. These Pintie Milk bottle milk jugs from Whosglass offer a use that's a bit closer to their original function. 

These bottles have been hand-manipulated and made into jugs. They retain their original decoration, so feature charming retro advertising like the one for Kellogg's cornflakes shown in the image above. Other bottles for sale feature adverts for Ready Break, as well as various tea and hot chocolate brands. 

The jugs cost £19.95.

Buy it from Brighton Pod

Categories / Bags, Travel

Uoldbag! Up-Cycled Vintage Suitcase



Uoldbag! are in the business of taking old bags and suitcases and turning them in to something new and beautiful which references their origins.

This suitcase has been decoupaged with an original vintage crochet pattern and then embroidered by hand over the top so that various elements are picked out in colour.

The case measures 41cm/27cm/13cm, has it's original lining and also comes with a key for the lock. It may not stand up to the rigours of the luggage carousel but would make a great overnight case or trinket box.

It costs £190 from Uoldbag who sell their wares here.


Categories / Design and Interiors

Lucy Turner at The Old Cinema

The Old Cinema is now stocking the work of Lucy Turner, a talented designer who reworks vintage furniture to give it a contemporary feel. 

Specifically Lucy creates her own designs using Formica which she applies to mid-century furniture to give a new twist on the retro look. Apologies though if you had your design on the sideboard pictured – that's already sold but there's plenty of other pieces available including tables and wardrobes, as well as sideboards. 

Current pieces in stock range from £260 to £650 in price. 

See the range online