Mainstream Retro

What's old is new again. This collection of home objects from Urban Outfitters is more whimsical than nostalgic - how many young UO shoppers have ever held a record or used a pay phone? But these classics still have charm, and familiarity, thanks to Hollywood. Try a little retro movie glamor in your apartment.

Imagine doing DJ duty at your next party with this teal player, à la Holly Golightly. Just don't forget to turn it down before the police arrive.

This reminds me of the drum of typewriters in a publishing house, and secretaries wearing sherbet-colored twinsets, just like in the movie The Best of Everything.

The classic payphone, in superhero red. Clark Kent probably called the farm from the local soda shop on a number like this.
P.S. I'm still on vacation, but have so many wonderful things to share next week,
INCLUDING a trip through an Atlanta flea market with the fabulous Eddie Ross!
Stay tuned!

Images, Urban Outfitters.


ticklishfromadistance said...

Too funny. My kids saw a payphone and asked if I had ever used one, like I was from The Jetson's or something!

Averill said...

I wonder when UO will start selling CD players and big-box TVs as retro? :)

Sanity Fair said...

G - that's terrible :) Did you have to explain what a landline was too?

Sanity Fair said...

Averill, probably tomorrow. Or maybe they'll start marketing "classic" ipod.

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

I used to write a newspaper column and used a typewriter, whenever I see one, it makes me chuckle. Re-writes and re-writes the old way (put a new sheet in and start over)and no spellcheck! Your post gave me a good memory.

Christina said...

can't wait to hear about the flea market! and i've definitely used a pay phone and hated every minute of it.

Tickled Pink And Green said...

You mean I can go in there and buy those??!! I LOVE them! I'm into retro big time.


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