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Archive for the ‘Architecture’ Category

  • Our Favourite Shop – HMV Stores In The Eighties

    • 7809 Views • 1980s, Architecture, HMV, Music, VinylComments Off on Our Favourite Shop – HMV Stores In The Eighties

    We’ll start off by warning you – These pictures are nowhere near as exciting as the previous HMV 1960s Oxford street store photos we’ve posted. However they are still worth looking at, even if it’s just to reminisce about the cost...

  • Googie – Postcards from the Cutting Edge

    • 14795 Views • 1950s, 1960s, ArchitectureComments Off on Googie – Postcards from the Cutting Edge

    We’ve previously posted about Googie Architecture – the predominant style of roadside cafe, restaurant and petrol station architecture in post-war America and how its combination of futuristic looks and space age vision spread from one café in...

  • Tomorrow People – The World of The Future

    • 15322 Views • 1960s, 1970s, Book Covers, Futuristic, LiteratureComments Off on Tomorrow People – The World of The Future

    Who’d be a futurologist eh? You try your hardest to predict what’s likely to happen in a generation or so and almost inevitably you’ll get a least 50% of it wrong. These magazine articles and books from the 1950s and 1970s are wildly inaccurate when...

  • Home Cookin’ – Seventies Kitchens

    • 39914 Views • 1970s, ArchitectureComments Off on Home Cookin’ – Seventies Kitchens

    These days the majority of home kitchens are minimalistic with plain and neutral colours, however back in the 1970s it was almost the complete opposite. Back then it was all about the bright and bold colours such as lime green, shocking pink and harvest...

  • Futuristic – Spaceage Mobile Homes

    • 36822 Views • 1960s, 1970s, ArchitectureComments Off on Futuristic – Spaceage Mobile Homes

    Here’s a triple whammy of spaceage mobile homes from back in the day. First up is the Venturo house from Finland which was available in a wide range of colours. Like the previously featured Futuro House the last few remaining ones stand deserted in...

  • Walking Down The Kings Road

    • 16125 Views • 1970s, Architecture, Everyday People, FashionComments Off on Walking Down The Kings Road

    Few streets have such mythical status as King’s Road, Chelsea. From being the place where all the 1960s cool cats hung out to the centre of the UK ‘76 punk explosion it was for many years the place to hangout and be seen. More recently its gentrification...

  • The Complete Book of Decorating 1976

    • 18188 Views • 1970s, Architecture, LiteratureComments Off on The Complete Book of Decorating 1976

    A lounge with built in storage units for records. With alphabetically labelled compartments. Bring us the time machine now! While wandering around the Internet looking at room interiors from days gone by, we discovered these pictures from a 1976 book...

  • Wilt the Stilt’s Crib – The House of Wilt Chamberlain

    • 29336 Views • 1970s, Architecture, SportComments Off on Wilt the Stilt’s Crib – The House of Wilt Chamberlain

    OK, so you’re one of America’s (and by definition the World’s) most successful basketball stars, you’re acknowledged by colleagues and journalists alike as one of the most dominant players in NBA history (so much so that the NBA introduced rule...

  • The Futuro House – A Home For Tomorrow

    • 53739 Views • 1960s, ArchitectureComments Off on The Futuro House – A Home For Tomorrow

    Previously we’ve posted pictures of abandoned,unwanted and battered Futuro houses in Taiwan. So now it’s time to show the prefabricated homes at the start of their journey, when they were a new, fresh and exciting idea for the future...

  • Expo 70 Japan – Postcards From The Future

    • 16117 Views • 1970s, Architecture, EphemeraComments Off on Expo 70 Japan – Postcards From The Future

    Japan made major advancements in the world of modern technology during the Sixties. So when the country hosted the World fair for the first time, it was an ideal opportunity to showcase their new ideas worldwide. “Progress and Harmony for...