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    Round and Round – The Eero Aarnio Chair

    1960s, Furniture • 1483 Views

    In the Swinging sixties Nancy Sinatra may have sung about her boots being made for walking. However, along with other singers and popsters such as Doris Day, Francoise Hardy and The Small Faces – she enjoyed a bit of loungin’ and a good ole sit down in a groovy Bubble Chair.

    The Ball chair which is sometimes known as a Globe chair was the idea of furniture designer Eero Aarnio from Finland (pictured below). In 1962 Eero started his freelance career and had moved into his first home, this was the time that his idea of a round chair became reality. Continue Reading

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    The Small Faces and Roy Orbison 1967 Tour Program

    1960s, Music • 1553 Views

    Melody Maker writer Chris Welch described the opening night of The Small Faces and Roy Orbison tour at Finsbury Park’s Astoria as “A RIGHT phantasmagorical experience”

    Here we have the program for that tour of the UK which started in London on March 3rd 1967 and finished at the ABC in Romford on April 9th. Also on the tour bus with the Mod icons and The Big O were by a young Jeff Beck, Decca records double act Paul and Barry Ryan, The Settlers, Sonny Childe and TNT and the Robb Storme Group. Continue Reading

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    Street Life in Seventies Toronto

    1970s • 1768 Views

    Gordon Lightfoot wrote a song about it (On Yonge Street) It’s fifty seven miles long and was once thought to be the longest street in the world  – we won’t bore you with the details. Also, from the 1930s through to 2007 it was home to the legendary vinyl emporium “Sam the Record Man – The record store was well known by vinyl junkies around the world for it’s double-disc neon signage.

    Here we check out the the street life and fashion in Toronto, Canada during the seventies.

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    Super Seventies Japanese Film Posters

    1970s, Film, Poster • 4698 Views

    Here we have the long awaited sequel to our Swinging sixties Japanese film posters feature. This time we head back to the seventies and focus on Western movie posters recreated for the general public in Japan.

    Now take a seat, grab your overpriced popcorn and cast your eyes over this cool collection of Japanese cinema posters. Starting with the 1971 speed-fuelled road movie Vanishing Point and ending with the Casablanca inspired comedy Play it Again Sam starring Woody Allen. Continue Reading

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    Ten Swinging Sixties Fashion Shows on Film

    1960s, Fashion • 2178 Views

    With over 85,000 clips in their video vault on you tube, we thought it was time to have a dig around the Pathe films archives for some more pop culture gems from the past.

    After wading through hours and hours of fashion film footage from Pathe, It’s now time to strike a pose as we hit the catwalks (and a bus) of the swinging sixties.  Continue Reading

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