retro

For The Love Of God Do Not Set Your iPhone Clock Back To 1970

Here is a cautionary tale for our time.

Apple has always bragged about their “no viruses” reputation, however, if you are dumb and decide to do this hack,…

Katrin Higher | February 13, 2016 - 4:30 pm

These Vintage “Ideal Love Mate” Trading Cards From 1941 Are Delightfully Sexist

There’s a guy at the Brooklyn Flea Market who sells an impressive and ever-growing collection of vintage/retro kids toys and collectibles, including action figures, matchbox cars, wind-up toys, Garbage Pail…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | December 23, 2014 - 9:00 am

Vintage Shopping Guide: 15 Amazing Retro Pieces And Where We’d Wear Them

Today in Nashville adventures, we tried to leave Winona’s living room and relocate to a cute, little coffee shop to blog. But alas, there were no seats available. So, like…

Ami Angelowicz & Winona Dimeo-Ediger | January 30, 2014 - 4:00 pm

Into The Archives: 1957’s The Scientific & Easy Way To Gain Weight Is The Weirdest Diet Book Of All Time

My mom gave me treasure: a small pile of small paperback books produced by someone named Jose Bonomo who may or may not be a real person, from the 1950s-1960’s…

Almie Rose | November 18, 2013 - 2:00 pm

I Need This Karma Chameleon Phone

I guess back in the ’80s some baby genius manufactured a phone reflective of the hit Boy George song “Karma Chameleon.” As evidenced by the video, it’s a phone shaped…

Julie Gerstein | September 8, 2013 - 4:00 pm

Luxuriate In This Terrifying Portable Plug In Steam Cabinet

Sometimes you’re like, “Geez, I really wish I could enjoy a healthy, invigorating steam while watching ‘Rizzoli & Isles’ in my living room.”  You are always saying that and you…

Julie Gerstein | September 1, 2013 - 9:00 am

When Fashion Shows Were Psychedelic Happenings

This is a short glimpse at 1971 Yves St. Laurent fashion show in Paris for which St. Laurent, who was wildly ahead of his time in most respects, booked the…

Julie Gerstein | August 4, 2013 - 3:00 pm

There Is Nothing Better Than This Dancing Guy

As someone who is apparently not intelligent enough to follow the steps on my “Step Up Revolution” workout DVD, I’m in awe of the dancing in this clip from a…

Julie Gerstein | August 4, 2013 - 10:00 am

11 Toys That Scared The Crap Out Of Us As Kids

As far as I’m concerned, the ’80s toy Teddy Ruxpin was already a bit of a creepster. A strange combo man/bear with perpetually outstretched arms, Ruxpin was at turns needy…

Julie Gerstein | August 2, 2013 - 9:00 am

Catch An ’80s Dance Party Fever

There’s a special place in my heart for late ’70s and early ’80s dance party shows. The more local and cable access-y, the better. So I’m especially fond of this…

Julie Gerstein | November 20, 2012 - 2:40 pm

Betsey Johnson Before She Was Betsey Johnson

Betsey Johnson has been around for a long ass time. Here she is in 1966, checking out models in her studio (Betsey is seated on the left), looking the picture…

Julie Gerstein | November 3, 2012 - 4:00 pm

5 Fashion Swaps To Do With Your Mom

Whether you grew up with a cool mom or not, chances are your mom’s got something vintage and amazing worth stealing in her closet. The nostalgic nature of fashion means…

Julie Gerstein | October 4, 2012 - 3:00 pm
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