Big phones, small screens
There’s something about old electronics. These eighties pieces look like historical relics to you. One person’s 30-year-old calculator is another person’s Picasso. The smooth cream exteriors of desktop computers, so much more exciting to look at than the typical silver metal option you get now. Inspired design. Modern technology wishes it could be this good-looking. Boxy, clunky, but with an impossible charm. You’re a committed collector – you study them. Retro electronics. Early technological life.
Love a selfie? Take 100 a day? Photoshop your pics to perfection before posting them to hundreds of followers? A fun filled photo day – but only if you’re a digital fanatic. Imagine taking selfies then having to wait for them to be developed – it just wouldn’t work. Retro photography has a sense of drama about it. A night out with your best friends could be long forgotten before the incriminating photos emerge. Revive your love of cameras with film – for unexpected fun!
A buyer of vinyl. A rejecter of digital sound waves. You go old school. From the way you dress, to the car you drive – everything has a history, a story, a past. The old FM radio gifted to you from your uncle, who knew you’d had your eye on one for the last couple of years. Even as a teenager, whilst your friends adored Kurt Cobain’s lyrics, you were more interested in what Sammy Davis Junior was crooning about. Imagine playing soulful grooves on an impeccable record player. The classic tracks have never sounded better.
These are phones that I either owned back in the day - or lusted after. The peak of technology for their day - this is a trip down memory lane. How many do you have in your collection? Sponsored by #ebayinspires
You always considered yourself a person of taste, you’re not really one for new things. You always felt like you grew up in the wrong era – the 90s rather than the 60s. Home is where the heart is and your heart belongs to vintage Scandi furniture. Teak sideboards exhibiting retro lampshades. A steel tea set (more for display than for actual use) welcomes all who enter. The coolest abode on earth impressing every visitor. The Scandi influenced home of dreams.
I've been collecting vintage treasures for many years and probably have too many already, but there's always room for another leather suitcase or 1960s tin.
Get an A+ for interiors and relive the best days of your life with some ace vintage school furniture. An elementary choice for any home. From blackboards to bookcase, there's something for every subject. Quiet at the back please!
Where do the coolest people reside? What do their interiors look like? Probably bedecked in steel vintage pieces with original wood flooring. Luxury, but not flashy. Authentic, but not boastfully so. Breakfast is served whilst you lounge on an industrial style bench – that’s how you like your eggs in the morning. Be inspired by steel and bring a stylish hard edge into your home.
You always wanted to live in Miami – the beach, the views, the beauties. Growing up Don Johnson was your hero. Those white jeans contrasted against bright printed shirts – the ultimate eighties fashion idol. Brighton may not be Miami, but on a 27-degree day the pier set against the clear water is pretty breathtaking. An ode to Don is what you’ve created - cropped vintage shorts and a bold floral shirt may not be for the wallflower, but it works for you. Grab yourself a cool beverage and cruise the beach in style.
Fast fashion. Modern life. Endless traffic. Wi-Fi searches. Don’t you ever just want to escape from it all? Embrace a time when a summer dress was full skirted and 100% cotton rather than a challenging neoprene. Why not dress like you’re in a different era? Slip into some fifties peep-toe courts and strut down the city streets. Feel heads turn at your out of this world look. Fashion - with an old school upgrade.
We've taken your grandma's old curtains and recycled them into the trendiest fashion steals. It's the summer and flowers make everyone happy. Whether you want to wear them as a brooch or on your sneakers, bring on your flower power!
A rose by any other name would smell as sweet – but even when they’re printed onto crisp cotton, floral pattern still has a mesmerising effect. Like you’ve just run through a field full of poesies on a sunny day and the headiest scent fills your senses. Florals are the ultimate palette cleanser, bringing an uplifting feel to everything. Wake up to the delights of pretty luxury bedding or have a cuppa in style with sweet patterned mugs and bring your home to life.
This isn’t like sleeping out in the back garden; this is a whole new way of seeing life. Summer camp doesn’t just prevent the boredom of a long school holiday– it is a rite of passage. Feel the warm air hit your face and that unfamiliar feeling of total freedom. Camp is about to start. Which new person will be your best friend for the next week? Noah, Jack or maybe even a Zoë? You’ll trek through woods and inspect rock pools. These memories will stay with you forever. Camp will indeed transform you.
That familiar smell of wood stain. An array of knick-knacks covers the floor of your beloved shed: a wheel from Noah’s old tricycle, the barbecue that is yet to see the light of day. This shed is your space. This humble wooden hut has always been the perfect place to escape from it all, indulge your interests and enjoy some rare “me time". Embrace your inner Bob the Builder and create your very own retreat from the ground up.
You’ve always imagined yourself as a modern day Mowgli. Living up amongst the trees, what could be better? A childhood fantasy becomes real. A tree house complete with all the mod cons. Ultra chic, almost futuristic, surrounded with glass windows, 15ft off the ground. When you really want to getaway from the stresses of life, you go up. Made with your own fair hand, this is more than a labour of love, this is luxury realised.
You can't be a true dapper gentleman until you own a quality watch or two. From day watches such as tan leathers to more formal watches in black or silver. The oversized design of watch seems to have now taken a back seat to make room for the minimal and understated style.
You’re going on a date. Meeting this cool girl. Need to look your off-duty best. You feel like she may be a little out of your reach – even so, you don’t want to look like you’ve tried too hard. Opt for your Japanese denim and a classic cotton tee. Nothing feels better than the fail-safe cotton t-shirt – bright and colourful or James Dean “Rebel Without a cause” white – it’s every man’s best friend.