Ercol, Kiely and a Touch of Retro

Our main bedroom was one of the last bedrooms to be decorated when we moved into our house in 2012. Despite an impending arrival, we took our time over our bedroom as we knew we wanted to get things we really wanted rather making do with what we had. The room is a really odd…

LittleOwlSki Review: Midcentury Magazine

Several months ago, I subscribed to the Midcentury Magazine after stumbling across their website and being extremely impressed by the articles they seemed to be offering. The first issue arrived a week later and I was surprisingly pleased and impressed by it. My second issue dropped through the letterbox yesterday, and once again I’m thrilled…

World’s Fair 1964: House of Good Taste

We always seem to be househunting. And our taste, needs and wants vary wildly from day to day. Some days, we want to buy giant Victorian villas in run down areas; other days we want Mid Century bungalows… If only there were more houses like this about in our little town: If you visit here,…

The Hour

Although I’ve only watched the first three series so far, I’m a massive ‘Mad Men‘ fan. So I was fairly excited when the BBC announced plans for ‘The Hour’. As a rubbish TV watched, I’m having to catch up via the iPlayer; I’ve only got the last episode to go. I don’t love it: I’ll…

More Retro-ness from Germany

Well, we are now back safe and sound in our little house in Glossop after a stonkingly good trip around Deutschland. It really is becoming a home away from home. In the last few days of our trip, we stayed near to Bremen, scouting out the retro and vintage goods around there and up to…

Mass Market Art: Vintage Prints

By now, you should know that I’m a bit partial to a semi-naked lady or two… more so if they have a slightly green sheen and I can hang them on my wall (what were you thinking…?). I also like many other mass market art prints; not just of the female variety! I think this…

H. Walter ‘Ilonka’ Vintage Print

On all of our trips (bar one) we’ve come back with a semi-naked lady… Usually to be found languishing on the back seat of the car, showing off her attributes to all and sundry who may peer into the back seat. The last roadtrip was no exception: this time we brought back not one, not…

Louis Shabner ‘Melanie’ Vintage Print

We were lucky enough to find a few more Mid Century Prints in Germany the last time we went. See, we don’t just pick up amazing West German pottery pieces; increasingly, we’re find a lot of glass, mid century and other bits and bobs. This might be my favourite picture yet found: You just can’t…

West German Pottery Exhibition: June 18th 2011

This looks to be a fantastic exhibition. Featuring – quite literally – more than just ‘Fat Lava’, the exhibition will feature unusual, rare and studio pottery. Details from the Pottery and Glass forum are below: More than Fat Lava Mid Century & Modern German Ceramics Puntwg Adres: M.v.B. Bastiaansestraat 15 1054 RS Amsterdam Exhibition to…