Browsing: Decor

When the Bean Bag emerged in the late 60s and 70s it was heralded as the furniture of tomorrow for the well-heeled of today. It…

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In the late 60s and early 70s, the Black Light brought a new dimension to our world. White T-shirts and teeth suddenly would glow in…

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The series of oil-on-canvas paintings universally known as “Dogs Playing Poker” was created by Cassius Marcellus Coolidge (1844 – 1934), Like Michelangelo’s “David”, Da Vinci’s…

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Newton’s Balls (pictured at right) were the first widespread executive toys. These were a series of chrome ball-bearings suspended from a metal frame, which could…

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K-Tel were famous for their TV commercials pitching their mass-market compilation LPs and tapes and their household ‘gadgets’. Everything they sold was labelled “As advertised…

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The Lava Lamp was created in the early 60s by a British engineer by the name of Craven Walker in an experiment gone awry. Nobody…

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In 1957, Don Featherstone designed the first plastic lawn flamingo for Union Products of Leominster, Massachusetts. A trained sculptor with a background in classical art,…

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Even in the 1970’s most of the cool set thought macramé was only for hippies or bored convicts. But you could make loads of groovy…

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The first large-scale exhibition of Pop Art was held at New York’s Guggenheim Museum in 1963, featuring works by Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper…

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In 1968, Charles Prior Hall, a furniture designer in California decided to create the world’s most comfortable chair. Taking his cue from the very popular…

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