Browsing: Fads

Heroin Chic was a look popularised in mid-1990s fashion and characterised by pale skin, dark circles underneath the eyes and angular bone structure. The look,…

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The Hip-Pocket Record was introduced by Philco, the electronics division of the Ford Motor Company in the US in 1967. 41 Hip-Pocket Records were issued…

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Like no other time before, the ’60s exploded into personal freedom and self-expression, seen through bands of teenagers with unique — and remarkably different —…

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In 1973, West German journalist Gerd Heidemann bought Hermann Göring’s yacht, the Carin II, after being assigned to write a story about it by Stern…

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Running and sprinting had been around since time immemorial and were associated with competitive running. “Jogging”, on the other hand, achieved currency when individuals took…

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In 1972, a strange book with strange drawings began to appear in bedrooms – The Joy of Sex by Alex Comfort. Subtitled A Gourmet Guide, the book was…

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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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‘Swingers’ would throw their car keys into a pot in the middle of a swirly-pattern carpeted room, have a few Campari and sodas and then…

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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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In Trinidad, mourners at a traditional funeral approach a horizontal bamboo pole and attempt to walk forward while bending backwards from the waist, in order…

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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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