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December 8, 2011 5:46 PM   Subscribe

Ultra Swank - Retro Living and Design from the 50s, 60s and 70s.
posted by unliteral (8 comments total) 21 users marked this as a favorite

 
See also: Eurobad '74
posted by plexi at 6:05 PM on December 8, 2011 [2 favorites]


That Eurobad claims to be Europe's worst interiors, but every time I see it I am reminded of how much I like some of them. At least in the first couple pages of the ultra swank site I didn't see anything quite as vigorous, more mid-century lite. Pretty, but not as exuberant.
posted by Forktine at 6:24 PM on December 8, 2011 [1 favorite]


I grew up in the 60's and 70's and my parents were all about teak and Danish Modern and clean wide open space and flat surfaces. The neighourhood I now live in is filled with vintage shops carrying all manner of the this kind of furniture. It's funny to walk into these stores with my mom and say "Hey, there's your old bedside table. And there's our serving dish. And didn't the Andersons have that ashtray? And look over there...."
posted by ThatCanadianGirl at 6:28 PM on December 8, 2011


Love, love, love Eurobad '74.

I wonder if there any rooms like that left and in good repair, rather than just dusty and dilapidated with a shut-in's skeleton on the floor.
posted by codswallop at 7:08 PM on December 8, 2011


For heaven's sake - should have read the group's 'about' section more carefully. Ran into it on Flickr little while back: The Ultraswank Photo Group.
posted by Kronos_to_Earth at 7:26 PM on December 8, 2011


It's not quite swank (except maybe the helmet) but it is retro future - computer criminals.
posted by scalefree at 8:12 PM on December 8, 2011 [1 favorite]


So, is this the horse's house? Or is the horse like a house pet?
posted by device55 at 6:53 AM on December 9, 2011 [1 favorite]


it's a horses' house; we just live in it
posted by This, of course, alludes to you at 3:30 AM on December 10, 2011


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