For the Love of Retro
May 20, 2005 12:58 PM   Subscribe

For the youngsters who may be wondering whether 70s decor really was that bad:

Yes. It really was.
posted by Turtles all the way down at 1:13 PM on May 20, 2005

You too can create this fabulous blouse with the use of a bloodied tampon and a severed rat's head.

More dirty looking shag carpeting. I can't imagine having to sip Sanka under those two Nazi interrogation/fancy hairdresser lamps.

For a guy who loves retro, he seems to hate every bygone age that he actually explores.

Not to mention women, retarded children, and homosexuals. Wow, the picture captions on that site are something else.

Good find! In a weird, weird way.
posted by gurple at 1:19 PM on May 20, 2005

Lest we forget: Eurobad '74
posted by Mean Mr. Bucket at 1:19 PM on May 20, 2005

Funny enough, a lot of this looks like it is from the recent West Elm catalog.
posted by Mean Mr. Bucket at 1:20 PM on May 20, 2005

Ow, my eyes!

I remember some of this. The orange shag carpet with the dark green and black paisley couch. The huge green ball lamp thingy hanging from the ceiling by a black chain. The square desk lamp with a black base and a light blue plastic multi-tiered top - hard to describe, unspeakably ugly. The waterbed in the laminate headboard set that looked an awful lot like the bedroom set from Mean Mr. Bucket's link.

My childhood pictures look like these. And that godawful pink bedroom is the one I wanted as a little girl.

The funniest thing is that in 30 years, someone is going to be posting pictures of our houses and snarking on them.
posted by jennaratrix at 1:29 PM on May 20, 2005

Mean Mr. Bucket - Orange IS the colour of the 70's! (vomit)
posted by peacay at 1:43 PM on May 20, 2005

My youth, one ridicule at a time.
posted by grey_flap at 1:43 PM on May 20, 2005

Old Computers
posted by Mwongozi at 2:01 PM on May 20, 2005

Cool site, Mwongozi. Thanks.
posted by benzo8 at 5:59 PM on May 20, 2005

Sometime in the 2030s we'll look back on today's fashions and decor (or lack of them) and have a good chuckle or two.
posted by alumshubby at 1:38 PM on May 21, 2005

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