1. Retro To Go
Is like a portal to all things retro, including links to current Retro items on Ebay; ideas on how to ‘Retrofy’ your space; retailers with specialising in Retro articles; Modculture News and more. If you want to get started on your love affair or continue your love affair with Retro, this is where to start.
For a look at Ten Modern Gadgets with Retro Styling, check out this article (complete with pics) by Mashable/Tech, some come with links, should you wan to purchase any of the little beauties on display. My favourite is the Crosley USB Turntable, which at $150 not only plays your vinyl but any other media you own as well. It can also record your vinyl into a format for your computer as well. Sweet!
A British website which details Retro furniture, style and fashion. Handy tabs at the top of the website help you to zone in on the ‘era’ you’re after 50’s – 80’s and a Topics list helps you to zone in even more on the type of product you are after whether that be furniture, modern retro style, party ideas, fashion, electronics, recipes, architecture, transport and more. If you pick an era, say 70s, there are also topic headings on the right hand side of the page that look at the culture of the time from a British perspective.
4. Retro Modern (Furniture)
Brings classic Retro style and design to modern interiors. They source, restore and prolong the life of Retro furniture. They have restored items for sale or you can bring your own to them to restore for you. You can even email them your design needs and they will work with you to transform your pieces. This process is explained on the website. Retro Modern appear to specialise mainly in sideboards, buffets and chest of drawers, as well as other Retro items. Based in Adelaide in Melbourne, you are best to check out their website for delivery rates and locations. If price or location is out of your reach, it’s still a great website for DIY ideas.
5. The Safari Bazaar, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast
Lastly, if you’re living on the Gold Coast, you may want to check out the wares on sale at The Safari Bazaar, which is a great Vintage, Retro & Handmade Bazaar on Sunday afternoons 1-5pm at Swingin’ Safari at 2945 Surfers Paradise Boulevarde, Surfers Paradise.