September 15, 2007 No Comments
It’s been fun observing from the sidelines as trends have come and gone. I’ve seen the paisly of the 60’s, the polyester of the 70’s, the spikes of the 80’s, and the dot-com boom of the 90’s that led to many tech workers going to work in shorts, t-shirts, and sandals.
Early in the 70’s we got nostalgic for the 50’s and early 60’s. American Graffiti appeared in 1973 and the nostalgia craze was on. AG led to Happy Days and Laverne and Shirley. Grease kept the fires going. Looking back, virtually the entire decade of the 70’s was a long, wistful look back to happier times.
50’s and 60’s nostalgia is still around, but not like it was back then. However, the 00’s (gotta get a name for that decade!) may well be known as the Retro Years.
While we’re not pining for the past, we are acknowledging that the modern household furnishings of the late 50’s-early 60’s were pretty cool! A unique combination of Art Deco and rock and roll made 60’s living rooms very futuristic places to be.
Today’s FamilyFirst pick is RetroThing. It’s about all things retro. Things like cars. Bikes. Trikes. Cameras. Furniture. Robots.
Just allow plenty of time for your visit. You may never want to leave.
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