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  • Mail order nostalgia

    My eldest daughter gave me this book for Christmas. It’s called Postordernostalgi and is a collection of cuttings from Swedish mail order catalogs spanning over the 60’s to the 90’s. I own plenty of English and American versions of these kind of books, but this is the…

  • Foale and Tuffin – Swinging London’s golden couple

    The 60’s is back in fashion. At least that is what the fashion magazines are claiming this fall. I would be very thrilled if this was the case, have been feeling a tad bit underwhelmed with the mass market fashion lately.  Since there might be…

  • The Biba Experience

    One of my biggest retail obsession is Biba. I truly don’t think there has been such a distinct lifestyle brand before or after they folded in 1975. I love how Biba merged the 70’s aesthetic with retro influences from the 20’s, 30’s and 40’s and used great photographers like Sarah Moon…

  • Serger secrets – a sewing book review

              When I first bought my serger I was kinda terrified of it (the speed, the knifes!). But now, after six years, I know that I will always be serger owner. The things that scared me at first are now the…