I like this sconce (with the plain white shade) from Schoolhouse Electric but am wondering if there might be others available that are more affordable and/or that I might like even more. [more inside]
Streets of Rage, Mortal Kombat, Golden Axe, Shinobii.. I'd like to play some retro games on a handheld console. What should I get? [more inside]
I scored some nifty retro 60's or 70's kitchen cabinets and have been trying to find similar handles for my over sink dish drainer cabinet doors. [more inside]
I'm trying to rebuild a now defunct internet radio station called "Technicolor Web Of Sound". One of the great things about TWOS was that in addition to playing psychedelic music from the late 60s was that it also played advertisements and concert promotions from that era: http://web.archive.org/web/20110926052525/http://www.techwebsound.com/playlist.cfm?promos=yes. These audio clips made the station sound very authentic. However, finding these audio clips is proving difficult. Does anyone know where I might start to track down these clips? [more inside]
I want to get married looking like this. Where can I find this suit, or one like it, in a size 16? Thanks! I am in the UK.
Please educate me about 1960s-1970s concert poster design. Specifically, the style with black printing over a vibrant gradient, like these. [more inside]
I want to write about obscure and little known gin cocktails, ideally ones with fun stories attached or a vintage pedigree . What are your favorite obscure gin cocktails? The more outlandish and exotic the better.
These Indigo by Clark's Plush Sateen in Black [size 8 Medium!] are the black shoes I keep at work at all times. I have a few pairs of black and brown under my desk, but these shoes are perfect. So so comfortable. Go with skirts, skirt suits, pants, anything. Nondescript, but classy. And I've killed them. I need new ones. I have boring normal feet-this shouldn't be so hard. [more inside]
My dear friend got married late last year and I'm a little behind on sending him and his new wife a wedding present. I'd like to find them something ~$50, related to cheese (like a cheese smoker or a really cool cutting board—they love cheese and will be opening a small cheese shop soon). I'm having a very hard time finding such a thing. They also like vintage, retro, rockabilly, steampunk and the like. They are in California and I am in England; sending them something from the US would be preferable but if there's something uniquely British here and not too much cost to ship I could manage that too. Any ideas for specific items to purchase would be most welcome, thanks!
Aside from the standard stops ( etsy, eBay, etc ) where should I be looking to find a breadbox-sized, working radio from the 1930s-40s? Ideally Bakelite but not a deal breaker. Ideally shipping from the U.S? A period shell over modern electronics/cords is fine.
Please help me find 68k Mac software "Solids" and some isometric 3/4 view clipart... (details in the "inside"...) [more inside]
So, I have a bunch of product prototypes, packaging, access to a great web/graphic designer and a few months of mostly-free time to get my little skincare business off the ground. Unfortunately, I don't know what this business is called. [more inside]
I'd like a PC emulator for the Casio CFX-9800G 3-color graphic calculator. Is there one? Where can I get it? [more inside]
I can remember the man had a mustache and long brown hair, maybe sunglasses. Very robotic voice. Playing the keyboard and singing about going into space. Trying to be quite serious but obviously a very silly act. At some point he counts down dramatically and then the woman starts singing. Terrible green screening with some hilariously bad video delaying. VHS quality. I've been trying to find this for ages! Sound familiar?
Okay, back in the day, I got a hand-me-down "console" of sorts. This was the early 1990's, the console looked like a computer, white metal box that was as thick as an old desktop, but had a cartridge slot (top, right) as well as a tape cartridge on the front left. The controller had a joystick and a 12 button keypad (1-9, 0, *, #). I've tried researching old consoles to see what it might have been, but I guess I can't Google right because I've never found it. What might I have been playing on?
We're going to do a couple days in Los Angeles for a mini honeymoon next Thur/Fri nights. Want to see the Getty Museum, Olvera Street and maybe some Hollywood. Looking for someplace cool and unusual to stay - we like retro, art deco, mid century, kitschy, cheesy stuff. Clean, basic, bedbug free, a fridge in the room would be nice. Suggestions? Thank you!
I used to play a lot of PC games, but in the past 10 years moved towards console gaming. I realise I've missed a whole era of games that only really work with a mouse and keyboard. My absolute favourites were creative, engaging, long play games, such as Rollercoaster Tycoon and Civilization. I never really played to win. I played for creative ends. The best times I had playing Rollercoaster Tycoon was in sandbox mode the only limits being my imagination. Those were the days. What (PC) games offer the equivalent of this now? [more inside]
I recently got a new MacBook Air and I love it. Sometimes, however, I'm struck by an overwhelming sense of nostalgia for the Apple II I had as a child. Are there classic Mac desktop themes that I can download to rock my Air old skool style?
I'm trying to remember an old gold mining video game (probably mid to late 80s). I think it was dos. It was similar to Miner VGA, but after playing that a few times it was definitely not that game. [more inside]
Where should I get chairs reupholstered in Seattle? [more inside]
Help us name our vintage clothing business! [more inside]
I'm looking to buy or make an octopus kite, in the stunt/fighting style, like my wife had as a kid in the late 1980s to early 1990s, but haven't had any luck finding such a kite online. [more inside]
I am looking for a neat-looking clock. [more inside]
Who sells non-costumey retro dresses for reasonable prices? I dig '50s style dresses in particular, and have a hard time finding them aside from ModCloth. [more inside]
Starting a blog that shares snippets of advice from old books. Help us name it, please. [more inside]
Does anyone know what the font (or close to this) is used in this illustration? Ive searched retro script fonts but with no luck...
Help searching for old PC and Playstation 1 games? Probably about early to mid 90's [more inside]
FauxRetroFilter: Help me remember an entirely ASCII dynamic website. [more inside]
I'm looking for 'Folk' Web Cultures. I am thinking of the recent take-down of Geocities, which seemed to refresh people's love of the naff, kitsch aesthetic it was famous for, as a prime example. What are some other folk cultures still lingering in the dark corners of the web? [more inside]
Is there a name for the kind of aesthetic you find in Sailor Moon, the Sixth Doctor's TV intro, and Robot Unicorn Attack? What's the history of the whole magical-sparkles-in-space thing, and where can I find more of it? [more inside]
What was this early 90's Gauntlet clone I remember playing as a kid? [more inside]
Is there a technical terminology that could describe different styles of popular singing, in the same way that linguists might describe accents? Try your hand at a couple of examples inside. [more inside]
MeFites, I want to plan an era-appropriate party centred around a recently-acquired c. 1970 copy of the Password board game. [more inside]
My nephews (6 and 8) love old arcade games and I am looking for a Plug and Play game for their Christmas gift. Any games from Pacman to Sonic would be fine. What are the best options? Also are there any two player plug and play games in the market which are worth buying?
I am looking for the name of a toy that we used to play with a lot when we were growing up. [more inside]
Best Mac 3D app for a novice to make a simple low-polygon retro iPhone game? [more inside]
Anyone know of a good resource for retro computer artwork? [more inside]
I'm trying to find a retro (80s-ish) t-shirt with the Good Humor ice cream logo on it and not having any luck. [more inside]
Is there a name for the text design style of the wall art in this picture (particularly the vertical text column)? I've seen it used in certain retro-style ads, on some websites, and on the wall in the picture I just linked. [more inside]
I need to buy a desk. The room it will go in has a retro travel vibe. [more inside]
Where can I buy some Cherry Bitters (the old sweets)? [more inside]
What's the name of that upcoming retro-ish sci-fi movie? [more inside]
I'd like to offload a bunch of vintage 80s toys. Any suggestions for specialist shops that might be interested? I'm in South London, UK. [more inside]
I need food that looks unappetizing but that won't make someone gag. Oh, and I'm making it in a Jello mold. [more inside]
What was the Atari game with numbers that you had to pick from bushes (bouncing on your dog if necessary) in order to destroy monsters in a cave? I've been googling for ages with no luck, hoping someone else can recall it instantly.
What kind of lamp is this? [more inside]
I am looking to identify this dress from the 1930s/40s so I can find a similar type today for my mother. Ideally it should be cotton and available in a size large, as my mother is not partial to synthetics and she is not a fan of tight clothing in the way I am. :P [more inside]
There was this fashion-datedness timeline... [more inside]