Sunday, 4 December 2011


I'm hoping this new book will appear under the Christmas tree this year.

Image from HERE

Retro: A guide to Mid-20th Century Design by Adrian Franklin, from the ABC TV's Collectors show fame.

Chris from Brisbane Modern emailed me a special 20% discount offer he received from the author himself (looks like Adrian is writing a piece in the new Australian Modern publication which will be out in early 2012).

The book is normally $59.95 but you can purchase it for $47.96 from HERE. I love a discounted book at this time of the year. Don't you?

This is the blurb about Retro from the website:

Retro may be cool, but why are we now in the middle of a love affair with objects and designs from the mid-twentieth century? What unique qualities do they share that make them so special now? Using one of the most spectacular displays of retro objects ever assembled, and covering all the bases – furniture, fashion, ceramics, technology, metal, graphics, plastic and glass – twentieth-century expert Adrian Franklin provides the answers. Spanning the period from the 1950s to the 1980s and beyond, and with international coverage, the book identifies the designers, manufacturers, brands, innovations, technologies and materials that transformed the world and still cast their magic spell. Authoritative, entertaining and beautiful, Retro is itself an object to be treasured.

Let's hope Father Christmas is reading the blog and gets the message.

Also, thanks for your comments about my Cool Christmas gifts under $50 online guide. Glad some of you found it useful! xx

P.S Again, I wasn't paid to write this. Just sharing the discount love with any retro and mid-century collector readers out there. 


  1. looks right up your rather stylish alley :) le xox

  2. That looks like a good book. I do like your gift list as well.

    Top3 is a cracker of a store.

    Sunday week!

  3. I love that you are totally in a Mid-Century Modern Christmas spirit! I love your wonderful ideas and suggestions.

    I will be very sad if I hear on Boxing day that this book wasn't in your stocking!

    Thanks for following my Christmas blog too! I hope you are enjoying the festive posts. Will you be linking up your gingerbread pictures to my gingerbread post?!

    Take care and hope you enjoy the first week of school holidays!

    Best wishes,

  4. I've got one of those Phillipe Stark lemon squeezers shown on the cover of that book - I never thought of it as retro. H.I. bought it for me about 20 years ago for the same price as they still sell for now.

  5. W.T.F? I sent my christmas letter to Santa yesterday! Will he take post script letters? Addedums? It's all your fault....
    x KL

  6. Like the sound of this .... another one for our Christmas list we thinks!


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