Inspired by 1970s watch styles but with a modern movement, the stainless steel Timex Legacy Tonneau Chronograph is as elegant as it is functional. It has a barrel-shaped 42mm case, a date window, stopwatch functionality, and is water resistant to 50 meters. It’s also available in a gold-tone version.
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Enjoy sipping your morning cup of joe from this artful amber glass coffee mug from Huckberry. It’s crafted from double-walled borosilicate glass to help retain warmth while insulating your hands from the hot coffee inside. The cup is microwave-safe and holds appx. 8 oz. of your favorite hot beverage.
Timex time traveled back to the 1970s for inspiration when designing its Celestial watch. The 36mm stainless steel watch features a retro-fabulous style with a gold-on-blue night sky face with sparkly crystal stars and a stretchy expanding metal band. It comes in a flashy goldtone or a subdued blue model.
Artist Eric Blackwell makes unique home decorations, mostly using upcycled scraps from a guitar factory. His collection includes these cool wooden clocks that incorporate mid-century modern aesthetics, including starbursts, satellites, and abstract shapes inspired by Googie architecture. In his Etsy Shop, you’ll find a mix of tabletop, mantel, and wall clocks.
These desktop speakers from Klipsch nods to the mid-century modern style of their early speakers. The Promedia Heritage 2.1 features a classic box design with a woodgrain vinyl finish and textured grille cloth. Its 2-way speakers offer dynamic highs and mids, while an 8″ sub kicks out 100 watts of bass. The system supports wired and Bluetooth wireless audio sources.
Art of Play teamed up with The Eames Office to create this playing card deck that embraces the mid-century modern aesthetic of Charles and Ray Eames. A geometric numbering system pays tribute to the duo’s film Powers of Ten, while the card backs feature the Eames’ signature starburst. Designed by Dan and Dave.
Kardiel’s desk will make you feel like a boss with its mid-century modern flying wing design. It’s built from walnut or oak veneer with a tempered glass top. Its tower has five smooth-glide drawers, while a cantilevered module has a drawer with a glass top. It measures a room-dominating 98.4″ w x 35.4″ d x 28.7″ h.
This wheeled bar cart from Urban Outfitters features a playful mid-century modern design. Its swoopy iron structure is coated in a bright green finish and has two glass shelves for storing your favorite spirits and barware. If you’re ready to go all-in on 1970s style, they sell a matching coffee table, floor mirror, and side table.
Architecture and design nerds will recognize the shape of this lamp as the Futuro House by Matti Suuronen. This 1:32-scale version of the UFO-shaped home serves as an art piece and an ambient light. It comes in several lovely colors as well as a slick chrome-coated version, and a special yellow and blue Ukraine edition.
Love the look of mid-century modern design? Spring River Studio makes 1950s-inspired light switch and outlet plates. The plates come in boomerang and blobby trapezoid shapes, with colorful and kitschy patterns sure to take you back in time. The interchangeable patterns are sandwiched between two layers of acrylic.