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Retro

Retro Mac iPhone Cases

Retro Mac iPhone Cases

Schreer Delights recently made a line of iPhone cases paying tribute to the classic Mac products you can’t let go. Demand was high but supply was not. Hopefully they’re back up for sale soon.

The Anti-Theft Briefcase

The Anti-Theft Briefcase

Seems like James Bond himself should have had this gizmo, made all the way back in 1961, and designed to keep thieves from getting their hands on the contents of stolen briefcases.

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Richards’ Trunk Desk

Richards’ Trunk Desk

Based on an early 1900s steamer trunk which traveled the world, these remakes are built using the same techniques as the original: wood frames, hand-waxed canvas, and hand-hammered pins.

Cycle-Skating

Cycle-Skating

Behold, the ancestors of Rollerman. This footage from 1923 shows hipsters in Paris flaunting their cycle-skates, one-wheeled precursors to inline skates. More old newsreels at British Pathé.

The Diving Fool

The Diving Fool

Here’s a little lesson in what showmanship is really all about courtesy of legendary entertainer Larry Griswold. Watch as he wows Old Blue Eyes himself and try to not to gasp too loudly.

Abobo’s Big Adventure

Abobo’s Big Adventure

A classic storyline that involves fighting your way through 8 awesome levels drives the gameplay in this free retro-inspired game that pays proper tribute to the glory days of 8-bit and 16-bit gaming.

Vintage Camera Canvas Pillows

Vintage Camera Canvas Pillows

If Etsy seller intheseam can make beautiful pillows out of pictures of sewers and manhole covers, what more if she used images of vintage cameras? Made of high-res canvas prints sewn on black fabric.

The Joker’s Inspiration

The Joker’s Inspiration

Ever wondered where Batman’s creators got the idea for The Joker from? Look no further than the creepy 1928 flick The Man Who Laughs, about a guy who gets sliced with a knife and goes insane.

Literal Atari Game Covers

Literal Atari Game Covers

(NSFW: Language) Mighty God King photoshopped the cover art of Atari 2600 games, interpreting the art in the titles and poking fun at the generation’s simple gameplay and primitive graphics.

Spitfire MP3 Player

Spitfire MP3 Player

An MP3 player in a classic form. Has an LCD screen, SD card slot and runs on AAA batteries. Could be good as a kid’s first MP3 player – at least it’s more practical than an actual Walkman.

8-Bit Dovahkiin (T-Shirt)

8-Bit Dovahkiin (T-Shirt)

Turns out that Skyrim started out as an 8-bit game on the NES back in the 1980s. Don’t know what Fus Ro Dah means? Clearly you haven’t been playing enough. Also available in sticker form.

Vintage Camera Nightlights

Vintage Camera Nightlights

Flickr user Jason Hull buys damaged 50s and 60s plastic cameras and guts them out to turn them into low cost yet beautiful nightlights. Keep tabs on his Etsy shop for new stock.

Sonic Claus is Coming to Town

Sonic Claus is Coming to Town

DoctorOctoroc returns with a 16-bit holiday greeting, a fictitious Christmas level for the SEGA classic, complete with the perfect holiday chiptune which could have come straight from the game.

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RE-BO Stereo

RE-BO Stereo

A reinterpretation of Jacob Jensen’s 1973 Bang & Olufsen Beocenter 1400, this updated version adds a DVD drive, a 16:9 LCD screen and replaces the cassette player with a memory card reader.

The Mullet Whistler

The Mullet Whistler

We can’t decide what’s best about this video. Is it the insane whistling skills? The guy’s hairdo? His mustache? Or the reaction of the children in the audience? Whatever you choose, it’s internet gold.

Daft Charleston

Daft Charleston

Old black and white footage of the Charleston being danced to Daft Punk’s Around the World. Sounds crazy, no? But it works – perfectly. The latest dance craze for the 21st century.

Domo Arigato, Mr. Roboto!

Domo Arigato, Mr. Roboto!

Japanese “technicolor pogo punkers” Polysics take on the Styx classic Mr. Roboto in this goofy music video, which not only made us chuckle, but improves on the original tune – if that’s possible.

Danger 5 (Trailer)

Danger 5 (Trailer)

A 5-part web mini-series in the vein of 60s spy movies – stylish, sexy and action packed – but with the hyperbolic humor of the 21st century. A must see. Watch the first episode here.

The Derelict Series

The Derelict Series

ICON founder Jonathan Ward’s latest restoration project involves upgrading an old vehicle’s guts but preserving, highlighting and accenting its original state, rust and all. More here and here.

Commodore C64x Extreme

Commodore C64x Extreme

This Commodore 64 has enough power for modern needs. It has a 2.2GHz Core i7 CPU, Intel HD GPU, 8GB RAM, 2TB HDD, DVD R/W drive, USB ports, multi-card reader, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

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Vegas c. 1962

Vegas c. 1962

We’re intimately familiar with the glitter and excess of 21st century Las Vegas, but let’s harken back to a simpler time with this time capsule of footage from Sin City dating back almost 50 years.

Man About Town

Man About Town

Who says skateboarding can’t be classy? The graceful Kilian Martin gets dressed up like he’s one of the Mad Men in this 60’s inspired skate video. His acrobatic tricks aren’t old school though.

72 Pins NES Cartridge Art

72 Pins NES Cartridge Art

A limited-edition series featuring NES cartridges with retro pixel art of modern video games. Each cartridge contains a random NES game, not an 8-bit version of the game on the cover, though.

How to Open a Door

How to Open a Door

Are you trapped in your room? Looking for a way out? Watch and learn from this 1979 Finnish instructional video. Still lost? Try turning on the captions for some extra assistance.

Kilian Eng Art

Kilian Eng Art

Looking at the work of illustrator, animator and graphic designer Kilian Eng is like looking into the future, the past, your nightmares and your dreams all at once. Check the link or here for lots more.

Com Truise: BrokenDate

Com Truise: BrokenDate

Music video for BrokenDate by Seth Haley aka Com Truise, off of his Galactic Melt LP. The video matches the 80s synth music frame for frame, from the Laser Tag guns to the shots and angles.

Taito iNVADERCADE

Taito iNVADERCADE

Fans of the classic Space Invaders will dig this Japanese import, which converts your iPad or iPad2 into a mini Space Invaders cabinet. Has built in charging dock and speakers. A bit pricey though.

Jonny Quest Opening Titles

Jonny Quest Opening Titles

Actually these are shiny and new opening credits for the short-lived 60’s animated tv show, redone with fondness in Roger Evans year-long project; compare his to the original here. (Thanks Dub!)

Before Pixar

Before Pixar

This archival footage dates back to 1972, and is the first 3D rendered film created by Ed Catmull, who would later go on to found Pixar, and is now President of Disney and Pixar Animation Studios.

Boardwalk Empire Subway Train

Boardwalk Empire Subway Train

To promote the 2nd season of Boardwalk Empire, HBO is running an authentic 1920s train in the 2/3 line of the New York City subway this September. This train’s first run was way back in 1917.

Richard Pryor’s ABCs

Richard Pryor’s ABCs

The guys at Laughing Squid dug up this awesome classic 1976 Sesame Street clip of comic master Richard Pryor reciting the alphabet in his own inimitable style (all without saying the “n” word).

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