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[17 Oct 2014 | No Comment]
New York – architecture to look up

The New York skyline is one familiar to us all, but away from the tourist landmarks some of the best architectural discoveries can be found by walking the streets and simply looking up. For those who love 20th century architecture there’s a towering treat around every corner. Here are five of my favourite finds:

National Maritime Union Headquarters, 36 Seventh Avenue (built 1963)

The National Maritime Union Headquarters, named after its founder and president Joseph Curran, was built by New Orleans architect Albert C. Ledner in 1963 – its white scalloped façade, rooftop ‘smokestack’ elevator and glass brick base designed to represent a sea voyage in the heart of the city.

In 1973 the building was bought by Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Center, located across the street, and renamed the Edward and Theresa O’Toole Medical Services Building. Greenwich Villagers nearly lost the Modernist marvel in 2008 when the Landmarks Preservation Commission granted St. Vincent’s application to replace the building with a hospital tower, but the hospital closed in 2010 before work could begin.

Fortunately for fans of the Midcentury ‘Marmite’ building, Ledner’s Seventh Avenue ship has since been anchored and restored by the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System for use as an emergency room and medical centre.

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[1 Oct 2014 | No Comment]
Alcampo, Verano, Modelo – do you Lounge?

Friends Jake, Alex and Dave opened their first vintage-inspired coffee shop/bar/restaurant hybrid in Bristol back in 2002 and have recently added three Brighton & Hove premises to their now 48-lounge-strong empire.

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[24 Aug 2014 | No Comment]
Furniture to worship – Baines & Fricker

Our favourite local furniture makers Baines & Fricker have launched a range of sleek new designs that would look great in any Mid-century inspired family home.

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[10 Aug 2014 | No Comment]
August Bank Holiday vintage house sale

There’s little that gets vintage lovers more excited than a tip off on a fellow collector’s clear out. And we have news of a Bank Holiday open house sale set to see 1950s fans fighting over clothes, ceramics and furniture.

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[26 Jul 2014 | No Comment]
Ed’s Easy Diner – Brighton review

Ed’s Easy Diner, which opened earlier this month, packs 130 covers into a neat space filled with red leather booths and neon rockets that takes you right back to the atomic age. Mr Vintage Brighton reports on Brighton’s newest American diner…

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[19 Jul 2014 | No Comment]
Orla Kiely at home – Midcentury Magazine

Read about Orla Kiely’s styling and sourcing tips, drool over photos of her super-stylish home and find out more about her new interiors book in the new issue of Midcentury Magazine.

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[18 Jun 2014 | No Comment]
Ed’s Easy Diner to open in Churchill Square

Churchill Square may not be the vintage-lover’s natural habitat, but Ed’s Easy Diner gives Fifties’ fans good reason to visit when it opens in the centre on 1 July.

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[14 Jun 2014 | No Comment]
Jamie’s Italian Restaurant Brighton

My name is Jo-ann and I’m happiest with a fork in my hand and wearing accessories that match my surroundings. Okay, only the first part of this is true – but my love of primary colours was indulged at Jamie’s Italian this weekend…

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[5 May 2014 | No Comment]
South Kensington & Chelsea

This weekend we pretended to be Made in Chelsea with an overnight stay in South Kensington, visiting the V&A, some super-swanky charity shops and snooping around the streets to see how the other half live (very well, it would appear).

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[1 May 2014 | No Comment]
Win a Dupenny dinner plate

To mark the start of spring clean season, we’re giving away a Dupenny Thelma dinner plate in a cheeky print that manages to makes housework look glamorous. For your chance to win, simply share your vintage spring clean tips.

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[15 Mar 2014 | No Comment]
Vine Street Vintage Brighton market

A new North Laine vintage market has opened on the same road as Beyond Retro, presenting vintage lovers with another good reason to venture down to Vine Street.

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[9 Mar 2014 | No Comment]
Style heroes – Otis and Perry chairs

You don’t need to have floor-to-ceiling windows in your living room to bring nature indoors – create a sense of the outdoors with leafy plants, organic shapes and rich Midcentury colours.

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[26 Feb 2014 | No Comment]
Travel back in time through vintage artwork

These vintage travel posters advertising popular Brighton railway routes represent just a small selection of vintage artwork curated for the arts and crafts community on vintagerio.com.

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[22 Feb 2014 | No Comment]
Style heroes – Easyart vintage ski posters

If you feel the onset of slope-sport withdrawal symptoms as the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics draw to a close this weekend, a quick browse of Easyart’s vintage ski posters should help settle the shakes.

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[13 Feb 2014 | No Comment]
Gresham Blake x Hotel Pelirocco

Brighton’s rock ‘n roll tailor Gresham Blake has worked his heritage-inspired design magic on Hotel Pelirocco’s newest room. Here the man himself shares the inspiration behind his foray into interiors as well as his recent menswear collections.