Collectable vintage ceramics: fat lava

One of the hottest and just about still affordable areas of vintage homeware on the rise right now are the garish but beautiful West German ceramics – produced in Germany mainly between the Sixties and...

Vintage nightwear: a short history

There is something blasé about nightwear today. It is considered to be comfort wear, a pair of women’s boxers and that t-shirt you got free on holiday. Often, the nightwear sections of vintage are left...

5 highstreet buys for you mid-century kitchen

If your kitchen deco is mid-century inspired, take a look at these five highstreet finds for some potential new additions to your home.   1) Habitat Freda range I'm a big fan of the Habitat...

Win: vintage 1950s rhinestone necklace

Update: This give-away is now closed, and with the help of the random number generator I've picked a winner. Congratualtions Connie Williamson!  Need some sparkle for your Christmas outfit? Then enter...

Video how-to: Marilyn Monroe’s make-up look

Marilyn Monroe often went for nearly bare-faced, natural make-up in her private life. Her professional make-up, the one she wore to film premiers and in front of the camera was ultra glamorous. Here, make-up...

Book review: Style Your Modern Vintage Home

Inspiring and informative, Style Your Modern Vintage Home (Kate Beavis, David and Charles currently  £12.58) combines styling tips, practical restoration info and beautifully photographed real-life...

One to collect: Cathrineholm cookware

If you like mid-century design you will have probably come across Cathrineholm, the colourful enamel cookware with its trademark lotus pattern design. You could be forgiven to think the name refers to a...

Pin-up make-up tutorials for all skin tones

If you're looking for fun tutorials on how do retro Forties or Fifties inspired pin-up make-up you've come to the right place. Here are four video tutorials for dark skin tones, Asian skin tones, pale skin...