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Household utensils: Curiosity about the tin jars from Danish Ira got the editorial team going on some laborious detective work. Now we know that there was a Nordic network of designers who were responsible for the attractive decorations. Photo: CTPhoto
Adresses: This is how to shop for retro articles on the net – addresses to auction houses, Facebook groups, shops and market places.
fashion: Pentti Sarpaneva, Jorma Laine and Hannu Ikonen designed jewellery that culturally-interested middle-aged women came to love. Read about 60s and 70s Finnish cult jewellery. Photo: Patrik Engquist
Textiles: Birgitta Dahlström wanted to be an inventor, but undoubtedly many people are happy that she designed patterns for Mölnlycke and Borås Wäfverier instead in the 50s and 60s.Photo: Designarkivet
PORCELAIN: Retro-lovers’ hearts beat faster when the plates of their childhood are mentioned. A happy cavalcade with Gefle’s, Gustavsberg’s and Rörstrand’s children’s services from the 50s to the 70s. Photo: Nationalmuseum/Phototeket
Lamps: Stora kamelen, Gräshoppa, Cobra, Giraffen ... what are we talking about? Floor lamps, of course. A guide with prices of romantic, sprawling, minimalist and boldly coloured reading lamps from the 30s to the 70s. Photo: Stockholms Auktionsverk