Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Retro Book: Better Homes and Gardens Decorating Book

For sheer retro bliss, you cannot beat Better Homes and Gardens. A lot of these styles have come back in fashion, others....not so much.

This particular volume is a treasure trove of modern furniture. There is a sprinkling of early 60's in here up until the mid 70's. Check out this flickr set.

Monday, July 30, 2007

Retro Book: Clothes: Part of Your World

This lovely number from 1973 teaches tweens and teens how to sew clothes and pick the appropriate cut for them. The illustrations are gorgeous and stylish for the time. A lot of the advice is still true today.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Retro Book: This is Texas by M. Sasek

Finding this was one of those moments when you stumble upon something completely wonderful by accident. I found This is Texas in the stacks and then found out there is an entire series of these books that we own.

The art is wonderfully retro and though a lot of the landmarks in this book have changed, it still gives me fond memories of my home state.