Tag Archives: vintage

Writing Ball Typewriter: The Curvy Steampunk Word Processor

The Malling-Hansen Writing Ball was originally unveiled in 1867, featuring a keyboard layout which has long since been buried in the depths of time. Did you know that QWERTY keyboards were originally designed to deter typewriter users from overburdening the keyboard with speedy typing, which would, in turn, jam the keys? But who cares. The star of the show is ...

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USB Typewriter Turns iPad into Vintage Writing Contraption

The typewriter. The ultimate forerunner of the word processor. We don’t give the typewriter enough credit for changing the world of the press. Providing fanboys of the 1880s to create fan fiction which could be read by tens of readers, instead of just himself. But since we’re in a new era. In fact, there’s probably been multiple new eras since ...

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Retro Rotary iPhone Dock: Tonight We’re Gonna Call Like It’s 1939

Have you been looking for that perfect way to introduce grandma to the 21st century? The iRetrofone Base makes it an easier transition from rotary phone to iPhone. Or just adds a nice retro touch to your mancave. Each handmade iRetrofone is sculpted and cast one at a time out of resin. Compatible with all iPhone models, the base allows ...

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If Twitter Were a Book from the 60s and Other Retro Web Services

There’s something about vintage-styled book covers that really grabs your attention. Especially when the vintage style meets modern technology. What if modern web services happened to be books from the 60s? Don’t ask me how, just pretend that by some stretch of the imagination, these web services were inspired by vintage books. The resulting book covers would have likely looked ...

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Vintage Apple Logo Trucker Hat

Have you been down with Apple since they were one with the rainbow? Pure sex. Sadly sold out for now. Let’s hope for a triumphant return. I will own one. Link [via]

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Vintage Postcards Get a Taste of Science Fiction

There’s nothing that can’t be made more exciting by adding robots and aliens. That definitely includes boring, old vintage postcards. Flickr user Frano Brambilla uploaded a set of manipulated photos, featuring vintage post card scenes with a little added zesty flavor of sci-fi. There’s nearly 30 of these shots over at Flickr.

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Vintage Money Bag Wallet

You can’t get much more authentic than this. These Money Bag Wallets are made of authentic old-timey vintage money bags. The same type of bag you can see thieves swipe from the back of an armored vehicle in those brand new “moving pictures” I’ve been hearing so much about. The product page warns that some of the bags do show ...

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Asteroids Wall Decals

OK, look, I know I was just saying how much of a futuristic geek I am, but it seems I’m more stuck in my retro roots than I originally thought. All the proof I needed was the boner I got when I saw these awesome Asteroids Wall Decals. I remember first jamming out to Asteroids on a vintage Atari 2600 ...

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Don’t Be Scared Indie Hipsters, The Future is Inevitable

There’s a time and place for everything I suppose. But as far as vintage clothing? If it doesn’t have some sort of awesomely geeky retro gaming decal or isn’t reeking of steampunk goodness, it just isn’t our style. If you’re also akin to my anti-vintage chic warrior attitude, the “Screw Vintage, This Shirt Is From the Future” T-shirt ($15) might ...

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Vintage Beer Cans

Jesus Christ! These are beer cans from back in the day? I thought they were empty canisters of motor oil judging by the crude design and packaging. I bet Lockwasher would love to get his hands on some of these for a project. A guy named Dan sent these into The Dieline and this is what he had to say: ...

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