Did you ever have the feeling that you were back in time? You look around and things are so accurate that its almost spooky? Us too. We recently wandered into a building (or possibly another dimension) that boasted a vintage bowling alley, a retro theatre, a picture perfect diner and bar straight out of an episode of Mad Men. Step inside...
The bowling alley, Duckpin Bowling, appeared virtually untouched since 1957. The mint-colored snack counter, the vintage pay phone and the original cigarette vending machine were all appreciated details. We also loved that this vintage-lover's paradise matched the Hayley suit perfectly.
We snapped a picture of music venue, Radio Radio, before popping in the Smokehouse on Shelby to grab a bite. The bbq was to die for and the decor was even better. Crome barstools, bold pops of color and gigantic letters (taller than me) that spell out Pepsi.
The "Rock-ola"... what a beaut.
We also stopped by the Pattern Magazine 2015 Trend Report presentation. It was held at this amazingly bizarre place called the Society of Salvage. They offered an endless buffet of vintage chandeliers, a bevy of irresistible office furniture that Peggy Olsen would covet and an impressively eerie collection of dentist chairs and supplies.
Although we did not try the duckpin bowling, we starred in wonder long enough that we could have play several games. As retro swimwear designers we are constantly looking for places like these that are a complete submersion into the culture of yesteryear, when sex was still cute and bomb shelters were en vogue.
Peace & Love,
O & C