Trend Alert: Vintage Gizmos Hit the Mainstream

Trend Alert: Vintage Gizmos Hit the Mainstream

Sonia Zjawinski
Sep 16, 2008

Remember when back in the day we asked if using obsolete tech as décor was hot? Well, looks like it's not just hot, it's a trend. Urban Outfitters is jumping on the bandwagon, selling manual typewriters, princess phones, and Diana cameras. No word if they're planning to sell reel-to-reels like in the photo above...

Speaking of the photo above. That's from Urban Outfitters' latest catalog, where they have a few cool set-ups involving vintage (and some modern twists on vintage) tech. Below is a sweet living room featuring their USB turntable.

We're starting to drink the kool-aid and see the décor benefits of old gadgets. We just invested in an old Smith-Corona typewriter from eBay. It looks so rad in our apartment! photos: urban outfitters

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