Archived Articles: Vintage & Retro

The future has passed, and will again - what seems like cutting-edge tech today may look prescient or silly tomorrow. For those fascinated with futures past, here are vintage visions of planes, trains, automobiles and more from times gone by.

For the Record: 13 Modern & Conceptual Turntable Designs

As record players enjoy a resurgence in popularity, their designs get sleeker and more modern, incorporating 3D printing, lasers, magnets that levitate the ...

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Retro-Style Tech: 10 Modern Gadgets with a Nostalgic Look

If you’re nostalgic for Walkman-equipped jogs, need a desktop computer that fits into a midcentury modern design scheme or just want to gaze lovingly at ...

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35 Years in 60 Seconds: Evolution of Modern Computer Desks

Almost everything we once kept at our desks is now packed into our personal computers, but rarely is this phenomena so brilliantly illustrated as in the ...

Micro-Cycle: Hubless Bike Folds Down & Fits into Backpack

Few folding bikes can boast such compact proportions (even when fully collapsed) as this umbrella-sized wonder you can sling at your side or slideĀ into your ...

Lego Blocks + iPad = Classic 1984 Macintosh Computer

Technology comes full circle thanks to an iPad and a creative usage of Lego blocks. Oslo-based designers Jason Kinsella and Charlotte Bakken recreated a ...

Turn Back the Dial: 13 Retro Historical TV Set Designs

Early television sets ranged from tiny screens housed in laughably oversized cabinets to stylish midcentury modern designs. Some, like a Russian TV from 1932, ...

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Retro Rail: 14 Real & Visionary Historic Monorail Designs

There’s nothing on earth like a genuine, bonafide, electrified six-car monorail. Or a one-car monorail with a propeller, or a high-speed rail plane, or ...

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Dental Nightmare: 17 Truly Terrifying Tooth-Related Objects

As if going to the dentist wasn’t scary enough already, you can now augment your odontophobia with a series of nightmare-inducing dental training ...

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Bizarre Inventions: 15 Idiotic Ideas from the Past

For every invention that actually makes it to production, there are dozens of failed ideas, most of which failed for very good reasons. Like the fact that ...

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Rare Visions of the Past: 30 Old Color Photographs

The red banners of Nazi Germany, female factory workers in 1940s America, and views of Paris from the turn of the century are captured in rare color photos.

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