On hot summer days there are few things, short of a swimming pool, that can cool you off better than a frozen popsicle. With the recent resurgence in nostalgia, the homemade frozen ice drink on a stick is as popular today it was in the 70s. Even the NY Times wrote a recent article ranking “The Best Popsicle Molds”.
The most notable feature of the early steam-electric irons was the heavy iron base. It's heavier than modern day equivalents, however its weight enabled ironing out creases was quicker and easier. Today’s lighter steam irons may be less arduous on the arm, but are they as effective? In my humble opinion... no. I’d prefer the heavy ship in a storm any day.
The 70s are back in vogue. Seventies design was fun and sexy but still sophisticated. 70s style has inherent cheerfulness which gives much-needed relief amid the heavy weight of extraordinarily stressful times. It's natural we want little pops of retro colour and charm in our homes as reminders of simpler times.
In these stressful, uncertain times, people are embracing the carpe diem mentality; dusting off their fine bone china and fancy tableware to live everyday as a celebration. Otherwise, what are we waiting for? Fine bone china is historically embedded with the spirit of celebration and regal poshness.