Friday, December 05, 2008

Design thoughts.

I have one of those stereos that looks like a vintage radio - it has a turntable, cassette, and CD player, and it actually sounds pretty good. It looks great in my little study/library, along with some vintage prints and a Victorian looking loveseat and tiffany style'd think you'd walked into a 1920's sitting room. With the exception of my desk and computer, there's nothing in the room that looks like it was made any later than 1940. And I've been pretty deliberate in decorating it that way - it's the only room in the house that I've bothered 'decorating' at all, since I spend most of my time in there.

But I was looking at some old TV's on line today, and I just wondered. Wouldn't it be cool if they would make some of these newfangled TV's with HD and flat screens and stuff with the awesome design features of old vintage TV sets? Or do you think I'm crazy? I don't know - I just think it'd be nifty to have a TV that looked like this in my living room, but when it's on, you get all the great picture reception and detail that comes with the modern HD technology. This isn't any bigger than the beast that's in there now, so even the big cabinet wouldn't take up any more space.

If your decorating is more in line with 50's kitsch, here's this little beauty. It would look great in someone's retro kitchen.

Maybe I'm the only person who would buy such a thing. But I don't think so.

When we were shopping for a new fridge I was disgusted to find that there are refrigerators on the market with TV's in the door. Now if there's a market for stupid shit like that, then surely...


Blogger Pearl said...

I saw the fridges with the TVs in them. You know, just in case you can't possibly bear to be in a room without the soothing, crapulous voice of Advertising in their ears.

In the living room, however? I would buy one of these retro TVs, too. Too cool.


05 December, 2008 18:30  
Blogger Kim Ayres said...

It can't be too difficult to whip out the cathode ray tube and insert a computer screen

06 December, 2008 14:13  
Blogger Mr. Beer N. Hockey said...

Just seeing a big old brown tv like that makes me want to slap it on the side to make the picture a little more clear.

06 December, 2008 17:06  
Blogger laughykate said...

Ooooooooohhh, now I think that's a fab idea. The style of the old with the technology of the new. I'd buy it. My curve screen.

07 December, 2008 03:56  
Blogger David Sullivan said...

Two weeks ago I got rid of my 30 year old console TV and bought a 46 inch high def Sony...I don't miss the retro look even a little bit!!!

11 December, 2008 16:23  
Blogger Andraste said...

Oooooh...congrats on the big TV Sully. All sports look great on those, but hockey, I think, looks best!

11 December, 2008 16:30  
Blogger Annie said...

Are you electricity-less? I hope you're faring well after the big ice storm.

14 December, 2008 06:44  
Blogger Andraste said...

Hi Annie - no, we never lost power. In fact, we never got any ice - just a lot of rain. It's sunny and dry now - though colder than a witch's tit in a brass bra...

14 December, 2008 09:18  
Blogger Annie said...

Glad to hear it. No electricity = warm beer. I shudder at the thought.

14 December, 2008 16:59  
Blogger Medbh said...

The second one looks fab.

16 December, 2008 14:09  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

Happy Christmas Missus, hope you're having a ball.

24 December, 2008 06:24  

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