Retro Retter


Retro style definition "a culturally outdated or aged style, trend, mode, or fashion, from the overall postmodern past, but have since that time become functionally or superficially the norm once again. The use of "retro" style iconography and imagery interjected into post-modern art, advertising, mass media, etc. has occurred from around the time of the industrial revolution to present day" from Wikipedia.

Visit to Wei├čenhofsiedlung last week makes me in love (again) with Retro style. Interior style I've seen lately is either affordable IKEA style or modern style with unaffordable pieces. IKEA style is sooo mainstream that it somehow doesn't give you homy feeling anymore, it gives you ..... well ..... only IKEA feeling (my apologies Ingvar Kamprad :) And the modern style ..... Le Corbusier-wannabe-leather-sofa for example.... well it's ellegant and classy and look so excellent .... but sometimes it's just too clean it left nothing but empty feeling. Lack of homy atmosphere.

The point is? Need to save more money so I'll be able to afford to have my own place and decorate it with cozy dull yet timeless Retro style .... in the meantime restyling our tiny family apartment in Jakarta would be a good idea.




resource from here, here, here and here

ps : changed the blog title into La Vida Diaria... it means everyday life.

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