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27-09-2020, 17:14   #31
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People will look back on the interior decor now and be like "absolutely everything was grey.. what was with that?.."
I'd take a bright pink bathroom suite over a grey living room any day.
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I kind of think the 70s were a kind of zenith in terms of style Tbh..

Flares and blazers on the gentlemen..
Those short skirts and knee high boots on the ladies..I mean like, damn...
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I kind of think the 70s were a kind of zenith in terms of style Tbh..

Flares and blazers on the gentlemen..
Those short skirts and knee high boots on the ladies..I mean like, damn...
But you'd have to put paper bags over everyone's heads to hide the terrifying hair.
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But you'd have to put paper bags over everyone's heads to hide the terrifying hair.
The ladies were foxy..
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The ladies were foxy..
We still are...
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I was a teen from 1974 onwards, and the young men's hair was a big turn off for me. There were the odd funky items to wear. I well remember the orange kitchens. My aunt in Bray got her large kitchen painted orange, her older teenage children pinned those orange and yellow flying fish to the ceiling, and I asked could we paint our small kitchen orange, so I was given a paintbrush. Before that kitchens were absolutely featureless, so it was the first ever real attempt to make something out of a typical suburban kitchen. We couldn't afford to stretch to the avocado bathroom, but they were typically being fitted to new builds.
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I was a teen from 1974 onwards, and the young men's hair was a big turn off for me. There were the odd funky items to wear. I well remember the orange kitchens. My aunt in Bray got her large kitchen painted orange, her older teenage children pinned those orange and yellow flying fish to the ceiling, and I asked could we paint our small kitchen orange, so I was given a paintbrush. Before that kitchens were absolutely featureless, so it was the first ever real attempt to make something out of a typical suburban kitchen. We couldn't afford to stretch to the avocado bathroom, but they were typically being fitted to new builds.
Kitchens were only starting to change from totally functiontal areas for cooking, cleaning and storage. Our kitchen in the seventies only had a fitted unit under the sink, there was a free standing dresser from the 50/60s for non perishables and crockery, a fridge (no fridge freezer til 1977), a twin tub that was heaved into the middle of the room once a week (Friday)and was in operation from dawn til dusk (chippy dinners on wash day) and was used as a work surface the rest of the week, a formica table with foldable wings and two stools that were stored under it when not in use, three chairs and a cooker with a grill up top. Nothing matched. Lots of buckets and basins here and there for use on wash day. The idea of the kitchen needing to be a pleasant place visually was still quite 'notiony'.
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You can look back on any decade and you'll find nightmarish style. The one piece of clothing I hated from the 70s was the tank top. A woman in our flats used to knit the bleeding things and they were gross. About style in general one person idea of style can be another persons version of monstrosity
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How can you criticise a decade that gave us flared trousers, Gary Glitter, Noddy Holder AND Showaddywaddy?
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How can you criticise a decade that gave us flared trousers, Gary Glitter, Noddy Holder AND Showaddywaddy?
Ah Lsd will do that for you. Glitter should've been castrated
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But you'd have to put paper bags over everyone's heads to hide the terrifying hair.
We've gone back to that again.
The dyed blonde hair, neo-mullets and weird bouffants on lads in their teens and 20s nowadays are cringeworthy.
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How can you criticise a decade that gave us flared trousers, Gary Glitter, Noddy Holder AND Showaddywaddy?
And Sally Carr.


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Architecture here at any rate was urban concrete brutalism or rural bungalow blight, not much better now with architects with a horn for boring glass boxes everywhere.

Overuse of carpet, esp in places where carpet wasn't practical, pubs and toilets. Disliked the "busy" wallpaper favoured at the time, would give you a headache just looking at it.

Coloured bathroom suites date very quickly. Best stick to timeless white, can't go wrong.
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Ah Lsd will do that for you. Glitter should've been castrated
Large bottles of Harp made everything look rosy especially while smoking a few Woodbines.
And how could a decade that gave "Oh no its Selwyn Froggit" starring the late great Bill Maynard be called lacking in taste

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Those ABBA outfits were cringeworthy alright, but sexy as hell.

Other fashion crimes included platform shoes, giant sideburns, bell-bottoms & shiny white boots!
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