Friday, September 26, 2008

The Kitsch Or Not Shop

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Remember my major sweet tooth disappointment? If you don't you might as well click on that link and read before you continue down this post. I'll wait.

Now, residing in the same pretty building as that not-so-nice-anymore-café is a rather fun and quirky shop that specializes in *surprise* fun and quirky stuff from the 50ies, 60ies, 70ies. As well old photographs, books, all sorts of neat and pretty must-haves in contemporary design. Due to the fact that the suburb of Gustavsberg is an old archipelago dwelling lots of the things are of a certain maritime and archipelago feel.

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Some of the things for sale in the shop do give me lots of nice and giggly flashbacks of my 70ies childhood. Much of doesn't appeal to my sense of style today - back then I didn't have much choice, with parents who loved orange, red and yellow, big flowery fabrics and all sorts of weird (and wonderful) patterns - but I really admire the way they've put together the goods for sale and the way they've created a colourful, appealing display of amusing flashbacks. And yes, some of the stuff I'd love to take home with me - or get/buy as gifts. It's a very happy vibes store. In a somewhat kitsch way.

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Yes, they have quite the matching guest toilet too.
The shop doesn't have a website as far as I know, you'll find it down in the harbour, in the pretty Towerhouse (Tornhuset) at Odelbergsvägen 11, Gustavsberg, open Mon-Fri 10-17, weekends 11-17.

8 comments:

Poppy Q said...

Classsic - I love the shop. I wonder where they got so much stuff?

Have a nice weekend exploring.

Webradio said...

Hello Pia !
Very nice photos...
I like Your blog. I'll come back...
See You later.

Anonymous said...

Fantastic! It is an amazing flashback, but there is also something nightmarish about it...

Pia K said...

That's a good question, I might try and explore that a bit next time I pop by:) Good weekend to you too.

Thanks, webradio!

Oh I agree, "anonymous", it's not a completely comfortable feeling walking around there... But I do love the colours!

Titania said...

Many people love this retro stuff. I have never been a fan of it, not even when it was around in our own homes at this time. The colours, the style nothing appealed to me. I was glad when I got rid of everything retro.

Pia K said...

Titania - Tastes differ, myself I'm no fan of plastic stuff and fake flowers and such in general, what I do enjoy still is the unhibited approach to colours and in parts patterns that the 60-70ies was much about. That teamed up with nature and natural materials and I'm a completely happy gal:)

Paz said...

I like the top photo with the front of the building. Very nice.

The shop looks like it's fun to visit.

Paz

Pia K said...

It's such a pretty, pretty brick building, Paz, and I think the way they have adorned the stairs and door is very complimentary as well as inviting.

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