Kasbah Mod’s rejuvenated vintage typewriters are modified bits of modernity in analog bodies – taking vintage to the next level with high-end refurbishments of the coolest writing tools this side of a quill and ink pot. Kasbah Mod – also known as Kasbah Moderne – takes typewriters (complete with original 1873 typewriter technology), spiffs them up to pristine working condition, and retrofits them to suit any need – with custom paint jobs, 24-karat gold plating, artist-inspired editions – or even custom ink. Launched in 2010 by Chase Gilbert, these couture-quality machines allow lovers of high design to disconnect from the digital world one beautiful art object at a time.
these vintage and vintage-style decorative accents and tabletop essentials have character, texture, and a worldly vibe. They'll make your home look like you’ve spent plenty of time scouring the world’s famous fleas (starting with the one in Paris).
Take some picks from this selection, and you’ll be well on your way to putting together a room that’s retro and timeless at once. Start with the accessories: the sculptural, bone china bottles, sleek cherry-bark boxes, and polygon mirrors all possess an organic-inspired, midcentury-modern feel. Or take the retro look in a Euro direction with a Swiss heraldic shield, some vintage English shoe trees, or colorful Swedish bottles — or channel Hemingway with a vintage typewriter.
To assemble this selection of home accents, we took our inspiration from the past. From rustic dishware to seagrass baskets, to authentic vintage typewriters and antique sewing machines, each piece comes from (or evokes) a time when craftsmanship was king and details truly mattered. Mix and match a few pieces for an artful, collected-over-time look.