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.
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.
A beautiful office both inspires and rewards hard work, and these vintage (and vintage-inspired) items — from authentic midcentury typewriters to Holly Hunt’s Industrial Era-reminiscent La Lampe Gras lighting collection — will lend your workspace a stylishly stately tenor that reflects the past. Steel trays, ceramic jars, and framed maps complete this classic picture.
Put a little color into your workday with these vibrant accents. Graphic Image’s leather journals, sketchbooks, and iPad cases are an elegant start. Keep the vibe going with personality-filled stationery, a bold wall clock, and a retro accessory like a vintage typewriter.
To assemble this selection of home accents, we took our inspiration from the past. From rustic, reclaimed bins and boxes 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.