In the early 1990s, two students from Vienna, Austria, came across the quirky Russian Lomo Kompakt camera. Inspired by the artful photos it produced (which had saturated colors, overlay effects, and a subtle, vintage-y graininess), they started creating new analog cameras — making an indelible impact on the world of photography. Pick one up and get inspired to tell your life story in pictures. Of special note is the Spinner, which takes 360-degree-view photos; it’ll be the hit of your next party. Other hits include the Diana, the Holga and the Fisheye.
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From Lomography’s ingenious cameras, which produce vintage-looking photos, to Native Union’s Bluetooth handsets that look like old-school telephone receivers, all the tech in this sale has a retro vibe that’s evocative of an era long before Instagram existed. They’ll make perfect gifts for your most nostalgic friends and loved ones.
Feeling nostalgic? You'll love Crosley's wares. Relive a much simpler era with music players that look vintage but work with today’s gadgets (like the iDeco, a tabletop speaker and iPhone dock). Converting your old music technology to new? Then get the USB turntable; it’ll burn your treasured records onto your computer. And if you just can’t give up your vinyl, go for the record carrier case. Jukebox-shaped CD players and novel wall and desk phones round out this evocative selection.
Bringing wine to a party is getting a little passe. Instead, show up with one of these inspired decor items ... from seasonal pieces to all-year-round options, they'll last a lot longer than that bottle of Merlot.