Ultra Swank - Retro Adventures
Space Age Lounge Volume 3 – Love at First Flight

As hinted in a previous post, here is my latest custom made compilation. The theme for this one is jet travel in the late 60s / early 70s – which basically means lots of delicious strings, brass and funky bass lines in every form. This is the kind of music you would listen to when jet-setting around the globe first class in a Boeing 747....


This is a cut from a educational promotion film that explains some aspects on why Täby Centrum was built. The film is in Swedish and narrated by the architect of the center who explains some particulars about it. If you look closely you will see the Domus sign in the background on the second floor of the mall. Domus was one of the typical anchor...

The Cocktail Nation Podcast

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More Jet Age photos
November 9th, 2006 in Travel

More Jet Age photos

Here are some more swank retro air travel photos. Just look at the cool interiors and colors of those Boeing 707’s and 747’s! That groovy stewardess in pink looks like she is from outer space or something. All you need now is some lush jet set airplane music to play in the background....

Jet Age photos
October 12th, 2006 in Travel

Jet Age photos

So far we have stayed on the ground, exploring the past. Now it’s time to take to the skies and go back 40 years or so when air travel was considered a privilege and the first travel choice for any international jet set person. My personal airline favorites are Pan Am and Braniff, seeing I really like the Pan Am logo and the cool airplane...

Shopping Spree – Part 5 (Southdale Center)

Time for another peek at past shopping experiences. This time we are leaving Scandinavia to have a look at some photos from an American shopping center. Since most of the mid-century Swedish malls and shopping centers took their inspiration from their American counterpart, I thought it would be a good idea to compare the design and architecture of them. This is Southdale Center Mall in...

Helsingborg in the 1960s
August 27th, 2006 in Roadtrip

Helsingborg in the 1960s

I got a e-mail today from Lasse who has been a frequent visitor to my blog and really likes the postcards and music I post here. So he was nice enough to supply me with three scanned postcards from Helsingborg from the 1960s to help continue my Swedish 1960s marathon. Helsingborg was a major boat hub to Denmark until the Öresund Bridge was completed in...

Halmstad in the 1960s
August 25th, 2006 in Roadtrip

Halmstad in the 1960s

Looks like I am stuck in the 1960s. I found some nice photos of how the city of Halmstad looked back then. Halmstad is located on the southern westcoast of Sweden and is famous for its beaches, golf courses and tourists during the summers....

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