Ultra Swank - Retro Adventures
Väla Centrum – A Kitschy Swedish Shopping Mall

Väla Centrum is a shopping mall located in southern Sweden just outside of Helsingborg. This is the mall I grew up with. Many, many Friday evenings and Saturday afternoons were spent here as I took the car south going shopping with my family as a kid back in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Väla Centrum was built in 1974 and was at its opening...

Space Age Lounge Volume 2 – Red Carpet Ride

Since many of you have requested my previous two volumes of “Space Age Lounge”, I have decided to share them with you here. First off is volume 2, which is called Red Carpet Ride. It is a tribute to the swank Hollywood premieres and jet set lifestyle of the 1960s. The music is mostly soft and easy going with lots of strings, vibes and flutes....

The Cocktail Nation Podcast

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Narco Lounge Combo
The Cocktail Nation on September 25th, 2016

Podcast #423: Narco Lounge Combo

Happy Holidays
December 22nd, 2006 in Ultra Swank

Happy Holidays

I would like to wish you all a happy christmas / hanukkah / whatever you are celebrating and a happy new year! A special thank you to all the 67,000+ people who visited Ultra Swank in 2006. Hope to see you all next year again!...

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...

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...

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