Ultra Swank - Retro Adventures


What is Ultra Swank?

Ultra Swank is a magazine styled blog that takes you back in time into the kitsch, chic, swank and camp living of the 1940s to the 1970s. We mostly focus on the design, style, and fashion of the happy-go-lucky and space-age-living mentality of that era. Including; architecture, interior design, furniture, ephemera, books, art, design, advertising, music, events, travel, amazing people like Arne Jacobsen Mies Van der RohePierre KoenigJoseph EichlerEero Saarinen and more – but also on the music and movies that takes you back to happier times. Ultra Swank is written by a dedicated team of time travelers from around the globe.

Behind the Swank

Ultra Swank was launched by Christopher in September 2005 to share his passion for everything retro – whether it is design, music, architecture, movies, photos, interviews, reviews or recommendations from an honest and fun angle. Chris, who is a native Swede – now living as a expat in Barcelona, Spain – shares his time working as a web developer by day and time traveler by night.


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All the rest

All photographs, images, product names, quotes and otherwise are copyrighted and/or trademarked by their respective owners. If we used one of your photos or illustrations it’s probably because we found it super awesome. However, if you don’t want it published, please get in touch with us and we’ll remove it.

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