Reviving a classic takes just the right touch -- the new Mini's an inspiring resurrection of the original zipster, but whoever decided to update the Reliant Robin with four wheels obviously has a few mental lug nuts loose. Beautifully bringing back some very cool stuff: Still Life.
From a pair of "junk-shop trawling" Londoners, Still takes furnishings from decades past and cleans up, repurposes, upcycles, and, because they might end up in the living room, "revives" them. Herewith, some glory restored:
Chessboard Coffee Table: The base is actually made from a pair of '60s filing trays stuck back-to-back, while staying in that decade, the white chessboard squares are cut from a vintage AA road map -- except this is something you'll actually check, mate.
Dentist Chair: Completely reupholstered, this solidly made '50s number, hugely popular with NHS drillers back then, is still in perfect working order, though it's up to you to add/talk-about-how-cool-it'll-be-when-you-eventually-add fresh, seat-elevating hydraulic fluid.
Vintage Gum Dispenser Light: Stripped of its garish veneer to reveal the galvanized metal underneath, this minimalist piece has also had its glass replaced with fogged plastic, so that the light from within seems to portend some deep mystery that you'll become totally engrossed in until someone distracts you with a gumball.
The rest of the inventory covers a fairly wide range, incl. mirrors, stools, art, and "miscellaneous"; the team will also take commissions to juice up the junk lying around your house, so it'll no longer have to lie there, feeling like a third wheel.