Crochet Hot Pants and Dy-no-mite(!) 70's Decor

Hello 70's!

Are you reading Retrospace yet? Writing about all things good and bad in fashion, television, music, and pop culture from the 70's, and 80's, Retrospace picks up where Retrocrush left off (sorry Retrocrush, but what happened?). Just glimpse post titles such as "Crochet Gone Bad" and "Occult Lameness" for example, and you know it's going to be good.
Crochet hot pants and lederhosen. Awesome.
The sad thing is, had I been 20-something and hot in the 70's, I would have loved these outfits. Alas, I was too young.
A few more images from Good Housekeeping's Complete Book of Decorating (1971), and How to Make Your Windows Beautiful (1974). Like these? See more in this post.
As my regular readers know, I have a thing for chairs. I'd welcome the chairs in the pics above and below in my home. Dig those kitchen cabinets and kelly green ceiling too (although I fear that ceiling would bring about madness...)
Faux fur bedspread...
Loud wallpaper & completely unsanitary carpeting in the bathroom, but for some reason I find the room appealing. The cute chair and ocean view don't hurt.
Outta sight! 70's goodness from Omodern. (More pics from Omodern in this post).
These last few images are from Seventies Design. Does anyone know what restaurant this is, and if it still exists? I would totally eat here (although I find the pyramids a bit scary).
The architect/designer's repetition of the circle six times (can you find them all?) is quite brilliant.
There was probably a whole lotta' cocaine snorted in this room.
Another groovy restaurant interior (top right), and what's the deal with that pod kitchen (lower left)?
Is it wrong that I actually like some of this stuff?


Hello Lindello said...

hahaha can you imagine wearing those on a hot day? eeeww.


Oh...can you crochet me a pair?
And, a matching pair for you?
Can you bake me a poached pear in the little pod kitchen?

Could we share a cup of espresso while we stare at the view though the dome of a window?

Cameron said...

Psychedelic, baby!

BuenoBueno said...

Wow! I love this post mucho! I want those hotshorts.
-kel (from www.muchomuchobuenobueno.blogspot.com)

Pixel Wild Child said...

Oh!!! I love the aesthetics of the 70´s, this collection is sublime!!! Love it!!!

The Red Umbrella said...

Soo groovy. Love the Astroturf in the bathroom!

Diana said...

Ha! That's awesome!


Amazzzing...the lady with the matching prints are too awesome!

Linda Branch Dunn said...

I had that crochet book. Honest. I wanted to make the split dress thing. Eeek. All I made was an afgan, and countless Juliet-style beanies, all from acrylic yarn.

Kitty Stampede said...

Omigawd!!! I LOVE THIS POST. Eye Candy Galore.
I can't wait to visit that blog...too freaking cool. Thanks for sharing.
I like some of it too...its just so unique..some the decor can be gawdy but it also has some charm. that cocaine comment was hilarious, so so true!!

Janne said...

As the cheesy song lyrics go: If it's wrong I don't want to be right. Love this post!