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Space age: Amazing retro futuristic homes of the ’60s

What did the future look like from the '60s? In this ad series for Motorola, commercial artist Charles Schridde depicted modernist homes of the future - and perfectly captured the era's sleek style and space-age optimism.

7 budget small house designs (1956)

These seven unique budget small house designs prove that good things still do come in small packages -- that originality can make the tiniest house attractive!
American homestead summer by Currier and Ives 1868

Come to Kansas and homestead 160 acres of land for $10 (1863)

On the payment of ten dollars, and the office fees, any person, being the head of a family, or over the age of twenty-one years, may enter 160 acres, or a less quantity, of the unappropriated Public Land as his Homestead. The applicant must either be a citizen, or have declared his intention to become such.

Top 10 terrible fuzzy toilet covers from the ’70s

"A shag carpet toilet lid cover with matching tank cover" sounds like the answer to a question nobody asked, but that didn't seem to matter much to our counterparts in the '70s. They loved their fuzzy toilet covers, and weren't ashamed to admit it.

Why not wallpaper your ceiling? (1970s)

Why stop with the walls when decorating your home, when you can add color and flair up high by wallpapering your ceilings? Here are some retro decor tips from the seventies!
Use old wallpaper samples as gift wrap

8 high-style, low-budget gift wrap ideas (1976)

A pretty wrapping makes a gift special. But when you suddenly realize that some of your Christmas presents are costing almost as much to wrap as they did to buy, then it's high time for ingenuity and originality!

Sparking sequined crafts (1972)

Elegant jeweled fruit craft Make these ornaments in minutes for dazzling centerpieces or decorations. It's so easy! You simply use straight pins to attach sequins and beads to Styrofoam forms. Included in jewe... Click to read more...

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