The 1970’s gave us some of the most iconic additions to the then, moustache-and-groupies driven, popular culture. The 70’s interior made every third apartment look like the bureau of the Starsky and Hutch.
And then, there was the cinema, oh, the 70’s cinema. Two installments of “The Godfather”, “Jaws”, “Taxi Driver”, “Star Wars” and the superb list goes on and on. We, however, turned our sights on the 70’s TV aesthetics. Let’s cut the bull and fall to the guilty pleasure. For a moment, let’s embrace the camp.
About that Detective’s Office
There’s something about the 70’s that simply cannot be replicated. Smoking in the detective’s office and on the live TV, cringe-worthy stunt shots of a Ford Grand Torino smashing through the rubbish cans and hordes of vegetable stands with a relaxed and funky disco guitar in the background. However, the detective’s office is where the emotional stuff happened. Head in hands, thinking about who’s the dealer and can you trust that afro-adorned femme fatale. The struggle is real. Why not bring some of the intensity in your creative corners? Beside an old typewriter, everything will look like a hip tribute to the decade! If you’re striving for a 70’s interior, bring some 70’s cop show groove in!
*And yes, we do realize that it’s a typewriter the picture’s coming out from. It’s safe to say that every respectable B-movie of the 1970’s would be proud of this!
Talk Show Setting
The 70’s saw the birth of the talk show format we are so familiar with today. It wasn’t all goofing around like Jimmy Fallon loves and knows how to do. Instead, a great chunk of the talk shows were actually some of the first examples of the public television touching controversy, taboo and all things it wasn’t supposed to touch. Trying to incorporate talk show studio aesthetics in your interior may seem like a rather silly idea, but just take a peek! It is actually possible to bring some of that Tom Snyder’s “no nonsense” attitude in your place without looking like a blockhead! This is a perfect place to discuss political and philosophical matters that everyone actually has a very little idea of! Just add a couple of colorful suits and ties, the respective Tom Snyder’s hairpiece and a camera to periodically look at and say – we’ll be back after a short break. And two glasses of whiskey, so that there would be at least some explanation of the scene.
Kung Fu Camp
No 70’s interior replica would be completed without a tribute to the martial arts film pioneer, the one and only, the fist of fury – Bruce Lee. A legend whose death inspired a kung fu fad that eventually produced the “Kung Fu Fighting” song by Carl Douglas, another “marvel” of the decade! The chap, in this artwork particularly, is a very interior-friendly with all of those striking colors and the obvious pop art sensibility! Lee, after all, has become somewhat of a cultural jewel and why not, judging by his fashion sense, the guy had some considerable class! Yeah, see what we did there, a Double Dragon approach!
Feeling that Saturday Night Fever?
Hold on, the “bubble gum lady” by Alexander Grahovsky will soon be available!
Disco is the definition of the love/hate phenomenon. A coke-fueled audience of the Club 54 surely adored the thing, while the “Disco Demolition Night” of 1979 proved that there are many people who love to hate it. Aside from that, it is, of course, a trademark of the decade. Travolta shook his hips like no other, Donna Summer felt love like we could only imagine and the Bee Gees were cashing in millions with their falsettos! Above all things we, unfortunately, didn’t touch in this tribute, we simply had to include this one. Once again, no 70’s interior would be a fully authentic without elements like disco balls, trippy wallpapers and a bit of over-the-top futurism.
Sideburns, Glasses, Afro and a Top-Hat
With that combo, you definitely have a backstage pass. Oh, those were the days of the “Tiny Dancers”, tour buses, stadiums with boozed-out happy people and evil managers taking all of the band’s income. The title attributes, though, seems to be generally embraced by the bass players, turning it into an almost uniform-like thing for that particular position in the band.There hasn’t been quite anything like that after the decade, and the Cameron Crowe’s “Almost Famous” captured that special something remarkably well. The lovely dazed existence without thinking bout’ tomorrow. This could be the place where your aspirations come to the fruition, with your girlfriend vocalizing over your sticker-ridden six-string. A Nostalgic and a romantic take on the 70’s interior.
That’s it for today’s episode. We had a little insight into the decade in which glam, punk, hippies, Kraftwerk and what else not managed to co-exist on the same planet. The decade that set the seeds for the MTV generation of the 80’s! Creame has learned the lesson – whether you’re a brother or whether you’re a mother you are stayin’ alive!