Ultra Swank - Retro Adventures
1960s Tech Inventions That Shaped Today’s World

Back in the 1960s, the technology was emerging and it was a brilliant time for inventors to come up with something revolutionary. It was clear that the technology industry needed to be advanced in order to improve our living. There were many different designs and inventions that did not see the light of the day, as they were too advanced and optimistic to built for...

What Is So Nostalgic About the Classic Bond Movies?

Although modern times are full of convenience, there is still something almost inexplicably charming about certain eras past. And thanks to pop culture and the windows it provides us into the past, even many who were born not so long ago might find themselves longing for the “good old days” of simpler, “golden-era” western culture. And the James Bond franchise can inspire these longing feelings...

3 Superb Places To Find Stylish & Affordable Retro Décor

The iconic shapes, patterns and colors of the swinging 60s continue to shape modern-day design to this day. Demand for 60s décor has never been higher, with homeowners using retro wallpapers and furniture to add touches of personality to dull modern interiors. Unfortunately, increasing popularity also means increasing prices. For that reason, we’ve come up with a list of three places you can get your...

A Warmer, Friendlier Alternative to Christmas

A long time ago when I was a lot younger I used to feel sorry for people in the southern hemisphere who never saw snow, much less a white Christmas. I thought to myself, “how could they possibly get into the holiday spirit when it was still warm enough to wear shorts and t-shirts?” I truly felt bad for them not knowing what a “true”...

Vintage Halloween Costumes from the 1950s to the 1970s

Ah, Halloween. The streets fill with children in trendy, creepy, and cute costumes all hot in pursuit of the best candy. This year, households can expect the classics: some werewolves, witches, and wizards. As well as culturally hip get-ups parents with some free time conjured up (take a shot for every Hogwarts student, minion, Trump and creepy nun costume). This holiday also brings with it...

Live At The Purple Pit – An Interview with Nutty
Written by Baron von Swankenstein in Interview

Live At The Purple Pit – An Interview with Nutty

It all started with the familiar opening notes of “Take Five”. It was a lazy day off in 2012 and I was doodling at my art table with the sounds of Cocktail Nation with Koop Kooper in the background. Because the room reverb was slightly flat in the recording, I knew this version of “Take Five” wasn’t The Dave Brubeck Quartet’s original. And I was...

When Satanist Anton LaVey seduced Jayne Mansfield
Written by Baron von Swankenstein in Interview

When Satanist Anton LaVey seduced Jayne Mansfield

Halloween is here, a liminal time when the boundary between this world and the nether realms can more easily be crossed by all manner of evil spirits. Lest one be carried away by them, tradition dictates that we mere mortals disguise ourselves to fool the spirits into believing we are one of them. It was part of a tradition the Scots called “guising.” And while...

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