Cocktail Shakers, Lava Lamps, And Tupperware is a cool celebration of real interiors and accessible design: from 1950s kitsch kitchens, through the fantastic plastic 1960s and 1970s pop-porn style, to 1980s high-tech Playboy living. Pop culture design aficionado and renowned anti-elitist Wayne Hemingway champions the cheap and cheerful, and pays homage to all those marvelous, mass-produced masterpieces that never usually make it into coffee table design books - including coffee tables. Lavishly illustrated with authentic catalog and advertising images, Cocktail Shakers, Lava Lamps, And Tupperware is an unforgettable trip through the average home through the ages.
"Cocktail Shakers, Lava Lamps, and Tupperware is a supremely cool and consumer-driven showcase of everyday interior design of the 1950s, 60s, 70s, and 80s. From toasted-sandwich makers and Tupperware containers to mass-produced polypropylene or tubular steel chairs and from porch swings to cocktail shakers, this book delves into the various living areas of the suburban home land the catalogs from which the artifacts were ordered) to find the best of popular design. The book combines hip graphic treatments with a level of ironic kitsch that reflects the products featured. Internationally acclaimed pop-cultural design aficionado Wayne Hemingway adds his uniquely witty commentary as a collector and champion of mass-produced interior design.