Combining retro mid-century style and modern technology makes a vintage kitchen look homey yet still function beautifully. Plus: More Fabulous F&W Kitchen Ideas

Christine Quinlan
November 01, 2008

Northstar Range

Northstar’s range combines a 1950s look with features like a convection oven. From $3,500; 800-295-8498 or of NorthstarBronze Clock

Bronze-finished wood dowels radiate from the center of Umbra’s 24-inch clock. $158; 800-387-5122 or of UmbraStar Pendant Light

The Star Pendant Light by Kathleen Hills was inspired by vintage Christmas lights. $135; 011-20-7485-3455 or of Kathleen Hills1950s-Style Refrigerator

The exterior is retro, but Big Chill’s 1950s-style refrigerator functions well with an Energy Star–rated compressor. From $2,500; 877-842-3269 or of Big ChillSheldon Slate Sink

Stain-resistant and incredibly durable, Sheldon Slate sinks come in custom sizes. From $973; 207-997-3615 or of Sheldon SlatePhonofone II iPod Speaker

The Phonofone II speaker for iPods doesn’t require an electrical outlet, or even batteries. $500; 877-862-8837 or of Phonofone IIDansk Paella Pan

The Brooklyn Kitchen sells items like this rare 1960s enameled-steel paella pan from Dansk. $75; 718-389-2982 or of DanskSt. Charles Colorful Metal Cabinets

St. Charles recently relaunched its colorful metal cabinets, a favorite of architect Mies van der Rohe’s. 662-451-1000 or of St. Charles