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RetroPlay: Edition 1, Curated by Gitamba

July 5th, 2012 by

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The Retrospective is playing around with Spotify‘s collaborative playlists to create a curated treat for your ears. It will be updated and maintained by Caitlin, Phil, and myself. Enjoy!

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June 15th, 2012 by

Summer Time

Not a blip on the radar or a shimmer on the grid. For nearly two years we’ve been quiet.

But here’s the thing—we’ve been planning.

All of us at The Retrospective work and play in industries that we can’t help but get excited about. We come from ad, tech, music, and fashion backgrounds, which means we see things every day that make us go “whoa.” Sometimes we get to share those things, but sometimes, and more often than we’d like, we don’t. One thing’s for sure—we can no longer sit down to grind all day and later lack an outlet to talk about what we’ve found.

So we’re done with the quiet, starting now.

Whether you’re already our partners in the industry or you’re sitting in rural Kansas, looking to know what’s next, we want to share with you. We’ll do the scouring, the tracking, the grilling, and the curation. And you? Come ready to take it in, think it through, and join the conversation.

Our notebooks are full of glittery anecdotes and tales of future legends that we’ll be set to share soon. Stay tuned to learn about the art, technology, culture, and trends that are shaping your life.

The Retrospective: we tell 21st century stories.

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Spring’s over. Summer’s here. And we need a break

June 23rd, 2010 by

Summer Time
Photo Credit Jae Walk

Ah, summertime. The days are sunnier, warmer, and longer and thankfully so, since there’s so many fun and exciting things to do. We’re taking this time to relax, think about Retro, and hang out on the rooftop with a kiddie pool and a grill.

Oh, we’ll still be posting, just not as regularly. We’re going to use this free time time to the fullest. And like the kid who gets a summer project to take back to school in the fall, we’re going to be doing lots of thinking about how to bring you a re-vamped, re-energized, and re-envisioned Retrospective.

From all of us at The Retrospective, have a great summer.

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A New Doctor for a New Generation

June 7th, 2010 by

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Doctor Who is the property of the BBC

What a challenge! Cast a 27 year old in an iconic British role usually filled by a 35-40 year old experienced British actor. That is the challenge that Steven Moffat and the new writing team of Doctor Who have put in front of themselves. Already I’m a fan of this new Doctor portrayed by Matt Smith who showcases an old soul of the classic Doctor’s like Tom Baker but the brash attitude of a young punk rocker.

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Get Ready For Summer @ STOREFRONT

May 28th, 2010 by

This is how San Francisco gets ready for summer ….
Saturday, May 29th BIG SALES on vintage from Lost Feather Vintage and new designer arrivals from Kova & T, Nations LTD, Clu, Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent, Rory Beca & more from Fashionistette and cupcakes from Sweet On You.
Sunday, May 30th Say hello summer! More BIG SALES on designer & handmade goods, plus FREE BEER & $1 HOT DOGS all day!

644 Laguna (xHayes & Grove St) in Hayes Valley, San Francisco
Hours: Sat 12-6 / Sun 12-5

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