PINTEREST Trend du Jour: RETRO NEON LIGHTS

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22nd Mar, 2012

Welcome to the first edition of ‘Pinterest Trend du Jour’! (I’m going to get you all to join  Pinterest if it’s the last thing I do). For those of you not asking yourselves “what is Pinterest?” and who happen to be enthusiastic pinners like myself, you will have noticed that ‘pinning trends’ arise quite often on the social network; sometimes it’s peanut butter cupcakes, cosy alcove beds, photographs of Paris etc. As a lover of all things Art Deco and beautiful typography, today I’ve chosen a trend I simply could not ignore– Retro Neon lighting! 

Okay, okay, it sounds a bit mundane but trust me here! Once an indication of a sleezy motel or cocktail bar, thanks to a retro revival and artists such as Tracy Emin, neon signs are once again a most trendy way to light up a boutique or your own living room. Hence I suppose, the trend on Pinterest …

[Detective agency in Paris]
 
[Miami lights]

….

The Neon Boneyard

If you’re infatuated by these art deco gems and you ever find yourself in Las Vegas, might I recommend the Neon Boneyard. A rambling park approximately two acres in size, the non-profit museum boasts a collection of over 150 signs from motels, local businesses and celebrated casino resorts of the 1920s right up to the present day– all rescued or donated from the Las Vegas Valley. The photogenic collection offers a glimpse into the  colorful past of Las Vegas and its most recognizable art form. This would probably be the only reason you could ever find me in Sin City…

Thanks to the following Pinners: Kelly Frazier, Karla Hensley, Stacy Johnson, Thalia Gonigson, Jessica Anderson, Bobby Anderson

And hey since we’re on the topic, follow me? Please?

FOR ALL THE EXTRAS YOU NEVER KNEW YOU NEEDED!

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