Back in the 1950s, many thought the future would bring nuclear warfare.
Others thought the future would bring an unusual amount of yellow to our homes. This shot from the 1956 Ideal Home Show in Olympia, London, shows the latter train of thought with the below "home of the future." This was, of course, when the exhibitors weren't theorizing about what the '80s would look like.
We can look back on it and either laugh -- or covet the molded plastic chairs.
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Although personal computers have made these tools unnecessary, there is still a cult following that loves the vintage appeal of typewriters.
Many people want to toss their VCRs out in favor of DVD players or new streaming technologies, but what about all of the cassettes featuring family videos from the '80s and '90s? Until these memories are safely recorded on another device, we're holding on to ours.
Top-Loading Washing Machines
Front-Loading machines have become more popular than the older agitation-style top-loaders, but not everyone will agree.
Turntables have been replaced by newer technologies long ago, but there is something about the sound of a record that just can't be replaced.
Although most people have a cell this day and age, it's best to have a landline too, especially in areas where cell reception isn't clear.
In today's modern home office and the ability to scan and email documents, there really is no need for a fax. But if you still communicate with people who prefer them, you may want to hold on to this a little longer.
With new MP3 technology, CDs are no longer really needed... but who wants to throw out those great mixes we burned in college? At least we can still listen to them in the car!
Stovetop Espresso Maker
Although appliances like the Keurig allow making a hot drink very simple, many prefer an old-fashioned stovetop espresso maker because it makes a stronger tasty cup and keeps it hot.