100happywords: 20. Mad Men




Oh the paradox of life.

Why do I love a television show where the characters live meaningless lives, the men are misogynists and it’s set in the upper-class, consumer-deceiving world of advertising?

Simple. It’s all about design – mid-century modern design.

Mad Men recreates the furniture, fashion and future-sense of the 1950s and ‘60s superbly.

Although I grew up in the ‘70s, my childhood was filled with the clean lines, tailored clothes, funky fabrics and optimism of the mid-century. For me now, these artefacts of another age represent comfort, safety and love.

And yet, I know it wasn’t necessarily so.



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