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If you’ve never seen it before, you should look up pictures of London’s “Big Biba” shop. The seven-story department store opened in Kensington in 1973 following the explosion in popularity of Barbara Hulanicki’s fashion brand. While Biba is often associated with the 1960s (the first store opened in ’64), the interior of Big Biba was, in many ways, quintessentially ’70s. There were loud prints on the home floor, curved edges, soft geometric shapes, and a special commitment to earthy browns and oranges. It was a mishmash of art deco-inspired interiors reminiscent of the golden age of Hollywood, animal prints and beaded fringe, with an eclectic mix of trinkets and low lighting that really brought it all together. It was made to feel intimate, almost seductive — an explicit rejection of the stark lighting and synthetic color palettes of the ’60s. Until the last few years, ’70s home design remained a largely reviled aesthetic. The rise of Britpop in the ’90s created pockets of ’70s nostalgia and a few trends from the decade have taken on a life of their own (hi, houseplants) but for the most part, ’70s home styling, particularly the swirling wallpaper and autumnal palette, was understood to be an ugly mistake. Sneering books have been written about it, such as Interior Desecrations: Hideous Homes From The Horrible 70s. Online, there are forums full of people asking, “Why were such awful colors popular in the 1970s?“ Yet ’70s interiors have come back around. Bit by bit, small trends like macramé, rattan, and houseplants have been leaking into modern home decor and the decade is now being embraced with open arms. But why the ’70s? And why now? DashDividers_1_500x100 When it came to design, the ’70s was an era of play, eclecticism, and optimism. According to Dr. David Heathcote, senior lecturer in graphic design and illustration at the Liverpool School of Art and Design, the period was defined by the transition from modernism into something much more free-form and forward-thinking. “There was no heterogeneous style or styles — it was a free-for-all. Even where it referenced earlier, historic styles, which it began to do, it was in a very obvious and playful way, a kind of non-nostalgic timelessness.” For homemakers and homeware consumers, the ’70s marked a shift towards the idea that your home could be playful. “I think there was a lot more broad playing with aesthetic ideas which people accepted,” says Dr. Heathcote. “They got used to the idea they could have things in many, many different styles. It was a massively eclectic period.” What Dr. Heathcote calls the “dressing-up-box culture” of all the subcultures in the ’60s meant that there were many people coming of age in the ’70s who took their subcultural approach from their fashion to their interior design. “You’ve been a rebellious teenager, you leave home, you find a flat you want to stay in, and then you redesign it — all the effort that you put into your dressing is suddenly put into your housing.” View this post on Instagram A post shared by Estelle Bilson (@70shousemanchester) This desire to experiment can be linked to a broader sense of liberalism and curiosity about the world which emerged in the ’70s. Much of the craft revival (particularly with materials like rattan and skills like macramé) can be traced back to what Dr. Heathcote calls an “increasing interest in, for want of a better word, ‘ethnic’ cultures.” There was an idea that a liberal outlook involved not just an acceptance but an enjoyment of other people’s cultures, and by showcasing these influences in your home, you were parading your “embracing the world type approach.” It’s the home design mentality equivalent of popular ’70s backpacking route, the hippie trail — seen just recently in BBC One’s The Serpent. The problem with our perception of the ’70s as dark and dingy is actually not so much an issue of color as of lighting and fabrics. This was the era of dimmer switches, plush materials like velvet and, frankly, explicitly seductive design. The boudoir feel of places like Biba was inviting after the stark, jolly brightness of the ’60s. To design in a way that was seductive, by ’70s standards, was precisely the point. “There was a heavily eroticised angle to a lot of ’70s design,” says Dr. Heathcote. “It’s as if the permissive society that evolved in the late ’50s and through the ’60s turned itself into designs because there was an awful lot of dalliance with dungeon-like interiors at its most extreme.” View this post on Instagram A post shared by Estelle Bilson (@70shousemanchester) Ultimately, despite economic hardships at home, the ’70s held a sense of optimism about the future as travel and technology grew. This was reflected in home design: things may be bad now but they could be better. Perhaps our renewed interest in ’70s design in 2021 speaks to our wish to return to this sense of optimism and curiosity and even (whisper it) joy. But unlike the forward-looking ’70s, we’re now looking back, seeking comfort in a decade that seems a world away. Estelle Bilson, the woman behind the much-loved Instagram account @70sHouseManchester, has been collecting ’70s homeware in some form since she was a small child, in part thanks to her father’s career as an antiques dealer. While there is something about the ’70s that she inherently loves, there is also a clear link back to her childhood. “My parents think it’s really funny because I’m literally buying back the stuff they had in the ’70s. The sunburst rug I have in my dining room is so similar to the one my parents had in the ’60s and ’70s when they lived in London. That style rug was in my bedroom ’til I was about 13 and then it mysteriously got thrown away. I was really upset about that. It took me 15 years to find one to replace it. I had that, and I loved that as a kid, it anchored me in my childhood and really happy times so finding it again was almost like a security blanket. There’s probably some Freudian reason behind why I collect.” This sense of nostalgia continues with the story that secondhand pieces carry with them, says Natasha Landers, a diversity consultant in Walthamstow who has a love of interior design. “I’m a child of the ’70s and the designs are very nostalgic for me as they remind me of pieces that we had in my home growing up. I am really interested in the fact that each piece will have a story behind [it]. Last year I bought a coffee table from a house clearance and the woman who sold it to me, it was her deceased parent’s house. When I was putting it into the car, she said she remembered playing cards on the table as a child.” View this post on Instagram A post shared by Natasha Interiors (@untillemonsrsweet) There is a wealth of reasons why people are drawn to the ’70s in the 21st century. For some, it’s just a gut pull towards the shapes, textures, and colors of the decade. “If you look at the Evelyn Redgrave piece of fabric I’ve got on my wall,” Estelle says, “with the big swooping colors and the oranges and browns… There’s obviously something in me that I look at it and go ‘Wow.’ I’m sure other people go ‘Eurgh.'” For others, it is a more explicit rejection of “modern aesthetics.” Isabella Bondo, a student living in Denmark, finds the dominant Scandinavian style “impersonal, clean, and boring.” “In Denmark, it feels like everyone else has the exact same interior style. If that’s what counts as modern design, I’m really not into it. The most important thing for me when it comes to interior design is personality and personal style, and I don’t feel that with modern design aesthetics.” View this post on Instagram A post shared by Estelle Bilson (@70shousemanchester) It is also a rejection of consumerism. Yvonne Chappell, who works in education and lives in Scotland, was initially drawn into ’70s design when she and her fiancé moved into their house, which was built in 1973. “I was immediately fascinated by retro interior design and particularly the colors seen throughout ’70s homes of the time. Being 24, I’ve grown up in a sort of throwaway society where styles change so quickly and things aren’t often built to last (I realized this after buying SO much flat-pack that kept breaking). Seventies furniture can be found in excellent condition to this day; the quality of furniture clearly stands the test of time. I like the idea of loving something that was designed well and designed half a century ago.” We can even thank (?) the pandemic for accelerating some facets of ’70s design. With access to outdoor spaces severely limited by a series of lockdowns, the desire to bring nature inside both literally and figuratively has soared. The craze for houseplants and other forms of gardening shows no sign of abating. Equally, a pull towards warmer, earthier tones in homeware and interiors can be linked to a growing movement towards design that brings nature into our homes, says registered interior designer Nicola Holden. “Another growing movement in interior design is that of biophilic design, or bringing a connection to nature into our homes. A lot of the ’70s trends incorporate this, such as wood paneling, shag pile carpets, fringing, the use of natural materials and texture (exposed bricks and textured walls), and curved shapes.” This ties in intimately with the trend towards sustainability, whether it’s earthenware ceramics made by independent artists to house our cheese plants, taking up hobbies to DIY our own crochet blanket or macramé wall hanging, or using more sustainable materials like rattan and cork. By choosing to support small businesses or buy products with a lower carbon footprint, you are inadvertently embracing a ’70s approach to design. View this post on Instagram A post shared by 🌼Isabella Bondo🌼 (@isabellabondo) Even our pull towards statement lamps is ’70s-esque. Our current desire to create a sense of coziness as well as accommodating home offices has inadvertently led to a return to the low lighting of the ’70s. And the most popular lamp right now, the mushroom lamp, is a direct design import from that era. The most divisive part of ’70s design is unequivocally the color palette. But after years of minimalism, Scandi chic, and the dominance of cream, grey, and beige, what once seemed gaudy now has a kind of charm. “The ’70s was a time of lurid patterned wallpapers and brightly colored upholstered furniture,” says Nicola. “Today we are definitely moving away from the beige/grey era and towards more color, as people are subconsciously realizing the energy and positivity that color gives us, which has been scientifically proven in the field of color psychology.” Still, brown needs far more rehabilitation than the oranges, yellows, and avocado greens of the period. “People still have a deep hatred for brown,” says Estelle. “It is a really polarising color. But actually, it’s a really good neutral to start from and it’s a really versatile, warm color.” When Estelle found the right shade for her dining room she was delighted to prove to everyone who told her not to paint it brown that, actually, it can look good. DashDividers_1_500x100 If you want to take a step into the world of ’70s interiors, you don’t have to go all-in like Estelle, Isabella, and Yvonne. Try a softly-softly approach, choosing key ’70s pieces to style as part of a wider eclectic home design. As Camille Montalbo, an American-based thrifting aficionado, told Refinery29, “The way the furniture mixes together is pretty effortless.” Key pieces of furniture like chairs and tables end up being statements, which mesh well with other eras thanks to the simple lines of the design. Camille’s Jerry Johnson Sling Chair remains one of her favorite finds for that reason. View this post on Instagram A post shared by ✨ɪ ʟᴏᴠᴇ ᴏʟᴅ sʜɪᴛ.✨ (@modern.thrifter) Plus, finding secondhand goods from the era is made easier by the huge proliferation of pieces available. The volume of designs being produced and a sharp increase in consumption mean that there was a lot of design about. And if it’s lasted this long, be assured it will last well into the future. Beyond furniture, there is a wealth of ’70s-style home decor — both vintage and modern — to add warmth to a room or a statement to a corner, from lamps to sunburst mirrors to velvet throw pillows. If you’re feeling particularly inspired, why not branch into patterned wallpaper — Estelle has recently launched a homeware business of made-to-order wallpapers and fabrics. The most important thing is to use your instincts and buy what you love. “It doesn’t matter if it’s a ”90s does ’70s’ lamp or something a little bit silly,” says Estelle. “If you absolutely love it, you will have it in your home and you will never tire of it.” And if you’re still put off by the perceived dinginess of the ’70s, just make sure your space is well lit. At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. 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(Bloomberg) -- Investors clamored for bonds backed by U.S. commercial aircraft leases this week in the first such offering in almost a year.Castlelake LP, an investment firm whose businesses include buying and leasing out commercial planes, sold $595 million of bonds backed by aircraft on Wednesday, reaching money managers that are hopeful the pandemic-battered industry is nearing a recovery, and are hungrier for yield. More aircraft lease deals could be coming in part because airlines have raised so much money, giving them resources to make lease payments.The biggest portion of the Castlelake deal priced with a yield of 3.5%, a high level relative to other asset-backed securities for sale now. For example, a separate bond, with a slightly lower rating and a 3.4 year average life and backed by subprime car loans, yielded just 1.16% this week.The yield on the Castlelake transaction was high enough to draw ten times as many orders as there were bonds for sale, according to Jason Callan, head of structured assets at Columbia Threadneedle Investments.“The assets backing these bonds are super volatile, but there is a lack of yield in the current environment,” Callan said.Proceeds from the Castlelake asset-backed securities are being used to buy 27 aircraft and their related leases to airlines, according to Kroll Bond Rating Agency, which is one of the firms rating the debt. Investors get paid as airlines make their lease payments, which is still a risk for investors as the companies struggle to recover. The asset-backeds were designed to offer more protections against further downturns in the travel industry than typical aircraft bonds.For example, if lease collections fall below a certain level, investors in the least-risky securities start to get paid back sooner, according Kroll and Moody’s Investors Service. Nearly a quarter of the leases are to Delta Air Lines Inc., and more than 15% are to state-owned Qatar Airways, which are relatively strong airlines. The leases are longer term, which also reduces risk, according to Moody’s.The Covid-19 pandemic has roiled air travel and depressed demand for flights, putting the airline industry through the wringer in 2020 and into this year with heavy losses. Vaccines will likely help lift demand for air travel again, but putting inoculations into arms is proving to be logistically difficult in many parts of the world. It’s not clear how long it will take for air traffic to return to prior levels.Concerns about the strength of the travel industry depressed sales of airline lease asset-backeds in the U.S. after years of steady growth. The last commercial lease aircraft ABS was sold in February 2020, by Willis Lease and Sculptor Capital. There was an offering backed by business jet leases in October, as well. Aircraft ABS issuance was about $2.6 billion in 2020, after 2019’s $9.7 billion, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.But with the Federal Reserve having lowered interest rates to support the economy during the pandemic, investors are clamoring for yield. Money managers are looking at more esoteric assets than they may otherwise. And airlines themselves have been able to borrow more to pay their leases, said Keith Allman, head of non-flow ABS at Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, which helped lead the Castlelake offering.Read more: Conning’s Norris Likes Relative Value in Timeshare, Aircraft ABS“The vaccine news seemed to put a goalpost in investors’ minds, and they realized they could start tracking the distribution of the vaccine and compare it to the liquidity positions of these airlines,” Allman said. “It was clear some airlines could extend liquidity for 24 months or more at sustained levels.”Recovering PricesAircraft ABS prices got pummeled in the secondary market last March as lockdowns kept people at home, with the biggest portions of deals, typically rated A, falling to about 70 cents on the dollar from 100 cents, according to data from MUFG.Prices began to stabilize in June and some senior portions of deals returned nearly to par by December. The spigot is likely now open for sales to continue their upward trajectory in 2021.“You’ll see higher-grade lessors who have the ability to show how they managed through the pandemic return to the market this year,” Allman said. “Multiple issuers are expected out of the gate.”Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Credit Suisse Group AG, Deutsche Bank AG and MUFG led the transaction.(Corrects size of offering in the second paragraph)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2021 Bloomberg L.P.
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador confirmed on Thursday that a witness implicated soldiers in the 2014 disappearance of 43 students in the southern state of Guerrero that rocked the country. The witness, known as "Juan," said soldiers detained a group of the students, interrogated them at the army base in the town of Iguala and then handed them to a drug gang, according to a copy of his testimony reported by newspaper Reforma. Former defense minister Salvador Cienfuegos, recently arrested on U.S. drug charges that were later dropped, long refused to allow investigators access to soldiers at the base over their possible involvement in the massacre.
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