The Atomic Age = Beauty and the Bomb

I  took a recent trip to Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida and discovered the retro-joys of  Cabana Bay Beach Resort. Talk about a perfect example of recreating the look and feel of the 1950s – I was in pure bliss with all the eye candy.

The colors, the signage and everything right down to the room keys were spot-on Atomic Age – referring to the time when scientists were developing atomic energy and how it could be harnessed as an alternative power source. Back then it was believed that all power sources would eventually be atomic, replacing the traditional coal and oil. Instead, the technology turned to bombs and defense and, well, we all know how that turned out…


Oh, but the design elements that came out of that era! The colors, the shapes and, since everything old is new again, all of those elements are making a big come-back.



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