Ever wonder why certain trends stick and others don’t, like today’s very popular retro look. Vintage inspired style that honors the past and whose span of influence includes just about everything. It started to tiptoe in on us right after 9/11 and has now become a major trend. Did the trauma of that event create a longing for more simple times? Creating a need for basic feel good stuff that heartens us with replicas for comfy living and hipster looks, possibly adding some sort of balance to our faceless way of connecting to others? Retro has become a way for us to experience a simpler time; where violence did not go beyond a fist fight in the school yard, where connections where made over a kitchen table with a cup of coffee and a piece of pie and where objects were valued for their workmanship. Retro is hot because it speaks to the core of who we really are.