I Predicta Riot

15:11:00 MoonDoggie 5 Comments

I first saw this amazing computer last month but I didn't blog about it because so many others had. However, as I'm still drawn to it and this is a blog about MY inspirations after all, I decided to post it here now. At the very least to borrow some of its beauty for my blog.

This computer doesn't actually exist - it is a 3D rendering of a design concept. It was designed by Dave Schultz based on the Philco Predicta TVs of the 50s and 60s. It's curvy, it's orange and I want it. Luckily it doesn't exist though, because I probably wouldn't be able to afford one anyway.

I love the design of things in the 50s and 60s but I also love the functionality of modern equipment. That's a problem a lot of us vintage lovers probably have. We want the look of the past but we want the features of today. That may not be true for all of us, but as you'd have to be using some form of modern technology to read this, you probably know what I'm talking about.

There's a lot of retro looking radios out there but I'm REALLY glad to hear that you can still buy a brand new Predicta TV with yesterday's style. You can read all about them on their site.

Which one would you have?


  1. Oh, wow! This is the first time I've seen these, how fantastic! I think I actually prefer the little ones - the Debutante and the Princess, though I do have an intense aversion to olive green! They're pretty secretive about the price, I'm very curious! ♥

  2. I remember being so stunned to see a Predicta tv in a typical candles store in a tiny town of Sparta, Ontario, in the middle of nowhere in the southwestern area of Ontario. It was my first time ever to see one. I haven't seen one since and it's been two years.

  3. Came by through Richard's site to say hi!
    Your blog is just lovely!
    Have a great day!

  4. Denise - Olive green has its place but not so much MY place. I'm pretty sure they offer to make them in colours of your choice though. I wish there was a price list too.

    Jonathan - Is Candles the name of a shop or was it a shop selling candles? That would make seeing a predicta in that setting even more stunning.

    Betty - Hi! Thanks for the compliment. Hope your day is just as great. Come by again sometime. :)

  5. I'm a Mac girl, but if the Predicta is ever made, I may have to change to a PC. Shhhh... don't tell my husband I wrote that (although he thinks the Predicta is freaking fabulous too).