Man Obsessed With '90s Lives In Time Capsule And Uses Outdated Technology
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A man who is obsessed with the '90s lives in a time capsule and even uses outdated technology. Check out his pad here:
Jack Walters, from Bakewell, Derbyshire, takes living in the past to the next level. For while we all feel nostalgic sometimes, how many of us actually use a TV from 1989, or VHS players, or a G reg Austin Mini Metro?
In total, illustrator Jack has spent about £5,000 ($6,816) on all things '90s, from telephone alarm clocks and old Nokias, to Ikea catalogues and high-waisted Levi's jeans.
Clearly, the guy has got quite the passion for the decade, which is all the more unusual given he is only 23, and therefore wasn't even around for most of it.
Explaining how his devotion to the decade came about, Jack said: "It started as me recreating my parents' house from when I was little, with the cosiness.
"I never really enjoyed modern decorating with all the greys. It didn't have the homey quality, and I wanted to replicate that.
"When we moved into this current house two years ago, it was super bland and white. Not much had changed in the house since 1995 except it'd had a lot of white paint and a laminate floor put in.
"The house is the result of a lot of snooping around charity shops and eBay. I also get gifted things by people who know me. They'll see something and go, 'Oh, Jack will enjoy that'."
In truth though, Jack hasn't shunned modern society completely. He lives in a cottage with his parents and his partner Matthew, making use of modern appliances, such as a dishwasher and a washing machine.
He also decided to share videos of his house on TikTok when he was bored during lockdown, and he's now amassed more than 5,000 followers.
Jack said: "I usually get one of three reactions from people when they come around and see my house.
"There'll be some people who get nostalgic and remember things from my house from living through the 1990s.
"Then you get people like my niece. She's only young so it's all new to her and she didn't believe that my phone or telephone worked. I had to explain to her what a VHS was.
"And I get some people who walk in and don't get it at all. They think I'm mad, and they'll ask why I'm not enjoying what we have now.
"They'll say that I should buy new things as they're better quality. In my opinion, it's cheaper for me to live like this and everything in my house has a story. They last a lot longer too."
Jack doesn't really care what people think of it though, because it's nice to have a thing - and this is his.
He explained: "In the 1990s, we had enough technology to keep us entertained, but not enough to feel like an overload.
"Now we have so many different media outlets that it can get a little overwhelming. It's nice to have an escape from that.
"It's an escape from the modern world. Some people go to the gym, some play video games, this is my thing."