This BBC News clip features the fascinating story of Ben Sansum—a 35-year-old who “lives” in 1946. All of Sansum’s clothes, home furnishings, and so on are from the year (or at least, from the post-World War II era).
His explanation for this decision goes beyond mere aesthetics–he believes that our modern world—and its trends and technologies—is moving way too fast. Sansum simply can’t keep up. So he picked a year that represented to him a more genteel era, and decided to live there.