It’s my favorite time of the year–South by Southwest is here! I love music, but I’m actually a bit partial to the film portion of this ever-growing festival. There’s something decadent about enjoying quiet moments from a comfy theater seat in the middle of the madness…
This post is long overdue! Today we shine the spotlight on Richie Talboy, a Brooklyn-based photographer who incorporates candy hues and retro-meets-modern motifs into his work. We’re not going to confine this talented artist to ’80s revival territory. After all, not all of his work references grids, pastels and Memphis-Milano style. But we sure love the selections that do! See his catalog of projects here, and check out some our favorites from the last couple of years below…
Have you noticed the recent pastel, geo and marble trends? Yes, they’re everywhere. But before you dismiss them as passing fads, we need to celebrate one key fact: all of these trends have brought ’80s interior design to the forefront. This is a BIG DEAL! When I first started Mirror80, 1980s fashion was huge. But 1980s interior design was nowhere to be found. Except if you could afford the really high-end stuff. Now that ’80s motifs and colors have hit the mainstream, we can all enjoy them in a new way!
Happy March, Mirror80 Readers! We’re definitely a few days into a new month, and we have some fun features in store. But first we wanted to take a minute and reflect on some of our favorite February posts. Over the past few weeks, we’ve spent quality time crafting new DIY creations, reflecting on sources of inspiration for ’80s design projects, exploring some exciting new fashion and decor offerings with retro style, and connecting with others who are celebrating a love for the decade of decadence through their own unique endeavors. Check out the images and links that follow, and be sure to visit any February posts you may have missed!
Happy Friday, Everyone! Remember earlier this month when I shared my geometric cabinet makeover? That was the first step in my laundry room redo. The laundry room at my place is TINY, but until now, I’ve never had an entire space devoted to laundering clothes. I was excited to make it stand out, especially since a variety of circumstances made it necessary to wait 8 months before buying a washer and dryer. The arrival of the appliances was my excuse to turn this drab beige room into a fun, colorful space. Plus, I could be brave with my choices–after all, it’s the laundry room!
Anyone watching the Oscars this Sunday? I’m a bit of a film enthusiast… I never miss a South by Southwest Film Festival, and I totally nerded out in high school and college while studying film by watching movies during my free time and taking notes. I love the Academy Awards, especially since it combines film with a chance to entertain–one of my other passions. So it makes sense that over the course of Mirror80′s history, I’ve put together a few photo shoots for party concepts that can double as Oscar night fetes. Today we look back at the top 3. Enjoy!
What’s your favorite Duran Duran song? The track that was the game-changer… You heard it once and knew you were hooked! For me it was “Rio.” For Duran Duran archivist Andrew Golub, it was “The Reflex”. One listen, and he was a devoted fan. In fact, Andrew, known as Durandy, has been collecting paper-based Duran Duran ephemera for more than 2o years. He’s amassed the largest Duran Duran archive in the world, which includes over 1,500 posters, more than 10,000 pages of magazine articles, 150 books, and memorabilia such as a board game, a briefcase and a zippered purse. Ready to see the collection? Now you can, thanks to Golub’s recent publication, a coffee table book titled Beautiful Colors: The Posters of Duran Duran.
Hi Everyone–it’s the beginning of a new week, and we at Mirror80 are in the middle of an ’80s interior design love fest. Last week we took a look at some pics of bedrooms from the 1980s. We ended the week by exploring a few sources of 1980s design inspiration, from clothing patterns to retro stickers. Today we continue the fun by looking back at some of our favorite ’80s design pictures and the posts they came from. Read on for more details…
Happy Friday, Everyone! Many of you have written in and shared your design ideas with me, and one thing’s for sure: Mirror80 readers love being creative. From interior design endeavors to art and writing projects, your ideas have truly inspired me. Today I thought I’d post about inspiration… What inspires you?!
Happy Wednesday, Everyone! Have I mentioned that I’m slowly giving my bedroom an ’80s makeover? I’m on a tight budget, so let me emphasize the word “slowly.” Sometimes hunting for true bargains takes time. This past weekend I found a great piece of ’80s modern art for the space, but there’s still much to be done. I’m currently gathering inspiration from two of my favorite 1980s design books, and I thought I’d share some of my favorite pics with you…
Mirror80 is a design blog with a focus on 1980s fashion and interiors. We explore the decade's style through the lens of film, books, music videos and cultural trends.
- ’80s Art and Design Inspiration February 21, 2014
- ’80s Music Video Land: “Poison Arrow” by ABC January 25, 2014
- A Geometric Cabinet Makeover February 4, 2014
- ’80s Music Video Land: “Radio Silence” by Thomas Dolby January 10, 2014
- Saved by the Cubes December 27, 2013
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