’80s restaurant design is the perfect arena for learning about design and decor trends from the Decade of Decadence. Why? Because commercial spaces were often far more over the top than residential interiors!
Before we leap into 2018, I wanted to take a look back at some of my very favorite posts of 2017! Thank you for making this year such a stellar one. Keep reading for highlights from the past 12 months, complete with photos and links to the original posts.
It’s that time again! The Holidays are here, and if you’re shopping for the people you care about (or you’re interested in retro-modern trends), today’s post is for you. The 2017 Mirror80 Gift Guide includes a range of new items that channel the past in a fresh, sleek way.
During the holiday season of 2016, Saturday Night Live featured a song-filled video titled “The Christmas Candle”. The premise: an out-of-season peach candle is “re-gifted ’round the world in just one day.” This video inspired today’s candle swap, complete with retro-style candles that channel the ’80s and ’90s!
The holidays are almost here, we’re getting ready to feast…it’s just a decadent time of the year, am I right?! So I thought this was the perfect time to share another music video playlist. This one is PACKED WITH DECADENCE, from the golden set of Simple Minds’ “Glittering Prize” to the food-heaped table of INXS’ “The One Thing”.
Welcome to Mirror80’s Thank You for Being a Friend-sgiving!!! Because there’s no other way to host friends this Turkey Day. Taking inspiration from The Golden Girls (is there any other ’80s sitcom to reference for this holiday?!), the ambience is part tropical and part glitz, all capped off with a warm glow.
Get ready for the ultimate in alien terror…masquerading as a pom pom craft. Remember the Weepuls?! If you grew up in the ’80s, you know these google-eyed, sticky foam-footed creatures well. Today’s post is all about nostalgia, complete with a Halloween twist. Read on for all the details on making your own DIY Weepuls, plus a little bit of ’80s horror movie trivia!
I’m pleased to announce that the new and improved Mirror80 newsletter is ready to roll! If you’re already a subscriber, you’ve received the latest edition in your inbox. If you’re not, now is your chance to enjoy monthly updates from the blog. Since Mirror80 has been up and running for 7+ years now, there’s a LOT of content to enjoy, and each newsletter will feature brand new posts, as well as related pieces from the archives.
I had a few iridescent stickers in my collection as a child of the ’80s, and it seemed like a dream to find a soft rainbow of color peeking through the pearlescent shimmer. What’s not to love about iridescence?! Now it’s back on many a surface, from serving pieces and drinking glasses to shower curtains and purses. Call it an iridescent Halloween–I’m reveling in the pearly glow!
This post is waaaaay overdue! Imagine that–you try to write about the staying power of 3 ’80s cocktails, and life keeps getting in the way. From rodents in our attic to a possible root canal, there have been so many “real life” interruptions over the last two weeks, I need a cocktail now more than ever! So here goes…