Today I’m THRILLED to be collaborating with BambleVintage! In 2014, this Etsy shop’s creative owner, Sophie, got in touch, and she’s been a big supporter of Mirror80 over the years. It’s been awhile since I’ve featured her carefully curated finds, so I wanted to check back in and see what BambleVintage has in store…and enjoy Sophie’s unique perspective on ’80s fashion!
Hi Everyone! It’s been a big week at our house. My husband and I welcomed a baby daughter! Our hearts are full, and we are totally smitten. I thought the whimsical, retro-modern decor featured above and below was a fun way to share our announcement, especially since these very photos inspired me as we prepared for the baby…
So Valentine’s Day is kind of a crazy holiday, right?! If you’re in love, awesome! If something’s off, not so awesome. Here’s a solution: dance it out. That’s why I created this Valentine’s Day playlist!
Greetings, Everyone! Today I’m sharing a super-easy cocktail recipe that packs a powerful punch. It’s the cotton candy martini! With a little bit of cotton candy and some fabulous paper goods from BASH, you can create an instant party. Read on for the recipe and some sweet tips for a festive snack break…
Today I’m welcoming Katie Rispoli Keaotamai to the blog! Katie is an architectural and cultural history professional who runs We Are the Next, a nonprofit organization that carries out construction projects in abandoned or neglected buildings. She then uses them to empower youth by raising awareness about the ways city buildings reflect our shared cultural identities and patterns in pop culture.
Today we’re celebrating ’80s color palettes…using ’80s visuals! In fact, the images featured in this post come from retro design books. From graphic design flourishes to ’80s ads, these photos and illustrations showcase a range of color palette possibilities. If you’re working on a design project, this just might be your lucky day!
Today we’re taking it to the streets! The ’80s city streets at night, that is. I’ve put together a music video playlist featuring after-dark city settings, so get ready to roam with Pat Benatar, hop on a motorcycle with INXS, and decorate a mannequin-filled store window with Quarterflash.
Today we delve into the whimsical world of the 1988 film Big, which tells the story of barely-teen Josh Baskin as he makes a wish to be “big”… Enter 30-year-old Tom Hanks as the grown-up Josh. This piece of cinematic magic is without a doubt a “big movie”, from Hanks’ stellar performance to the ’80s-fabulous interiors.
Happy New Year! For this first post of 2017, I wanted to focus on the idea of a fresh start. And there’s nothing like a clean, modern look to symbolize a new beginning…
What are we looking at here?! Is it the set of a Thompson Twins video?… Actually, it’s 1980s product photography featuring a geometric design by Brooke Rugs. In fact, all of the ’80s interiors featured in today’s post blur the line between art and design.