If you’ve been reading Mirror80 this month, you know it’s been my dream to construct a sculptural floral arrangement in a ceramic round planter. Today we debut the DIY results, and we couldn’t be more excited! This project has an undeniably ’80s look. What keeps it from looking outdated? You have to commit 100% to clearly taking it over the top. Bright colors and lots of height help to achieve this goal, as you’ll see below…
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You may remember that a few weeks ago I was planning an ’80s DIY project involving a ceramic round planter. In fact, I hadn’t yet located one of these beauties and was hoping to find something like the Vintage Black Haeger Pottery Planter above! This week I found the planter of my dreams in a shade of blue-gray at a local thrift store. A styrofoam circle and some faux flowers should complete the look, and I’ve brainstormed a few possibilities below…
Hi Everyone! As with many holidays, the decor of the Easter season can easily take on an ’80s look. Baskets covered with hues like teal and hot pink? Come on! A trip to Target is all that’s needed to create this ’80s-style Easter basket for the New Retro enthusiast in your life…
This weekend I began wrapping my Christmas presents! Last year I used paper in muted colors, ribbon in rich hues, and bits of jewelry as decorative accents. This year I decided to go all out with a full-on color explosion. And it’s funny how just a few bright touches do the trick. Since we’re in the middle of a neon revival and neon was a true ’80s trend, why not make it a fluorescent holiday? Read on for more details…
Looking for an easy ’80s DIY project? Try a little art piece that can be completed in 30 minutes with the help of ripped paper and glue. This weekend I found myself in need of a modern minimalist piece to anchor a living room display of framed art. Desiring a picture that channeled ’80s modern design (think “office building chic”), I decided to begin a 3-color DIY project based on a large piece I’d briefly spotted in the 1991 film Regarding Henry starring Harrison Ford. Could my last-minute endeavor be more random? Read on for the details…
Mirror80 wraps up DIY week with a makeover-themed music video from the movie Earth Girls Are Easy starring Geena Davis and Julie Brown. Stylistically, the film channels that magical blend of Mid-Century style and ’80s Modern flair. In the video for “Brand New Girl,” characters dance around a beauty shop that combines elements of 1950s decor and 1980s motifs a la Memphis-Milano design. Let the film’s sets inspire you and the makeover mood empower you to embrace DIY magic in the realms of interior design and fashion.
Today’s DIY project adds greenery to ’80s ceramics for a sleek, modern look. Air plants transport this arrangement into the present, as do glass and mirrored accents. Whether you focus on one shiny piece or assemble a grouping, we think this project will provide you with a decorative conversation starter. It’s all about the sphere–enjoy!
Today’s DIY project celebrates the kitschy yet modern glory of ’80s landscape art. In fact 1980s Southwestern art has experienced a recent comeback, with savvy collectors combining formerly-dated pieces with newer art selections for an updated look. Our art project shows you how to get the landscape look using art paper, glue and a little imagination.
It’s Day 2 of ’80s DIY Week here at Mirror80, and we have another project for you to enjoy! This one involves re-purposing the flagging tape used by surveyors. Why we love it: it’s a neon blitz! Plus, with its accessibility and affordability ($1.99 at Home Depot, folks), this ribbon-like “tape” is an easy way to add an ’80s dash of color to the items around your home. Today’s target: vases!
This week Mirror80 spotlights DIY projects with a 1980s twist. When it comes to interior design from the decade of decadence, a little can go a long way. Our projects will show you how to tastefully add a touch of ’80s to your space. But we won’t stop there! We’ll also show you how to dive head first into 1980s style while keeping it relevant by adding cheeky updates. Take today’s DIY adventure, a monochromatic ’80s-style floral arrangement…
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- ’70s Interior Design Spotlight: Foul Play Starring Goldie Hawn May 1, 2013
- A Memphis-Milano Menu April 10, 2013
- Memphis-Milano Monday! April 8, 2013
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