What does it feel like to walk through a dead mall? It’s a complicated blend of nostalgia, sorrow and magnificence. There’s no greater reminder of your own mortality than to see your childhood literally crumbling to the ground. Yet in the case of Sunrise Mall in Corpus Christi, TX, it’s hard to wallow in the loss of a magical era when tropical plants are green and thriving, and reflective surfaces are shining with sunlight.
Hi Everyone! Just wanted to check in today and share an update. Back in March I wrote this post about life being more challenging than usual and my need to find a sense of balance. Keep reading for a personal update, a Mirror80 update, and some super fun photos that prove summer is anything but over (despite the back-to-school merchandise that’s being thrown in our faces)!
Hi Everyone! Next week we return to our regularly scheduled programming with the launch of a new series here at Mirror80. In the meantime, I wanted to share a few Easter styling photos I snapped for my Decoist writing gig. Some of the patterns involved may be of interest to those who love ’80s design.
Today I’m sharing some fun ’80s nostalgia pics, thanks to a few creative designers and DIY bloggers who’ve put a new spin on retro style. These photos are a backdrop for a different kind of post. I tend not to write too much about life behind the scenes, but this winter has been particularly challenging.
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.
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.
Today Mirror80 turns 7! Yes, 7!!! It’s amazing to think about the first post I wrote back in August of 2010, followed by an interview with a vintage vendor who shared some of the hurdles that would have to be overcome in order for a full ’80s design revival to occur. Fast forward 7 years, and not only are we in the middle of an ’80s design revival, it’s definitely going strong!
What a spring it’s been! Many of you know that we welcomed a daughter earlier this year, and we’ve been thoroughly enjoying every minute with her. Today I’m sharing some snapshots from a few of my most recent creative projects, starting with the streamers above…
Happy Holidays, Everyone! I’ll be taking a break from blogging for a week or so, then picking back up just before the new year. Before I wind down for the break, I want to wish all of you a restful holiday season, filled with festivity and (hopefully) some down time. And I also hope that somewhere in the midst of the busy-ness, you can spend time with the people you care about the most.
Can you believe we’re in the last two weeks of 2016?! Before everyone winds down for the holidays, I wanted to share my favorite Mirror80 posts from the past year. I have some exciting projects in the works, and I can’t wait to see how Mirror80 grows in the next 12 months. Until then, here are some highlights from 2016…