Well, it’s been a minute since my last post! With that said, having an hour to write a blog post feels like a complete luxury, and one that I haven’t enjoyed in quite some time. I wanted to update you on some new developments and say that Mirror80 will always be the place I return to when I’m feeling my most creative.
As we jump into today’s post, let’s look at a few ways to “get away from it all” this weekend while sitting on your couch wrapped in a blanket. We begin with some easy watercolor painting and then move into retro made-for-TV movie bingeing while consuming the beverage of your choice.
Happy Holidays!! Since this is the 11th Christmas that I’ve been blogging, I wanted to look back at some of my favorite holiday moments! My all-time favorite holiday shoot was the retro candle swap, shown above. Inspired by Saturday Night Live’s hilarious “The Christmas Candle,” the concept of regifting unwanted wax cylinders really hit home to me–ha!
It’s been a long while since I’ve updated the Mirror80 Society6 shop, but I wanted to add some new images as cyber week gets underway. I’ve got big plans for the coming months, including offering a collection of photos from the last 10 years of blogging…
So this is weird Thanksgiving, isn’t it?! Let’s hear it for 2020. While today’s table was styled for a Thanksgiving-themed post, the wall behind the table is the current state of my interior.
It’s officially one week until Halloween! This has always been one of my favorite times of the year, and as the end of October gets closer, I typically take a cool morning or afternoon to decorate pumpkins while listening to ’80s music and sampling chocolate.
Ah, back to school season in the ’80s. When the biggest dilemma was whether or not to help your nerdy classmate become popular in exchange for a payment of $1,000. This is child’s play compared to the angst and parental guilt that this year’s pandemic back-to-school season has unleashed. It’s time to escape again, and nostalgia is here for you.
Today I’m kicking off a new decade of blogging by launching Camp Mirror80. Whether you’re stuck at home or venturing out on a regular basis, chances are life as we know it is going to look different for awhile. Enjoy an immersive experience that will surround you with ’80s style and a comforting TV favorite!
This month Mirror80 turned 10!!! That means I’ve been blogging for a decade. It’s pretty surreal to think about how much has changed since 2010. Not only are we now in the middle of a global pandemic, we’re also in the middle of an ’80s design renaissance.
There are times when I’ve wondered if writing about something so niche is a bit self-indulgent. When people ask about my blog, they either get it or they don’t. I can’t tell you the number of conversations that have been cut short because I mentioned blogging about ’80s design and pop culture. Yet in the midst of this rapidly changing, worldwide COVID-19 crisis, I’ve come to realize that the things we love most are the things we should cling to when faced with uncertainty.