Today Mirror80 turns 6! On August 15, 2010, the blog launched with a post about the return of ’80s design. Below I’m sharing a few favorite milestones. But first, cupcakes! I’m all about taking time to celebrate milestones, especially since time seems to speeding by the older I get. So today it’s all about being grateful for the past six years…
I can honestly say that there hasn’t been a time since I started Mirror80 that I haven’t been excited about what I’m writing next. What can I say? If you’re reading this, you probably agree that the 1980s are an endless mine of design inspiration. Am I right?! Here are some Mirror80 firsts and favorite posts (forgive the less-than-stellar photos in my early days of blogging ;-)…
- Mirror80’s first post ever
- An early post on iris and lily motifs – bring on the Deco!
- How the ’80s blinded us with science (or at least, a fabulous “scientific aesthetic“)
- A post on ’80s toy favorites
- Jennifer Keaton’s ever-evolving collection of ’80s sweaters
- An early Retro Foodie shoot featuring a Memphis-Milano menu
- How to find ’80s treasures at antique malls, thrift stores, garage sales and more…
- Rad Men: if Mad Men were set in the ’80s…
- How my childhood mall became a dead mall
- A Memphis-style totem photo shoot
*And for my all-time favorite posts, check out this roundup I created last year in honor of Mirror80’s 5th birthday.
(The flamingo swizzle stick in the photo above easily doubles as a cake topper. I purchased a pack of them from the Oh Happy Day Shop, and I will also be using them on a cake in the near future.)
Most importantly, I wish I could deliver a cupcake to each and every one of you. My favorite part of blogging has been connecting with this fabulous ’80s design community. I’m on the shy side when it comes to reaching out and collaborating with others, and to my surprise, my favorite part of blogging has been doing just that. If you haven’t yet, join our ’80s design group on Facebook. We share photos and cool finds, we make each other laugh, and we revel in our love of ’80s style.
Thank you for reading, for writing in, for your kind words, and for your continued support of Mirror80. <3 <3 <3 Kate
Happy BBirthday!! (first B is for blog :D) I admire your dedication and detailed knowledge about the 80s, you’re amazing! I wish you all the best and to keep this thing going at least until the new 80s which would be the 2080s! Hahaha!
Thank you so much, Jagoda! 😉 I always appreciate your comments and YOUR knowledge of ’80s design! Cheers to our favorite decade!
Those swizzle sticks are fantastic, but your link to Oh Happy Day is broken!
Thanks for letting me know! It’s now fixed. 🙂
Jano Montalvo says
Congrats Kate for your wonderful work and your interesting posts! =)
Thank you, Jano! I always appreciate your kind words and encouraging comments. Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend!
Thorsten TK says
I do enjoy your blog so much. I always get lost for more than an hour. 🙂
Keep up the great and wonderful work!
Wow–what a nice thing to say! Thank you for writing in–I’m so glad you enjoy the blog. I recently started the FB group ’80s Design. Please join us if you’re interested. We have a lot of fun discussions about ’80s finds, retro-fabulous design, childhood memories and more. Thank you again for reading.
Happy Birthday to Mirror 80! I share a birthday with your blog. 🙂