Yes, fall is here, but ever since tropical style has made its big comeback, it’s a year-round thing as far as I’m concerned. Not just for summers! Do you agree?! That’s why when I came across today’s featured party (from Somewhere), I knew it was perfect for Mirror80 readers to ooh and aah over. Another key ingredient in this tropical revival: pool toys. Yes, pool toys! Remember our post on the still life photography of Richie Talboy? Or yesterday’s post on the 3D illustration of Anny Wang? Beach balls and noodles are in. And this party maximizes their decorative possibilities…
3D Illustrations by Anny Wang
I recently came across the 3-D illustrations of Anny Wang, a visual artist, spatial designer and furniture designer currently based in Copenhagen, Denmark. Her work is undeniably modern, and there is a fantastical element to her pieces, such as Golden, shown above. Some have a Vaporwave vibe, and some incorporate my very favorite elements: mirrors, marble and minerals. Her images are gaining popularity on Tumblr as well, and it’s easy to see why. Ready for more?…
Happy Monday, Everyone! This has been the busiest summer I’ve had in a long time, but it’s also been one of the best. Lots of friends and family visiting from out of town, and lots of lazy nights outside. But not too lazy–there are always side projects in the works, like new endeavors for Mirror80. My ideal weekend involves a healthy blend of relaxation and creativity. This past weekend was just that. Today I’m sharing a few snapshots…
’80s Music Video Land: “A Forest” by The Cure
Welcome to our 5th installment of ’80s Music Video Land, a series that explores the look and feel of our favorite videos from The Decade of Decadence. Today’s featured video: “A Forest” by The Cure. There’s something about early Cure videos that takes us to another place. If you haven’t yet checked out selections like “Let’s Go to Bed” and “The Walk,” do yourself a favor and give them a look.
Mid-Week Match-Up: ’80s-Style IKEA Decor
This week Mirror80 celebrates the world of 1980s interior design. While an ’80s fashion revival hit years ago, the decade of excess has yet to put its “redux” stamp on today’s design world. But an ’80s interior design revival is coming, and when it hits, skeptics may be pleased to discover that there was actually more to the ’80s than excess. In fact, when it came to ’80s Modern decor, less was often more. With vintage furniture vendors hesitant to stock a large number of treasures from our favorite decade, where does one go to bring the 1980s home? Mirror80 took on a design challenge: furnish an entire ’80s-themed living room with finds from IKEA. The results are above!
Vivienne Westwood’s Pirate Fashion
Rewind to 2006. Yes, 2006, when the Sophia Coppola film Marie Antoinette was released in theaters. Featuring a post-punk/New Wave soundtrack of musicians like Adam & the Ants and Bow Bow Wow, the film combined 18th Century visuals with 1980s New Romantic sensibilities–excess, decadence, frills, and of course, style.
Kids Incorporated: The Best of the Musical Numbers
If you were a child in the ’80s, you will most likely remember the hit television show Kids Incorporated, which featured a cast of child and teen singers performing the pop hits of the time. But they weren’t just singing and dancing–musical numbers were integrated into an overarching story about the challenges and adventures of tweens and teens, such as making new friends and navigating that first crush. The show ran from 1984-1993 and was the star-making start of singers and actors like Martika, Fergie, Jennifer Love Hewitt and Mario Lopez.
An Iris-Motif Vase
Apparently you always find what you’re looking for after the fact. True to form, shortly after posting this past week’s blog entry on ’80s decorative items with iris and lily motifs, I came across this amazing iris-themed vase at my favorite local Goodwill. And boy is it pink!