Happy Valentine’s Day!! It’s a strange holiday, isn’t it? While it’s easy to ignore the day and dismiss it as a commercial nightmare, there’s just something about the imagery that can’t help but channel an ’80s feel.
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.
During the holiday season of 2016, Saturday Night Live featured a song-filled video titled “The Christmas Candle”. The premise: an out-of-season peach candle is “re-gifted ’round the world in just one day.” This video inspired today’s candle swap, complete with retro-style candles that channel the ’80s and ’90s!
Get ready for the ultimate in alien terror…masquerading as a pom pom craft. Remember the Weepuls?! If you grew up in the ’80s, you know these google-eyed, sticky foam-footed creatures well. Today’s post is all about nostalgia, complete with a Halloween twist. Read on for all the details on making your own DIY Weepuls, plus a little bit of ’80s horror movie trivia!
I had a few iridescent stickers in my collection as a child of the ’80s, and it seemed like a dream to find a soft rainbow of color peeking through the pearlescent shimmer. What’s not to love about iridescence?! Now it’s back on many a surface, from serving pieces and drinking glasses to shower curtains and purses. Call it an iridescent Halloween–I’m reveling in the pearly glow!
This year I’ve been searching for the perfect tribal rope necklace to wear with my ever-growing collection of comfy tees and tanks in bright colors. I didn’t find quite what I was looking for, so I decided to make my own. You can go big with this DIY tribal necklace project, but I really wanted something on the thin side, able to be worn everyday with the most casual of shirts. So here’s what I came up with…
Today I’m sharing a sneak peek of a DIY Easter egg project I recently created for Decoist. You can dye your own eggs as a starting point, or you can take the easy route (like I did) and decorate these faux wooden Easter eggs! The secret to pulling it off: stick to designs featuring sprinkles, dots, circles and macaroni-style curves.
Hi Everyone! I’m sharing a festive holiday DIY today, and this fun painting project can be used any time of the year to embellish gift bags and gift wrap. Memphis-Milano style takes center stage, along with metallic paint. Continue reading for a few easy steps that will help you create a DIY gift bag (or 10!) this season…
Today I’m sharing a roundup of some of my favorite ’80s Halloween costume ideas. They are clever, beautifully photographed and fabulous. Some of them are listed as kids’ costumes, but they’re easily adaptable for grown-ups. Scroll through, and then leave me a comment at the end of the post with your own ’80s costume ideas. ‘Tis the season to go retro!
Today’s pumpkin painting endeavor was inspired by the current terrazzo trend. “Terrazzo”, as in the flooring material filled with flecks of marble or granite! These days, terrazzo style can be found on everything from flooring and furniture to pillows and jewelry. Let’s see what happens when a terrazzo pattern is painted on pumpkins…