Maybe it’s the upcoming premiere of Stranger Things’ third season…doesn’t this summer feels like the perfect time to dive back into the ’80s?! It’s that giddy feeling of waiting for the season’s biggest blockbuster, and filling the time with your very favorite things while you count down the days.
Bring on the Holidays…
Who’s winding down for Thanksgiving? Or maybe winding up?… Yes, the holidays are about to kick off, and I wanted to check in and wish you and yours a great start to the season. Plus, I’d love to let you know what’s in store for the blog over the next month. Keep reading for details, along with a slew of decadent photos!
Happy Birthday, Mirror80!
On August 15th, Mirror80 celebrated its 8th birthday!!!! Yes, I started the blog back in 2010, before the ’80s design revival had officially hit. Memphis-Milano hadn’t been mined for New Memphis possibilities, and only a handful of ’80s interior design images were available online…
Dead Mall: Sunrise Mall in Corpus Christi, TX
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)!
Happy Easter Weekend
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.
My Favorite Posts of 2017
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.
The New Mirror80 Newsletter Is Here!
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.
Happy 7th Birthday, Mirror80!
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!