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)!
10 Retro Design Tumblrs
When it comes to large numbers of gorgeous retro design photos, Tumblr is where it’s at! When I started this blog 8 years ago, there were very few ’80s design images online. I would’ve given anything for the treasure trove of beautiful scans and screen shots we have at our fingertips today! That’s why this post is dedicated to highlighting 10 of my favorite Tumblrs for retro design inspiration.
Disco Chic with Iconique!
Today’s post was inspired by Iconique’s latest video for their self-titled disco track, “Iconique”!! If you’re not singing within the next five minutes, you haven’t watched the video! We’re talking about a heavy dose of ’70s/’80s style here, so keep reading as we explore a wonderfully creative, neon take on disco.
What’s Inside Your Caboodles?
Ready to get organized?! Today we take a look inside of my Caboodles, and I’ll even list some fabulous ’80s products that are still on the market. In case you want to fill your Caboodles with little reminders of the “recent retro”…
Colorful Retro Geometry
Today I’m happy to announce a new series on Mirror80. Ever wanted to immerse yourself in a specific retro motif or aesthetic? Today we start with colorful geometry that channels a party vibe.
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.
An ’80s/’90s Chillout Playlist
This ’80s/’90s Chillout playlist overlaps a little bit with Mirror80’s ’80s Sophistipop playlist, especially with selections like Swingout Sister’s “Twilight World”. If you’re a fan of all things New Order, you may recognize the photos in this post as a nod to cover art from Bernard Sumner’s side project with Neil Tennant and Johnny Marr: Electronic.
A Pastel Party
‘Tis the season for pastels! With winter soon giving way to spring and Valentine’s Day around the corner, reveling in soft candy colors has never been sweeter. First up: a palette featuring confetti, cotton candy, and a hint of stardust sparkle.