Happy Friday, Everyone! Many of you have written in and shared your design ideas with me, and one thing’s for sure: Mirror80 readers love being creative. From interior design endeavors to art and writing projects, your ideas have truly inspired me. Today I thought I’d post about inspiration… What inspires you?!
An ’80s DIY Project: Marble Tile Art
Remember our ‘80s-style gift wrap tutorial? Today we take one of our favorite ingredients—marble-pattern contact paper–and use it to embellish a series of tiles for a geometric statement with retro style! Our inspiration: bank and hotel lobbies of the 1980s , as well as solid marble platters from Stone Theatre, which are a part of […]
The Art of Landry McMeans
While at the Blue Genie Art Bazaar in Austin, Texas this past weekend, I came across the artwork of Landry McMeans. It was love at first sight! Maybe it’s the 3-D effect created by cardboard relief. Or perhaps it’s the prevalence of gradients, mini blind motifs and Southwestern landscapes. Calling it ’80s-style art would be oversimplifying the diversity of each piece. Yet for those who love retro style, there are definite themes that you will recognize from years gone by.
The Art of Georgiana Paraschiv
I’ve fallen head over heels in love with the artwork of Georgiana Paraschiv!!! Today we feature her amazing prints, available for purchase through her Society6 shop. From abstract lines and grids to marbleized color scapes, the hues and forms of her work are the perfect counterpart to 1980s decor.
Planning Mirror80’s 3rd Birthday Party…
We at Mirror80 love a good party! Especially a foodie party… With Mirror80’s 3rd birthday on the horizon, we thought we’d commemorate the event with a confetti- and color-themed bash. With influences ranging from Memphis-Milano style to ’80s yuppie culture, the party possibilities are endless. Our biggest sources of inspiration have been simple and timeless 1980s party decorations (of the colorful variety), as well as ’80s modern abstract art.
New Retro Weekender: A Little Geometry, A Lot of Color
Happy Friday to all! What’s on your agenda for the weekend ahead? I seem to be blissfully stuck in a whirlwind of color and geometry. It’s all I can seem to write about, and I can’t stop myself from brainstorming DIY projects and shopping endeavors involving vivid hues and bold shapes. Check out the links below for some colorful geometric fun with an ’80s twist. And have a GREAT weekend! Here’s what’s on my agenda for the next few days…
Geometric ’80s-Style Wall Art
Happy Monday, everyone! We thought we’d start out the week with an ode to ’80s-style wall art. While researching a blog post on wall murals for my Decoist gig, I came across some amazing 1980s-inspired geometric creations. I’ve written several posts on wall decals, but I never imagined there were options out there that channeled my favorite decade. So without further ado, today we spotlight colorful artistic finds that celebrate ’80s geometry…
Colorful ’80s Design!
Lately I’ve been obsessed with colorful ’80s design. I’m not necessarily talking Memphis-Milano style here, although there certainly is some overlap. I’m thinking of those contemporary homes of the 1980s that featured white walls, hardwood floors, and an abundance of radiant accents. Modern art, geometric motifs and glass block were a few signature staples of this style, as was a confetti-inspired festivity that looked good enough to eat. And in the fashion realm, it was all about the vibrant knits and geometric jewelry. Let’s take a closer look…
Hi Everyone! This weekend I completed Part I of the latest Retro Foodie photo shoot. And yes, it’s Memphis-Milano inspired. You can see a sneak preview with the plate of donuts above. What’s better than donuts covered with chocolate icing? Donuts covered with chocolate icing and sprinkles! In fact, the sprinkle motif is the inspiration for today’s montage. We’re sure you’ll enjoy all of the tasty, colorful goodness. Stay tuned for the rest of the photo shoot images on Wednesday. In the meantime, enjoy today’s pics, which prove that whether you’re talking about furniture, art or food, great design in delicious!
New Retro Weekender: Happy Hunting
Hi Everyone! Wishing you a fabulous Easter weekend. Perhaps an egg hunt is in your future… Or maybe you’re hunting for ’80s-style treasures! Either way, check out what we’re up to over the next few days and see if any of these fun finds interest you!