Feeling crafty? Today I’m sharing a sneak peek of a DIY project I created for Decoist: a hanging vase that puts a modern spin on the hanging planter, thanks to a glass cylinder and some neon parachute cord! This project is super easy to create, and the finished product is the perfect place to display tropical greenery. Read on for more pics and details…
Happy Friday! I spent yesterday in San Antonio, Texas, and I couldn’t stop myself from snapping pics of mall and restaurant landscaping—of the tropical variety. And then I couldn’t stop myself from over-processing the photos. Kinda ridiculous, but too much fun! Thought these images might help you sail into the weekend. Enjoy…
A South Padre Saturday
This weekend I enjoyed a sunny Saturday with family in South Padre, a barrier island along the Texas Gulf Coast. Whenever I visit a beach town, I have my camera ready to snap photos of sea and surf, tropical accents, and of course, souvenirs of the neon variety. And speaking of souvenirs, we found ourselves at Bobz World in Los Fresnos (on the way to South Padre). It’s impossible to describe this retail outlet, which also features a jungle-style garden, an arcade, and black light mini golf and mini bowl opportunities. So I’ll paint a picture with photos. Rad-tastic photos!!!
Welcome to the Jungle: ’80s Summer Party Inspiration
Hi Everyone! I’m looking ahead to our next Retro Foodie event–a tropical party with jungle-style undertones. The menu is still in the works, but rest assured there will be spicy fish with citrusy accents, lots of fresh fruit, popsicles for dunking in the cocktails, and of course, those little drink umbrellas…
Our Favorite ’80s Interior Design Pics
Hi Everyone–it’s the beginning of a new week, and we at Mirror80 are in the middle of an ’80s interior design love fest. Last week we took a look at some pics of bedrooms from the 1980s. We ended the week by exploring a few sources of 1980s design inspiration, from clothing patterns to retro stickers. Today we continue the fun by looking back at some of our favorite ’80s design pictures and the posts they came from. Read on for more details…
’80s Art and Design Inspiration
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?!
New Retro Weekender: Tropical Temptations
Hi Everyone! I hope this message finds you enjoying a wonderful Sunday. As you can see from today’s pics, I’m enjoying all of the tropical possibilities the weekend has to offer… And it’s kind of amazing how the tropical aesthetic will forever have ’80s connotations. Which is why in this edition of New Retro Weekender we’re featuring a few tropical temptations to jazz up your summer!
Retro Foodie Recipe: Blood Orange Granitas
Summer Greetings, Everyone! I promised to share the recipe for these blood orange granitas, the dessert from our Neon Noir Party. They are so easy you’d think it was cheating to whip up a batch of these and call them “homemade.” Read on for more details on this tropical dessert with an ’80s twist…
Retro Foodie: A Neon Noir Party
Greetings, ’80s-Lovers! Today we reveal our latest Retro Foodie adventure: a Neon Noir Party Menu that combines tropical style with easy entertaining. If you’re a fan of Neon Noir, you know the flip side of this crime-filled genre is the glamorous vibe that underscores each dangerous plotline. Because undercover detectives working the streets of 1980s Miami would never wear anything less than designer suits, right? This party channels a bit of neon, a dash of the tropics, and a sampling of food and drink. Enjoy!
A Hint of ’80s Summer Style
Happy Monday, Everyone! This past weekend I did a little shopping… and it seems that everywhere I went, there were flashes of ’80s summer style. If it’s still cold where you live, or if it’s beginning to warm up and you’re dreaming of the balmy days ahead, check out today’s finds. They have hints of ’80s design (some more blatant than others), and they would definitely add a splash of color to your wardrobe or interior!