Posts Tagged ‘80s’

This is what the 80s were really like: a permanent Rickroll

Saturday, November 7th, 2015

I was there; I should know. As one caption to this video read, very accurately, “this is what it was like 24/7.”

I went looking for clothes the other day but everything was 80s, badly printed shirts and high waisted jeans the colour of skim milk.  Looking at this stuff I had a visceral memory of the daily Rickroll that was living through that decade.

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Stumbling upon NY Fashion Week by accident

Monday, September 12th, 2011

I was there by accident. These people were not.

Apparently it’s “anything goes” in fashion right now, but that’s been true for a while. Anyway, it’s never really “anything goes” – there are always those weird, arbitrarily-imposed rules. But it does feel like a confusing, shifting mishmash right now.

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Design Traveller – the online game

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

The Virtual Museum of Canada has released on online game called Design Traveller. It’s a little on the blocky side, perhaps, but Canadian design nerds might like it. And USA design nerds might be surprised to see which iconic designs are actually Canadian in origin. Make sure your shockwave is updated first or it will just abort when you look at each room in 3D… which is why I haven’t finished the game and don’t have to admit how bad my score is.

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The 80s are a gigolo with a defiant aristocratic stare and samurai shoulders

Friday, October 9th, 2009

Thanks to kntgrl for this memory of the cold 80s: their cruel royalty, their icy diamonds.

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More Paul Rudolph houses – exteriors and interiors

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

More houses by Paul Rudolph. I’m not sure why I like him so much; maybe it’s the feeling that every space is designed for a party, or the use of white, or that he went so glam/space age in the 60s and 70s. I like all the low Japanese-style seating, often set in one-step-deep conversation pits.

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Ha, finally! The 90s are the new 80s.

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

That’s according to the New York Times, and since nostalgia seems to work in 20-year cycles, I guess anyone could have seen it coming. If, as the article says, the 90s were the sci fi thing and the Breeders, then excellent, but … what is that orange outfit! Do I not remember the 90s correctly?

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